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W210 BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH LOCATION. ?

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by HERBIEMERCMAN, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. HERBIEMERCMAN

    HERBIEMERCMAN Senior Member

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    hello everyone, i have a 1997 e-300 w210, does anyone know where the brake light switch is located and how to get at it. ? many thanks. herbiemercman.
     
  2. Naraic

    Naraic Moderator

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    Under the dash on the brake pedal assembly (or not too far away). Lie on your back and look up.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    You will have to remove the kick panel to get to it
     
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    mersum1es Senior Member

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    HERBIEMERCMAN Senior Member

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    just fitted the new switch it was £10 from euro parts, for me it was a contorsionists job, i am fit but a bit too big for crawling under the steering wheel and trying to get my hands up on top of the brake pedel.

    the link kindly supplied by mersum1es from youtube was helpfull, but only the removal method for dissconnecting the brake switch itself, as the car used for the clip was a different model to my car.

    the most difficult thing i had to deal with was the dissconnection and re connection of the bonnet release cable and its very fiddly assembly.you cannot remove the kick panel unless this is dissconnected.

    when i examined the switch i could now understand why although it was still working the brake lights etc, it must have been faulty, as it plays a role in the BAS / ABS system, it is not as i thought just a sinle pole switch, it has four wires going to it, anyway the replacement got rid of the BAS / ASR warning light and all is now ok.

    many thanks to everyone for their help, hope my version of events helps other members who have the tenacity to own an old merc. herbiemercman.
     
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    Another top tip, took my youth who is built for such shenanigans with me the common problems of parking brake springs and brake switches all in places unsuitable for my dizzy head have all been learn't by him.
    I shall have to leave the car to him !
     
  7. EmilysDad

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    I'd guess it's like EmilysMum's Smart & my other car, there'll be a normally open & a normally closed switch inside. :)
     

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