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Seal 025 997 16 47 is correct application. Screenshot from part lookup.

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Hi buddy. We installed the bearings and correct seal yet the dash still lights up with all the ABS stuff. EPS, etc. After the repair, is it necessary to reset with the computer/scanner? We don't have one here in Caracas. By disconnecting the battery for a few minutes, will it reset the system?
 

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Hi guys.
We installed the correct bearings and seal yet the dash still lit up like a christmas tree, ABS, EPS, etc still showing. Is it necessary to erase codes with a scanner? Is there another route since there is no MB scanner in my vicinity? Will the system reset by disconnecting battery for a few minutes? If it ain't one thing... :(
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Hi guys.
Waited for and installed the correct wheel seal ( 025 997 16 47 ) and was expecting the alerts to go away but they haven't. Is it necessary to connect the scanner to erase the errors? It's showing EPS, ABS AND another alert (I forget what it is but it's brake related). We do not have a MB scanner. I disconnected the battery for a few minutes hoping it would reset but to no avail. I was careful about the magnetic strip but I saw the mechanic stick it to the old seal so I am afraid he may have damaged the codes? Man, I am suffering with this car and having no expert help readily available here. I bet it's a no-brainer for someone with experience and the correct tools... Thanks in advance for any help!
 

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ABS and ESP lights should go off once the problem is fixed. They might leave a stored code in the memory, but red lights indicate ongoing problem.
 

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ABS and ESP lights should go off once the problem is fixed. They might leave a stored code in the memory, but red lights indicate ongoing problem.
Hey @Kajtek1
The car was perfect until I changed out the bearings. Never had any ABS, EPS alerts. An incorrect seal was installed first and all the alerts came on. Via this thread I got the correct part number, pulled some strings and had the seal sent via diplomatic pouch. The embassy mechanic replaced the incorrect seal with the new one and it didn't eliminate the alerts... I was there and watched him carefully clean all the components, carefully reassemble everything. What could he have done wrong? Is/are there fuses involved with the sensor? What should be my next step?
I appreciate your response very much.
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Most likely mechanic smacked the wheel sensor off.
You need somebody who knows those cars to take a look at it.
OK, Going to check that out first. We aren't allowed off the compound much so plenty of time to look that over. I will coerce the mechanic to review his work. Anything else you can think of would be great! Much obliged!
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Did they lock you out due to Coronaphobia?
1 more thought. When W211 US models have automatic steering wheels calibration, your car might have different technology.
Turn steering wheel from 1 end to the other with ignition on to see if you might need sensor recalibration.
 

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Hey @Kajtek1
We were denied weekend leave because Maduro moved some troops around yesterday. I'm in Venezuela. If Coronavirus hit this country I estimate they'd lose 85% of the population because they haven't medicines even for common colds. Socialism is some horrible sh*t, my friend...
Anyway, I tried the steering wheel test and nothing. Tomorrow we'll take it apart and see if we left something disconnected. Hopefully I don't have to replace the darn hub just cuz we didn't know how to install a seal. :(
I reckon getting the hub here won't be as simple as getting the seal because of size/weight.
I sure like the car but man, it's a headache!
Fuel filter needs replacement and of course it isn't like a chevy 350 where everything's accessible. Gotta watch the replacement video a bunch of times. That reminds me, do you have access to a parts catalog? I sure would appreciate the part number for the filter, I believe its a paper-type filter inside one of the cannisters in the tank. Someone on internet said the filer is similar and compatible with easier to find filters, like dodge or something. Is that true? I'd have better luck finding that here than a MB filter...
Back to the seal. Do you think that sticking the new seal to the old seal (magnetically) could have damaged it? In this thread somebody put a magnetism test and it looks pretty impressive. I hope that's not the case...
Anyway, I am surely grateful for your help. Hope I can reciprocate someday.
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Hi guys.
Waited for and installed the correct wheel seal ( 025 997 16 47 ) and was expecting the alerts to go away but they haven't. Is it necessary to connect the scanner to erase the errors? It's showing EPS, ABS AND another alert (I forget what it is but it's brake related). We do not have a MB scanner. I disconnected the battery for a few minutes hoping it would reset but to no avail. I was careful about the magnetic strip but I saw the mechanic stick it to the old seal so I am afraid he may have damaged the codes? Man, I am suffering with this car and having no expert help readily available here. I bet it's a no-brainer for someone with experience and the correct tools... Thanks in advance for any help!
I don't know if correcting the problem automatically corrects the error message. It is certainly not the case with Check Engine light or transmission error. Unless faults are cleared transmission will remain in limp home mode.

Disconnect sensor and measure voltage produced by the sensor. Wheel off the ground rotated 1 rev/s should produce 120 mVAC.

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On a separate note, we are going to undertake the task of converting from airmatic to conventional suspension. We have an expert welder/mechanical engineer and he's devised the plan to follow. The only question is what weight must the springs be? We have access to a huge array of springs which are nicely tagged by weight but trial and error isn't very attractive to us. We have old rear bags and front struts which will serve as bases, just the spring issue is holding us up.
 
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