i'm making an appointment monday. thanks! for all those out there considing a purchase, let me recommend beverly hills mercedes benz (a.k.a. beverly hills, ltd., a.k.a. bhbenz.com) - great, friendly service every time, and the c230k owner is no different from the clk, slk or any other, to them. very democratic, for an elite, luxury dealer...
I had it disabled by the dealer and about six weeks later it's back, no other odd behavior with any settings either dealer or dash. It is a little worrisome that setting can default back without disconnection of the battery or charging system malfunctions. I hope this is the worst of it.
I think I found the solution to the erratic volume levels in our Benzos. I have a 2003 CLK55 that I am installing a complete sound system, but I am keeping the factory Bose Comand head unit. I too had dealer turn off the speed sensitive volume adjustment; however, Bose systems also have Audiopilot which incorporates a tiny microphone in the headliner (right of the rear view mirror, completely hidden underneath the material) that permits the system to adjust volume according to interior noise levels. This device for some may be great; however, for me I thought I was imagining volume changes in my car constantly. Thus, I disconnected the mic and have since regained my sanity. The instructions are located on MBworld.org forum under a search for "audiopilot." I really appreciate all those on the forum who did all the tedious leg work. Hopefully this helps those with similar car audio dilusions.
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