Date registered: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 1965 W111 220S, 1968 W108 280S, 1970 W108 280SE, 1990 W126 500 SE & 1992 R129 500SL
Location: Cape Town South Africa
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ASR help needed - PLEASE!
Hi guys! Yes, I have read every post I could possibly find on the topic, as I know you guys are quite sensitive when it comes to not using the search function! The problem I have is not described in any of the posts I have found and read.
I own a 1992 500SL LHD and it was imported to South Africa from Japan from what I can gather. The odo currently reads 168k kilometres. The car performs fine at low speeds, but soon as I go over 90km/h the ASR kicks in erratically. The braking system (from what I feel behind the steering wheel) is activated, and the car becomes very unpleasant to drive. The ASR and ABS lights also light up on the instrument cluster when this happens. It almost feels as if there could be a wire that is shorting somewhere. I have checked and cleaned both the front speed sensors to no avail... The car still does the same. I then searched the forum on how to disable the ASR system, which is my ultimate goal. Not being a Merc specialist, I found the switch mod, but couldn't locate anything that resembled the computer boxes described and pictured in the thread shown. Needless to say, the ASR is still a huge issue. The car has been garaged until I can sort the problem, which hopefully will be soon...
I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could either assist me in installing the ASR bypass switch (describe what needs to be done on my specific car) or tell me what the 'quick fix' for the problem could possibly be..
Any advice would be greatly appreciated..