BAS ESP Light up after 10miles driving - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

SLK R170 General Discussion SLK 200, SLK 230K, SLK 320, SLK32 AMG

 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 05-02-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Portugal
Vehicle: Mercedes SLK Kompressor 200, 6 manual gear
Other Toys: Motorbikes
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 18
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
BAS ESP Light up after 10miles driving

Hi i have a SLK 200 Kompressor (170 444) Year 2000 .
Have been to the Mercedes Machine in Portugal 2 times.

They don't have a clue, why after 10 miles driving the light of Bas ESp apears in the panel.

Sometimes stays 1 month without being driven. I have read some threads but they are all about the SLK 230 and new cars.
Can anybody help me?

I musn't forget also on the control panel there is always the light bulb sign always lighted. As if one of the lights didn't work. But everything is OK.

Thank you
ritz_on_the_rocks is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 05-02-2013
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 91,798
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 471 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6547 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,246
Thanked 11,089 Times in 8,443 Posts
since you already posted in the 'new member' section, i will move this to the r170 general discussion section


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to jbanks15 For This Useful Post:
#3 Old 05-02-2013
Premium Member
 
Dave54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 350
Posts: 17,436
Country:
Chats: 2
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 81 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,526
Thanked 1,338 Times in 1,222 Posts
Garage
Welcome from Portland, Oregon.
Dave54 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Dave54 For This Useful Post:
 
#4 Old 05-02-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Middle Bit
Vehicle: R170 230
Posts: 38
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Hi Ritz my car is doing exactly the same. Even down to the bulb warning light coming on. My car is a 2002 230. I am going into a specialist on Tuesday to have it looked at. I will post back here if we find a fix. If not its off to a MB main dealer.

Do you loose your ESP once the BAS/ESP light comes on. If I press the ESP switch to turn it off its dead. However, once I switch the engine off and restart the car everything is fine again?
ritz_on_the_rocks likes this.
JackD is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to JackD For This Useful Post:
#5 Old 05-03-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Portugal
Vehicle: Mercedes SLK Kompressor 200, 6 manual gear
Other Toys: Motorbikes
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 18
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Yes Yes

Jack D
Hi
I am not sure if i'm answering at the right place but my SLK does exactly the same thing as yours.
:-)

1. The 'bulb' lamp only lightens up when i switch on the lights
2. The BAS/EsP only lightens up after driving some miles ( around here Km's...)
:-)

3. When i start the car there is no problem. The same as you.

It would be great if you can tell me what is happening to yours. I have been in two diferen MB machine and they can't find out what it is.
And worst. I have paid some money for some things they have tried with no result. In portuguese they called it a 'relé sub-tensăo'

JackD, thanks for whatever help you can give.
Have a nice week-end everybody.
It's shiny in Portugal

ritz_on_the_rocks is offline  
#6 Old 05-04-2013
Registered Users
 
Aycee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Hampshire UK
Vehicle: 2002 Blue SLK 320
Posts: 239
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Thanks: 31
Thanked 49 Times in 46 Posts
Garage
Regarding the light out issue check the rear bulbs and bulb holders. It's a known fault and there was a recall on early SLK's to change the rear light assemblies. Sorry cant help on the BAS/ESP light.
ritz_on_the_rocks likes this.
Aycee is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Aycee For This Useful Post:
#7 Old 05-04-2013
Registered Users
 
DavidJB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Lancashire,England
Vehicle: 2013 SLK250CDI Palladium Silver
Other Toys: cameras,golf clubs,fly fishing rods and reels
Posts: 259
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 52
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
Garage
Another couple of things it could be.

1. Brake light switch,sited behind the brake pedal.
2. Dirty or faulty sensors on the wheels.
ritz_on_the_rocks likes this.
DavidJB is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to DavidJB For This Useful Post:
#8 Old 05-04-2013
Premium Member
 
leapyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Vehicle: Daily driver 1998 SLK230 243,xxx miles
Posts: 3,505
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Thanks: 960
Thanked 527 Times in 415 Posts
Garage
It may be battery related.
A loose conection on the battery terminals.
A bad battery.
or you altenator is going bad.
Please have these things checked.
ritz_on_the_rocks likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Vario roof
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
&
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

R170 & R171
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SLK 230 320 32AMG
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
&
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
leapyfish is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to leapyfish For This Useful Post:
#9 Old 05-05-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Portugal
Vehicle: Mercedes SLK Kompressor 200, 6 manual gear
Other Toys: Motorbikes
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 18
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Thank you
One of the things i must see
:-)
ritz_on_the_rocks is offline  
#10 Old 05-05-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Portugal
Vehicle: Mercedes SLK Kompressor 200, 6 manual gear
Other Toys: Motorbikes
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 18
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
i'll be here tuesday
:-)
thank you
ritz_on_the_rocks is offline  
#11 Old 05-05-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Portugal
Vehicle: Mercedes SLK Kompressor 200, 6 manual gear
Other Toys: Motorbikes
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 18
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
thank you very much
i was wondering where the brake light switch would be located
:-P
ritz_on_the_rocks is offline  
#12 Old 05-05-2013
Premium Member
 
leapyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Vehicle: Daily driver 1998 SLK230 243,xxx miles
Posts: 3,505
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Thanks: 960
Thanked 527 Times in 415 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ritz_on_the_rocks View Post
thank you very much
i was wondering where the brake light switch would be located
:-P
Its under the break pedal http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r170...ke-lights.html
ritz_on_the_rocks likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Vario roof
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
&
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

R170 & R171
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SLK 230 320 32AMG
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
&
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
leapyfish is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to leapyfish For This Useful Post:
#13 Old 05-06-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Portugal
Vehicle: Mercedes SLK Kompressor 200, 6 manual gear
Other Toys: Motorbikes
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 18
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
I thank you for your time answering back
:-D
ritz_on_the_rocks is offline  
#14 Old 05-06-2013
Registered Users

 
Gbarringer100's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Little River, SC
Vehicle: 2013 SLK250
Other Toys: 2016 GLA250
Posts: 2,317
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 100 Post(s)
Thanks: 12
Thanked 404 Times in 350 Posts
Garage
Question do you have the factory stock size tires or have they been changed to a different size?
Gbarringer100 is online now  
#15 Old 05-06-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Middle Bit
Vehicle: R170 230
Posts: 38
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Hi Gbarringer100, my car has correct factory standard size tyres on the original wheels. Plus my battery and alternator are both fine. I think its a sensor/relay issue as mine only comes on when cornering enthusiasticly. We will see if they find anything tomorrow.
JackD is offline  
#16 Old 05-06-2013
Registered Users

 
Gbarringer100's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Little River, SC
Vehicle: 2013 SLK250
Other Toys: 2016 GLA250
Posts: 2,317
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 100 Post(s)
Thanks: 12
Thanked 404 Times in 350 Posts
Garage
"mine only comes on when cornering enthusiastically" There is a sensor in the center console that will cause the BAS ESP system to kick in if it thinks the car is about to go out of control. This will cause the lights to come on but should go off once the car levels off.
Gbarringer100 is online now  
#17 Old 05-07-2013
Premium Member
 
leapyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Vehicle: Daily driver 1998 SLK230 243,xxx miles
Posts: 3,505
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Thanks: 960
Thanked 527 Times in 415 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gbarringer100 View Post
"mine only comes on when cornering enthusiastically" There is a sensor in the center console that will cause the BAS ESP system to kick in if it thinks the car is about to go out of control. This will cause the lights to come on but should go off once the car levels off.
That is the lateral movement sensor.
leapyfish is offline  
#18 Old 05-07-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Middle Bit
Vehicle: R170 230
Posts: 38
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Back from the specialist, what a nice guy. Had my codes read and there were endless low voltage faults. However, my battery and alternator are showing 14.2 volts at charge. My car is new to me and has not been used for a very long time. He advised that if there is a sensor gone it would show. He thinks mine is down to the just not having been used. All the codes are cleared and I'm going to drive it and see what happens. It could just be the age of the battery. I have only had my car week but have driven several hundred miles/km over the the weekend and I've not had any lights on since. So me thinks the battery just needed a really good charge.

Ritz how old is your battery, mine said it was charging and holding a charge but I had driven the car a fair bit to get there. How far do you drisve your car on a daily basis. It could be that your battery needs replacing?
JackD is offline  
#19 Old 05-23-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Portugal
Vehicle: Mercedes SLK Kompressor 200, 6 manual gear
Other Toys: Motorbikes
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 18
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Hi JackD
Thank you so much
My battery is old and has been discharged once. I supose i have to buy a new one.
:-(
I am going to the specialist today.
I will keep you posted.
Thanks a lot
Ritz
ritz_on_the_rocks is offline  
#20 Old 05-23-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Middle Bit
Vehicle: R170 230
Posts: 38
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Hi Ritz,

Since last I posted I have not had a problem so for me it was definately my battery with the BAS/ESP Light. I also have found that my bulb light was a different issue with the front right sidelight that has an intermittant fault.

Good luck with the battery.
JackD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Mercedes Benz R170 SLK Class Cars > SLK R170 General Discussion

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BAS and ESP Warning Lights pjgraham86 SLK R171 General Discussion 5 12-19-2011 09:09 PM
SLK55 AMG or Z4 M gt205v6 SLK R171 General Discussion 41 02-24-2010 12:05 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.