I am new to the site and a proud, 9 day old owner of a 1995 C36 AMG
I love that car! I am excited to delve into the customizing world of the W202's.
But first, unfortunately, I have to delve through the issues my car already has
I will start by saying I think I have some sort of wiring issues?
The check engine light was on when I bought the car. The previous owner took it to his shop, and his mechanic said it was a small cruise control malfunction and fixed it.
After about a day or two of me driving it, the light came on again. A week later (today) I took it to a different shop and they said there were a few different error codes coming up that had to do with the ASR, the Idle, and the knock sensor.
Tonight, my A/C stopped blowing cold and the fans were on for a long time without turning off which I have never heard before.
The shop said that there was some kind of "strange added on wiring at the engine temperature sensor. the actual value is -40 degrees C, but my gauge is reading correctly because the fuel computer uses a different sensor than the gauge."
Could that be the cause of my A/C cutting out? because the car thinks its minus 40 outside?
Also, if the problem is in the main wiring harness, it was replaced in 2005. Is there a difference in the W202 wiring harnesses between trims? like is a wiring harness for a C280 the same for a C36??