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Old 12-06-2017, 12:44 PM
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is there other possibilities besides the light switch if you get the brake visit workshop on cluster ? i got it and i switched the brake light switch but still getting the same message
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is there other possibilities besides the light switch if you get the brake visit workshop on cluster ? i got it and i switched the brake light switch but still getting the same message
Yes, for example what I wrote before just a few posts up.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:43 AM
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Tomorrow I am going to get the brake light switch from the dealer and hope that I am not looking at replacing SBC out of warranty.
If the switch doesn't clear the [BRAKE service brakes visit workshop] (in white) would be cool if I could get someone with SDS to
read the codes for me. whats that you say Mackhack, your in socal? stop it, really? me too
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Already did my front pads. I disconnected the SBC. Everything is working as it should.

I need to do the rear pads this weekend. Do I need to disconnect SBC for he rear pad replacement also?

Thank you
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffsnavely View Post
This has been mentioned many times on this forum, but not all in one concise post, so here it is:

For the price of this part ($9 with MB Club discount) and the very easy install, it's worth trying before anything else. Dealers stock this part as it frequently goes bad.

Malfunction displayed: "Brake - Visit Workshop".
Car would also not start with Keyless Go, had to insert key.

Car drove & braked fine, but message would appear after every restart.

Problem was: bad brake switch, also called stop switch or brake light switch.

****snippage here*****

Why pay $100+ at the dealer?
paid $12, got the new switch, R&R and the message is still showing..
tested the old switch with an ohm meter and it seems tpo work.. open when depressed and closed when NOT depressed..
checked the codes with a generic code reader.. no codes set..
all brake pads and rotors recently replaced..
SO, now what anyone..
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What of the many generic messages do you have right now? Btw. in 90%+ the brake light switch is not at fault. I have taken one apart years ago because I was interested in what’s inside. Two copper plates, two springs and the white plastic piece that pushes the metal plates apart which is then an open switch and the SAM Fond registers that as brake pedal is depressed and turns on the brake lights.There is nothing in there that can really go bad.

Most forget, the brake light switch has its own fuse. Have you checked already?
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What of the many generic messages do you have right now? Btw. in 90%+ the brake light switch is not at fault. I have taken one apart years ago because I was interested in what’s inside. Two copper plates, two springs and the white plastic piece that pushes the metal plates apart which is then an open switch and the SAM Fond registers that as brake pedal is depressed and turns on the brake lights.There is nothing in there that can really go bad.

Most forget, the brake light switch has its own fuse. Have you checked already?
hello mackhack..
fuse..?! (slapping forehead)
ok, i'll look at the various fuse clusters sunday afternoon.. thanks for the hint..
codes.. none on the generic code reader..
the star diag system is SO cumbersome to use i'm a bit reluctant to dive into that time vacuum..
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could not find a fuse for the brake switch..
NOW there is a flashing red BRAKE and the message is saying that the braking sbility is reduced..
yet driving the car it brakes just as normal..
AND there seems to be the sound of a pump of some sort running from time to time while driving..
any thoughts now, maybe where the fuse is if nothing else..?
thanks for any help offered..
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Sounds like you have SBC issues. Take it to the dealer and get it diagnosed. Should be covered under warranty where it was extended to 25 years. If not and they hit you with a bill and it's over $300, use the $150 off $300 coupon mentioned in another thread of mine.

If you really want to diagnose it, you need to get a code reader that will do MB specific codes. SBC probably doesn't trigger any CEL lights because that's usually just engine and emissions error codes. There are cheaper MB code readers out there that just read all MB codes in the $100-$200 range and not as crazy as star.
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Originally Posted by cetialpha5 View Post
Sounds like you have SBC issues. Take it to the dealer and get it diagnosed. Should be covered under warranty where it was extended to 25 years. If not and they hit you with a bill and it's over $300, use the $150 off $300 coupon mentioned in another thread of mine.

If you really want to diagnose it, you need to get a code reader that will do MB specific codes. SBC probably doesn't trigger any CEL lights because that's usually just engine and emissions error codes. There are cheaper MB code readers out there that just read all MB codes in the $100-$200 range and not as crazy as star.
thanks for the thought.. i DO have that letter from MBZ extending warranty..
SBC..?
got a link to your other thread..?
will be calling the dealer during daytime hours today..
thanks..
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