rear light problem

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  1. mayfairbill

    mayfairbill New Member

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    having trouble with my rear nearside backup light E270 2003 the light stays on when i turn the engine of
    and lock the car so i am having to disconnect the battery when i park overnight to prevent flattening my battery any advice would be very much appreciated regards mayfairbill.
     
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    Sounds like a faulty rear SAM to me, but I would get it checked out on a star machine first.
     
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    mayfairbill

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    Thanks Ted would i need to go to a main agent to have star test
     
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    Bill, there are a number of good independant garages with star. Post whereabouts you are (unless it’s Mayfair!) and simeone should be able to recommend one.
     
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    Ted I live in Dunoon dont think there will be any garages here with star diagnostics I believe
    there is a garage at Port Glasgow so I will take the car over on the ferry and get them to check it for me.
     
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    I took my car to a mercedes garage not main agent they did a star test then did a temporary repair i think this involved isolating cutting
    and insulating the wire that was keeping my back light on permanently at a cost of £97.20 they said to replace the rear SAM would cost an
    additional £876 on top of what i have already paid do you think this is about the right price to fix this fault would a second hand SAM work regards .
     

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