2010-2013 Mercedes E350 W212 Code Scanner for DIY Home Use

As I learned, one husband and his wife made a deal with their 18 yr old son that they will bought him one 2010-2013 E350 W212 as Graduation present, if he gets a full ride scholarship, they love surprising their kids. Meanwhile, their uncle is driving 13 E550 and he love it much, so they are in dilemma E350 or E550. They are making sure to get service history and documents for car also and purchase a Mercedes scanner to check ecu codes.

 

Firstly, Mercedes E350 or E550?

I would just suggest the 2012-2013 E350. The E550 is overkill for a college student. The older M272 engine has issues with the intake manifold. The M276 engine is more difficult to change the spark plugs.

but there’s someone that offer a way to do it without taking off the intake manifold. You will also find E350’s cheaper than E550s. Also early 2010-2011 had faded wood and ripped MB-tex seat. You still get that in later years, but not as bad and maybe not as much.

 

Them, which Mercedes scanner? and why?

I found an ASE mechanic a long time ago, he used to work at a Ford dealership, doesn’t know much about Mercedes but most of the work you do on the car is still basic wrenching, there’s only a few things that can only be done at the dealer. All the stuff I’ve had him do, brakes, intake manifold, tensioner/pulleys, CV joints, axle seals, motor mounts, alternators, shocks/struts, etc is just basic wrenching. I do have a copy of the WIS and there’s always stuff you can find on youtube. Figured out how to the steering angle sensor on another car just by going by the video on youtube.

 

People like to think that, but most of the repairs I’ve had to do is just basic wrenching. The one thing the dealer did that the indy can’t do is update the firmware which I had done for the bluetooth/comand. He actually replaced the intake manifold and he didn’t care much for the WIS and managed to get it all done without breaking anything. I’m an electrical engineer so I know how to use the WIS and print out stuff from it all the time so at least I know the procedure but I don’t actually do the work. Don’t have a place in the city to do the work and don’t have all the tools. This forum and youtube is actually pretty handy for a lot of the repairs I’ve done over the years plus I have a copy of the EPC/WIS.

As for the OP and for local indys, the key is not to find one that specializes in Mercedes, I used a few of those initially but they weren’t much cheaper than the MB dealer, like they were $500 for a job instead of $650 at the dealer. A local garage that has an ASE mechanic can probably do most of what you need. If you run into anything really complicated, the dealer can do the diagnostic and the indy can do the work. I would also get a scanner that can do MB specific codes, that can get rid of the need to go to the dealer.

 

If you can do a lot of the work yourself, it’s not too bad a car to have, doesn’t have too many crazy issues like the engine or transmission blowing up.

That one is popular but I don’t have that one. Many of them get mentioned here. Two of the best bang for the buck would be the Autel AP200 and the Thinkcar Pro. AP200 is about $60. Thinkcar Pro is around $60.

 

2010 2013 E350 W212 Scanner 1

Image 1: Thinkcar Pro

Simple using tips:

Download and install ThinkDiag software on your phone (supports IOS and Android);

Register a member and login;

Active the serial number of machine;

Download the download the car brand software (Mercedes) in advanced.

2010 2013 E350 W212 Scanner 2

Image 2: Autel AP200

Simple using tips:

Download and install Autel software on your phone (supports IOS and Android);

Register a member and login;

Download the download the car brand software (Mercedes) in advanced.

For details, watch video:


Attachment: Autel AP200 Benz E-class W212 W213 Car list

Vehicle Model Year Engine Chassis System Sub-system Function Sub-function Version Note
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 TV tuner / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 TV tuner / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 TV tuner / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 COMAND or AUDIO / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 COMAND or AUDIO / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 COMAND or AUDIO / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 COMAND or AUDIO / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 COMAND or AUDIO / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 COMAND or AUDIO / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 COMAND or AUDIO / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 COMAND or AUDIO / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Instrument Cluster / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Instrument Cluster / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Instrument Cluster / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Instrument Cluster / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Instrument Cluster / Oil reset Confirmation of general maintenance Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Instrument Cluster / Oil reset Oil grade factor Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Instrument Cluster / Oil reset Reinitialization of AdBlue range Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Instrument Cluster / Oil reset Reset general maintenance Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 DVD player / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 DVD player / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 DVD player / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 DVD player / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Navigation module / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Navigation module / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Navigation module / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 Navigation module / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 Audio-Audio or COMAND / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 Audio-Audio or COMAND / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 Audio-Audio or COMAND / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 Audio-Audio or COMAND / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 COU[ZBE] – Audio/COMAND operating unit / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 COU[ZBE] – Audio/COMAND operating unit / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 COU[ZBE] – Audio/COMAND operating unit / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 COU[ZBE] – Audio/COMAND operating unit / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 COU[ZBE] – Audio/COMAND operating unit / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 COU[ZBE] – Audio/COMAND operating unit / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 COU[ZBE] – Audio/COMAND operating unit / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 212 COU[ZBE] – Audio/COMAND operating unit / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 DAB – Digital Audio Broadcasting / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 DAB – Digital Audio Broadcasting / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 DAB – Digital Audio Broadcasting / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 DAB-Digital Audio Broadcasting / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 DAB-Digital Audio Broadcasting / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 DAB-Digital Audio Broadcasting / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 DCU-LF-Left front door / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 DCU-LF-Left front door / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 DCU-LF-Left front door / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 DCU-LF-Left front door / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2009 / 207 DCU-RF-Right front door / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 TV tuner / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 TV tuner / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 TV tuner / Trouble codes Erase Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 TV tuner / Trouble codes Freeze Frame Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 TV tuner / Trouble codes Read Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Instrument Cluster / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Instrument Cluster / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Instrument Cluster / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Instrument Cluster / Live Data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Instrument Cluster / Oil reset Confirmation of general maintenance Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Instrument Cluster / Oil reset Reset general maintenance Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Instrument Cluster / Oil reset Reinitialize ASSYST Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Air Conditioning / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Air Conditioning / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Air Conditioning / Trouble codes Erase Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Air Conditioning / Trouble codes Freeze Frame Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Air Conditioning / Trouble codes Read Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for panoramic sliding sunroof / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for panoramic sliding sunroof / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for panoramic sliding sunroof / Trouble codes Erase Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for panoramic sliding sunroof / Trouble codes Freeze Frame Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for panoramic sliding sunroof / Trouble codes Read Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 AMG drive unit / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 AMG drive unit / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 AMG drive unit / Trouble codes Erase Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 AMG drive unit / Trouble codes Freeze Frame Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 AMG drive unit / Trouble codes Read Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Audio/COMAND display / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Audio/COMAND display / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Audio/COMAND display / Trouble codes Erase Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Audio/COMAND display / Trouble codes Freeze Frame Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Audio/COMAND display / Trouble codes Read Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Audio/COMAND operating unit / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Audio/COMAND operating unit / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Audio/COMAND operating unit / Trouble codes Erase Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Audio/COMAND operating unit / Trouble codes Freeze Frame Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Audio/COMAND operating unit / Trouble codes Read Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for fuel pump / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for fuel pump / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for fuel pump / Trouble codes Erase Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for fuel pump / Trouble codes Freeze Frame Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for fuel pump / Trouble codes Read Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for powertrain / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for powertrain / Erase codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for powertrain / Read codes / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Control module for powertrain / Live Data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Digital Audio Broadcasting / ECU information / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Digital Audio Broadcasting / Live data / Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Digital Audio Broadcasting / Trouble codes Erase Codes Above Benz_V1.00 /
E-Class As of 2016 / 213 Digital Audio Broadcasting / Trouble codes Freeze Frame Above Benz_V1.00

Enjoy!

 

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