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I have booked some time with an independent to spend some time with Star Tool as it turned out that my not optimal rain sensing wiper performance was due to the car not having a rain sensor!

Again thanks to this forum I have been able to determine that all that is needed is the right sensor and then enabling and setting it up with Star.

My question is - while there, is there anything I need checked or changed with Star? Bearing in mind that I have a printout of error codes that I insisted on when I bought the car and those were sorted.

TIA

Dutchie

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There are a few options which can be enabled if you don't already have them:-

- 'simple' tyre pressure monitoring (does not uses in-tyre pressure sensors, but measures differential tyre rotation using ABS sensors).

- 'Cornering Lights' turns on the appropriate fog light as you steer into a corner which (slightly!!) increases illumination into the curve.

- amount of fuel remaining in the tank.

I think there are a couple more, but I'm getting toooo old & senile to remember them all!!
 

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There are a few options which can be enabled if you don't already have them:-

- 'simple' tyre pressure monitoring (does not uses in-tyre pressure sensors, but measures differential tyre rotation using ABS sensors).

- 'Cornering Lights' turns on the appropriate fog light as you steer into a corner which (slightly!!) increases illumination into the curve.

- amount of fuel remaining in the tank.

I think there are a couple more, but I'm getting toooo old & senile to remember them all!!
Would be so cool to have a sticky with this stuff and whatever else can be done.
 

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I'm going to be heading down to my local Indy with STAR some time soon to try and see what hidden gems can be uncovered and also to see why my little annoying orange engine light is on. Presumed it was petrol cap not on properly but it's stayed on for about two weeks now. Any other tips other than the three above?! And also are these available to enable on a 2005 350?!
 

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..theres the Outside Temperature in the lower MFD too... thats another simple one... plus both rear fogs....

Cheers
Sean

PS – check out http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/31725-east-midlands-rabbit-chase.html for info on the possible East Midlands ‘Rabbit Chase”


Mods so far...
Airscarf Retro-fit http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/27470-project-airscarf-starts-here.html
Alpine double-din touchscreen head unit with Bluetooth, Nav, DVD, reverse camera and iPod with a ‘Small’ sub in the boot
Mercedes Genuine rear Windscreen
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32951-new-windscreen-one-back.html
Display& steering wheel integration for the head unit.
Digital Climate control panel, Sun sensor and Pollution sensor fully working
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/30240-climatronic-retrofit-digital-climate-control.html
Hat-shelf mounted solar charging panel
Rain Sensor for Auto-wipe retrofit
Various coding changes to the Instrument cluster – see below
AMG Aluminium gear change paddles instead of the buttons
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31587-amg-aluminuum-gear-change-paddle-retrofit.html
Facelift SLK Antenna http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32272-facelift-antenna-tick-otherwise-known-two-minute-mod.html
Harman Kardon speaker upgrade – All 11 !!
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31530-hk-speaker-upgrade.htmlCustom dimming LED DRL’s http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32992-looking-drls.htmlLED’s… in various places…[x] - Map lighst… [x] – Number plate…[x] –Side lights…[x] – Puddle lights http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33120-leds-were-all.html
Full blown TPMS…
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33263-tpms-retrofit-its-started.html
Auto Dimming rearview mirror with integrated GPS Speed Camera detector BEHIND the glass….
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/35096-my-solution-dimming-interior-mirror-look-away-if-you-dont-want-see-things-getting-cut-up.html

Mods in progress
Folding mirrors – passenger side mirror frame needed…
Parktronic retrofit – nearly all the bits are here….. Just need the main loom now….
…maybe one day this section will be empty …!

Mods on the wish list
Johns 3rd brake light gizmo http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/15456-johns-3rd-brake-light-adapter.html
Maybe a Smarttop....
Illuminated Sills – I have a cunning plan…

Coding Mods… http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/31073-my-adventrures-star-diag.html
[x] - Enable those pesky phone buttons on the steering wheel - FINALLY DONE - WOOHOO
[x] - Enable Auto-wipe – done
[x] - Add temperature display to the lower MFD - done
[x] - Enable tyre pressure Loss Warning - done

[x] - Enabled Folding mirrors – done
[x] - Enable Gallons Remaining in the MFD – done
[x] - Enable Cornering Fogs - done

[x] - Enable both rear fogs - done
[x] - Enable Alarm 'chirping' – done
[x] - Enable TPMS display in the upper MFD – done
[ ] - Enable Highline TPMS – proving tricky!!, but we have some great brains on the case….
 

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DAS/STAR Registered Owner 2005 SLK 55 AMG
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...and alarm chirping on lock / unlock....

Cheers
Sean

PS – check out http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/31725-east-midlands-rabbit-chase.html for info on the possible East Midlands ‘Rabbit Chase”


Mods so far...
Airscarf Retro-fit http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/27470-project-airscarf-starts-here.html
Alpine double-din touchscreen head unit with Bluetooth, Nav, DVD, reverse camera and iPod with a ‘Small’ sub in the boot
Mercedes Genuine rear Windscreen
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32951-new-windscreen-one-back.html
Display& steering wheel integration for the head unit.
Digital Climate control panel, Sun sensor and Pollution sensor fully working
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/30240-climatronic-retrofit-digital-climate-control.html
Hat-shelf mounted solar charging panel
Rain Sensor for Auto-wipe retrofit
Various coding changes to the Instrument cluster – see below
AMG Aluminium gear change paddles instead of the buttons
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31587-amg-aluminuum-gear-change-paddle-retrofit.html
Facelift SLK Antenna http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32272-facelift-antenna-tick-otherwise-known-two-minute-mod.html
Harman Kardon speaker upgrade – All 11 !!
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31530-hk-speaker-upgrade.html
Custom dimming LED DRL’s http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32992-looking-drls.html
LED’s… in various places…[x] - Map lighst… [x] – Number plate…[x] –Side lights…[x] – Puddle lights http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33120-leds-were-all.html
Full blown TPMS…
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33263-tpms-retrofit-its-started.html
Auto Dimming rearview mirror with integrated GPS Speed Camera detector BEHIND the glass….
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/35096-my-solution-dimming-interior-mirror-look-away-if-you-dont-want-see-things-getting-cut-up.html

Mods in progress
Folding mirrors – passenger side mirror frame needed…
Parktronic retrofit – nearly all the bits are here….. Just need the main loom now….
…maybe one day this section will be empty …!

Mods on the wish list
Johns 3rd brake light gizmo http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/15456-johns-3rd-brake-light-adapter.html
Maybe a Smarttop....
Illuminated Sills – I have a cunning plan…

Coding Mods… http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/31073-my-adventrures-star-diag.html
[x] - Enable those pesky phone buttons on the steering wheel - FINALLY DONE - WOOHOO
[x] - Enable Auto-wipe – done
[x] - Add temperature display to the lower MFD - done
[x] - Enable tyre pressure Loss Warning - done

[x] - Enabled Folding mirrors – done
[x] - Enable Gallons Remaining in the MFD – done
[x] - Enable Cornering Fogs - done

[x] - Enable both rear fogs - done
[x] - Enable Alarm 'chirping' – done
[x] - Enable TPMS display in the upper MFD – done
[ ] - Enable Highline TPMS – proving tricky!!, but we have some great brains on the case….
 

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I was going to mention OAT but as the OP is from South Africa, he will have it set already. Very useful to have in the UK though - especially with our current weather.
Good spot....Y)

Cheers
Sean
 

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Thanks gents.

I almost forgot about the alarm chirping - that's definitely going on the list, as well as the amount of fuel remaining.

Pity that I can't get the AMG menu in the MFD on a pre facelift model, or can I?

Dutchie
 

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Thanks gents.

I almost forgot about the alarm chirping - that's definitely going on the list, as well as the amount of fuel remaining.

Pity that I can't get the AMG menu in the MFD on a pre facelift model, or can I?

Dutchie
What is it that the AMG menus shows? Wouldn't you already have this?!
 

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-cornering fog lights
- alarm chirp on
- outside temp
- simple tyre pressure
- fuel remaining
- speed limiter removed?!?

Should keep them busy lol

Cheers
 

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Manny,

On the post facelift AMGs you get oil temp and some stopwatch functions in the MFD - AFAIK this is only on the 2007 onwards 55s.

Dutchie
 

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Partial success.

Rain sensor enabled.
Alarm chirp enabled.

Could not get the fuel remaining to work - searched here and could not find the answer: Do we only enable "Tankinfo im Reichweitenbild" or is there something else?

TIA
Dutchie
 

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Hi Manny

I saw the cornering fog lights option (The mechanic let me watch and go through the options myself, which was nice.) I don't want that. Smple tyre pressure I already had.
 

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Partial success.

Rain sensor enabled.
Alarm chirp enabled.

Could not get the fuel remaining to work - searched here and could not find the answer: Do we only enable "Tankinfo im Reichweitenbild" or is there something else?

TIA
Dutchie
You need to do a reset on the IC after any variant coding for the changes to take effect....

Cheers
Sean
 
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