Is this the correct brake light switch 01 SLK

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  1. Dovedale1508

    Dovedale1508 New Member

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    I have read a few of the brake light switch threads here and bought a new switch (stuck in Park problem)

    Took the old switch out (easy - followed the instructions on here :D) but the two are different. The new switch has two 2-pin connections and the old one has a large white plastic housing with 6 pins.

    Have I got the correct switch? Does the white plastic housing swap?

    The new switch is shown on the left in the picture.
     

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  2. mr. shr

    mr. shr Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If the old switch has 6 pins and the new one only has two, then I would say you've got the wrong switch. (Someone else here should be able to confirm).

    Where did you get if from? Your dealer should order the correct one against the VIN of your car.
     
  3. Will

    Will MB Club Veteran

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    Have you got a larger picture you can post? I'm also wondering if the white part swaps over.

    I must admit, the brake light switch that I recently fitted on a '01 CLK had more than two pins as well, but I can't remember precisely how many from memory - would've guessed four pins if I am honest!

    Does look very similar to the ones in your pic though.

    Will
     
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    Any part nos on the switches themselves which might help They havn't mixed up the brake light switch 110 (2 listed) and the coupler switch for the idle control 120 have they ? http://www.detali.ru/cat/oem_mb2.as...622716.630&CT=F&cat=66E&SID=54&SGR=640&SGN=17

    edit I think 0015450109 is the earlier version but there's no mention of chassis nos to confirm this. If you line up the switches and how they plug into the connection does it look as if the new one will fit only one way? by looking at the wires going into the plug and their pins you may be able deduce if the new switch will function in the same way as the old i.e. that 2 of the old switch pins are dummies or locators only?
     
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    Dovedale1508 New Member

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    I bought it online from GSF Car Parts, Part No: A0015450109

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    The current connection is two 3-pin connectors that slide into the white housing
    Clearly, you don't need 6 wires for two switches, unless of course they are both 2-way switches (but why?)

    If I look on www.mercedes-benz-parts.co.uk there are two switches shown, both look like the new one that I bought* and both have different part numbers!
    * they could just be "library" pictures of a switch by a webmaster who can't be bothered to get real pictures of his/her merchandise...)
     

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  6. Will

    Will MB Club Veteran

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    To be honest, if in doubt just get the correct one from MB. They're a common problem and are very cheap to buy (about £10).

    I dislike GSF as I have found the chance of being supplied incorrect parts is too great for the savings that they offer. In some instances, they're actually more expensive than MB anyway.

    I make some exceptions, for example 'Bosch' wiper blades or the odd occasion where there is a great difference in price for an identical item.

    Sorry if that's a little OT but really for the sake of £10 I'd just pop into an MB dealer and see the correct part in front of you before handing over a crisp £10 note :)

    Will
     
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    Best as Will says to pay a visit to your local MB dealer.;)
     
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    Pretty certain there are 2 switchs inside the housing which will req at least 3 possibly 4 pins, got last one for wifes old ml from merc dealer was about £8.00.



    Lynall
     
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    Dovedale1508 New Member

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    Nearest dealer to my St Albans office looks like Hertford or Watford. I'll do just that!
     

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