QUOTE=eundaddy;4604235]G always gets genuine OEM parts. Some OE products aren't 100% identical to the OEM parts. I've had numerous cases where autohaus parts were quite different from dealer parts.
Thats the first time I've ever heard that; I've only gotten genuine mercedes parts from autohaus ... but in regards to the idea that Mercedes now makes "new" style brake light switches that self adjust there is a way to tell ... :thumbsup:
***from the russian parts site ?????? ....
Those that desire to find out if there is any updated mercedes part, can do a search on the russian parts site by inserting their vin number and searching for the part, the brake switch light is located under "brake pedal assembly" .... to date there is no updated part # nor "new" styled switch that self adjusts as reported ....
for the brake switch these are the new part#'s to date :
128 A 000 545 86 09 SWITCH
Replaced_By: A 000 545 99 09 -
128 A 000 545 99 09 SWITCH
Replaced_By: A 001 545 01 09 -
128 A 001 545 01 09 SWITCH
STOP LIGHT SWITCH
This is what is currently offered by autohaus :
0015450109 Genuine Mercedes OEM
Brake Light Switch; At Brake Pedal; 4 Pin Connector
1 per car.
CONCLUSION: For the SL500 1998 there is no self-adjusting Genuine Mercedes Brake switch offered by Mercedes at the present date .... Cheers, Fast960[/QUOTE]
recently had my brake light and cruise control fuse blowing over and over again. havent had cruise control for about a year but recently kept loosing all brake lights. Found this thread decided to go to the dealer and get a switch it was $34 dollars. same as the OEM one from autohausaz.com except i didnt have to wait for shipping. the procedure took about 30 mins total thanks to this write up and i DID NOT adjust the plunger the parts guy at the dealer here in San Diego told me it self adjusts so i threw it in and sure enough the new switches self adjust. extremely easy on my 96 C280 and i now have my cruise control and brake lights back. the old switches plunger was for sure bad it was fully depressed and rattled around very loosely.