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Central locking troubleshooting and repair

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raueda1:

--- Quote from: ptashek on 14 April 2021, 10:23 AM ---
--- Quote from: raueda1 on 14 April 2021, 09:27 AM ---The bad: The line to the trunk reservoir seems to leak.

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I'm assuming you've plugged it at the reservoir end, before testing? Could be just the grommet otherwise.

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I did.  I also inspected the grommet, which seemed fine - properly pliable, not hardened/cracked/etc.  The tank itself holds vacuum fine (using another tube).

raueda1:
I've got progress (kind of) and annoyance to report.  Initially the new door switch seemed to fix everything.  But it was short lived, it just worked for a couple days.  Then it wouldn't hold a vacuum overnight.  WTF??  >:( >:( >:(

I went back to it and retested everything repeatedly.  It turns out that the NEW switch went bad after just a couple days of use.  The old switch was completely shot, it wouldn't hold a vacuum at all.  The new one loses vacuum after an hour or so, a kind of slow leak.  But it's still a leak.  I'm taking it up with the vendor.  Hopefully they'll make good on it by sending me another one.  I'll report back on the outcome.  Nothing ever gets easier.....   :-\

raueda1:
Success.  The vendor (AutohausAZ) immediately replaced the bad vacuum switch without drama or other issues.  I've had nothing but great service with these folks, but never had to do a return before.  Highly recommended.  The system now seems to hold a perfect vacuum far better than MB's leakdown spec.  Happy car!

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