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I'm considering buying a 2014 Fortwo ED with 5000 miles. My question to the group is this: how much of a gamble would I be taking if I decided not to pay the $80/month battery insurance fee? Am I crazy to think that it sounds rediculous to pay out $960 dollars a year for 6 or 7 years just to then have to pony up another $5000 to replace the battery. It would be fine if Mercedes promised to provided significant software or battery upgrades with this insurance, but that doesn't appear to be the case.
Buying a car and keeping a car long term doesn't appear to be what it used to be. 😕
Well, ALL the wires check out (did test with lamp).
So, we don't have a real complete wiring harness around anywhere, do we?
Being that the wiring harness checks out, and the clutch actuator and gear motor passed their bench test (according to Evilution), I really think the only outstanding item has to do with the programmer.
Again, Andrew says he can't run the gear motor teach on a vehicle which "isn't running". As you may know, I have 3 bars of death right now. Any knowledge on how the program works? Can I make a clone here myself to do some testing on it? Because my only option is to have it towed back out to Uncle Glenn which is at least an hour away, and there's no guarantee he'll be able to fix it. Unfortunately my truck just died this weekend
personally i always advise my clients to do the pads and rotors because rotors are relatively cheap ..9 times out of ten a "pads only" job is back within 2 years for rotors so might as well start fresh in the first place and be safe