CLK500 Indicator Issues & Clock Issues

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CLK500 Indicator Issues & Clock Issues

Post by hellohello123 » Tue 02 Aug, 2016 2:12 pm

Hi everyone, im a Mercedes Newbie, European Car Newbie and a technical newbie, so please be kind!

Ive now become the proud owner of a 2003 CLK500 Coupe and I love it, I have a few issues that I need to fix, hopefully on a budget, so any tips would be appreciated:wink

the first 2 problems im mentioning is

1. the indicators dont stick down on both left and right when the steering wheel is straight, only when the wheel is turned, and hence its causing a problem for the roadworthy, is there a simple fix for this?

2. Unable to change the clock, have googled, youtubed everything, but there doesnt seem to be a clock setting, I dont mind it not working, but would rather it be working than not

Thank you everyone

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Re: CLK500 Indicator Issues & Clock Issues

Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 02 Aug, 2016 6:42 pm

Welcome mister Hello to the friendliest carsite in Oz.

First of all a bit of generic advise: fill on your details on your account, so people know where you live and they might be able to point you to a local specialist.

About your indicators:

They are being reset by a protrusion on the steering shaft or a boss on the steering wheel.

Have you got an aftermarket steering wheel on this car? Is it straight when you are driving in a straight line?
That could be the cause.

I cannot help you on the clock sorry...

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Re: CLK500 Indicator Issues & Clock Issues

Post by T-Modell » Tue 02 Aug, 2016 7:43 pm

Hi nameless,

I guess you have the command system in it? If that's the case press "Sys" or "System", there you find the clock ...

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Re: CLK500 Indicator Issues & Clock Issues

Post by PeterQ » Wed 25 Apr, 2018 10:51 pm

Have the same indicator problem, but only turning right.
I found a reference to the clock thing - my car was originally supplied with a Command system, but had an aftermarket system when I got it. The car is still programmed to believe it is Command equipped, so the clock setting menu item does not come up using the steering wheel control menus. Apparently you can fix this by having somebody with a Star system re-programme the car to think it has an Audio 20 system. Then the clock set magically appears in the dash menu. It's a 180km round trip to the nearest MB place so I haven't called to find out which of the children I'll need to sell to pay for that job.
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