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Old 05-29-2001, 09:07 PM
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the srs light on my 95 c220 came on when i first turn on the engine and last about 3min after driving. i took my car to the mechanic and he ran an diagnostic test and told me the driver's seat belt buckle is defective. i want to change it myself but i forgot to ask him exactly what part is defective. any thoughts? or there is only one part-the whole buckle? thanks!!
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Old 05-29-2001, 09:20 PM
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Yes, only one part. The switch that failed is in the belt latch mechanism. The switch is open/closed but there is a resistance across the open switch that the control unit looks for to be assured that the circuit is whole.

The fault code should specify the exact switch by number.
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Old 05-29-2001, 09:29 PM
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Hmm, I just replaced my whole driver's side seat belt buckle when this occurred a few weeks ago. I had to take it in to have the code reset though.

It's not a very hard job, only took me about 20 minutes or so. The only difficult part is getting your hands in certain places, it's tight down there. But definitly a DIY.
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Old 05-29-2001, 10:19 PM
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thanks guys! david, how much is the seat belt buckle and where did you order it from?
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Old 05-29-2001, 10:38 PM
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I think it was only about $74 or so. At first I payed $110, and walked out the door realizing it was the wrong one, so I went back and the other one was a bit cheaper. He told me that they were changed 1/2 way through MY 95, don't know whether that's true or not (making up for his error), but just be sure you get the right one.
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2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
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Old 05-30-2001, 12:14 AM
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thanks david! how is your door sill?
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Old 05-30-2001, 01:16 AM
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THEY are great! I just got the digital camera tonight, so I'll take picture later and hopefully get them posted by tomorrow!
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1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
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Can you just pull the negative terminal off the battery for 30mins to reset the srs light?
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Old 05-30-2001, 01:52 PM
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Steve,
That worked for my Check Engine light, it did clear the CE light and code.
But not with the SRS light. I had it unplugged all night! Still the stupid light came on. So you have to take it in.

My friend Justin with a 1999 E430: I unplugged his seatbelt and his SRS light went on, I then plugged it back in and it automatically sensed that it was OK and turned back off! THey must have updated the OBDII to correct that problem by 1999.
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1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
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03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
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