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Brian Wreaves, Bedfordshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Please can anybody help and advise on how to remove the door trim on a 2011 Dec. Vito Dualiner. I need to replace the offside wing mirror. The new part has the long electric lead. While doing this how do you remove the window / mirror switch. Any help would be gratefully received. Many thanks in advance. Regards Brtian

Submitted: 09/06/2015 21:41:28 | ID: 117017

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gary, East Sussex

Mercedes-Benz Vito

i have no speedo or rear wiper are these conected and is it a fuse problem if so what fuse would it be

Submitted: 02/06/2015 19:50:09 | ID: 116735

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John Walsom, Cheshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi can tou help? How is the engine stopped when ignition is switched off? I have just had an immobiliser/alarm removed. The van is not chipped. The engine used to stop. Thanks

Submitted: 30/05/2015 12:04:53 | ID: 116626

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GARY P, Suffolk

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi, i have a 111 vito 07 with an elec window problem ns front, motor seems to work and window will go down but not up the cable on up side seems tight??

Submitted: 22/05/2015 22:17:06 | ID: 116366

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mavuso, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

How do you bleed the power steering and van has bad starting hot or cold engine

Submitted: 20/05/2015 18:34:11 | ID: 116272

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Tonderai, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

I have a Mercedes Benz Vito 115 automatic, wen taking off it blows a black smoke, what could be the problem?

Submitted: 29/03/2015 20:42:36 | ID: 114054

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Jim ford, Greater London

Mercedes-Benz Vito

mercedes vito 112cdi I have on my dash start error what is the cause I have replaced all fuel pipes filter flywheeL sensor checked all fuses still start error.help

Submitted: 27/03/2015 08:53:14 | ID: 113933

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Ted Wolfenden, Swansea

Mercedes-Benz Vito

I have had a flat battery happened on a number of days lately. The main trouble is having gone down with a nasty bug myself the Dog Van has only been getting a couple of short runs over the last two weeks. This morning whilst Jump starting it I noticed with everything turned off there was a fan running under the fuse box in the engine compartment. Also I am getting a warning code when starting the vehicle up and have tried going through the routine to clear this but it will not clear. Sometimes even one of Mercedes engineers find it can take them 15 minutes to clear this problem which re-happens if the engine stalls or the battery has gone flat. Thanks Ted

Submitted: 18/03/2015 12:22:20 | ID: 113480

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Andy, City of Glasgow

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi my coolant light ie red. On dash will flicker & it's like the van is going 2 cut out this can happen Randomly it has never cut out but worried of any damage it can course as it never over heats so can u help. Cherrs

Submitted: 03/03/2015 21:04:42 | ID: 112698

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david aitchison, Aberdeenshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Where are the tyre changing tools kept?

Submitted: 01/03/2015 12:09:35 | ID: 112528

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raktaxis, Essex

Mercedes-Benz Vito

what's the best way to replace an alternator on a vito finding it very difficult to get it out can you please help me..

Submitted: 01/03/2015 07:45:38 | ID: 112518

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elijah stjechisurs, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

This vans oil temp light is on could it be a switch or heat exchange unit

Submitted: 20/02/2015 19:31:28 | ID: 112005

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elijah stjechisurs, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

2007 cdi 115 vito oil light on

Submitted: 20/02/2015 19:21:26 | ID: 112002

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Andre Coetzer, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi if any one can assist in my case please,I drive a vito 115 cdi 2004 model Its my baby and im concerned of the following new changes as shes very reliable and wouldnt want to have Major problems now. Shes got 300k km on and i service regularly Filters and oils. December past she started to intermitantly not wanting to start ,starter cranks over but she didnt want to start then trying for a few times eventually after +- 2 to 3 minutes she would start and no lights on dash she would just be normal. Ok she did this a few times and all of a sudden havent had this problem now for 2 weeks plus. Today i noticed she idles a tad higher than normal when in traffic and slowing down to standstill clutch in she idles at +- 1200 rpm I also noticed a ping sound coming from the engine when slowing down with clutch in as if when she revs down to idle she has a ping sound and all of sudden normal again. Also no warning lights coming on Please if anyone had experienced same case pls advise on what needs replacing or what to do Thanx Andre

Submitted: 10/02/2015 17:09:27 | ID: 111283

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Gerald, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi I am getting an error code P2511 Exhaust gas recirculation monitoring malfunction. It has an egr valve Wahler 00005320c2 How do I: Test the unit Bypass the unit Looking forward to your response Many Thanks Gerald

Submitted: 21/01/2015 07:51:42 | ID: 110009

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Anthony Leigh, Cardiff

Mercedes-Benz Vito

When driving my Vito it back fired and stopped, it turns over but will not start?

Submitted: 15/01/2015 18:44:45 | ID: 109616

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M.Scott, Shropshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

I have a problem with egr valve stuck in get you home mode, engine light on. How can I get to it and can it be cleaned?

Submitted: 09/01/2015 13:57:25 | ID: 109214

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victor, Luton

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi, the power window stuck down after it got wet?

Submitted: 08/01/2015 20:10:49 | ID: 109184

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beaker, Greater Manchester

Mercedes-Benz Vito

I just bought a bus. It was parked up a while and when I got in it the clutch pedal was low, not much movement but it was going in gear okay. I went out again 5 minutes later and it felt normal. Any suggestions?

Submitted: 07/01/2015 21:13:47 | ID: 109134

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Greg henson, Cambridgeshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi. I have a 2001 vito v280. My interior heater only blows cold air. Very rarely I get warm air but only for a few minutes then back to cold air. The vito is new to me so just trying to rectify the faults. I have read that there is a heater control valve that could be stuck. If this is true where do I locate this valve. Thanks

Submitted: 03/01/2015 20:51:17 | ID: 108855

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jim, Cheshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Fault code 28

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Its the count down to when a service is due!!!!!!!! wife from Cheshire

Its the count down to when a service is due!!!!!!!! wife from Cheshire

I need help, in limp mode with code 28. I've been told this could be hard or soft code? Cheers for any help. jim from Cheshire

Submitted: 22/12/2014 19:02:47 | ID: 108285

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Glen, Kent

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi, I`ve got a Mercedes Vito 110 2002 and on the passenger side front and rear the lights won't work. Can anyone help?

Submitted: 22/12/2014 09:27:44 | ID: 108256

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Riaan, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi, I have a Vito 112 cdi and after I have driven it for a while and the engine has reached working temp, if I stop and switch the engine off it refuses to start. If you leave it till the engine cools down a bit then it starts. What can the problem be? Please help.

Submitted: 21/12/2014 17:13:24 | ID: 108229

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Gareth, Essex

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi, slide door bottom rollers need replacing. How do you remove them from the roller guide?

Submitted: 20/12/2014 15:11:18 | ID: 108184

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Riaan, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi, I have a Vito 112 cdi, when you drive it around say for 20 minutes and switch it off it doesn't start again, it`s only cranking if you leave it for hours then it starts in the first time. Please help

Submitted: 20/12/2014 14:29:17 | ID: 108183

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kash, Greater Manchester

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi I have a 2009 vito 109 diesal. The battery light has come on all of a sudden and its stopped blowin hot air . Then the car wouldnt start . Some one got an idea as to what maybe the problem

Submitted: 13/12/2014 08:50:07 | ID: 107820

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toyin onasanya, Nigeria

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Sometime last year I noticed that the vehicle only starts and does not raise, we have changed all the necessary things but still not raising?

Submitted: 10/12/2014 12:06:39 | ID: 107672

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Mike Reeder, Highland

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi I would like to use my Mercedes Camper to jump start a Diesel Renault Espace. Where do I connect the jump leads on the Merc? Regards, Mike Reeder.

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If you are driving the V-class or the Vito, then your battery is under the front passenger seat. You need to pull the seat forward, then from the side levers raise the seat up to tilt up, as if it`s falling off, then remove the plastic covering the seat base and there you have access to connect the jump leads to the battery Toks from Greater London

Submitted: 29/11/2014 14:07:22 | ID: 107082

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Xolani Bishoti, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

My car is having a intermittent problem of showing an engine sign on the dash, loose power and releases black smoke. When checked on diagnostic it shows egr valve. I tried to strip the part and it is sticking and I cannot strip now. I am looking for an assistance.

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Xolani, remove the two torx bolts, cut 1.25 thread with 8mm tap in each hole of the flange, use 8mm bolts on both sides, tighten smoothly untill the egr valve body releases, remove bolts and turn and pull. Clean with brake fluid. John from South Africa

Submitted: 24/11/2014 15:10:21 | ID: 106782

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imran hashmi, Oxfordshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

i have a 2006 Vito long. The engine light has come on and there is a power loss when accelerating. I dont drive hard.but need the power when overtaking on the motorway as i do a lot of highway driving. Please help. what can cause this problem. I have 102800 miles on the clock.

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Hi, turbo vains sticking arj from Warwickshire

Submitted: 16/11/2014 10:07:16 | ID: 106265

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colin baker, South Gloucestershire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

where is the tyre changing jack stored on this vehicle please

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Open the boot up, and there is a cover on the side of the wall right hand side, pull it open and there you find the jack, neatly stored, that's after the wheel arch Toks from Greater London

Open the boot up, and there is a cover on the side of the wall right hand side, pull it open and there you find the jack, neatly stored, that's after the wheel arch. Toks from Greater London

Submitted: 02/11/2014 14:49:11 | ID: 105504

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Lourens, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

My Vito's speedo does not work, the workshop says that it works from a speedsensor from the wheelhub but upon investication I found there is no sensor nor any wires going to the wheelhub. Now is it that someone removed it or is it working from a different sensor somewhere else? My Vito went into limp mode and did not rev past 3000rpm and I found the clutch sensor to be the culprit.

Submitted: 22/10/2014 19:18:10 | ID: 104994

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pete, South Yorkshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

hi, im after some advice i havnt purchased the van as yet, but it says in the advert that the van has an electrical ecu fault and will not start, could this problems be fix, thanks Pete

Submitted: 12/10/2014 08:10:55 | ID: 104480

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Jason mcniff , West Yorkshire

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hello, I just bought a Vito and just had it all MOT ed etc but the fault is that every time I leave it without unhooking the battery I come back to a flat battery. If anyone has got any suggestions to what it might be it would be very much appreciated

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Hi, I have some experience of this problem. The immobilisers on these Vitos are extremely sophisticated, and I couldn't find anyone who could bypass or trick it. The only fix I could find was to send the ECU and immobiliser unit to a place in Leicester, who can rematch them. Cost was about£150. A Mercedes dealer will fix it, but I'm told the cost is well over £500- what they do is replace the ECU, Immobiliser and keys with new.. Personally I would avoid an immobilised Vito- it's not an easy fix! Plus there are plenty of runners out there. john cormack from West Yorkshire

Hi, I have some experience of this problem. The immobilisers on these Vitos are extremely sophisticated, and I couldn't find anyone who could bypass or trick it. The only fix I could find was to send the ECU and immobiliser unit to a place in Leicester, who can rematch them. Cost was about£150. A Mercedes dealer will fix it, but I'm told the cost is well over £500- what they do is replace the ECU, Immobiliser and keys with new.. Personally I would avoid an immobilised Vito- it's not an easy fix! Plus there are plenty of runners out there. john cormack from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/10/2014 20:50:10 | ID: 103970

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phumzile, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Hi, I have a Mercedes Benz Vito 112 cdi 2003, crew bus. When I drive it just loses power and I pull off the road when it does that, disconnect the battery and it starts to drive fine. I went to Mercedes twice but they don't seem to know what the problem is. When they put it in the machine they find everything is fine, which is why I don't understand?

Submitted: 15/09/2014 13:07:12 | ID: 103123

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michael, Bristol

Mercedes-Benz Vito

my 2002 2.2 cdi vito keeps cutting out at 3000 revs and the EDC light comes on the it will start again after a few seconds. any idea what it could be ?

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I had the same issue that suddenly started to happen last night. As you accelerate more up to 3000rpm the engine suddenly cuts out and the edc light comes on. I changed the fuel filter today and it seems to have done the trick. It's fuel starvation. Easy to do too. I disconnected and removed the old filter. Filled the new filter with clean fuel (not from the old filter) and refitted it to the van. Started it up and took it for a test drive and all seems working. I was able to use a code reader before I changed the filter and it picked up nothing, but I could see all sensors were working ok so it had to be a fuel blockage or exhaust blockage. Started at the filter as it was only £15 and seems to have worked. Hope this helps. Keith from Kent

Submitted: 13/09/2014 20:42:30 | ID: 103059

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Kam, Greater Manchester

Mercedes-Benz Vito

Please someone help me my vito 111 2006 first problem is my central locking does not work on the remote but sometimes it works and my second problem is my interior light comes on while I'm driving

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Hello I had the same problem with mine. I found one of the side doors was out of alignment because the bottom roller had worn which indicated to the locking system that a door was still open. Replaced the roller now works fine , also check the rear doors are closing properly. Trevor Trevorswitch1@aol.com from Pembrokeshire

Hello I had the same problem with mine. I found one of the side doors was out of alignment because the bottom roller had worn which indicated to the locking system that a door was still open. Replaced the roller now works fine , also check the rear doors are closing properly. Trevor Trevorswitch1@aol.com from Pembrokeshire

Submitted: 13/09/2014 17:33:36 | ID: 103052

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JIMMMY, Milton Keynes

Mercedes-Benz Vito

hi , my 2001 VITO front doors are looked(central). they refuse to open with the key and wont open manually either.this happened after i changed my van battery to a new one. I have managed to get in the van through the window still the doors wont open from inside. pls help.thanks

Submitted: 05/09/2014 15:41:52 | ID: 102644

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syd, South Africa

Mercedes-Benz Vito

MU VIANO CUT OU WHEN DRIVING. WHEN I STOP, PUT IT IN PARK , IT STARTS "OK". IT WOULD REF UP WHEN IN PARK OR NEUTRAL. WHEN I DRIVE IT WOULD CUT OUT AGAIN- AFTER 10 TO 25 MINUTES? THANKS.

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Try changing the air filter and spark plugs. Robison from Greater London

Try changing the air filter and spark plugs. Robison from Greater London

Submitted: 22/08/2014 14:11:36 | ID: 101928

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Dave, Bristol

Mercedes-Benz Vito

All indicators flash for about a minute whenever i open the driver or passenger door.

Submitted: 10/08/2014 21:37:18 | ID: 101288

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