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coolant light on

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Recently purchased my first slk200 2001 , my coolant light keeps coming on , coolant level ok , fan working , temp reads normal


Any ideas , known issues ?


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the coolant light and the windshield washer fluid light are the same light/sensor

how is the washer fluid level? low? that is the issue


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the coolant light and the windshield washer fluid light are the same light/sensor

how is the washer fluid level? low? that is the issue

Both levels are ok !
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Then is might be thermostat related
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Then is it your thermostat despite the normal temp reading...

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In my r170 start exact like you...
after a while ...2/3 months later ... have found the washer tank broken...
it's common in r170, you have to make a little change when you get it out, and it will stop with "broken washer tank" dieses, i did it in my, still with old one, and no more annoing light on.

will publish the fotos so you can see/understand what's is going on.

maybe, not your case, but a lots of them are the same problem as i did
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After removing washer tank, it was like this:
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like this was on a sunday.. no place to get one, new or used, have to repair it.
1- first, enlarge the cracks
2- fill it
3- with a telescopic mirror, see if its perfect inside
4- put all on place again, this compound that i use, works under water too, and it's ready to use, after 10/15 mnts
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and before fiting it in the car: prevent this for hapening again:

put the water heater on a vice (with some wood, for not damage it) and twist the whole assembly, so the bottom of the heater, does not site, so close to the plastic wall (near the pump) i twisted mine so it now seats +/- in the center of the wassher tank.

instructions for removing this pelican parts

and after put it in the car and fill with water, wait a few minutes, to see if it has another crack, my have one that was not visible, marked in red on picture.

have bought a new tank, but still waiting for this one to crack again, it has almost a year by now, no more annoing water lights on the dash, after this.
hope that it helps
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Attached is a foto of the compond that i use, don't know the name of it in english, but its made by henkel, site: Home - Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and it's very good to repair dash cracks so common in r170's dash, after many years... like the one on the foto, that one, goes bellow steriling wheel, and crack where is the screw to hold it.

after a while, it can be cut, sanded, painted, i really like this product
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