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I have a 2000 Mercedes E430 base sedan. Last week I replaced the brake light switch because it was out and it solved the problem to the point that I can now put my car into gear and drive it, however, as soon as I put it in reverse the ABS and ESP lights come on and stay on. I am aware that one of the calipers needs replacing and I am in the process of obtaining that part. In fact, I plan to replace the rotors, calipers, and pads all the way around the car. Also my brake lights still are not working even though I replaced the switch. I just wanted to know if replacing these parts will stop these lights from coming on?

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Brake light switch problem may cause the ESP / BAS lights to illuminate.

Common symptoms of a bad
Mercedes brake light switch.

  • Car stuck in Park.
  • ABS ESP ETS lights come on.
  • Can not move the shifter from Park to Drive.
  • Brakes Defective Warning on Instrument Cluster
  • Car won't shift gears. Stuck in 2nd gear, limp mode.
  • Brake lights don't work. (Brake light switch can still be defective even if the brake lights work. Checking the brake light operation is not a good test.)
  • ESP, BAS, ABS lights turn on. Car won't shift properly. Stuck in gear.


TEST: To test your new brake light switch: Turn you car off to reset the ABS light. apply the parking brake. and start the car in neutral or park without using the brake. if the problem is the brake light switch... the light will only come on when you press the brake pedal.

If you replaced the brake light switch and the light is still on you should check a few other things such as:

  • Fuses and Relays
  • ABS pump
  • ABS wheel speed sensor
  • Brake Fluid Level
  • Get an advanced scanner to read trouble codes.


NOTE: ** You may need a MBZ scan tool to reset the error code which was stored in the ECU because of the bad brake light switch.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016

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SOURCE: 04 clk320

well.. the output speed sensor is the output side of your transmission speed sensor... these are horrible on merc's... easily replaced... but a pain to get the correct one.. and this sensor could cause almost all the problems you list alone... but with such low miles it may be a warranty item? as it is on your transmission...

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Mercedes after shifting to reverse to drive the 1st gear slips

mercedes did nothing wrong your transmission is probably blown up. no way they could put in the wrong parts they wouldn't fit. how many miles are on your trans now? did you ever do a transmission service on the transmission that mercedes says is lifetime fluid? dont do back to the dealer find an independant shop that specializes in mercedes, like the one i work for. the dealer doesnt care about its clients. Us independants honestly do care

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: My Mercedes ML 270 cdi ABS etc lights and gearbox.

  • you need a Brake safety switch replaced.This is located behind you brake pedal.it's a common problem. The warning lights will reset after a few engine starts.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Reverse lights flash on/off when car is put into reverse.

REVERSE LIGHT PROBLEM COULD BE LOOSE WIRES OR FAULTY TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR.THE REAR CENTER BRAKE LIGHT COULD HAVE FAULTY BULB SOCKET OR GROUND WIRE AND THE CONTROL MODULE THAT CONTROLS IT CIRCUIT.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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SOURCE: my car mercedes C200 model year 2000 the esp , bas lite up twice

replace the brake switch

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

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