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by hallcp
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Can I upgrade the iPod cable to an iPhone connector?
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Can I upgrade the iPod cable to an iPhone connector?

My 2014 car has a connector for Aux. audio input and an old iPod-style connector. (See attached image) If the image doesn't come through, the sticker on the connector reads: A0038270404 MI2-IPOD/AUX 22.04.13 / 20364413 Did later models come with a cable compatible with modern iPhones? Could someone ...
by hallcp
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Navigation and Bluetooth both died at once
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Navigation and Bluetooth both died at once

The used 2014 B I bought last week has been doing great, but today the Navigation failed to load and it no longer recognizes my phone's Bluetooth. I am just within the original warranty period by a few weeks, so hopefully this can be fixed. I imagine the Navigation's hard drive has bit the dust beca...
by hallcp
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: BMW i3 and Tesla S
Replies: 13
Views: 4462

Re: BMW i3 and Tesla S

I did a Chevy Bolt test drive and I have a Tesla Model X. Both the B and the Bolt will spin their wheels if you try to pull out too fast. The Tesla Model X cannot be made to spin it's wheels as near as I can tell. I guess partly due to the weight and that it's AWD (all S's and X's are now I think). ...
by hallcp
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Can I purchase an extended warranty... and should I?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Can I purchase an extended warranty... and should I?

I visited my local M-B dealer today and here's what he said... if the vehicle was purchased as a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) car from a Mercedes dealer, then you would be eligible to sign up extended warranty coverage as follows: 5-yr 75,000 miles $2185 5-yr 100,000 miles $2702 6-yr 75,000 miles $2415...
by hallcp
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 15 amps or 20 amps
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: 15 amps or 20 amps

I was curious about this too. On the Clipper Creek website they have a chart of the charge times for various cars, based on which charger you use. My interpretation of the chart is below: Max charge rate: 9.6 kw Battery capacity: 28 kwh Time to charge: 120V 15amp: 20 hours 240V 20 amp: 7.5 hours 240...
by hallcp
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MB/Tesla Motor replaced
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: MB/Tesla Motor replaced

Hi Tony, this is great information. I just bought a used 2014 B-Class electric with about 20,000 miles on it. Do you have a rough idea of what mileage the drive train issues appear? I've heard 40,000. And if you don't live in California, what are the options? Do you suppose some local mechanic could...
by hallcp
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What is typical battery degradation?
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: What is typical battery degradation?

They had it listed as $15,989. I offered 15,000 and they refused. Four days later they called back and countered with $15,500. But then of course mysterious other fees were tacked on and it was $17,087 to get out the door. In refusing my original offer they pointed out that $15,989 was cheaper than ...
by hallcp
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Can I purchase an extended warranty... and should I?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Can I purchase an extended warranty... and should I?

The used car dealer that sold me my B-Class told me the car had 4-months left of the original new car warranty. I am tempted to stop by the local M-B dealer and ask if I can buy an extended warranty. Does anyone know whether this is an option? And if so, does it make sense? Some of the "drivetrain" ...
by hallcp
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What is typical battery degradation?
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: What is typical battery degradation?

Hey I thought I'd add an update to this thread. The used car guy called me back with a deal I couldn't refuse and I am now the proud owner of 2014 Model B!

So now there are apparently 2 of these cars in Raleigh, NC.
by hallcp
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What is typical battery degradation?
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: What is typical battery degradation?

Bingo! I reset the ECO display (and everything else I could find) and full charge came back up to 72 miles. That's more in line with what I expected. And as you say, from then on I could tell that the indicated range was very conservative. I could drive 9 miles and the range would drop only 6, that ...

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