Tag: w211

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, New Exide AGM 12-12 Aux (Auxiliary) Battery

Decided to replace the Auxiliary battery in the CLS, as I could not find how old the current battery was and also the top was dented?

I replaced the Varta Silver Dynamic AUX14 battery with an Exide AMG 12-12 battery. Replacement is very easy and can be done by any home mechanic.

Exide AGM Ready AGM 12-12 Battery

Exide AGM 12-12 vs Varta Silver Dynamic AGM AUX14

The AUX battery can be found on the passenger side, under the air cabin filter

Location of the AUX battery in the CLS55 engine bay



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Black Wiper Filler Cap (Pre Facelift W211)

I always hate the bright blue caps for the wiper fluid and when there is an OEM option to change it something better, I am all ears 🙂

I was notified that the pre-facelift W211 E-class had a nice black & yellow cap instead of the ugly blue one. I was able to source used / second hand one for cheap. Retouched the yellow with some yellow caliper paint I had laying around and presto!

Partnr: 2118600064 / PUM22268

Yuck!

Blue vs Black/Yellow cap 2118600064 / PUM22268

Looks way better, don’t you agree?



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Quick Charge USB Ports & Volt Gauge

Replaced the volt gauge and normal USB ports for another one with Quick Charge USB ports, which makes them a bit more usable for me.

QuickCharge (QC) 3.0 volt gauge vs normal volt gauge

QuickCharge (QC) 3.0 volt gauge in the Mercedes CLS W219 interior



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, New Cup Holder

My CLS55 AMG was missing the fancy cup holder, so I ordered one from the far east. This is truly a next level design, and imagine this is a car from 2005.

Partnr: B66920118 / 2116800014 / A2116800014 / U8Q9
Partnr: B66920118 / 2116800014 / A2116800014 / U8Q9



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Yellow Tint Film On Fog Lights

Washed the CLS55 after a little while and applied some yellow tint film on the fog lights. For now I quite like it. Lets see if I will keep it in the long run…




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, New Battery For The Nokia Carphone

Bought a new original Nokia battery (BL-5C) for the Nokia carphone in the CLS55. I love this older technology as it just works (and keeps on working 🙂 )




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Temporary Fix For The Oil Filler Neck

Had to apply a temporary fix for the oil filler neck, as it’s still leaking a bit (more like sweating). Used silicone sealant as a temporary measure. I will probably replace the filler neck somewhere next year.




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Replacing the 722.6 Gearbox Conductor Plate & Transmission Fluid Refresh

As part of the big preventative maintenance, I swapped out the conductor plate for the 5-speed 722.6 automatic torque converter gearbox (which is pretty much bulletproof) and also did a fluid refresh. Its almost impossible to get all the fluid out, that is done better with a flush (done with specialist equipment).

10 liters of LiquiMoly Top Tec 1800 ATF fluid
Febi Bilstein Transmission service kit (gasket, filter, bolts, drain plug, copper washer, connector)
New conductor plate
New conductor plate
Valve body & old conductor plate. See the black residue, time for some cleaning
More of that black residue…
New conductor plate fitted, cleaned the valve body as much as possible
Valvebody back in place, new filter mounted

I replaced almost 6 liters, the rest remains in the system off course in the coolers and the rest of the transmission plumbing. Maybe somewhere next year do this again, but also replace all/some solenoids and go to a transmission specialist.

Pro tip: Transmission adaptation reset is mandatory! I used method 2 of the video below




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Ball Joint Special Tool

As preparation of refreshing the front suspension, I bought the special tool to press out (and in) the ball joints which are housed in the knuckle on the W211/W219 platform.




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Vinyl Steering Wheel Cover

I love a thicker steering wheel and a simple way to do it is with a steering wheel cover. I have done this mod a number of times on previous cars with great succes, and this one worked out great as well. Very happy with the result, as it gives way more grip.

On pictures it looks like a big color difference, but in reality its not that bad. I have chosen a black inlay and black yarn, as a color would look out of place.

Starting situation
Almost done 🙂
End result!