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Was it the relay?
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Was it the relay?
I cleaned the switches on the seat by getting some WD40 down there, I reseated the relay after checking the solder, it seemed to be fine and then I replaced the fuse again to make sure and it just started working.

The biggest one left is the headlights and the ESP. I am replacing the brake light sensor tomorrow and going to try refit the original H7 connectors (Though I am a little unsure about this one)
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I cleaned the switches on the seat by getting some WD40 down there, I reseated the relay after checking the solder, it seemed to be fine and then I replaced the fuse again to make sure and it just started working.

The biggest one left is the headlights and the ESP. I am replacing the brake light sensor tomorrow and going to try refit the original H7 connectors (Though I am a little unsure about this one)
Sorry I mean the Brake Light Switch (I can't edit my posts)
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The biggest one left is the headlights and the ESP.
I'm not at all sure about that ESP light (or lack of light), could be the brake light switch, could be the ESP switch .. those two are cheap enough to play 'parts darts' with but it ideally needs a scan.

I had a faulty brake light switch just a few days ago but that put my BAS/ESP light on on the dash.

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iCarsoft MBII actually called that right for once
Double-checked with SDS which also told me that it was the brake light switch and for added clarity it had noted 5 Implausible Brake Bellows movements or words to that effect .. kinda made sense

11.16 for a new Febi switch and a middle-aged man getting into positions that a middle-aged man really has no business getting himself into and an hr later it was fixed
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I'm not at all sure about that ESP light (or lack of light), could be the brake light switch, could be the ESP switch .. those two are cheap enough to play 'parts darts' with but it ideally needs a scan.

I had a faulty brake light switch just a few days ago but that put my BAS/ESP light on the dash.

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iCarsoft MBII actually called that right for once
Double-checked with SDS which also told me that it was the brake light switch and for added clarity it had noted 5 Implausible Brake Bellows movements or words to that effect .. kinda made sense

11.16 for a new Febi switch and a middle-aged man getting into positions that a middle-aged man really has no business getting himself into and an hr later it was fixed
I only have a obd2 scanner so I am not sure it will work but I will replace the switch anyway. Yes, I had a little close look earlier and a younger me wouldn't have any problem with that but older me complained a little getting in there and more so getting back out...

The guy at the garage told me that it was just the switch that was the problem, not the system, his words were "If the switch is there it has to work, if the switch wasn't there, it wouldn't have failed". I wonder if I just rip the switch out if it doesn't change it and see what he says...
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I think that will light the dash up with warning lights, and you may not be able to reset them with just OBD

Also that switch is all part of the Hazard and Locking Switch as one assembly ...............

Nice to see you're almost there now

Do you want another switch posted to you ?

I have quite a few spare and can 1st class it tomorrow morning if so, let me know, pm me your address or phone me tomorrow morning from 8am 01599 511482 .................

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Here you go, one sat on my desk waiting to here from you



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There is a wide gap between working and safe and fixed correctly, but bridging that gap requires the person knowing how things work in a bit more depth.

Here in Calif we don't have MOT, state could care less about a car stopping or seats working, as long as the smog system is effectively restraining hp and all the bits have the correct numbers on them.

For the headlights I would think "most" of the original wiring should still be accessible, so that a replacement original socket with pig tails (prewired to easily splice in) would fix that.
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Emissions .............

Here in the UK we only have one "State" ...............

The "Nanny State" which is slowly stripping the entire populace of it's Human Rights, and still the majority of our Population believe we live in a democracy ............. PAH !!

Our MOT Tests get stricter almost by the hour these days. It is no wonder that a lot of testers can't keep up with the ever changing rules !!

I have many friends and customers who own beautiful immaculate Mercedes Cars, one is an absolutely mint 2005 S Class CDI Diesel, he is scrapping it because it needs a few hundred Engine Repair and next year he will not be allowed to use it to go to work in London due to ULEZ ..............

That Car is cleaner than most folks underwear when looking at Emissions

This now is applying to more and more Cities throughout UK as they all start to follow suit

Within 10 years now, and without intervention, I foresee that the Internal Combustion Engine will become a thing of the past, WAKE UP UK POPULACE !!

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A good friend of mine is an MOT tester and he refuses point blank to test cars that belong to his friends due them quickly becoming ex-friends. Understandable to a degree as he cannot show favouritism in any shape or form whatsoever, they have to be strict and It is really hard for them to keep up with the ever-changing rules and regs. They're not all bad guys, they've just got to do what they've got to do.
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So I just replaced the Brake Light Switch and it seems to have not made any difference. Can I just check that the big yellow triangle in the middle of the dash is the ESP? This lights up when the key is inserted and switch on, then when the car is started it goes off. I also have been reading that the cruise control is effected by this, my cruise control has never worked.

What is the action of the ESP switch when it's working? What happens when you press it to the dash? In the manual, it states the light should turn off and on. I bet it's the bloody switch.
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Some reading whilst you wait for the clever folk.
https://www.slkworld.com/gtsearch.php?q=R170%20ESP

If memory serves, this function uses the speed and possibly abs sensor.
But sounds like your call on the switch is likely the cause.

Did you see the Post from Dave2302? Offering a switch.
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Some reading whilst you wait for the clever folk.
https://www.slkworld.com/gtsearch.php?q=R170%20ESP

If memory serves, this function uses the speed and possibly abs sensor.
But sounds like your call on the switch is likely the cause.

Did you see the Post from Dave2302? Offering a switch.
Yes, the guy is a legend and has sent one in the post, hopefully it arrives in time.
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Hi,

It went in the Post Office at 11:52, First Class, down to Royal Mail "Donkey Express" now



Nice talking to you, hope she gets through the test now,

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It went in the Post Office at 11:52, First Class, down to Royal Mail "Donkey Express" now



Nice talking to you, hope she gets through the test now,

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I had a second go with the handbrake today. It seems that the right side adjuster just doesn't want to turn either way unless I am doing something wrong. Should it be easy to adjust? It felt like it just didn't want to move.
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You don't owe me anything

I'm sorry to hear that you can't get the Adjusters to move, I would expect that those Adjusters and the Shoe Expanders are well seized up, possibly at least the Right Cable as well, which was why I suggested stripping and inspecting in the first place

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You don't owe me anything

I'm sorry to hear that you can't get the Adjusters to move, I would expect that those Adjusters and the Shoe Expanders are well seized up, possibly at least the Right Cable as well, which was why I suggested stripping and inspecting in the first place

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I agree. I think i might be fighting a losing battle in the short term. I think i need to think longer-term at this point if it fails again.

I will go for a pint and have a ponder.

I am not done yet, I just think Dave was right all along and this is a bigger job that needs doing well.
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What was the outcome buddy ?

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Do we not have any local members/garages that can assist?
Even if just a place to park and do the work.

I don't know the area well.
I know the two Martins aren't local, but may have a better idea of who/where to ask.

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@Trev5 Do you know the area at all?
Sorry chaps - a bit late to the party.


If you need another opinion/price re the outstanding bits, I'd recommend talking to German Car Specialists, in Horsham. While they won't let you work there (obviously ) I've found them very good at sorting problems out (and there's usually a range of good quality cars being serviced there which indicates quality work, too).


I'd have offered my drive for you to work on the car, but as I no longer live in the area that's kind of hard now. Sorry.


Wish I could help more, but I can say that you're in very good hands with those already contributing to the thread. Good luck!
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