2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC

2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC Problems

Vanity Mirror Door May Break

The door for the vanity mirror (or the frame for the door) can break; due to a redesign, the mirror "cassette" will need replacement.

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.

Buttons on temperature control assemblies work erratically due to wear of parts in control head
Due to wear of mechanical parts in the control head, the buttons on temperature control assemblies work erratically or not at all. These control heads need to be replaced for this concern or when the display screen starts to fade out.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC Questions

battery went dn, I got a jump. know when I lock door fog lights flash. (1 answer)

when I use my automatic key to lock the doors fog lights flash, alarms are going off not sure what's happening.

retracting calipers to replace front rotors, brake pads and sensor (1 answer)

I am trying to retract the calipers to replace front rotors, brake pads and sensor. I wanted to make sure no errors comeup when I do this and I dont want to lose my fingers due to the caliper crushing my hand. Can someone help?

Power Steering Fluid Flush (1 answer)

How often is it necessery to flush/replace the power steering fluid?

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