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I have discovered that this period model (The one I have!) was fitted with a combination of both analogue (Blink / Flash) and Digital Mercedes Proprietary diagnostic systems.I will cover the use of this diagnostic equipment in another post shortly.Shop for Mercedes Parts Online and Save With Parts Geek.Mercedes parts wholesale at discounts of up to 80 off list prices. Information for the reading and clearing of the diagnostic codes of the AC unit for the R129 can be found on page 90 of the Cs1000 Baum Tools Manual.Parts Geek is proud to offer Mercedes-Benz parts online at low prices to satisfy loyal fans of these beautiful vehicles.Cs1000 Baum Tools Manual code reader that contains most of the detailed information you may ever need regarding, connections, pin outs etc specifically for Mercedes Benz models.USA and some EU versions around 1994 were equipped with both a 38 pin X11/14 and the now common 16 pin oblong OBD port we use today.Written By: Edson Farnell, email.Note: A single flash means no fault stored.Please note not all pins are loaded in every model, the quantity of available pins depends on model, version and fitted equipment. The base module can be accessed with the blink/flash code reader, faults read and cleared on pin 8, while other system components can be accessed with the Mercedes Proprietary reader from the same socket!Later MB Proprietary Digital Diagnostic Communications 1996 MY (R129) SL. I do not have an OVP module (voltage controller) I have a Base Module.You will have also likely been frustrated by reading a multitude of confusing information, following dead web-links and generally reading several different takes on the same subject mostly from well-meaning members on forums or online motor clubs who unintentionally muddy obtaining the most correct and.
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Instead of counting flashes, the AC console displayed fault codes on the two digit LCD temperature display and were cleared by a combination of pushing buttons.
If you own a Mercedes and do your own repairs and maintenance, make certain that you make Parts Geek your source for discount Mercedes-Benz parts online, including aftermarket equivalents.Connect the code reader cables to pin 1 for the black or ground connection and pin 3 for the 12v supply on the 38 pin diagnostic socket. This is a Mercedes single model diagnostic tool made in Belgium.Flash / Blink circa.Types, so given discount surf wear the above history there are three primary diagnostic code reading methods (actually four) that you may come across in the model year window of (Please note all dates stated are approximate and for guidance only) What is a little confusing is that. What I have done is written about the important parts and included some vital pieces of information that you may need to refer to you may find this data at the other linked sources too, but at least it will remain available in another Mercedes resource should.The company can trace its roots to, karl Benz, who is credited with the creation of the first gas-powered car food for the hungry gift catalog in 1886.Although 38 pins were used only the pins relating to build options were loaded and as such gave diagnostic flash / blink access to the cars individual modules.Mercedes were in parallel developing their own digital diagnostic system and not following the industry standard of OBD1/2.
I will not repeat what has already been expertly written on this subject, you can find links below to these sources to expand on what I have noted here.
The Autel OBD2 reader I use for most of my modern day Mercedes diagnostics does not work even with the OBD 16 pin to 38 pin adapter.