W220 SAM module

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Richard46
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W220 SAM module

Post by Richard46 » Sat 28 May, 2016 7:17 pm

My W220 S320 Mercedes was transported across the Nullabor, and as a "service" was washed with a pressure washer with a window open before delivery. The only real damage was the under-rear- seat SAM module which ended up in a 2Cm pool of water. Carpets and upholstery along with the airbag accelerometers were ok. I'm after an A028 545 8132 SAM module, but to keep the repair cost effective, I'm looking for a used one from a S320 Benz. Does anyone know of one being wrecked that might have one of these parts for sale?

Richard

Richard46
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Re: W220 SAM module

Post by Richard46 » Sun 29 May, 2016 7:58 pm

Found what I was looking for from an overseas supplier. I only hope that this module doesn't require programming, I wouldn't have thought so.

Richard

Richard46
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Re: W220 SAM module

Post by Richard46 » Tue 31 May, 2016 2:13 am

In the interests of fairness, I'm obliged to correct a wrong assumption I made when I posted this topic along with my question. I stated the transport company who brought the vehicle across the Nullabor when washing the car (which they did) allowed water from their pressure washer to get into the interior and damage the rear SAM module. I now believe this wasn't the case. It seems the damage was caused due to the drain valve in the air cowl underneath the wipers became clogged, allowing water to flow under the car and into the area under the rear seat. This is a common problem with the W220 series, and it is essential of owners to keep cowl region free of debris such as leaves, or expensive repairs may result. This article explains the problem and solution. http://thegarage.jalopnik.com/how-to-ow ... 1678826617

Richard

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