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SAM Module soaked.

LoL I opened this thing up and man let me tell you, SOAKED. This wasn’t a revolutionary idea by Mercedes at all.
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I take a bath with my yellow rubber ducky. Leave SAM's, ECU's, DCM's where they belong.

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They should have encapsulated and vulcanized them in silicone.

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They're perfectly fine with regular maintenance on Water Drains, trouble is, by and large, no one gives a monkeys all the while it's running fine, then when an owner sees the grief it can cause, clearing leaves etc becomes a regular task

It may well have been a smarter idea to mount them somewhere else, but then you wouldn't have designed in obsolescence


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They should have encapsulated and vulcanized them in silicone.
Man this is exactly what I was thinking, based on its position in the Mercedes, why not enclose it with something to waterproof it.
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They're perfectly fine with regular maintenance on Water Drains, trouble is, by and large, no one gives a monkeys all the while it's running fine, then when an owner sees the grief it can cause, clearing leaves etc becomes a regular task [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/BenzWorld2/smilies/tango_face_wink.png[/IMG]

It may well have been a smarter idea to mount them somewhere else, but then you wouldn't have designed in obsolescence <img src="https://www.benzworld.org/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" />

Dave where are the rear Drains on this car?
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Hi,

The problem is that water gets in through the front, via the HVAC Air Intake Plenum, Under Grille on Bonnet (Hood), and then the water runs back under the Carpets and foam through all the electrics etc and gets under the back seats.

Water Drains are well documented in the Encyclopaedia, there are also 2 in the Trunk Wells which need regular clearing or the CD Changer & Battery etc can go swimming

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I knew about the front water well for the rain sensing wipers, but didn't know about any in the trunk. Where would those be??

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Drill two small holes in the lower most left and right rear corners of your trunk where the battery and. C D changer sit so that water cannot build up
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Hi,

No need to drill holes, just remove the 2 rubber bungs

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