Question about 2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

1 Answer

Brake wear visit work shop. merc e270

I have changed the front brake pads on my car but the malfunction message will not turn off. Can anyone tell me how i can reset this message.

Posted by on

  • ik Mar 10, 2009

    cheers!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 218 Answers

Mercedes brakes are setup with a pad wear indicator on the pads, one of the four pads in the front should have had a wire attached to it ( as well as in the rear brakes if 4 wheel disc). If this wire is broken or was't re-installed on the new pads, this will trigger the light on your vehicle, if all the wirs are connected properly and in place i would suggest taking it to the dealer to have them take care of the light. Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2004 e320 just replaced the front and rear brakes and now I get the ESP malfunction visit shop.


MERCEDES BENZ DEALERSHIP HAS TO REPROGRAM THE ANTI LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM.IF YOU DISCONNECT BRAKE PAD WEAR SENSORS WHEN REPLACING BRAKE PADS. THE ABS BRAKES AND ESP SYSTEM HAS TO BE RESET TO TURN OFF ESP LIGHT.

Aug 14, 2011 | 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

3 Answers

Grinding sound from a front wheel of a 1999 Grand Prix with ABS was assumed to be worn brake pads to the point of grinding the rotors. The service center agreed, but also said that ALL (4)...


I would recommend getting a second opinion first, but don't tell the other shop what the previous shop said just to see what they say with a clean slate. Yes calipers go bad, but I strongly believe that they are over sold. Calipers should be replaced if the piston is stuck or sticking (hard to compress), leaking, or has physical damage. It is kind of hard to believe that is took 6 years for the brakes to wear out and they say they are wearing out too fast. That is a long time for a set of brakes. See what the other shop says and go from there.
Hope this helps. Good luck!

Apr 14, 2011 | Pontiac Grand Prix Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I just had my brake pads lined and it shows brake line wear visit workshop.what to do?they are still brand new..


when replace the brake pads you have to replace the brake wear sensor with brake pads if you not fix the wear sensors it will make fault control unit missing signal from wear sensor it will switch on the message on your instrument display check brake wear sensors are they fixed right way or not,

Oct 12, 2010 | 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

1 Answer

Ok when i am driving my car and when i need to apply the breaks they make a almost squealing noise but after i drive for a little the stop any help will be much appriciated


I have same problem; turns out all Honda Accords of this generation (2003-2007) do this. It has something to do with cold brakes and unseated pads, and the first time you stop from medium speed, you will hear a grinding, maybe from the back of the car (i think in my case).
My girlfriend looks at me, and we both wonder what it is, but it goes away in about 1 minute and I've realized it's only when the brakes are cold and it's not a problem. My brakes are basically ok, and there is nothing to fix...
I've done enough reading about this car on the internet, I feel pretty sure everybody's Accord does this, so I stopped worrying about it. A real problem, the sound would not go away as soon as the brakes warm up and seat the pads. After that, the breaks work fine.
If it was worn pads, the squealers will start up and not go away quickly. If it was a worse problem, the sound would grind continuously until fixed.
The two major problems with Honda Accord brakes are: 1) Brake judder at hi-speed medium braking. If you are going downhill, and just want to slow the car a little, if your rotors are getting worn, the steering wheel will give you feedback as brake judder. Hit the brakes harder, it will go away but it's scary and requires the rotors be replaced with a much higher quality rotor than came from the factory, and probably want to use ceramic pads (like Bendix CQ or CT). 2) Back brake pads wear down quickly. I read about this constantly with Accord owners, the EX back brakes are smaller rotors and pads than the front, but the electronic brake distribution system of the Accord will balance brake force between front and back, so the front pads will actually last longer than the back pads! This is very unusual but entirely normal for this car. Most cars are the opposite but that may change as we see new generations of cars with more evenly balanced braking front to rear. Be ready and watch your back brakes closely. Mine were toast at 30k...
I replaced my back pads and rotors, used cheapest new rotors I could find, and ceramic pads, and they have lasted considerably longer than the first set.
I now have 92k on my 2004 and the original front brakes are ready to be replaced. I replaced back brakes at 34k I think, and was very surprised they needed replacement at early, but the new pads have gone almost 60k, but look ready to be replaced sometime this year I think.
I have bad judder on high speed braking, but the pads are still ok in front. Rotors are **** in front and I'll replace with Centric Cryo-Stop rotors, they should last a long time as long as they get put on straight and I don't let anybody warp them with an air gun at the tire shop...
Two other more minor problems to watch for on this car: 3) Inner pads may wear faster than outer pads, because the caliper is on the inside, and forces the outside pads to contact the rotor after the inner pads are already braking. Seems like all Accords do this at least a little. The inner pads are not easily viewed without removing wheels, so it's hard to tell, but if your outer pads look like they are starting to get worn down pretty well, chances are good the inner pads are even more worn and you are ready to replace pads. 4) Pads may wear faster on one side of the car (fronts) faster than the other side. For example many people report driver side pads wear faster than passenger side. And the reasons proposed have to do with fast stopping for right hand turns or freeway loops. The car spends more time being braked in a right turn than a left over time.. But of course, on my car, it seems to be the opposite. The passenger side is wearing faster! Go figure..

Jan 12, 2010 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Replacement brake pads for 06 Lexus GS 300?


go with standard pads.they wear a little faster than ceramics.but they dont wear down brake rotors.ceramics pads are hard and they cause brakes to squeak.also your car is under warranty with lexus dealership.i would use what they said. because you have future brake problem. they will void out warranty for not using their brakes.

May 29, 2009 | 2006 Lexus Gs 300

3 Answers

Scraping pulse noise r front merc sable


Check the condition of the wheel bearings, front and back side if the brake rotor, and the back side of the rim. Everything should be clean, rust build-up can throw everything out of true. The hub or wheel-bearing should be tight and smooth when spun.

May 12, 2009 | Mercury Sable Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Brakes


Did you replace the brake pad sensor? If they have not been replaced then you will continue to see the dashboard telling you to replace the brakes.

Sep 22, 2008 | 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

1 Answer

Service warning messages


did you change the brake pad wear sensors in the front and rear pads as well? you may have a bad connection or broken wire to the wear sensors on one of the wheels. sometimes there is a sensor on each wheel and sometimes just 1 front side and 1 rear side, the sensor has a single wire and they slide into the inside brake pads, if your brakes wear down to the point of hitting this sensor you need to replace it and they are pretty cheap about $25 for all four you may just try changing them first before spending $80 at the dealer for an hour diagnosis, if you figure anything out let me know so i can help, good luck and please rate this -Jeff

Sep 13, 2008 | 2005 BMW 1 Series

1 Answer

Brake wear sensors


Redmondeo34


A couple of things to check.
This is only if you replaced the front pads, after the warning light came on.
1. Make sure brake fluid is level and at the max mark
2. Did you replace the front pads sensors with the new pads.If not please do.
3. Check that the rear pads and sensors are not worn and do not require replacing.
4. If all above is good, Drive vehicle for about 5klm and switch off and on it will reset itself

regards
I hope this helps.

Jul 03, 2008 | 1996 BMW 318

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Logo

1,024 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercedes-Benz Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60960 Answers

Michael Contreras
Michael Contreras

Level 2 Expert

164 Answers

Are you a Mercedes-Benz Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...