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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy SRS light on in my 1993 300E

I just purchased a 1993 300E. I am concerned about the SRS light being on. I feel pretty stupid as I didn't pay much attention to the light initially as I was so concerned about the condition of the powertrain that I considered the SRS light a "minor electrical glitch" easily fixed. I now know that it can easily be a very expensive repair. When I bought the vehicle I thought I did my due diligence by obtaining a complete Canada/US accident report - there were no documented accidents of any kind. I am however suspect as there is a sticker inside the driver's door (which I did not originally see) that indicates that both the driver and passenger air bags were replaced in June, 2008. Furthermore, the SRS light is "on" continually. Not sure if it means something or not but it is not on when you start the vehicle but goes on once the vehicle is placed into gear. I am thinking that perhaps the airbags deployed accidentally or else in a minor accident and who ever replaced them 6 months ago didn't install them properly. I have to fix the problem before I can register the vehicle so I am upset at myself for having missed such an obvious and large error. Any suggestions on what it may be. I am just wondering if the fact that the light does not go on until placed in gear is indicative of a particular condition or if I have to go through the whole diagnostic scenario. Any help anyone could provide would be appreciated. PS: now you know why they call me Gummer.
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Many times it's simply contacts (brushes) in the steering column. Kind of like horn contacts. It this, it's not a real big deal. Mercedes mechanics are familiar with this problem.

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