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Old 07-20-2003, 11:28 PM
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PLEASE HELP! W210 Problem

Hi everyone, I'm new to the name's Danny and I own a 2001 E320...Alright, heres the problem.. so my rims just came in, 19 x8.5, 19 x 9.5 moven brabus mono 6 replicas. I was told that my stock lugs would work fine. So I went ahead and mounted them. The lug went into the rotor about 1.5inch. Then when I start the car, the abs light as well as "brake assist" light comes up and the screen says "visit workshop, bas error"...

I had a feeling the bolts were too damn long. So I replaced the rims again with some stock W202 rims, I also used my stock W210 bolts, but with those wheels the lugs only goes into the rotor about .75 inch, yet I was still getting the error lights when I started the car...

My questions are:

1.Is it possible to damage the ABS/brake assist mechanism JUST by screwing in a bolt that is too long? Because I know if you drive the car it will mess up for sure but I didnt move the car an inch, just drove in the screws too deep.

2.Is there an ABS/brake assist mechanism on the front rotors? I was told only the rear mattered.

3. How short of a bolt can I get in order to clear the ABS yet still remain safe?

4. What do you guys suggest I do?

Right now the car is just sitting in the garage, movens on the front, stock w202 wheels on the rear, ABS light is still coming on.. I am very hesitant to even drive it to the shop because my friend one time torn his abs system apart when using aftermarket wheels with factory bolts. The car is a 2001 E320..Any help that anyone can give is very much appreciated. Any advice please give me as well.

Thanks everyone for trying to help me out. its very appreciated.


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Old 07-21-2003, 03:10 AM
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Try turning the steering wheel from hard lock to lock (with the engine running) to reset the steering angle sensor.
If that doesn't work it is probably just a coincidance as although there are speed sensors on both front and rear wheels, there are no sensors inside the discs. The worst you could have done is damage the handbrake shoe system in the rear axle.
If the steering trick doesn't fix it, you probably need a new stop lamp switch and fault reset (done by workshop).
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Old 07-21-2003, 03:43 AM
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thank you for the reply, I will try tomarrow...what does hard lock to lock mean? left to right? Thanks


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