A140 Starter issues & Starter Lock Out Relay location

Discussion in 'Engine' started by damdesign, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. damdesign

    damdesign New Member

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    Hello,

    My A Class 2001 A140 Elegance worked fine on Saturday but the next day it would not even crank on position 3 of the ignition.

    The recovery people came out and agreed it's not the battery and could be an electrical connection to the starter or the starter itself.

    I've looked around on the web and see there is a Starter Lock Out Relay which could be faulty and it's an easier /cheaper part to fix in the first instance.

    This is in Position K3 and should be accessed from the engine bay.
    However I can't find out where exactly and if it is indeed easy enough to access and change the relay.

    Spoke to Mercedes today and they said they want to do a £70 + VAT diagnostic test first to see if it could be something else other than the starter.

    Any ideas anyone?

    Many thanks
    Kal
     
  2. tonysmb

    tonysmb Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    area51 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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  4. tonysmb

    tonysmb Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Might be worth reading items 66 and 66A initially

    ETA: That's strange , the above post didn't show when I started this reply!!
     
  5. forrera

    forrera Active Member

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    if the car is automatic then starter lockout switch is more like to go, it's built in with the transmission ecu inside the gearbox.
     

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