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2005 Mercedes A200 has same basic equipment as B class: left turn signal goes on by itself and will not shut off. Switch has been replaced with a new one and it still happens. It worked ok for about a day and then problem reoccurred. Right blinker works ok when turned on, but left blinker comes back on when the switch is returned to neutral.

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  • engdahlr Oct 13, 2010

    I don't know about US... the car is import from Japan. I am in New Zealand. Apparently it is sold in left hand drive countries because the owner's manual shows both left and right hand drive information. Thanks for your advice.

  • engdahlr Oct 14, 2010

    That is apparently not the problem. The stalk does not move at all when this phenomenon occurs. Also, that would have been checked in the process of installing a new stalk switch itself. Thanks for your thoughts though.

  • engdahlr Oct 14, 2010

    That sounds like a good bet..... I'll confirm once the shop resolves the problem.
    Thanks for the advice

  • engdahlr Oct 16, 2010

    Late Friday afternoon it was discovered that a module at the base of the steering column that relayed turn signal switch impulses to the computer was faulty... this is likely the module you have mentioned.... repair has been delayed because the warranty folks are balking at the $1,000.00 + labour cost for replacement with a new unit. Mercedes parts are a real rip off. Thanks for your advice. Cheers, Richard

  • engdahlr Oct 16, 2010

    If the flasher unit is a module at the base of the steering column, that is it.... however the replacement part is priced at $1,000.00 by Mercedes and the warranty company is balking at that cost + labour... if it cannot be resolved the car will likely go back to the dealer from which purchased as it happened less than 48 hours after purchase. Mercedes parts are a real rip off and this has certainly tarnished my impression of the company... perhaps they have been infected by their relationship with Chrysler? Thanks for your advice. Cheers, Richard

  • engdahlr Oct 16, 2010

    To all Advisors:

    Late Friday afternoon it was discovered that a module at the base of the steering column was defective; this module apparently controls/sends the signal from the turn signal switch to the computer. However, repair is delayed as the warranty company is balking at the $1,000.00 cost from Mercedes for a replacement part plus labour... understandably the repair folks are reluctant to order such an expensive part until payment is assured.... since this failure occurred in less than 48 hours after I purchased the car, I will likely seek to return it for a refund if neither the dealer nor warranty folks are willing to pay for the repair (the warranty has a $300 deductible and I am feeling very ripped off at this point... Mercedes parts are a complete rip off; I'm afraid the days of quality in product and service are long gone... probably a result of infections from coupling with Chrysler). Thanks for the advice and best wishes, Richard

  • engdahlr Oct 16, 2010

    To all Advisors:

    Late Friday afternoon it was discovered that a module at the base of the steering column was defective; this module apparently controls/sends the signal from the turn signal switch to the computer. However, repair is delayed as the warranty company is balking at the $1,000.00 cost from Mercedes for a replacement part plus labour... understandably the repair folks are reluctant to order such an expensive part until payment is assured.... since this failure occurred in less than 48 hours after I purchased the car, I will likely seek to return it for a refund if neither the dealer nor warranty folks are willing to pay for the repair (the warranty has a $300 deductible and I am feeling very ripped off at this point... Mercedes parts are a complete rip off; I'm afraid the days of quality in product and service are long gone... probably a result of infections from coupling with Chrysler). Thanks for the advice and best wishes, Richard

  • engdahlr Oct 16, 2010

    To all Advisors:

    Late Friday afternoon it was discovered that a module at the base of the steering column was defective; this module apparently controls/sends the signal from the turn signal switch to the computer. However, repair is delayed as the warranty company is balking at the $1,000.00 cost from Mercedes for a replacement part plus labour... understandably the repair folks are reluctant to order such an expensive part until payment is assured.... since this failure occurred in less than 48 hours after I purchased the car, I will likely seek to return it for a refund if neither the dealer nor warranty folks are willing to pay for the repair (the warranty has a $300 deductible and I am feeling very ripped off at this point... Mercedes parts are a complete rip off; I'm afraid the days of quality in product and service are long gone... probably a result of infections from coupling with Chrysler). Thanks for the advice and best wishes, Richard

  • engdahlr Oct 16, 2010

    To all Advisors:

    Late Friday afternoon it was discovered that a module at the base of the steering column was defective; this module apparently controls/sends the signal from the turn signal switch to the computer. However, repair is delayed as the warranty company is balking at the $1,000.00 cost from Mercedes for a replacement part plus labour... understandably the repair folks are reluctant to order such an expensive part until payment is assured.... since this failure occurred in less than 48 hours after I purchased the car, I will likely seek to return it for a refund if neither the dealer nor warranty folks are willing to pay for the repair (the warranty has a $300 deductible and I am feeling very ripped off at this point... Mercedes parts are a complete rip off; I'm afraid the days of quality in product and service are long gone... probably a result of infections from coupling with Chrysler). Thanks for the advice and best wishes, Richard

  • engdahlr Oct 16, 2010

    To all Advisors:

    Late Friday afternoon it was discovered that a module at the base of the steering column was defective; this module apparently controls/sends the signal from the turn signal switch to the computer. However, repair is delayed as the warranty company is balking at the $1,000.00 cost from Mercedes for a replacement part plus labour... understandably the repair folks are reluctant to order such an expensive part until payment is assured.... since this failure occurred in less than 48 hours after I purchased the car, I will likely seek to return it for a refund if neither the dealer nor warranty folks are willing to pay for the repair (the warranty has a $300 deductible and I am feeling very ripped off at this point... Mercedes parts are a complete rip off; I'm afraid the days of quality in product and service are long gone... probably a result of infections from coupling with Chrysler). Thanks for the advice and best wishes, Richard

  • engdahlr Oct 16, 2010

    To all Advisors:

    Late Friday afternoon it was discovered that a module at the base of the steering column was defective; this module apparently controls/sends the signal from the turn signal switch to the computer. However, repair is delayed as the warranty company is balking at the $1,000.00 cost from Mercedes for a replacement part plus labour... understandably the repair folks are reluctant to order such an expensive part until payment is assured.... since this failure occurred in less than 48 hours after I purchased the car, I will likely seek to return it for a refund if neither the dealer nor warranty folks are willing to pay for the repair (the warranty has a $300 deductible and I am feeling very ripped off at this point... Mercedes parts are a complete rip off; I'm afraid the days of quality in product and service are long gone... probably a result of infections from coupling with Chrysler). Thanks for the advice and best wishes, Richard

  • engdahlr Oct 16, 2010

    To all Advisors:

    Late Friday afternoon it was discovered that a module at the base of the steering column was defective; this module apparently controls/sends the signal from the turn signal switch to the computer. However, repair is delayed as the warranty company is balking at the $1,000.00 cost from Mercedes for a replacement part plus labour... understandably the repair folks are reluctant to order such an expensive part until payment is assured.... since this failure occurred in less than 48 hours after I purchased the car, I will likely seek to return it for a refund if neither the dealer nor warranty folks are willing to pay for the repair (the warranty has a $300 deductible and I am feeling very ripped off at this point... Mercedes parts are a complete rip off; I'm afraid the days of quality in product and service are long gone... probably a result of infections from coupling with Chrysler). Thanks for the advice and best wishes, Richard

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This car should have an electronic flasher relay, I would suspect it is defective.

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This is likely a Body control module (BCM). This unit controls all lighting issues and contains the relays. Have them look at this and perform their circuit checks. I'd bet they will find a live line. Let me know.

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Hi,

Have they checked that it is not the indicator stalk return band which in under the steering wheel.
It sounds like this has come loose and what happens is that it will knock your indicator stalk on when you turn the steering wheel.

Let me know if you need more information.

Thanks

Jason

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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    Jason Maurirere Oct 14, 2010

    Ok I will check my program and let you know what I can come up with.

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I'm not coming up with a 2005 Mercedes-Benz A200 or B class.

Is this marketed in the U.S. at all?

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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    Duane Wong Oct 13, 2010

    I know on GM cars, there are two small circular springs that cancel the left or right, blinkers respectively.



    I am not sure about Mercedez-Benz, and when I looked it up on Autozone.com, they didn't have a repair guide.



    Maybe try to buy the service manual for your vehicle through the Internet or the local auto parts store.



    Or, try Alldata.com or Repairpath.com, but they charge.


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    Duane Wong Oct 13, 2010

    Sure thing.

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