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Hello everyone. My name is Joy, and I have just joined this Forum.
I own a 2002 SLK230 Kompressor, which has done 45,000 ks. When I turn my heater, or AC on, my coolant light comes on. I have taken it to Eauropean Auto's, who specialise in Merc's, and he's telling me I need to replace my Radiator fan module, at a cost of $600! NZ Dollars (the little grey box thingy with fins on it, lol ) He says because of my cars age, but geez at only 45'000 k's you would think they would last longer than that! My temp does not go up, and my coolant level stays the same, tis only when I turn that dam fan switch on! Any other suggestions before I fork out that much coin?
 

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Hi Joy, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)

I can't help with your coolant light issue, but I'm sure someone will be along shortly with some useful advice for you. In the meantime here's some other info I hope you'll find interesting or useful...

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These boxes failed a lot on the W202 in the late nineties.

I have some old notes from those days and remember two things:
1. There are two relays associated with the fan that could also fail and set the coolant warning off - maybe ask your technician if he is aware of these and can rule them out.
2. Apparently most failures of the module is down to a capacitor that cost pennies and can be replaced by a competent electronics person. Might be worth checking this out with someone who knows how to work on circuit boards.
 

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