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Anyone have a c32 SAM unit?

I have been struggling with my c32 to the point that it is going to be up for sale soon. Anyway I have to get it fixed before it is worth anything.

My battery still is not charging. I have put in new cheep alternator, taken out and replaced with rebuilt Bosh, new MB battery, and replaced the plug at the alternator.

I got the plug from a wrecker and the guy happen to own a c32 also. When I told him my symptoms he asked if I had aftermarket xenon headlights. When I told him that i did he said I probably fried my SAM unit. He said he had a similar problem and tried everything else but the SAM final fixed it.

So I am looking for a SAM unit or any advice on what else it could be. I would hate to sell this car for parts but I just may have to. I'm already 15k into a 6.5k car at best so.....

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wow active bunch. 276 views and not one comment?

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When the HID lights were installed did you have the star diagnosis system connected to variant code the car for the HID conversion? It takes extreme volts to charge the salts in hid lights, you have to tell the electronic system they now have these lights.
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When the HID lights were installed did you have the star diagnosis system connected to variant code the car for the HID conversion? It takes extreme volts to charge the salts in hid lights, you have to tell the electronic system they now have these lights.
PO installed the lights. Every thing seemed to be fine. no flickering or anything. I can have My indy check when I have him code the new sam unit.

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what is the part number i got couple diff ones
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Over by the battery is there a small black fuse box with some high amperage buss fuses under the box cover?
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Over by the battery is there a small black fuse box with some high amperage buss fuses under the box cover?
Not sure if you were meaning to reply to this thread but that car is long gone. I actual have a sam unit sitting in my parts pile if anyone needs one.

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.....a front Sam you say.... parts heap?
“Panting”, hiding excitement, poorly no less. Like a child bouncing foot to foot, likely to wet themselves.
What else ya got kind sir....
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.....a front Sam you say.... parts heap?
“Panting”, hiding excitement, poorly no less. Like a child bouncing foot to foot, likely to wet themselves.
What else ya got kind sir....

sorry for the late reply the SAM I have is for an 03 c32. it is coded with just about every NA option.

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sorry for the late reply the SAM I have is for an 03 c32. it is coded with just about every NA option.
Which SAM Unit do you have? Rear, or one of the front two? I have an '03 C32 with a host of issues and I'm thinking at least 60% of them are a defective SAM (headlight not working (aftermarket HID), fog not working (aftermarket HID), rear fog light not working, SRS light on, ECU codes for O2 sensors (these I think are a dirty MAP).
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