Tag: diy

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Broken Brake Light Switch (Intermittent)

I received the dreaded red light brake errors on my instrument cluster, so I was preparing for the worst (broken SBC computer). When I scanned for errors, fortunately it only showed a faulty brake light switch.

Partnr: 0015454009 / A0015454009

Reduced braking power! Start engine!
ESP Defective! Visit workshop!
Reduced braking power! Depress brake pedal fully!
MB iCarsoft v3.0: SBC Brake Light Switch error (C261E) / State: Historic Hydraulic Fault Or Brake Light Switch Faulty
Values with a lightly squeezed brake pedal
New brake light switch A0015454009 / 0015454009
Location of the brake light switch
New and old brake light switch




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Black Wiper Filler Cap (Pre Facelift W211)

I always hate the bright blue caps for the wiper fluid and when there is an OEM option to change it something better, I am all ears 🙂

I was notified that the pre-facelift W211 E-class had a nice black & yellow cap instead of the ugly blue one. I was able to source used / second hand one for cheap. Retouched the yellow with some yellow caliper paint I had laying around and presto!

Partnr: 2118600064 / PUM22268

Yuck!

Looks way better, don’t you agree?



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Porsche Edition Lifehammer Evolution

Was able to buy some Lifehammer Evolutions from the Porsche Webshop, for about half the price of current retail prices (€9 euro instead of +- €20 euro). Also they come in sleek grey instead of bright orange, which fits the CLS interior better.

I bought 3 of them (2 for the CLS, 1 for our VW Lupo).

Link to Porsche webshop: Lifehammer Evolution – Porsche Webshop

3x Lifehammer Evolution + Pro Adapter
Lifehammer Evolution mounted in the CLS55
Lifehammer (normal edition)



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Upgrading To The Gates HD Fleetrunner Micro-V K080510HD 8PK1294 Supercharger Belt

It was apparent that the best in Supercharger belt would be the very popular green “Gates HD” belt, but it seems there is an even better one (more on that later).

When I ordered this belt, at the moment I thought this was the best that Gates had to offer. Its very popular as an upgrade belt and you will see it being used on many M113k engines (stock & tuned).

This belt should prevent slippage (meaning lost power) and will last a long time.

Partnr: Gates HD Fleetrunner Micro-V K080510HD 8PK1294

I have a stock supercharger pulley, so 1294mm is the correct belt length.




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Replacing The Old SAI Hoses

Decided to replace the 2 old Secondary Air Injection (SAI) hoses on the front of the big V8 M113k engine. As I pulled them of, they started to deteriorate, so I was just in time. The SAI system helps the catalysts heat up faster in a cold start situation.

Partnr 1132381082
Partnr 1132381082
Old vs New SAI hose
Rubber bung under the SAI hose
New SAI hose in place
Old SAI hose (drivers side)
Old & new SAI hose (drivers side)
Result! Progress!
Just in time



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, New Jack Pad and Airbox Isolators

Bought a new jack pad (which slots into the front subframe) as I broke it when working on the car. I also noticed that 2 rubber isolators from the airbox were missing, so I also bought 2 new ones to prevent the airbox from making contact with the surge tanks.




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Bosch Aerotwin Flatblade Wipers

Replaced the Valeo wipers with fresh new Bosch Aerotwin flatblade wipers. There is a clear quality difference when you compare them.




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Yellow Tint Film On Fog Lights

Washed the CLS55 after a little while and applied some yellow tint film on the fog lights. For now I quite like it. Lets see if I will keep it in the long run…




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Temporary Fix For The Oil Filler Neck

Had to apply a temporary fix for the oil filler neck, as it’s still leaking a bit (more like sweating). Used silicone sealant as a temporary measure. I will probably replace the filler neck somewhere next year.




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, New Coolant Expansion Reservoir

Also took the liberty to replace the old coolant expansion reservoir/tank with a fresh new one. The new reservoir was including a new coolant cap and coolant level sensor.

I have no idea when it was last replaced. Also it was leaking from the cap, even though I tried a new cap (see my previous post: https://www.ducked.nl/mercedes-cls55-amg-w219/mercedes-cls55-amg-w219-new-coolant-expansion-reservoir-cap-oil-filler-cap/ )