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Steering wheel won’t go up or down

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by bertb1, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. bertb1

    bertb1 Senior Member

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    Hello all
    Can anyone please advise
    My steering wheel has stop working on the up and down
    It’s still working in and out
    Is this a simple fix ?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks in advance


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    Is it manual or electric adjustment?
     
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    Hello
    Sorry I was in a bit of a rush when I posted this
    It’s electric on my c220 amg sport
    63 plate
    Thanks


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    Hello all
    Surely someone must have some info on this
    I can’t be the only one this has happened to
    Please let me me know any advice before I take it to a garage to be ripped off
    Thanks in advance


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    Will it not move if you help it? On a couple of occasions , the column on my car has stuck (it's set to move up & down as I get in the car) but moving it on the stalk has 'cured' it.
     
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    Hello
    No I’ve tried it just make a click noise and does nothing


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    Haha
    I take it that means it dead


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    It means I don't know ;) and hope it doesn't mean it's going to cost you ££££££s to sort
     
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    I’d look at taking the cowling off from underneath and see what (if anything) is going on. As it’s electrical it could have damaged teeth in the gears
     
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    Sounds like a dead motor and the click is a relay operating.
     
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    Thanks for your input
    Can the Motor still be Broken if it goes in and out but not up and down?


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    Different motors as far as I'm aware.
     
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    Thanks
    I bought extended warranty when I bought the car so
    It runs out in February


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    that’s what I’m hoping
    Going to ring them o Monday


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    I can’t say for the w204, but on the w203 the up/down motor has a small rubber drive link that has been known to break. It’s possible it is the same design. If you get your ear very close can you hear the faint noise of the motor running when you move the joystick?

    i used to replace a lot of these when people had comfort access enabled, and hung on the steering wheel to lift themselves out of the seat while the motor was trying to raise the wheel into comfort access position. The part was cheap, but fitting is a big strip
     
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    Hello all
    Just a quick update
    So I called the extended warranty people and was told I need to take the car for a diagnostics to find the true cause before they would take on the claim or in other words if they would pay out
    So I booked it in yesterday with a company called mercaid was told £60. +vat for the diagnostic
    Got there and he plugged in and for some reason the ****** thing started to working again
    So he reset all the stops on my seats and steering wheel and charged me £50 so all in all it worked out great for a change


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