Front Sam coding - w212 - E220 - Birmingham

Nicolae

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Hi all,
A few months ago my car broke down. After a long inspection at a MB specialist garage, they gave me the diagnostic. Front Sam unit needs replacement and also The TCU is broken ( speed sensor ).
I had the Front Sam unit replaced with and used one,cause was cheaper (450GBP) but after the car went crazy and multiple errors occurred :

*Without changing gear,consult workshop
*Anti-theft protection activated. Please visit your MB workshop.
*Top up coolant ( which is disappearing )
*EZS (fail)
*ESP (fail)
*AC (fail -not blowing air at all )
* Beltpretensioner - RBTMFR_204 (Pretension front right) - MT/AT
And many more.
Been to a few other garages ,paid for some diagnostics but without any luck.

Finally went to a MB workshop,presented them the previous Xentry tests and they asked me for 600-700 GBP (which is a rip off), to provide me a quotation to get the vehicle fixed.

From friends and forums I`ve understood that the Front Sam unit was not coded properly,and that i need to find somebody to do it.

Need some help with this huge mess, somebody that can help in Birmingham area?

Infos about the front sam unit are attached.
 

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Try Wayne at W.D.M. Cars in Perry Barr. There also used to be a good Indie in Moseley called Howard Williams. I think they are still there but under a different name. About a mile from the big Mosque driving away from B'ham on the left hand side.
 

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Don’t forget MSL , they don’t just do remaps and performance stuff....
 

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If neither of the above can help, Google ACMS Walsall. Marc there is ex MB and he is extremely good.
 
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If neither of the above can help, Google ACMS Walsall. Marc there is ex MB and he is extremely good.
Been to Marc, he sent me to MB.
 
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Aaaagh right!
Some SAM units might need online coding then I guess, that’s a bummer!
So, at this point, only MB workshop can do that ? (Asking because i don`t know anything about it)
 

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So, at this point, only MB workshop can do that ? (Asking because i don`t know anything about it)
I think some of our Indys can do it (Star? Avantgarde? MBS?) but looks like none of his local ones can.
 

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So, at this point, only MB workshop can do that ? (Asking because i don`t know anything about it)
Not necessarily, some MB Independants do in fact pay the annual or monthly kings ransom to have STAR online. Just not sure in your area. I know on here STAR (Reading) and MBS (Southampton) forum supporters do, there must be more and must be one closer to you surely? I’ll see if I can dig up anything.
 
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Not necessarily, some MB Independants do in fact pay the annual or monthly kings ransom to have STAR online. Just not sure in your area. I know on here STAR (Reading) and MBS (Southampton) forum supporters do, there must be more and must be one closer to you surely? I’ll see if I can dig up anything.
Appreciate your help. Thank you
 
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Hi all,
A few months ago my car broke down. After a long inspection at a MB specialist garage, they gave me the diagnostic. Front Sam unit needs replacement and also The TCU is broken ( speed sensor ).
I had the Front Sam unit replaced with and used one,cause was cheaper (450GBP) but after the car went crazy and multiple errors occurred :

*Without changing gear,consult workshop
*Anti-theft protection activated. Please visit your MB workshop.
*Top up coolant ( which is disappearing )
*EZS (fail)
*ESP (fail)
*AC (fail -not blowing air at all )
* Beltpretensioner - RBTMFR_204 (Pretension front right) - MT/AT
And many more.
Been to a few other garages ,paid for some diagnostics but without any luck.

Finally went to a MB workshop,presented them the previous Xentry tests and they asked me for 600-700 GBP (which is a rip off), to provide me a quotation to get the vehicle fixed.

From friends and forums I`ve understood that the Front Sam unit was not coded properly,and that i need to find somebody to do it.

Need some help with this huge mess, somebody that can help in Birmingham area?

Infos about the front sam unit are attached.

Sounds like a faulty, wrong part or incorrect fitment, SAM unit.
 


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