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Old 01-02-2003, 10:15 PM
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Unhappy High/Low Beam Flash

Ladies &/or Gents:

On my 96 C280 my high/low beam flash (push towards me) does not work but if I want to change to high beams by pushing towards the front the left hand side lever works fine.

Is it a problem at the steering wheel or a fuse/relay problem.

Sorry to ask such a simple question but my manual is on its way.

In advance thank you.
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Old 01-02-2003, 10:30 PM
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It's a common problem. My C280 is the same way. The constant ON will work, but high beam flashes will not. The combination switch/stalk is faulty. I believe repair is in excess of $500. I just live with mine!

Good luck.
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Old 01-02-2003, 10:35 PM
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Unhappy

OUCCCHHHHH!!!! $$$$500.00

Even though I am kindda or "obsessive/compulsive' when it comes to my car I will pass.

Thanks for your comments.

Happy New Year!!
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Old 01-02-2003, 10:47 PM
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I know, me too. I'm the same way- just living with it!
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Previous:
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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Old 01-02-2003, 11:12 PM
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Hey guys, the feature in question is what's known as the "optical horn"! How funny is that.
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Old 01-03-2003, 01:29 AM
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Hi!

Is it really that expensive to fix?

Isn't this the part?

put in this in Fastlane's search by part number dialog box
P3010-76864

That is fastlane's product# for the combination switch...

it shows $140... that is not too bad..

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Old 01-03-2003, 02:31 AM
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Holson, that may be true. However, I know that it's more labor than one thinks... if I recall correctly, the whole steering wheel must be removed, in addition to the steering column.

I may be off, but I do know it's somewhat pricey.
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Previous:
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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