I wondered if anyone here has an idea of what is going on with my dash unit...
I did a little work under the rear seat on the weekend, I had to disconnect the roof control unit so I removed the appropriate fuses to remove the power to this unit first.
However now I have the above lights on, on the dash, right from ignition start. I have tried the steering sensor reset (turn left & right) but no change, I tried removing the battery just incase but no change.
I would check the fuses mounted in the top of the base module because it supplies power to the ESP module. If those are okay, then I would read diagnostic codes. Since this car is newer than '95 a Mercedes-specific code scanner is required. A Mercedes repair shop can do it, or you can get a Carsoft compatible scanner on eBay for about $100. I have two of these, and while they don't do everything they are advertised to do, they work great.
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Vehicle: 1987 560SL Gone but not forgotten! & 1999 SL500 For Now
Location: Bradenton, FL
When this happened to me, the cause was low voltage output from the battery. My situation was my tech was doing a 'stress test' of sorts on my battery when in for 60K mi service and drained it a bit. After I ran the car for 20 minutes or so, stopped, and restarted awhile later, all the lights (ABS, ESP & BAS) were out as the battery had returned to full charge.
Were you doing anything with the car just prior to these warning lights coming on? Putting the top up/down with engine off? If not, this could also be a sign of a weakening battery and you should have it tested.
Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes Benz SL500,1989 Chrysler New Yorker Landau(30000 miles),2002 Dodge Dakota SLT,2010 DoX
Bas and ABS lights
I have been having trouble with the BAS and ABS coming on intermittently. They will come on and stay on for a day and then go off and are good for 3 or 4 days. I have taken it to the dealers and they have replaced the Steering Positioning Sensor and the Clockwork Spring. They have had the car for a week now and still can't find the problem. Has anyone got any ideas as to what the problem may be or where to look for the cause.
The car is a 1998 SL 500 with approximately 40,000 miles. Thanks for the help
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