mb star diagnostics advice

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I'm tring to read and reset any error codes in my sl320 softtop controller, I undrstand that post 95 vehicles need the m-b star diagnostic unit to do this and pre 96 vehicles can be done with a switch and an led..

mine is 96 so in theory needs the mb star unit, however, i spoke to someone who told me, the later cars can still be read with the led hack as the 16way connector is still located in the engine bay

before i burn anything out...can anyone confirm this?

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I'm tring to read and reset any error codes in my sl320 softtop controller, I undrstand that post 95 vehicles need the m-b star diagnostic unit to do this and pre 96 vehicles can be done with a switch and an led..

mine is 96 so in theory needs the mb star unit, however, i spoke to someone who told me, the later cars can still be read with the led hack as the 16way connector is still located in the engine bay

before i burn anything out...can anyone confirm this?

cheers


You can do it as in one of the links I gave you, and by shorting the pins to ground they will make the lamp in the switch read out the codes
 
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You can do it as in one of the links I gave you, and by shorting the pins to ground they will make the lamp in the switch read out the codes

I searched through the links for hours and saw the reset procedure on the pre96 cars but couldnt find anyone doing the same on the post 95's...have i missed somthing....

To be honest this electrics is all new to me and a bit daunting....give me somthing mechanical and i'll take it apart fix it and build it back up again...but electrics are a whole new ball game:D

hope i'm not pi**ing you off with all the questions but i've just pumped all my cash into this new car and would like to get the problem fixed as quickly and cheaply as possible

thanks for all your help:smile:
 

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OK you are correct and must be done on STAR now if the new controller that you bought is dead,,if that car was hit up the back side,,that would have deployed the roll bar so you need an indie now with STAR,,do you have one near by genuine STAR that is it only takes 5 mins
 
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OK you are correct and must be done on STAR now if the new controller that you bought is dead,,if that car was hit up the back side,,that would have deployed the roll bar so you need an indie now with STAR,,do you have one near by genuine STAR that is it only takes 5 mins

ok there are a couple of local indies, ive never used em though,

so..... just playing out the scenareo.....the car it came off was hit up the back end and the roll bar deployed, the ecu would now register a fault, would this now dissable all the roof mechanism untill the fault was cleared...is this a standard thing...??

what i,m trying to avoid is dishing out another £60 or so to find this unit is faulty....
 

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ok there are a couple of local indies, ive never used em though,

so..... just playing out the scenareo.....the car it came off was hit up the back end and the roll bar deployed, the ecu would now register a fault, would this now dissable all the roof mechanism untill the fault was cleared...is this a standard thing...??

what i,m trying to avoid is dishing out another £60 or so to find this unit is faulty....
Try and do a deal with an indie,,that cost is on the high side,,some will do it for £25 or £40,,it is not a long job
 


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