Registered 2004 SLK350
Wanted picking up in a different car
I was exploring this idea too but I think I will go in a different direction LOLToday I fitted an AUTO-VOX Solar Powered Wireless Reversing Camera Kit. I did not have to drill any holes or tap into any wires or take apart anything in the car. The camera and the solar panel/rechargeable battery I fixed to the back of a number plate holder. The number plate holder is screwed to the car using the 4 holes already there for that purpose. The number plate was subsequently fixed to the holder with double sided tape. The reversing camera monitor/receiver is attached to a non slip rubber mat sitting on top of the dashboard which I purchased separately..
It is not a perfect solution because you have to turn on the monitor which you do by pressing any of the 3 buttons on the side. You are also provided with a remote wireless button which also turns monitor on. The gridlines also do not move when the steering wheel is turned.
I did not want the camera off centre. As a result it does obscure the boot release handle which I can just still operate. However the boot can be released using the button on the key fob.
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Wow, big gaps on the old plugs! I would imagine the newer ones may give you more advance and better all round performance too hopefully.Well I finally decided to change the original spark plugs, 82300 miles. I recently had a P0306 code pop. Thought it might have been some low grade fuel, but it happened again. Glad i did! All the plugs were worn out but color of burn was real good. see pics below. Tried to find Y7MPP33 replacements, but my mechanic friend called Mercedes and found out they are now using NGK PLKR7A 4288. Oh well haven't driven it yet, but it starts and sounds strong.
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MB finally relented and fitted a new secondary air pump and relay under warranty. Only took six months of wrangling.Gave Mabel a good cleaning and wash down in preparation for her visit to the stealership for a new secondary air pump.
Finally replacing the one I had fitted back in March!