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Discussion in 'Interior' started by up2u, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. up2u

    up2u New Member

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    :dk:hi guys been quite a nice summer so far the cars been great cool in the sunny days and warm in the cold nights !!
    but i now have a problem from inside the dash of the car when i turn the key to start her up from behind the dash comes this tick tick for about 16 to 20 seconds and then stops if i stop and restart it dose it again can someone help please it driving me mad
    thanks yours arch
     
  2. BlackC55

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    One of the heater directional motor gears has broken. Common and be covered on here many times.

    It needs to go on a Star diag machine to determine what motor it is.

    Its a labour intensive job to fix too.
     
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  3. Gaz74

    Gaz74 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My car does it, it's fixable but will cost from around £600 to around a grand to sort it and get rid of the noise as most of the dash has to come out. I've learnt to live with it....
     
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    horgantrevor Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    i know it means the whole dash out but how long is this job to do for future reference
     
  5. Gaz74

    Gaz74 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I spoke to my boss's son, a tech at Mercedes, and he said the book time is around 10 hours, maybe a bit less. He also said that the parts that usually fail, the stepper motors, haven't been upgraded and he has seen cars come back a year or so later with the same problem.
     
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    sjmaxwell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Find an independant to do the job it can be a lot cheaper and they have worked ways out of getting to some of the motors/gears without a full dash out job
     
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    up2u New Member

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    hi guys just had time to look at the sepper motors in the manual (nightmare ) hears the thing has anyone got pic`s of the thing when it`s out !! fingers crossed
    cheers up2u
     
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