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I installed a trailer hitch on my 02 ML500 and found a black line (wire?)that goes to a black plastic square inside the bumper on right side, then goes to a similar thing on the left side. I treated it carefully and did not disconnect it, but what is it?
 

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I don't have parking assist. Thinking it might be a crash detector for the side air bags, I was VERY careful not to disturb it. I could picture an exposion of the air bags! YIKES!
 

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well if they did explode, at least you would not be near the airbags[:D]
 

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TeleAid...

PeteinAZ - 12/29/2004 12:48 PM

I installed a trailer hitch on my 02 ML500 and found a black line (wire?)that goes to a black plastic square inside the bumper on right side, then goes to a similar thing on the left side. I treated it carefully and did not disconnect it, but what is it?
What you have found is the auxilary antenna for the TeleAid system, should the primary unit get ripped off or damaged in the event of an accident/theft.
 

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i had took mines out coz I was replacing a new bumper Will it still work if I plug it back on?
TOOCOOL,
Welcome.
You're replying to a post that is 16 years old and a member whose last post was 9 years ago.

To answer your Q....... 1st...

Please update your user cp info.
click on your icon----> click on Account Settings---->
goto Account Details----> add vehicle details---->
add your make model YEAR ----> click save
 

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Will it still work if I plug it back on?
If it’s still in working order, TeleAid will make the emergency call. But nobody will answer it.
 
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