1995 W124 E36 AMG Traction control / ASR lamp problem

1995 W124 E36 AMG Traction control / ASR lamp problem

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55palfers

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4,803 posts

123 months

Wednesday 21st October
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My dear old E36 has a problem.



The ASR lamp is illuminated and it seems the traction control is not working. You can now light up the rear tyres like a crazed Clarkson.



My usual indy diagnosed an overvoltage protection relay ( part 000 540 67 45) but that has not worked.



It's drives almost like the traction control is turned off via the "snow chain" switch on the dash. However this does not illuminate.



Any ideas please, the chap is at a loss as it's not showing any fault codes.





Thanks

r129sl

8,644 posts

162 months

Wednesday 21st October
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Is the ABS light on as well? If so, the likely culprit is a bad ABS reluctor ring on one of the axles or a bad sensor. The other cheap fix is the brake light switch. Beyond that and it gets complicated: https://forums.mbclub.co.uk/threads/asr-light-on.4...

55palfers

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4,803 posts

123 months

Wednesday 21st October
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Thanks for your reply.

No, ABS lamp not lit.

The ASR lamp comes on after about 500 yards of driving.

2.5-16

8 posts

5 months

Wednesday 21st October
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55palfers said:
Thanks for your reply.

No, ABS lamp not lit.

The ASR lamp comes on after about 500 yards of driving.
I am pretty sure these have a separate inline fuse...worth investigating this first, my 2.5-16 has asr which is different i know but had similar symptoms, ended up having a blown fuse which was under the bonnet

55palfers

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Wednesday 21st October
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2.5-16 said:
55palfers said:
Thanks for your reply.

No, ABS lamp not lit.

The ASR lamp comes on after about 500 yards of driving.
I am pretty sure these have a separate inline fuse...worth investigating this first, my 2.5-16 has asr which is different i know but had similar symptoms, ended up having a blown fuse which was under the bonnet
Wow, that could be just too simple! Any idea where the fuse is please? I could probably change a fuse.


2.5-16

8 posts

5 months

Thursday 22nd October
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Apologies my has ASD

My fuse was near the passenger side suspension mount

55palfers

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Thursday 22nd October
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I'll check it out - thanks