Diagnostic for messages

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Michel
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Diagnostic for messages

Post by Michel » Fri 31 Aug, 2018 7:18 am

I have a CLK430 and have been getting the odd message flash on my dash.
From being late for a service to ABS and faulty lights.

With the faulty light, obviously i replaced whichever was gone and that fixed that one.
For being late for the service I found a youtube video showing how to reset that.

But yesterday the ABS light and (warnings that i should go immediately to the dearlership) came on and then after stopping and getting abck in the car, it never came back.
However, leaving the office in the evening I realised my brake lights were stuck on.
I felt the pedal and tried to pull it back, but it wasn't that.
Any ideas?

Also, Does the CLK430 have an OBD port? and where?
Many thanks
Michel (in Sydney)

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Re: Diagnostic for messages

Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 31 Aug, 2018 11:16 am

If you do have an OBD II port it will be located adjacent the bonnet release. There will be a little cover over it.
However I suspect that you won’t have one. Just the round 32 pin port in the engine compartment.
You will require a higher end commercial variety scanner to access the codes on this port.

OBD standard was late to the party in Australia.

Suspect your brake light switch mounted on the brake pedal
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Re: Diagnostic for messages

Post by John Green » Fri 31 Aug, 2018 12:51 pm

Brake lamp switch failure, super common fault. Get a new switch and make sure ot reset it as it is installed as it has an adjustable point at which it is on/off.
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Re: Diagnostic for messages

Post by Michel » Fri 31 Aug, 2018 4:02 pm

Thank you Ivanerrol and John for the information.
John, is that a common switch or MB unique?

Also when mentioning the about the ESP and ABS warnings, I realised that my cruise control stopped working :dontknow:
Are they all related?
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Re: Diagnostic for messages

Post by Christo C » Fri 31 Aug, 2018 4:15 pm

Cruise Control is usually defeated when brakes are applied; as your brake switch seems to have failed ‘ON’ I suggest Cruise Control thinks brakes are applied...
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Re: Diagnostic for messages

Post by John Green » Sat 01 Sep, 2018 8:16 am

Michel wrote:
Fri 31 Aug, 2018 4:02 pm
Thank you Ivanerrol and John for the information.
John, is that a common switch or MB unique?
MB specific and various versions based on VIN number
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Re: Diagnostic for messages

Post by Aegean » Sat 01 Sep, 2018 6:15 pm

Send me your VIN Michel and I will look it up.
W136 170s W186 300b W180 220s W109 6.3 C107 450 W116 6.9 W124 E320 Cab CLK 430
'72 Ranchero GT, Subaru SVX x 4, Subaru Vortex, DKW F89P, DKW 3=6, Skoda Octavia Super, Skoda Felicia Cabrio,
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Re: Diagnostic for messages

Post by Michel » Sun 02 Sep, 2018 7:10 am

John Green wrote:
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 8:16 am
Michel wrote:
Fri 31 Aug, 2018 4:02 pm
Thank you Ivanerrol and John for the information.
John, is that a common switch or MB unique?
MB specific and various versions based on VIN number
Thank you
Michel (in Sydney)

W116: 1978 450SEL 6.9 - 690SEL # 3312
R107: 1985 500SL AMG - LHD
C208: 2000 CLK430 Coupe
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Re: Diagnostic for messages

Post by Michel » Sun 02 Sep, 2018 7:13 am

Aegean wrote:
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 6:15 pm
Send me your VIN Michel and I will look it up.
Thanks Craig
WDB2083702F172553
Michel (in Sydney)

W116: 1978 450SEL 6.9 - 690SEL # 3312
R107: 1985 500SL AMG - LHD
C208: 2000 CLK430 Coupe
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Re: Diagnostic for messages

Post by Aegean » Sun 02 Sep, 2018 9:23 am

W136 170s W186 300b W180 220s W109 6.3 C107 450 W116 6.9 W124 E320 Cab CLK 430
'72 Ranchero GT, Subaru SVX x 4, Subaru Vortex, DKW F89P, DKW 3=6, Skoda Octavia Super, Skoda Felicia Cabrio,
and the odd Porsche, Holden, Tatra, Buick............

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Re: Diagnostic for messages

Post by Michel » Sun 02 Sep, 2018 11:05 am

Aegean wrote:
Sun 02 Sep, 2018 9:23 am
Part number is A001 545 95 09

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mercedes-Be ... 2522378975
Many thanks Craig :glasses2:
Michel (in Sydney)

W116: 1978 450SEL 6.9 - 690SEL # 3312
R107: 1985 500SL AMG - LHD
C208: 2000 CLK430 Coupe
W163: 2003 ML320

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