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W140 - Parktronic

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by JEZ.S320L, Dec 22, 2012.

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    JEZ.S320L Active Senior Members

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    Good afternoon. Help needed, please.

    W140 - S320L - 1998.

    I have just got my car back from the Dealers (where they must have disconnected the battery to do some work, as the clock needed resetting) and I have noticed something different with my Parktronic.

    The system now defaults to OFF when I start-up. When I press the button to switch Parktronic back ON, the front displays light up, give a long beep and then switch themselves OFF again.

    What do I need to do to configure Parktronic to default to ON, when I start up, please?

    Thanks.
     
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    Nothing that you can do for this, it needs STAR to see what has happened
     
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    Thanks Malcolm. I'll pop over on Monday and get them to check the problem out.
     
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    It almost sounds like the sensors are disconnected, but I do not know why they should be, you will have to stay in all Christmas :(
     
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    The rear display wasn't working when I selected Reverse, which was one of the reasons it went in to be fixed. A new 'interrupter' was fitted. Your suggestion of the sensors being disconnected, now makes sense. :p

    As for staying in - I'll get Mrs Jez to drive me about in hers, which means I can drink :lol:
     
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    Hi,
    The symptons you are describing is normally indicative of a sensor(s) failling or in my case a partially disconnected plug for the front sensor loom.
    Plugging into STAR should be able to pinpoint the fault, whether thats a failling sensor(s) or a disconnected loom or the like.
     
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    There IS a Father Christmas.!

    He called last night and set his Elf Technicians to work on the non-functioning Parktronic - the system now works perfectly again.

    The Miracle of Christmas :p
     
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    We do know that our cars can be notorious for one offs,, good luck and lets hope it stays that way Jezz :D:D
     

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