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Old 02-26-2004, 03:36 AM
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Angry Help! no power to the driver door on a 00 S500

Please help me with my 2000 S500 , as of this weekend the power seats, power windows, power mirrors, heated seats, lighted switches ……even the signal light on the outside mirror is not working only all only on the front driver door side . I really do not know what has happened but it seems there is no power going to the driver door , I have checked all fuses but I do not know which one is responsible for this to happen!

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Old 02-26-2004, 09:15 AM
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Likely problem, Mr Mad Little Face is a part in the door called the Door Control Module (DCM)

only all only on the front driver door side .

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Old 02-26-2004, 09:17 AM
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LOL Gilly.

Either that or the door harness connector .

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Old 02-26-2004, 09:35 AM
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Yeah, I agree with that Joe. It's usually kind of a stab in the dark to diagnose something like a 220, I mean as far as giving advice here on the net. Seen lots of DCM problems on cars that have them, especially the later 208s with that window software problem.
I think I remember seeing a 220 where it was just one of the connectors had some unclicked. He needs to get it into a shop with SDS and have them try to access the LF DCM for sure, take it from there.
Good catch on his shifter, but IMHO usually if something gets spilled on the shifter, or even just some spray-cleaner gets into it, I don't think he could have just "muscled" it out of park, it's usually pretty screwed up for awhile and you need to use that override feature to shift, and even then alot of times the tranny will be in electronic limp-home.


PS I've replaced shifter on these 2000 and newer cars quite a bit (the ones with the touch-shift, where the shifter is actually assigned a control module number), but they were all under warranty. I don't know if he wants to try a repair or not. I'd price out a new one, UNLESS he actually thinks he may have gotten any fluid or spray-cleaner type stuff into it. In that case I'd give it a few days to dry out. Doesn't take much fluid to screw up the shifter.

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Old 02-26-2004, 10:09 AM
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Gilly, I didn't see your reply to mad face's shifter problem here prior to my other post. Mark
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Old 02-26-2004, 02:25 PM
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( In case you can't tell, I hate the Mad Little face icons, unless maybe it's used in the open discussion forum. Makes me think you are mad at ME!)
Gilly , sorry for the mad face of course I am not mad at you , I think this forum is the greatest thing on the net from all the responses and I thank you for that and every body else.

I am mad at the car for doing that , I have just bought it a week ago thinking a it will be a problem free car for a while with 64k miles and I have bought a lot of Merz befor but not the 220. So I really do not know any thing about it mechanically .

As I can remember as far as the shifter :
1- I did spray some Windex cleaner trying to clean all the dirt around the seal/wood of the shifter
2- one time I left the sunroof open when suddenly it started raining just for a few seconds - could that cause it to act the way it is acting ? And how can I manually move the shifter in the morning to R or D ? after that it moves normally between all the gears for the whole day
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:13 PM
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I know you're not mad at me. If I were mad at you I just wouldn't reply. I still dislike them in most cases though.

If you think the problem started with the Windex, that's where I would place the blame. I guess you're the only one who knows the answer to that. Or if it started with the rain through the sunroof. Usually it'll dry up after awhile, especially glass cleaner. You could try getting an airhose in the area and forcing some air through the shifter area, it may help.

I hope for your own sake you have a manual, especially on a 220 car! There is a very small U shaped door towards the rear of the shift gate. You use a small thin object to push open this door and there is a small lever down under there you push on and it unlatches the shifter. This would also be a good place to try airing out the shifter with compressed air. Although I can't verify it would be completely safe you could also try blowing O2 in there, like from an oxy-acetylene torch, that should help dry it out also. Just make sure to use the O2, NOT the acetylene!

In the future apply the cleaner to a RAG, then use the rag on the car, don't spray anything in or around the shifter.

Hookedon210's: There is a post on another thread from me concerning his door problem.


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