Newbie W169 owner help needed

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Morning all, newbie here and I need a little advice, just got myself a 2005 W169 A150 3 door 54k miles for my daily commute, going to get it serviced and I’ve been told the following:

The combination filter needs changing,

The dust filter needs needs changing

The air cleaner element needs changing


Aren’t the combination and dust filter the same? Isn’t the air cleaning element another filter? Never came across these terms with previous cars, just pollen filter and air filter.

The car also came with a replacement handle for sliding the seat forwards and back as the original one snapped, is there a knack to removing and replacing?

Also I’ve just moved to the Coleshill area of Birmingham can anyone recommend a garage and a ‘honest’ MOT station in my area


Many thanks in advance
 

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Hi and welcome!

Yes, the cabin filter, combination filter, dust filter and pollen filter are all and the same for W169 and C169 which is a coupé version like you have (and I just sold last week).

Air cleaner is indeed the air filter.

I'll get the WIS pages for handle removal and filters replacement this evening for you.

To get an exact list of service items required*, head to http://lite.servicemercedes.co.uk/ess/pc/ and enter details of your car.

* You need to know what's been done recently, to avoid duplication.

I have a few bits left from my A200 - steering wheel controls, fog surrounds, rear upper centre console trim, IC LCD (7V), parking brake cable, instrument cluster case and silver sports backplate, etc, etc - let me know if you're looking for anything.
I also have a set of winter alloys I used on my C169 over the past winter - just in case you're looking for a set: https://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/...istix-16-alloys-michelin-winter-tyres.184582/
 
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Hi and welcome!

Yes, the cabin filter, combination filter, dust filter and pollen filter are all and the same for W169 and C169 which is a coupé version like you have (and I just sold last week).

Air cleaner is indeed the air filter.

I'll get the WIS pages for handle removal and filters replacement this evening for you.

To get an exact list of service items required*, head to http://lite.servicemercedes.co.uk/ess/pc/ and enter details of your car.

* You need to know what's been done recently, to avoid duplication.

I have a few bits left from my A200 - steering wheel controls, fog surrounds, rear upper centre console trim, IC LCD (7V), parking brake cable, instrument cluster case and silver sports backplate, etc, etc - let me know if you're looking for anything.
I also have a set of winter alloys I used on my C169 over the past winter - just in case you're looking for a set: https://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/...istix-16-alloys-michelin-winter-tyres.184582/

Thank you for the reply.

And thanks in advance for the WIS info.

I’ve just looked at your A200 that you sold, if I had seen that I’d have had it off you in a flash.

You mentioned about water ingress around the tailgate handle, I’ve have a slight issue in this area, the rear washer didn’t work (the pipe had come loose) so the water was running down directly into the lock which caused the ‘tailgate open’ warning sign (and the alarm to go off when locked) I disconnected the lock connection and left it a couple of days to dry and (luckily) it now seems to be fine, however the foam backing inside the trim is still very wet, I thought it may have dried out but it’s still wet, to your knowledge are there any others areas when water gets in ? I didn’t fully remove the trim I just loosened it at the bottom so didn’t get chance to take a full look.

Many thanks in advance
 

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I’ve just looked at your A200 that you sold, if I had seen that I’d have had it off you in a flash.

Thanks, it was (still is) a nice car.
The girl who bought it, did it so quickly, I didn't get a chance to prepare a proper handover - way too many mods and unusual bits to explain, etc, so she's coming back sometime this month for proper induction ... and to get a couple of printed WIS pages and guides I collected over the last five years:

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:rolleyes:

You mentioned about water ingress around the tailgate handle, I’ve have a slight issue in this area, the rear washer didn’t work (the pipe had come loose) so the water was running down directly into the lock which caused the ‘tailgate open’ warning sign (and the alarm to go off when locked) I disconnected the lock connection and left it a couple of days to dry and (luckily) it now seems to be fine, however the foam backing inside the trim is still very wet, I thought it may have dried out but it’s still wet, to your knowledge are there any others areas when water gets in ? I didn’t fully remove the trim I just loosened it at the bottom so didn’t get chance to take a full look.

Many thanks in advance

This is another issue I forgot to mention - never had a [rear] screenwasher leak on mine, but fitted a one way valve and used a couple of cable ties to secure the plastic pipe. I don't know if there's another point where the screenwasher can escape, or water gets into that area ...

I was actually referring to the pre-facelift tailgate button being essentially a rubber membrane, and prone to splitting from the base along the edges, thus letting water in. I replaced the whole hadle with a brand new facelift model, with excellent button (same as on many other models).

The rear wiper arm could get seized due to nut getting corroded - this is what I had on my car, when I just bought it, so removed the nut (splitting it up carefully) and replaced the wiper arm.

WIS: not exactly a remove and replace adjustment lever file among these, but a couple come close - let me know if you still having trouble getting this done, and I'll try to dig deeper.
 

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  • W169 WIS Retrofit stowage box below driver and_or front passenger seat.pdf
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Thanks, it was (still is) a nice car.
The girl who bought it, did it so quickly, I didn't get a chance to prepare a proper handover - way too many mods and unusual bits to explain, etc, so she's coming back sometime this month for proper induction ... and to get a couple of printed WIS pages and guides I collected over the last five years:

50464572976_81949893f5_c.jpg

:rolleyes:



This is another issue I forgot to mention - never had a [rear] screenwasher leak on mine, but fitted a one way valve and used a couple of cable ties to secure the plastic pipe. I don't know if there's another point where the screenwasher can escape, or water gets into that area ...

I was actually referring to the pre-facelift tailgate button being essentially a rubber membrane, and prone to splitting from the base along the edges, thus letting water in. I replaced the whole hadle with a brand new facelift model, with excellent button (same as on many other models).

The rear wiper arm could get seized due to nut getting corroded - this is what I had on my car, when I just bought it, so removed the nut (splitting it up carefully) and replaced the wiper arm.

WIS: not exactly a remove and replace adjustment lever file among these, but a couple come close - let me know if you still having trouble getting this done, and I'll try to dig deeper.


You are a diamond, thank you.

When the purchaser eventually comes round if for any reason she can’t get on with the car (unlikely, but here’s hoping) there’s a buyer ready and waiting here! ;-)
Out of curiosity have you a picture of when you originally bought it ?
 
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Thanks, it was (still is) a nice car.
The girl who bought it, did it so quickly, I didn't get a chance to prepare a proper handover - way too many mods and unusual bits to explain, etc, so she's coming back sometime this month for proper induction ... and to get a couple of printed WIS pages and guides I collected over the last five years:

50464572976_81949893f5_c.jpg

:rolleyes:



This is another issue I forgot to mention - never had a [rear] screenwasher leak on mine, but fitted a one way valve and used a couple of cable ties to secure the plastic pipe. I don't know if there's another point where the screenwasher can escape, or water gets into that area ...

I was actually referring to the pre-facelift tailgate button being essentially a rubber membrane, and prone to splitting from the base along the edges, thus letting water in. I replaced the whole hadle with a brand new facelift model, with excellent button (same as on many other models).

The rear wiper arm could get seized due to nut getting corroded - this is what I had on my car, when I just bought it, so removed the nut (splitting it up carefully) and replaced the wiper arm.

WIS: not exactly a remove and replace adjustment lever file among these, but a couple come close - let me know if you still having trouble getting this done, and I'll try to dig deeper.

One thing I’d like to do is add an AUX input so I can listen to the old iPod, how easy/hard is it ? I’d seriously like to add something like you did to get sat nav, DAB, Bluetooth, but the Mrs wouldn’t be to impressed, we’ve got a 12 week old and money could be better (according to her ;-) ) spent elsewhere

Thank you
 

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Out of curiosity have you a picture of when you originally bought it ?

One thing I have plenty is pictures of my car(s) :)

Here it is next to my old W168, after the first wash and some pics from the dealer's advert:

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One thing I’d like to do is add an AUX input so I can listen to the old iPod, how easy/hard is it ?

No worries, you can add an AUX input for a few quid, providing your head unit can support it.
Do you have a CDC in the glovebox?

email me you VIN and I'll get a datacard with full build spec for you.
It's: david.glk @ mail.com
 

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Two more files on seat trim removal :)

Datacard and AUX cable links emailed ...
 

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