Opening Seat Sensor Box
Great thread. I got my seat out of the car today. Made the mistake of using the MB workshop instructions, which were clear as mud. Wish I checked the forum first.
Anyway, I figure I'll replace all three wires because if one wire broke, the others probably aren't far behind. Therefore, I'm going to eliminate all traces of the original solid wire completely, from the connector to the black box on the sensor. So I'm trying very carefully to open up that box, but it doesn't want to cooperate.
Does anyone have a technique, short of breaking the plastic clips?
BTW, it's starting to look to me that broken wires may be common in other systems as well. My climate control wasn't working (blew hot except when on LO). Another thread directed me to the thermistor in the overhead console. Sure enough, one of the leads was broken. In fact, the leads were so brittle and fragile, they kept breaking with even the slightest touch. MB must have gone out of its way to find the one 10k thermistor with the thinnest, most fragile, bare copper leads. Tinned or covered leads would have made all the difference without affecting the unit's accuracy one iota.
Thanks in advance.