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I just took my car to the dealer during my lunch break about an hour ago to get the Harmonic Balancer recall scheduled. I was really happy that they are not charging me for one penny:thumbsup:My appointment is on Monday morning and they say it should only take a few hours.

But on my way back to the office a BAS malfunction light came on. It reads BAS/ASR in the bottom left corner of my instrument panel. After reading the manual I can see what the issue is. So guess my question is DIY...or dealer only?

Should I have them look at the BAS ASR or does anyone know a possible suggestion to fix this before that?

It's seems that MB has electronic control by Satelite making sure that I spend $500-1000 a month on service since I no longer have a car payment lol.
 

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DIY your break switch. Have you ever replace that parts ? Cost at dealer $28.
 

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Hey daisound, I found out what it is and how to fix it. Thanks for the info.
 

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part number is 001-545-01-09

apparently it's very simple to fix. I'm going to pick up the part tonight from the dealer.

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Look at the top of the W210 for "sticky's" - and look for the brake light switch replacement.

Important, ONLY buy a genuine MB part from the dealer or from a legitmate online source (like often mentioned autohausaz.com).

There are cheaper "no name knockoff" brake light switches out there imported from Asia - all junk.

The brake switch is a common denominator in the circuit, and commonly fails anywhere from 50K-110K miles - it takes a beating, breaking down the contacts.

With the sticky all you will need is a phillips head screwdriver, a flashlight, and about 20 minutes for the 1st time thru.

On the W210 the panel underneath the steering wheel gets unfastened and pulled down to access thew switch. You press the side clip on the switch to unlock it (you can see the clip on the new switch), rotate and pull out old switch, unfasten (2) 2-wire connectors, fasten the connectors to the new switch, insert the new switch, rotate to lock it in, the refasten the panel.... with the sticky and the right part a 20 min DIY job.
 
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