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Why does the speedometer go all the way round
The Vito is renowned for problems with the instrument cluster. It could be anything from the cluster itself has gone, the ribbon wire that feeds the cluster,, or the gearbox sender unit itself. I came across one that would multiply and info by 7, travelling at 10 mph the speedo was indicating 70 mph, and 7 miles for every 1 mile travelled. Having said that BMW instruments used to all go to maximum then back to zero as a self-test when first turning the ignition on, I don't know if they still do or not. Mick from Portugal
Submitted: 05/03/2017 20:32:10 | ID: 139527
Where is the flasher unit located of cdi 115 and how does it look like
On the older Vito's it was under the fuses that are below the steering wheel. It will be a square or rectangular box of black plastic with electrical terminals poking out of it that become visible when you unplug it. Mick from Portugal
Submitted: 02/03/2017 10:39:46 | ID: 139356
Only recently purchased my c111 & at first it behaved fine when parked and looked, then a couple of times the indicators set off flashing without any horns, this became serious when one morning the battery was dead and I was starting a new job! Anyway; Do we think someone has previously disengaged the horn? & my BIG Question is whether the sensitivity is adjustable and how /where is the magic screw I don't have a manual for identifying fuses either, and diagram is worn out. another Q; what's my options short term so I can get to work and lock it manually? It's surprisingly inconvenient having either no locks (tried it but rests automatically) or a flat batt!!! Cheers
Submitted: 14/02/2017 09:22:24 | ID: 138926
I have a Mercedes Benz Vito 115 2004 model cdi it got jumped started with the Terminals the wrong way around we. It blew the computer box and I repaired it then we replaced the Sam fuse box. Everything comes on, but it wouldn't start is there anything els to replace or what could be the problem please help.
Submitted: 05/02/2017 11:57:50 | ID: 138698
How may Booster pumps does the Merecedes Benz Vito 115 2.2 engine has?
Submitted: 30/01/2017 18:52:47 | ID: 138544
hi, i have a problem with my vito, it is not cranking, and it giving me a message on the cluster as start error. please advise
Submitted: 04/01/2017 17:04:39 | ID: 137807
how to disassemble alternator my mercedes w639 2006
Submitted: 11/12/2016 10:33:31 | ID: 137310
When we accelerator up to 2500.rpms there is a air blowing noise coming from the drivers side. Would like to know what maybe causing this noise.
Submitted: 18/11/2016 14:39:39 | ID: 136771
My Mercedes Vito 07 111 CD making pressure in water
Submitted: 15/11/2016 14:40:57 | ID: 136716
I have a Vito Sport 2007. Left interior light on which ran the battery flat over night. I got a jump start of a mate. We connected his Astra van to my van via the battery under the seat. My van started straight away but since then the mileage counter ( used to read 140000 or just over ) has just black lines running through it and it's also reads KM only. Also the break warning light is always on. Breaks are fine - all breaks were serviced last week. Can anyone help. Can I reset it my self ?
Submitted: 15/10/2016 15:58:51 | ID: 135968
how difficult or feasable to upgrade speedo on vito 639 model ie semi circular to twin dial ones??
Submitted: 20/08/2016 07:51:58 | ID: 134497
Hi, I have a confusing headlight fault. The dipped lights do not work but the drivers side fog lamp is illuminated all though the fog light switch is turned off or disconnected totally. The main stalk switch seems to be ok as the fuses are showing a live current at the correct times (side, dip and main) I tried to power up the dip bulbs from the fuse box with no luck . I have continuity through the connection blocks at the headlights. Any ideas would be gratefully received! Thanks
Submitted: 13/06/2016 18:44:07 | ID: 132625
what can be wrong with 2002 vito 112 cdi with 146000 miles . on my way home down motorway I was travelling along at 65mph all of a sudden there was a noise like a piece of metal catching inside engine as it was 11 o clock at night I left van parked up till next morning .on starting van without using accellorator smoke puthered out of back of exhaust and engine sounded like a bag of nuts so dare not run it due to its condition any ideas as to what it could be. thanks pchadwick
Submitted: 08/06/2016 17:18:28 | ID: 132448
Central locking not working, hope its just a flat battery? Can't find lock to use the key. Looked on all door handles and tail handle, prised off rear part of handles with no joy. Can anyone help, many thanks. Chris
Submitted: 08/06/2016 09:26:52 | ID: 132440
I had my Vito 1x piston burnt on its top, what would have been the reason for that
Oil distribution could be impaired causing temperature problems karl hill from Yorkshire
Submitted: 28/04/2016 14:23:14 | ID: 130921
Lost of power can only do 40mph
Submitted: 24/04/2016 21:05:24 | ID: 130772
my vito 208cdi van has lost power i hit a pot hole and lost power it will only run at 50 mph any ideas as to what could be wrong
Submitted: 18/04/2016 20:53:50 | ID: 130561
Sometimes Brake release light won't go off when I take off the parking brake if I drive get a high pitch buzzing Can anyone help
Submitted: 21/03/2016 22:29:27 | ID: 129316
Has the vito 2005 cdi 2.2 engine have a throttle body? And where is it located? Thank tou
Submitted: 06/03/2016 19:51:01 | ID: 128645
My Vito 2004, when started the engine goes well but there are no electronics working. sometimes it works perfectly and other times it give the above problem.
Submitted: 28/02/2016 08:45:33 | ID: 128272
hi, i have a merc.vito 108cdi on a 53 plate, i run the battery flat from the cig .lighter,accidently,so i jump it again with a set of leads, all started fine,but not upon starting ,it has developed no revs working,thermo needle and no fuel needle working,also battery light comes on at start up and nothing else,before this ,i had all the small icons on dash working,i.e coil light etc,now nothing??? any suggestions please....is it a easy job ,or do i have to get a merc specailist to fix?
Submitted: 23/02/2016 12:47:53 | ID: 128059
Hi there, I am wondering if you could help me. I have a 58 plate Transit with 237,000 miles on it. It's turning out to be a money pit now. I am looking to get a newer van. Either a Vito Dualiner or a T5 Transporter. Problem is I don't know which one. I am reading different reviews on line and going by what friends say. As far as I can make out a V/ Dub is all about the name. "Buying into a club" I have around £15,000 to spend. But with the VW, on many sites seems to be the more fancy the paint, Higher the mileage, higher the price. Also Cruise control and A/C aren't standard like the Vito. I want an Auto box, too which the transporter is more rarer. Vito wise they seem to have all the gizmos I want and what my Transit already has, but the reviews on here are a mixed bag. At the end of the day, It's my decision but a bit of advice to help me get there would be wonderful. Many thanks. Jim.
Submitted: 22/02/2016 23:14:30 | ID: 128050
can you install a 2011 vito stereo into a 2006 vito
Submitted: 17/02/2016 17:42:31 | ID: 127770
Heater plug on dash stays on all the time
Submitted: 04/02/2016 16:07:04 | ID: 127133
Hi I have a Vito van 2004 cdi 115 uses diesel. Swings but won't start. Diagnostic machine shows globe plug, camshaft and pedal sensor faults. I have replaced all. We cleared faults. Still won't start and all faults come back after swinging.
Submitted: 19/01/2016 17:17:28 | ID: 126389
I really struggling find any info on what this oil box is what its for all i no is the reading on the gauge for it is at min. Its a black oil vat box just behind the main engine oil fil that is done by the dip stick. any help on what this is and what oil for it would be helpful.
Submitted: 16/01/2016 19:31:54 | ID: 126264
Help...... I gave a friend of mine a jump start from the terminal in the fuse box and on body,all went well until I tried to start the next morning.I have a dual battery setup for camping fridge. both batteries seem to have lost voltage,and the fan which seems to be in the fuse box runs for a time after the engine has been turned off?A short charge with a very small battery charger got the voltage up to start.Drove around, next day and same thing. Is there a plug in part that i need purchase, or is it gonna be the expensive unknown look inside the cdi electro box and there go's ones holiday entertainment budget repair jobs. Any idea's .thanks.
Blown mega fuse in fuse box from alternator to batt plus just under where you clipped jump lead on 125amp Ferris from Greater Manchester
Submitted: 21/12/2015 21:43:06 | ID: 125011
My temp light will flicker & loss of power. Have changed temp gauge still the same place help.
Submitted: 11/12/2015 22:07:59 | ID: 124613
My temp light will flicke & its like the engine will cut out pls help
Submitted: 11/12/2015 22:04:16 | ID: 124612
Hi i have a Vito 112 that cuts out and immediately the cooling fan comes on, once this happens the car wont start. sometimes this lasts for seconds and minutes and sometimes it lasts for days. The minute the fan stops running the car will start again. the glow plug light goes dead if this happens. Diagnostics does not show any fault. However if the fault is present the diagnostics cannot access the ECU. please help with advise
Submitted: 10/12/2015 22:11:30 | ID: 124570
Hi i have a Vito 112, 2003 model the car al of a sudden just started to cut out, but just for seconds, and then the cooling fan comes on, but the second the fan stops running it starts again. the intervals became longer and longer. Then you leave it overnight and it repeats the same fault. diagnostics shows no fault. If the fault is on one cannot access the ECU to diagnose. What can cause this.
Submitted: 10/12/2015 22:00:40 | ID: 124569
Hi my Vito taxi has heating working in the front but but in the back blowers are working but just cold are but baking in front
Submitted: 20/11/2015 21:29:54 | ID: 123745
i have just bought the new Vito sport 119 bluetec and there is a noise coming from the engine when accelerating - it sounds like an air release or something. I have had it back to the dealer who told me this was normal but i am not convinced? They told me it was like a dump valve but someone else has told me that is a lot of nonsense. Any help or info would be welcome. It is a 65 plate, brand new van and i am already wanting rid of it, not the Mercedes Benz experience i was hoping for
Submitted: 10/11/2015 11:44:57 | ID: 123360
Hi my passenger side rear electric sliding door has stopped operating on my mercedes vito London kpm taxi. There is absolutely no power to it,not even from the operating button on my dashboard. I can only presume it would be simple case of changing a fuse but unfortunately I can not locate where the fuse is. I've checked in the engine where the fuses and relays are and they all seem fine. Normally the fuses are under the drivers seat,not in my case. Could you please tell me where I can locate the fuse. Driver side rear sliding is working fine.
I have got exactly the same problem can't find the fuses, if you do find out please do share it with me thanks muhammad from Middlesex
Submitted: 01/11/2015 19:23:52 | ID: 122993
Hi on my vito fuse keep blowing on right hand side light and rear light when I put new fuse Len warning light comes on oil abs evd speedo meter does not work can any one help me please Rgds ily
Submitted: 25/10/2015 23:27:03 | ID: 122728
I have a prblem on a Vito v280 benz which cannot strart on park but in nutral I cherked the fuse box and found one 15amp fuse blown,replased it, and now it still not starting on park , starting on nuetral but not idling and central locking not responding to remote.
Submitted: 23/10/2015 13:40:39 | ID: 122632
Vito driver side indicator stopped working after battery change ?
Submitted: 11/10/2015 03:10:01 | ID: 122170
Hi, I hope someone can help me ? I have a 2011 Vito DUALINER 204 Sport 3.0 V6 Auto and it's gone into Limp Home Mode. I've had a diagnostic done on it and the code that comes up is, P2015 $ 07E8 1/1 Generic Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor / Switch Circuit Range / Performance Bank 1a Could someone please tell me what needs replacing, to get me back into normal running ? Any help will be really appreciated. All the best Baz
That engine has flaps in the intake manifold with plastic links check them for problems or damage Ferris from Greater Manchester
Submitted: 10/10/2015 19:07:43 | ID: 122148
my radiator light came on I stopped and discovered oil in the water cooler bottle,can anyone help me with advice PLEASE!!!
Submitted: 04/09/2015 08:53:05 | ID: 120757
hi a couple of issues on my 2006 reg vito sport 123 firstly the wipers and water on the signal arm just stopped working...signals ok, but nothing on the wipers/water at all !!!! even a couple of garages couldn't find the fault..so far .not been to a merc garage yet... also just the other day too unrelated i hope, the radio signal has gone from perfect to very bad and intermittant...any thoughts suggestions would be most gratefully accepted. cheers guys...jim
Submitted: 30/08/2015 10:33:09 | ID: 120537
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