Switch and wiper woes

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PeterQ
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Switch and wiper woes

Post by PeterQ » Fri 03 Aug, 2018 5:17 pm

My indicator stalk would not lodge in the right turn position, you had to hold it on to keep the indicators going. So, I've replaced the switch and now I have no wipers. So I put back the old switch - still no wipers. Any ideas - common errors? I am trying this in the shed, stationary, engine on - possibly it "knows" there's no water on the screen, but the washers don't work either.

A fuse diagram would be good - I'm not convinced the one I have is actually for my car (2003 CLK500 A209) - in case I shorted something, but given the air bag had to come out I did have the battery disconnected.
2003 CLK500 convertible, latest successor to:
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Holden Crewman Cross 6 - Ford Territory - Holden Commodore VZ 6 speed Ute
Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 - Ssangyong Musso 3.2 - Mercedes 450SLC
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Re: Switch and wiper woes

Post by John Green » Fri 03 Aug, 2018 9:34 pm

Hi Peter, there are a few differant indicator/wiper combination switches for these. Very important to order by VIN number. I would suggest that before you risk electrical me-hem, that you make sure it is the right part.
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Re: Switch and wiper woes

Post by PeterQ » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 8:06 pm

John - the part numbers on the old and new are the same. My planned afternoon was interrupted by a customer, but I did get time to check *every* fuse under the bonnet and in the dash at the driver's end. All OK, I'll check those in the boot tomorrow morning. I will also be checking how the push in connectors in the various switch units on the steering column fit together, make sure they're all good. If that doesn't help I'm stuck - it's 90k through heavy rain to the nearest MB place.
2003 CLK500 convertible, latest successor to:
2006 W164 ML350 - 1999 S430L - Audi A6 C5 V8
Holden Crewman Cross 6 - Ford Territory - Holden Commodore VZ 6 speed Ute
Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 - Ssangyong Musso 3.2 - Mercedes 450SLC
and a litany of others...

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Re: Switch and wiper woes

Post by PeterQ » Sun 05 Aug, 2018 7:56 pm

Good news - I have wipers again. Bad news - don't really know how. I pulled and checked and refitted every fuse, none blown. As previously, I pulled everything off of the column again, put the new switch back in, re-assembled with lots of care, and voila it works.
2003 CLK500 convertible, latest successor to:
2006 W164 ML350 - 1999 S430L - Audi A6 C5 V8
Holden Crewman Cross 6 - Ford Territory - Holden Commodore VZ 6 speed Ute
Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 - Ssangyong Musso 3.2 - Mercedes 450SLC
and a litany of others...

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Re: Switch and wiper woes

Post by John Green » Tue 07 Aug, 2018 7:43 am

PeterQ wrote:
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 7:56 pm
Good news - I have wipers again. Bad news - don't really know how. I pulled and checked and refitted every fuse, none blown. As previously, I pulled everything off of the column again, put the new switch back in, re-assembled with lots of care, and voila it works.
Maybe your car has Lucas electrics? :dance: :dance:
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Re: Switch and wiper woes

Post by PeteGong » Mon 13 Aug, 2018 7:08 am

Hi Peter, I have the same problem with my 2003 CLK 500 convertible i.e. right hand indicator won't hold down. I too need to replace the switch and would be grateful for the part number and where you obtained it?

I am slightly confused though. You mentioned that your car is a 2003 CLK500 convertible A209. My 2003 CLK 500 convertible has VIN WDB2094752T008358 which suggests it is a W 209? Is your VIN an A 209?

Help.....

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Re: Switch and wiper woes

Post by PeterQ » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 10:03 pm

The reply I posted a day or so ago is not showing now, so...
A209 is the convertible; C209, the coupe. Generically both W209.


I got my switch from Pace BM in Perth, don't have a part number readily to hand though.
2003 CLK500 convertible, latest successor to:
2006 W164 ML350 - 1999 S430L - Audi A6 C5 V8
Holden Crewman Cross 6 - Ford Territory - Holden Commodore VZ 6 speed Ute
Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 - Ssangyong Musso 3.2 - Mercedes 450SLC
and a litany of others...

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