boot not opening w211 e55 amg 2003

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hello everybody ive got a real teaser for you here,my boot would not open,remotely or with the handle,i was about to look into it when the right hand licence lamp not working came up on dash,i got a new bulb (festoon type)it still did not work,there is no live at the connecter the other side is earthed ok,the other number plate works ok.to cut a long story short if i leave the bulb out the boot will open with no problem,as soon as i put the bulb in, it stops opening.ive also noticed the boot lighting does not work,ive checked fuses all seem ok but i dont have the card which tells you which fuse is which,it would seem to me to be shorting out somewhere has anyone come across this before,thanks craig
 

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Sounds like the rear SAM is playing about, they do some weird things at times. or a simple wiring fault, moneys on rear SAM.
 

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Me too and say the rear SAM
 

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Ive seen wiring problems on the boot,check around the hinges for damaged wires.
 

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No, its behind the front drivers seat, in the compartment, theres a false floor, remove that to gain access to the rear SAM, you wont do nothing with it, a star test is your next call, otherwise your start throwing money away!!
 
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thanks for the help am i looking at a new sam unit or could it be replaced
 

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SAMs cannot be repaired,,sorry if I was wrong on where it is.

Do you know a good indie with STAR
 
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im close to main dealer,i suppose they would go straight to it with all their equipment ,i know of indie with a bosch system but not star
 

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im close to main dealer,i suppose they would go straight to it with all their equipment ,i know of indie with a bosch system but not star

Most Bosch diagnostic gear covers STAR, its so much cheaper than going to MB
 

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SAMs cannot be repaired,,sorry if I was wrong on where it is.

Do you know a good indie with STAR

Your forgiven sir, not very often your wrong, what surprised me more, its the same as your car!!

We ok for thursday??

Steve and i that is!!!
 

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Oh Yes please Thursday is perfect.

Mine is behind my seat, but I dislike talking about SAMs on my car
 
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will the star or bosch diagnosis confirm the SAM or point you in that direction,if it is the SAM,any idea on cost
 

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NO, i was wrong!!!!! there's a thread going about a 230 somewhere on here tonight and i got the model wrong, the rear SAM in a 211 is in the n/s boot trim,

Put my hands up and sorry Malc for question your post!!

Should learn to read before replying!!

OK for thursday,that's good for me, Dave at MBS has man flue so got to run that tomorrow but i hope he will be back on his feet on thursday!!

Where we going for lunch????
 

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NO, i was wrong!!!!! there's a thread going about a 230 somewhere on here tonight and i got the model wrong, the rear SAM in a 211 is in the n/s boot trim,



Where we going for lunch????

The choice is yours
 
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i stripped out the left hand boot trim and found 5 broken wires in the loom which goes into the boot.ive repaired them and all works well.thanks for the advice,
 

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