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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, Quick Charge USB Ports & Volt Gauge

Replaced the volt gauge and normal USB ports for another one with Quick Charge USB ports, which makes them a bit more usable for me.

QuickCharge (QC) 3.0 volt gauge vs normal volt gauge

QuickCharge (QC) 3.0 volt gauge in the Mercedes CLS W219 interior



Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Bought a new BSR Optiflow kit as I wanted a little bit more blowoff + compressor noise. I can also fit my Velocity Stack filter (150mm diameter).

It has been sold in the meantime as the extra induction noise does not fit the S80 to be honest.

BSR Kit: 4900705
Max HP: 410 HP

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit


Volvo S80 2.4T BBS ASA TEC GT3 Wheels (Candy Red)

In the mean time, they have been sold already, but I stumbled upon a pristine set of winter wheels. Not far over the border, I found a 19″ BBS ASA TEC GT3 set in candy red, which on paper should look awesome (black car, candy red wheels).

Unfortunately I wasn’t happy with the looks, but they served me well for 1 winter and I got a lot of feedback on it, which was funny!

19" BBS ASA GT3 Wheels

19" BBS ASA GT3 Wheels

Volvo S80 2.4T 19" BBS ASA GT3 Wheels

Volvo S80 2.4T 19" BBS ASA GT3 Wheels

The are very heavy, but that is also due to the runflat winter tyres. The combo weighed in a hefty 24.3 kg.

19" BBS ASA GT3 Wheels


Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing vacuum lines with Silicone Hoses

A highly recommended repair / modification for all older Volvo owners. Replacing the old rubber vacuum lines with strong durable silicone hoses. I bought 3 color hoses (red / black/ blue) as the original hoses also have color stamps on them. Old rubber hoses deteriorate from heat and moisture and will fail over time. Replacing them with silicone hoses ensures a proper running car!

Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing Vacuum Lines




VW Golf MK3 GTI, Steering Wheel Cover

Bought a steering wheel cover, as the steering wheel had seen better days. I have done this mod a couple of times before and was always happy with the result, so no hesitation this time 🙂 Again very pleased with the results. Costs about 5 USD from Aliexpress. I chose black faux leather with red stitching for the VW Golf.

Steering Wheel default / VW Golf MK3 GTI

Work in progress

Steering Wheel cover Work in Progress / VW Golf MK3 GTI

Final result

Steering Wheel Cover added / VW Golf MK3 GTI




Toyota Aygo K&N 57i (57-0669) kit (Video)

And also decided to post a little video from the K&N 57i (57-0669) induction kit. Enjoy!




Toyota Aygo K&N 57i (57-0669) kit

Via Marktplaats een mooie K&N 57i kit (57-0669) kunnen scoren, die ook gebruikt kan worden op de Citroën C1 of Peugeot 107. Geeft een mooie roffel bij volgas en zou de Aygo weer een stukje zuiniger moeten maken. Dit gaan we uiteraard goed testen!

De kit is lichtjes gemod met een doorzichtige slang voor de carterventilatie (PCV).

Actueel verbruik: Spritmonitor.de
Toyota Aygo K&N 57i Kit

Toyota Aygo K&N 57i Kit closeup

Toyota Aygo K&N 57i Kit PCV hose

De CAI (Cold Air Intake) buis zit in de linker “nier” van de bumper.

Toyota Aygo K&N 57i Kit

Toyota Aygo K&N 57i Kit




Dashcam – Schandalig door rood licht. Kruispunt Randweg Den Bosch

Pas geleden bij het kruispunt op de Randweg in Den Bosch. Dit soort taferelen gebeuren daar helaas zo vaak…




Toyota Aygo K&N Sport Replacement Filter

Vlak nadat ik Aygo in mn bezit had kon ik via Marktplaats een zgan K&N Inlegfilter kopen. Het lijkt alsof er minder oppervlakte is dan het originele filter, maar het katoen zal waarschijnlijk beter flowen dan het papieren Denso filter.

K&N Partnummer: K&N 33-2131
OEM Denso vs K&N

K&N filter in place