W124 option - what is this?!

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  1. SHAKTER

    SHAKTER Active Member

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    I should know this. But I don't. Can someone please enlighten me as to what this option (tyre pic) is on the w124?! it's on the e36 my buddy just bought.

    Many thanks in advance, as always!
     

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    carat 3.6 MB Enthusiast

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    Not 100% sure but I think it is for the traction control (asr), to tell the system when you have snow chains on the car.
     
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    Thanks. I thought it was sthg to do with the traction control.
     
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    Definitely the snow chain thing. Incredibly rare option on uk cars. Never seen one before.
     
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    Correct when energised operates below 25 mph will keep its setting up to 37mph-if speed falls below 25mph will kick in again- if the car reaches 37mph+ its de-energised till selected again manually. active state indicated by switch light. Its function is to permit a greater degree of wheel slip before the ASR kicks in
     
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    Interestingly, another member here asked some time ago about the function of the other switch in your picture - the light - but AFAIk no conclusion has been reached at the time... can you enlighten us all please (sorry for the pun)?
     
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    Rear internal light switch.
     
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    Seen a few but yes it`s rare,standard on 500e
     
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    Thanks all! Agree, it's certainly rare. I've never seen it before. Thanks again.
     
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    Have This on my 320TE :):)
     
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    Standard on the R129 SL600 too. Just need some snow now!;)
     
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    I have one of those on my 300-24. Very useful last winter. Never got stuck :D
     
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    That was over 2k option when ordering
     
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    Both of mine have it, I think Grober hit the nail on the head re what its function is. In the hand book it tells you to test the system occasionally, it's a bit brutal but they do get tested.
     
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