Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: 94 S420 RIP 2/8/13 02 ML55AMG, 06 CLS55AMG, 89 Mas. 228, 84 Por. 911 Carrera, 93 Toyota t.t. Supra
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I own an S420 and an ML55. For several years the S420 would throw the abs/asr lights. Generally when cold on first application of brake. It was intermittent and since I only used the car in the summer, those lights never went on, and I was determined to figure it out myself sans dealer. Yesterday I pulled into a parking space with the ML55. I put the brake on and as I did the bas/esp light went on. I put the car into park. Shut the car down and on restart when I attempted to move from park to drive the lock wouldn't let me. Got on the internet to this forum and learned that the brake light switch was bad and there should be no brake lights which there wern't. I called the dealer for the part, in stock, and cheap (under $20.00). I fixed the Car in about one hour. This morning as I started the S420 I put foot on brake and abs/asr came on as it has done for 3 years. Just for heck of it I got out and had someone apply the foot brake and no brake lights. Back to dealer for another switch (he couldn't believe I had two needing the same thing) but now S420 is fixed as well. Point being this is an incredible forum and we are lucky for the cumulative wisdom and knowledge it brings. You can fix anything as long as you can read.