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3500.00 for the set of 4 1600.00 tire value rims with tires.
3500.00 for the set of 4 1600.00 tire value rims with tires.
about 2 hours ago
In the 2013 edition of the Best Global Brands list compiled by Interbrand, the Omnicom-owned global branding consultancy firm, Mercedes-Benz finished 11th overall. While the German automaker was not able to crack the top 10, that positio...
In the 2013 edition of the Best Global Brands list compiled by Interbrand, the Omnicom-owned global branding consultancy firm, Mercedes-Benz finished 11th overall. While the German automaker was not able to crack the top 10, that position still makes it the top luxury automotive brand on the list and the top European brand as well.This marks another year in which the Mercedes-Benz brand value has risen, a trend that started back in 2009. The 2013 value, pegged at $31.904 billion, represents an increase of around 6 percent compared with last year’s figure.Mercedes-Benz Cars’ Director of Brand Communication, Dr Jens Thiemer, expressed pride at the achievement, and pointed out that it was able to replicate its success from last year.With initiatives like the Mercedes-Benz 2020 strategy, it shouldn’t be impossible for the automaker to aim for the top 10 in next year’s study. Considering German rival BMW is right on its heels (#12, 31.839 billion value), there’s definitely some extra incentive to step up performance across the board.Apple, maker of iPhones, iPads, and Macs, leapfrogged Coca-Cola (#3) to take the top spot. Tech rival and search giant Google took the runner-up spot. IBM, Microsoft, GE, McDonald’s, Samsung, Intel, and Toyota round out the top 10, in that order.In order to be considered for the Best Global Brands list, entities must operate in at least three continents and cover a considerable number of emerging markets. The companies’ revenues are also assessed, with at least 30 percent coming from outside a company’s home country and at most 50 percent hailing from a single continent.The Best Global Brands annual report was published by Interbrand through¬†BusinessWeek¬†up until 2009, before Interbrand took the responsibility for itself.The post Mercedes-Benz 11th in Interbrand’s ‘Best Global Brands 2013′ appeared first on BenzInsider.com - A Mercedes-Benz Fan Blog.
about 3 hours ago
Does anyone have the illuminated star installed? I was told that is not available in the USA yet. I am traveling to Germany so I am investigating if this option is worth it, and I will try to buy it there. Does it stay lit while drivi...
Does anyone have the illuminated star installed? I was told that is not available in the USA yet. I am traveling to Germany so I am investigating if this option is worth it, and I will try to buy it there. Does it stay lit while driving? Does the star option installed in Europe function differently?
about 14 hours ago
As stated below, I'm having some issues with my rear defroster and sunshade. I see a lot of views, but no replies. I'm guessing that nobody has a fix or has experienced the same problem. Can some one at least be able to tell me how manua...
As stated below, I'm having some issues with my rear defroster and sunshade. I see a lot of views, but no replies. I'm guessing that nobody has a fix or has experienced the same problem. Can some one at least be able to tell me how manually get the shade down. Its very distracting, especially at night. Thank you.
about 23 hours ago
2007 C230 Recently the LF parking light would not extinguish short of disconnecting the battery, so I changed the SAM unit. That problem disappeared, BUT Now I have a MIL "Check Engine Light" and a P0418, "Secondary Air Injection S...
2007 C230 Recently the LF parking light would not extinguish short of disconnecting the battery, so I changed the SAM unit. That problem disappeared, BUT Now I have a MIL "Check Engine Light" and a P0418, "Secondary Air Injection System Relay A Circuit Malfunction" that was NOT present before. The local dealer wants to replace the Air Injection Pump and the Air Control Solenoid (for $1700 +/-). Since the problem did not exist prior to the SAM replacement I lean toward that as the cause, especially because the replacement SAM is a different Part # than the original. They swore that the original SAM was the WRONG part, and the replacement is the correct one, though doing a Google search shows BOTH listed for this car (depends upon the site which is listed). Original SAM: MB Part A 2095452801 Replacement SAM MB A 2039060005 1) Which SAM is the correct one, and could using the A2039060005 be the problem? The dealer says the actual RELAY in the SAM is internal and cannot be individually tested or replaced, and since I installed the new SAM myself, it cannot be returned (electrical part). 2) Does anyone KNOW where the Air Injection Pump Relay is LOCATED in the SAM (there are a bunch of such relays, of course on the SAM), and is it replaceable? 3) Finally, does the SAM have to be "Re-Flashed" by an external computer to "match" the car in which it is installed? The dealer is saying I may have destroyed the SAM by not doing this when I installed it, so they would also like to replace it for an additional $600 or so (I paid $263 for the brand new unit just a week ago, of course). If so, can ONLY the dealer "Re-Flash" it? A tech friend has a "Launch X431 GDS" high-end diagnostic tool he uses to do this with other components, but he has no data on re-flashing SAMs. Thanks, Bob
1 day ago
Looking to sell one of my many projects. 83 Mercedes 240D
Looking to sell one of my many projects. 83 Mercedes 240D
1 day ago
My 2005 MB CL 600 driver side switches are dead but I have power to the red wire --- only the passenger door switches work --- the rear window switches also are not working --- I have replaced the switches same problem --- I disconnected...
My 2005 MB CL 600 driver side switches are dead but I have power to the red wire --- only the passenger door switches work --- the rear window switches also are not working --- I have replaced the switches same problem --- I disconnected the battery for 15 minutes after I reconnected the battery and opened the door the rear window opened 3/4 of an inch and that was it --- nothing on the driver door works & I cant find a bad fuse nor can I find any info that will tell me which fuse or relay could be bad..... please help....
1 day ago
Hi Just got a 2006 B180 CDi SE love the car but we have a strange noise. After driving for a short while we get an electric type buzz / zzzzz ing type of noise as you push onthe throttle. Seems to come from the throttle area. Not vi...
Hi Just got a 2006 B180 CDi SE love the car but we have a strange noise. After driving for a short while we get an electric type buzz / zzzzz ing type of noise as you push onthe throttle. Seems to come from the throttle area. Not vibration just this odd noise.
2 days ago
The alternator charges the battery and provides your car with a constant source of electricity while the engine is running. Over time, the alternator can fail and cause problems with other electrical devices in the car. The first t...
The alternator charges the battery and provides your car with a constant source of electricity while the engine is running. Over time, the alternator can fail and cause problems with other electrical devices in the car. The first thing to check is the battery light on the instrument cluster. This light bulb is part of the alternator field circuit; if it burns out the alternator will not charge. Simply turn the key on and see if it illuminates briefly then goes off. If the light does not illuminate, you?ll need to replace it before continuing. Inspect the belt that drives the alternator. Is it tight and amply turning the alternator? If not, then check the condition of the belt, they seldom break, but they get brittle and glazed with age, and can slip on their pulleys. Replace the belt with a new one as required. The next item to check is the voltage at the battery. This should read a little more than 12 volts with the engine off. Wait two minutes after starting the vehicle for (accessory cycling) voltage to stabilize. When the car is running, the voltage must read in the range of 13 to 14.5 volts with the engine at 3000 rpm. Finally, check the ground strap itself and make sure it is connected and not damaged. After checking the above and you?re still experiencing charging issues, it is likely the alternator will need to be replaced. Shop rebuilt alternators from Genuine Mercedes-Benz & Bosch here. Mark/Pelican Parts
2 days ago
Hello everyone, so I recently had a shop change my front brake pads just the pads. And as soon as they gave me back my car I drove off and my steering wheel started vibrating really bad.. It does not vibrate when I brake at all only when...
Hello everyone, so I recently had a shop change my front brake pads just the pads. And as soon as they gave me back my car I drove off and my steering wheel started vibrating really bad.. It does not vibrate when I brake at all only when I'm going at around 45-70 mph with vibration reducing as I speed up.. I had my tires rebalanced and that did not fix the problem but did reduce the vibration. The tire shop then told me that I was missing a hub centric ring so I replaced it with one, and that also reduced the shaking and vibration of the steering and the whole car vibrates too.. These are aftermarket rims size 18" but like I said it was not doing this before any ideas or any tire shops I could go to that are recommended I'm from olympia something close would be nice. I had the tires balanced at 3 different shops so I'm pretty sure it's not balancing.. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks.
2 days ago