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Old 19-06-2008, 09:47 AM   #1
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Folding mirrors that will not fold automatically

Ok ... this is my first real problem post....
just finding them out now... as I have the CL500 (2000) car in my hands only 3 days now (Sorry I do not know how to refer to you by chassis number).

So here goes the problem. In the indash menu ... I select fold mirrors when locked. However I go out of the car ... and mirrors will not fold automatically.
However when I am in the car and press the folding button on drivers door, it will fold no problems/ and unfold only if the opposite button pressed. Now what happens and it does not work?

A second problem... is the easy entry/exit of the car... I have selected both steering and seat to move... but only the steering is moving upwards when key is in the off position.

Am I doing something wrong? To be honest I am still going through the bible size instruction booklet.

My car is quite basic... it has no comand.
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Old 19-06-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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Something puzzling here. First off I thought all CL500s came with COMAND as standard and secondly I thought the fold mirrors when closing feature was only introduced on later models.

Certainly my 2000 CL500 does not have this option in the dash display and I had assumed it was not possible as the folding is not one-touch, i.e you have to hold the open/close button down for the mirrors to travel the full distance.

The chassis number is in the windscreen. If you input that into this site, http://old.mbclub.ru/mb/vin/?lng=eng you will see what your car came equipped with as standard.
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Something puzzling here. First off I thought all CL500s came with COMAND as standard and secondly I thought the fold mirrors when closing feature was only introduced on later models.

Certainly my 2000 CL500 does not have this option in the dash display and I had assumed it was not possible as the folding is not one-touch, i.e you have to hold the open/close button down for the mirrors to travel the full distance.
No it is not one touch ... you keep the button all the way until it closes/or opens

And it does not have sat/nav comad on the main console.
I suppose comand is the big screen on the console in the middle of the car right? where the radio is and the climate control.

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Old 19-06-2008, 10:04 AM   #4
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See my edit above. You should have option 352, comand navigation and audio system.

Be interesting if I can activate the auto-folding mirrors. Similarly my easy exit feature is set from the steering wheel and only applies to that, not the seats.

I'm currently driving a 2004 CL600 while mine is being repaired and it does have the autofold mirrors and easy exit seat feature, set from the in dash display. The mirrors on that are one touch.
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Old 19-06-2008, 10:11 AM   #5
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I will have to go and check the number when I go back home. This seems very useful.

I do not know what to say... is there any chance that the software of the car was changed or upgraded at some point? I do not want to be scared
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You must have COMAND, maybe it isn't turned on?

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Old 19-06-2008, 10:32 AM   #7
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If you have to keep the folding mirrors' buttons pressed down during the fold/unfold (as opposed to just briefly press them), then I don't think there is any way of auto folding them when locking.

Yours is a year 2000, and I don't think auto fold was available on those cars. It certainly wasn't on an s-class of that year. I'm intrigued as to why the cluster display would show that option on a car of that year, I wonder if someone has been playing with STAR on it. I'm sure Alfie or Richard could clarify.

I am surprised that yours comes without COMAND, I don't think I have ever seen a W215 without COMAND! Any chance of pictures? Could it be an import?

Amwebby makes a very helpful suggestion: put your VIN into the checker and it will show the COMAND option code.

EDIT: on a 2000 car, the COMAND should look like the one in my s-class:

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Old 19-06-2008, 10:40 AM   #8
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Well none of these two ... mine is a 3rd option ...
I hope the picture shows well I took it yesterday but had not intention to clearly capture the dashboard.
I hope it makes sense



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If you have to keep the folding mirrors' buttons pressed down during the fold/unfold (as opposed to just briefly press them), then I don't think there is any way of auto folding them when locking.

Yours is a year 2000, and I don't think auto fold was available on those cars. It certainly wasn't on an s-class of that year. I'm intrigued as to why the cluster display would show that option on a car of that year, I wonder if someone has been playing with STAR on it. I'm sure Alfie or Richard could clarify.

I am surprised that yours comes without COMAND, I don't think I have ever seen a W215 without COMAND! Any chance of pictures? Could it be an import?

Amwebby makes a very helpful suggestion: put your VIN into the checker and it will show the COMAND option code.

EDIT: on a 2000 car, the COMAND should look like the one in my s-class:
I have seen one more on Auto trader like mine... without a comand. I have done an HPI check and it seemed to be clear and firstly registered on 09/2000. And also DVLA history everything fine... it does not show as import.
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Well none of these two ... mine is a 3rd option ...
Yes, that is indeed a version without COMAND, with the standard radio fitted.

I had no idea they ever sold them without COMAND in the UK. You might be able to have a COMAND retrofitted, talk to Alfie on this forum.
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Old 19-06-2008, 10:52 AM   #11
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Well, you're quite right. It doesn't have COMAND. That is an Audio option, not sure which one, Richard or Alfie will know.

If it is not an import this does surprise me as I thought all CLs came with COMAND as standard in Europe, certainly in the UK. Once again, Richard or Alfie will know.

That makes it all the more surpirsing you have the auto-fold and easy exit options in the dash display.

Lovely car in a great colour combination BTW.

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Old 19-06-2008, 11:04 AM   #12
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Old 19-06-2008, 11:16 AM   #13
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That is an Audio option, not sure which one
It's an Audio 10, which was the standard audio option for that generation cars. COMAND includes Audio 30. Not sure if Audio 10 in those days meant the same as today though.

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I'll second that.

I have now looked up some road tests and reviews from the time and they do mention the COMAND as an optional feature. I'll be buggered if I know why anyone did not specify COMAND when ordering though, seems a bit silly not to get it .
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OK here it goes I punched in the VIN number, I hope it makes sense... but no comand and the car seems not to be imported :-)


VIN WDB215****************
Model CL 500
Chassis
215**************
Engine
113******************
Transmission 722******************
Order 0 0 537 *******
Delivery date 00.00.00
Dealer Great Britain
(537)
Interior leather saffron or java
(264)
Paint 891 alexandrite green metallic (с 1978)
Options
284
trunk set, 5-piece
wood selector lever
shift lever in wood/leather combination (с 01.01.1990)
289 wooden/leather steering wheel (dia. 390 mm)
wood-/leather steering wheel (ш 390mm) and leather gearshift (с 01.02.1993)
multiple contour backrest for right rear single seat
461 instrument with mileage reading and english lettering (с 01.04.1990)
551 anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system with anti-towing system (с 01.04.1998)
618 halogen lamp unit with high beam/low beam/fog light (r.h. traffic) (с 01.04.1970)
668
731 wood trim, burred walnut root (с 01.08.1980)
750 radio MB Audio 30 with traffic news decoder and RDS (с 31.10.1996)
801 Change of year of model, last figure shows new model year
819 CD changer - alpine - in trunk (с 31.07.1992)
833
875 heated screen wash system (с 01.02.1988)
windshield washer heated (W201)
882 passenger compartment protection/towing-off protection (with anti-theft warning system only) (с 01.07.1993)
984 elimination of ownership certificate but with coc papers (с 01.06.1993)
989 identification label under windshield (с 01.10.1997)
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Yep, not an import.

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So, it's actually an Audio 30. Audio 10 was standard, Audio 30 a 350 option.

I'm still amazed that the first owner didn't want to spend the 2100 quid on COMAND, which after all would only have been a small extra cost.
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