Tag Archives: mercedes

How to: Replace a Brake Light Switch on a Mercedes W202

A common(ish) fault on W202 C-Classes and W210 E-Classes is the BAS/ASR light appearing on the dashboard. Mine has been coming on and off for a couple of weeks as and when it seems to want to. There are a … Continue reading

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The Easy Way of Changing W202 Dashboard Lights

Three things in life are guaranteed; you will die, you will be taxed and the light bulbs on your car will blow from time to time. The dashboard lights are unfortunately not an exception. AS you can see half of … Continue reading

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DTM in Assetto Corsa

One of the most exciting periods in Touring Car racing history was during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ‘Group A’ touring cars was a favourite class for manufacturers and privateers alike as the cars were based off of production … Continue reading

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How to Fix W202 Power Seats

If you have a W202 C-Class with power seats that don’t work or work intermittently and all the fuses are fine then chances are this relay is the root of your problems. Power seat relay failure is a common problem … Continue reading

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London Classic Car Show 2017: Mercedes Benz

This year really started for me with the London Classic Car Show at the ExCeL in London. The show is a celebration of classic motoring and features many machines from the top marques of the 20th Century along with stands … Continue reading

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How to cure a valve tap/how to change your oil

So the other week my C240 developed a little valve tap when it was cold. Like most modern engines the valve lifters on the car are operated hydraulically. They begin to tap when the oil pressure is wrong for them … Continue reading

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2016 in review!

Chaps and Chapettes, 2016 has been a busy year for me and has seen this blog properly get on it’s feet. I’ve had the pleasure to be able to bring you coverage of lots of car events and have been … Continue reading

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Turtle Wax Luxe Leather Review

Chaps and Chapettes, So some idiot, namely me, has brought a very old, very scruffy leather interior for my very old, very scruffy Mercedes W124. (Interior pics for reference) Having been sat in a workshop for god knows how many … Continue reading

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New Daily: Designo W202 C240 Sport.

Chaps and Chapettes! So after threatening for months to buy myself a new daily car so I can do some repairs and upgrades on the W124 I finally did it! Meet my new ‘Designo’ W202 C240 Sport! As with all … Continue reading

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I broke down! 

I was on my way up the M1 to Northamptonshire to pick up a new leather interior for my 230TE when we encountered traffic just 10 miles from my destination!  The thermostat in the car had been sticking for sometime. … Continue reading

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