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Stuck in 'P' & warning lights on

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by DavePrentice, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. DavePrentice

    DavePrentice Active Member

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    Have a 52 Plate C230. The warning lights for SRS, ESP & BRS came on & the autobox stuck in 'P' mode - although the AA mechanic showed me how to release this manually using a screwdriver! Although I have a great indy mechanic, he advised I book it into a Merc Dealer for code settings etc.
    Must confess (no names) I have been astounded their incompetence and indifference. They are suggesting fault is (maybe?) with ECU and have been quoted £1450 for a new unit - although that may not solve the problem and the final bill could be over £2000. My indie has called them requesting details of the brake unit switch and when he gave them his credentials as a mechanic, calls were not returned back as promised. He doesnt think the ECU is the problem here and any advice would be much appreciated.
    Love my Merc, but would NEVER go near a main dealer again.

    Heard it could be a switch under the brake pedal, but the main dealer never head of it.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Just re read and seen SRS so could be EIS or SAM it will all come up on a STAR test
     
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    DavePrentice

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    Brake light switch?

    Apparently the main Merc dealer doesnt have that part on the list!
    Do you know a part number?
     
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    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    I think it goona be a lot more than the switch!!! more like a SAM fault seing as the SRS light is on as well as the others...
     
  5. Alex Crow

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    Probably not even got a brake light switch anyway, and as Colin says, a lot more than just a brake pedal switch.
     
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    Sam unit

    Yres, apparently my model doesnt have a brake pedal switich & probably its the SAM unit.Thanks for all those who helped.....much appreciated.
     

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