S320l CDI Drivers Power seat and rear nearside passenger seat

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I have just bought a 2002 S320L CDi, but the drivers seat wont adjust upwards and the rear nearside passenger seat does not adjust either, also the rear nearside window does not work. The dealer selling me the car is struggling to make it all work and could do with some help

Any Ideas, I am new on here and to Mercedes :shock:and want my car to work properly
 

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Try putting the drivers seat right back then see if it will lift, I think you need the car hooked up to a star machine and the problems will show up
 

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I have just bought a 2002 S320L CDi, but the drivers seat wont adjust upwards and the rear nearside passenger seat does not adjust either, also the rear nearside window does not work. The dealer selling me the car is struggling to make it all work and could do with some help

Any Ideas, I am new on here and to Mercedes :shock:and want my car to work properly

Interesting that a dealer would bring a prestige car to market with such defects. Kind of gives a lie to the concept of thorough inspection?
 

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The first thing to do is to make sure that no water has got into the controllers, and off hand I believe that they are built into the doors as on the other models.

With all of the rain of late and the car standing out, this could be the reason
 
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Thanks to you all for the replies, picked the car up yesterday, cant use height adjustment on drivers seat, all other functions work, dealer has ordered 4 relays for the seats and rear window.

Good news is on the run back from Leatherhead to Oxford in stop start traffic and a quick run on motorway was getting 43.2 MPG

I am very pleased with that indeed, now if I could just see where I was going it would be perfect !!
 

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I was wrong in my earlier post the seat controllers are under the seats
 

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Interesting that a dealer would bring a prestige car to market with such defects. Kind of gives a lie to the concept of thorough inspection?

He doesn't say whether or not it was an MB dealer. Personally on such a complex car I would choose MB Approved Used with a full 12 month warranty, but I am pretty risk averse.
 
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I would agree with the no risk strategy if I could afford too, got the car for £6500 and it is in very good condition got 12 months Auto Protect warranty and 6 months tax as well, and he was happy for me to retain £450 until seats are put right, so not such a bad deal I dont think, but time will tell
 

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I would agree with the no risk strategy if I could afford too, got the car for £6500 and it is in very good condition got 12 months Auto Protect warranty and 6 months tax as well, and he was happy for me to retain £450 until seats are put right, so not such a bad deal I dont think, but time will tell

You look to be safe enough,,and the price was good,,it will soon get sorted out
 

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I have just bought a 2002 S320L CDi, but the drivers seat wont adjust upwards and the rear nearside passenger seat does not adjust either, also the rear nearside window does not work. The dealer selling me the car is struggling to make it all work and could do with some help

Any Ideas, I am new on here and to Mercedes :shock:and want my car to work properly

Did anyone try disconnecting the battery and clearing any faults? The seats and window can be reset easily enough,try the reset below first, and if that fails try disconnecting the battery for 20 mins and applying the reset to windows and seats. You will also have to reset the BAS/ESP( Turn steering wheel completely to the left and then to the right with engine on for 5 secs each side. The BAS/ESP malfunction indicator lamp should go out). This worked a treat on my S320 sunroof last week when it would not close due to a fault which I cleared by battery disconnection.

Windows, seats, mirrors, steering wheel position (easy entry/exit) and the like can be reset by running them fully in one direction, holding the switch at full travel for approximately 2 seconds (or longer), then running to the opposite limit, holding for about 2 seconds (or longer). It is not unusual to have to do this after the battery is disconnected. The positioning of many of these features is controlled by a Hall's Effect generator, a simple device that counts revolutions of a motor shaft, and it must be set to register the proper number of turns to reach both limits of travel.
Synchronizing Head Restraints:

If the power supply was interrupted (battery disconnected or empty), the head restraints are no longer adjusted automatically. To resynchronize the adjustment feature, turn electronic key in steering lock to position 2, move the seat completely forward and the head restraint fully down, and hold respective buttons for approximately two seconds.

Synchronizing power windows:

If the power supply was interrupted (battery disconnected or low), the windows cannot be opened or closed by the Express feature. To resynchronize the express feature, press side of power window switch to resistance point until the window is completely closed and hold for additional 2 seconds. Repeat procedure for each window. The automatic full opening and closing procedure of the windows should now be restored. (Note: This sometimes works as well for problems with manual operation of the windows, but not always).

Synchronizing sliding/pop-up roof:

If the power supply was interrupted (battery disconnected or low), or if the sliding/pop-up roof is blocked during closing/opening procedure, the system has to be synchronized. To do so, turn electronic key in steering lock to position 2, move and hold switch in direction (3), until the sliding/pop-up roof is completely raised at rear, and hold for additional 1 second. If the pop-up roof simply will not open or close all the way after using this procedure, clean the tracks and lubricate them with the MB lubricant made for the purpose.

Global Synchronization of auto open/unlock (windows open/close when car is unlocked/locked):

Global synchronization synchs all of your windows and sunroof so that they all open or close by a single command (pointing the key at the IR receiver in the driver's door handle, and pushing & holding lock or unlock). Place the A/C switch on the A/C control panel in Auto, and the recirc button on. Then press the button between the temp controls and hold it until all of the windows and roof close. This should resynch them. After that, the Smart Key should open or close the windows and sunroof as well as lock or unlock the doors.

Also: Door locks are controlled from the key by radio frequency, and will operate regardless of direction the key is pointed. The auto window/sunroof features are infrared, however, and operate only if the key is pointed at the small square IR receiver in the driver's door handle. The IR range is usually less than the RF range, and can be affected by bright sunlight directly on the door handle.

Synchronizing ESP (ECU):

If the power supply was interrupted (battery disconnected or empty), the BAS/ESP malfunction indicator lamp may be illuminated with the engine running. Turn steering wheel completely to the left and then to the right. The BAS/ESP malfunction indicator lamp should go out. For more on resetting the entire ECU, see Synchronizing remote control: Th...elected in the MFD (instrument cluster) menu.
 
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