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My ABS/BAS-ESP lights are on and my brake lights don't work...What could be my problem ?????...I have replaced my Brake light switch.......[xx(]
 

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I had the same problem on my 2001 w210. The problem was a blown fuse. The fuse box for that fuse is located inside the car in the auxiliary fuse box to the left of the headlight switch.

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Thanks jmansmann,,,, I will give that a try.....I replaced the brake light switch thinking that was the problem. So I will check the fuse....

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same problem,1999 E320, replaced brake light switch, replaced blown fuse (fuse 9) turned ignition on, fuse blows, took off light clusters, replaced bulbs, tried with clusters disconnected, fuse still blows, stumped!
 

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Where did you buy the brake light switch ?
 

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have you tried simply to clear it? I know it's basic. But turn the wheel all the way to the left, all the way to the right and then back to center. Assuming the brake switch has been replaced and there are no outstanding codes, this should work. Whenever I disconnect the battery I have Yo clear the codes this way.


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EDM trading, internet company OEM part.
tried the wheel turning thing a few times, goes away, replace the fuse, it blows and warning comes back
 

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Go get another brake light switch from your local dealer. (And fill in your profile so we can offer advice based on where you are.) The part's cheap there, and aftermarket parts are known to be problematical.

I don't think that's your problem, but it's something you need to do in any case.
 

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bought genuine brake light switch, fitted, replaced fuse, turned ignition on, fuse blows straight away.
 

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got genuine mercedes brake light switch, fitted, replaced fuse, turned ignition on, fuse blows again.
Disconnected switch, replaced fuse, same thing
took all bulbs out of the light clusers, left switch disconnected, same thing,
disconnected light clusters, same thing
now got 4 warnings, faulty bulb, abs/bas/esp
totally stumped!
 

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have you tried simply to clear it? I know it's basic. But turn the wheel all the way to the left, all the way to the right and then back to center. Assuming the brake switch has been replaced and there are no outstanding codes, this should work. Whenever I disconnect the battery I have Yo clear the codes this way.


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I'm having the same issue. I used a genuine MB switch too
 

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I had the same issue in my car about a year ago. Problem was the brake light was actually making contact with the trunk lid causing the fuse to blow every single time. Remove the trunk liner off the lid and make sure its not touching the metal and check to see if thats your issue.
 

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thanks for the reply, i will try that, ive tried everything else including taking it to an auto electrician, stumped him!
 

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Light control module might be your problem.
Cause it is the one in charge of the electricity distribution...before R/R it, make sure both of your rear brake bulb socket fittings and its seats are well bound to its plastic molding, especially spots where the metal contacts for that socket should not be loose or lose binding with the main metal board.
Or it will trigger intermittent faults.
 

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Light control module might be your problem.
Cause it is the one in charge of the electricity distribution...before R/R it, make sure both of your rear brake bulb socket fittings and its seats are well bound to its plastic molding, especially spots where the metal contacts for that socket should not be loose or lose binding with the main metal board.
Or it will trigger intermittent faults.
Jimmy,
Your responding to a 5 year old post. :)
 
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