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by hallcp
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Bye-Bye To My Beloved MB B250e
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Bye-Bye To My Beloved MB B250e

Yeah, I have an older back and the Model 3 was too low to the ground for me. If you had sat in a Model Y or X, they're both way higher and easier to get in and out of. But that Audi sounds like a real nice car too!
by hallcp
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Bye-Bye To My Beloved MB B250e
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Bye-Bye To My Beloved MB B250e

Peter, did you look at the Tesla Model Y? I test drove one and it was pretty awesome, and I presume cheaper than a new Audi. Not sure about pricing for used Audi's. If a Mini-E ever comes to town I will want a test drive, but the range is pretty pathetic. I test drove a gas convertible Mini and was ...
by hallcp
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Is replacing desiccant a DIY job?
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Re: Is replacing desiccant a DIY job?

I just got back from the dealer (mercedes-Benz Cary, NC) and I had a chance to speak to the technician who replaced the desiccant in my car. He said it was a nasty job. You do indeed have to drop the plastic underbody tray, then reach around some frame members to access the desiccant access hole (T9...
by hallcp
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 2020 GLC350e
Replies: 5
Views: 2649

Re: 2020 GLC350e

I will be sorry to see you go! Maybe we will meet again someday on a future Mercedes EV mailing list, but so far poor old M-B doesn't seem to be making much progress on that front...
by hallcp
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Is replacing desiccant a DIY job?
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Is replacing desiccant a DIY job?

Has anyone replaced the desiccant in the battery pack at home? Is this a DIY job? I think maybe they remove the entire plastic pan under the car when they do it at the dealer. That would be a tough job at home. But I'm not sure about that, and maybe you could cut a few holes in the right spot in tha...
by hallcp
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: A question for early Cabrio owners...
Replies: 0
Views: 2461

A question for early Cabrio owners...

I was driving my 2013 cabrio at night for the first time in a few months and I noticed that although the gear shift positions are illuminated, there is no light for the convertible top controls. Can someone with a pre-2017(?) cabrio take a look and tell me whether my lights are burned out, or whethe...
by hallcp
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Suggestions for Mercedes Benz
Topic: Article about how new GLB250 should be an EV, like the B-Class
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Article about how new GLB250 should be an EV, like the B-Class

Thoughtful article about how the new gas GLB250 could have been a revamp of the B-CLass Electric and been really attractive.... instead of the boring car it is: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129420_2020-mercedes-benz-glb250-drive-review-price-specs-photos-info It's always nice to see someone...
by hallcp
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Electrek article about Model B motor repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 3683

Re: Electrek article about Model B motor repairs

My dealer here in Cary sold me a 3-yr extended warranty on my 2013 for $2760. Seems like mine would have been more, since my car is older. I had about 23K miles on it at the time.
by hallcp
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Electrek article about Model B motor repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 3683

Electrek article about Model B motor repairs

This article https://electrek.co/2020/06/12/when-an-out-of-warranty-ev-fails-who-you-gonna-call/ in Electrek has a nice discussion of the fatal motor problems afflicting some Model B's. Tony Williams of "QC Charge" in California gives the best explanation I've seen of this problem. I believe Tony ha...
by hallcp
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Living in a lock down city
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: Living in a lock down city

Same here in Raleigh, NC. Restaurants closed a week ago except for take-out. Everybody working from home that can, restaurant wait staff now un-employed. School kids home. Wake county will go on further lock-down Friday night, which I guess will close what few non-essential businesses managed to kee...

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