Date registered: Sep 2008
Vehicle: 2004 SLK230
Location: Phoenix AZ
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2004 SLK 230 problem: BAS/ESP light on; shifter stuck in park
I have a 2004 SLK 230, 40K miles. While driving, a BAS/ESP light came on. Next morning, couldn't shift out of park. Brake lights don't work when the brake pedal is depressed. Car is undriveable, stuck in the garage.
MB shop told me to have it towed because it could be "a variety of serious problems".
I received some sensible advice here to pull and reinstall a stop lamp switch as an easy remedy. Problem is, I don't have a service manual, and don't have any schematics for removing under-dash covers and getting to the switch. Tried to look for the switch this morning, and failed miserably. Plastic covers go all the way to the floor, it seems.
To your knowledge, are all SLK stop light switches similar? There was a stop lamp switch schematic in the forum, and I wonder if the adjustment procedure is the same for all SLKs (unplug S9 connector, press S9b catch, pull pin S9a all the way out, reinstall). Should I get a new part, or clean and reinstall the old one?
Also, couldn't find any fuses for the traction system in the fuse box. Could it be a blown fuse, and if so, which fuse do I need to inspect?
Your advice is greatly appreciated. Certainly don't want to have this towed.
Thanks, and best regards,