I got an idea. I got an idea you should subscribe to some service information, such as from ALLDATAdiy.com for your car and learn how things work. The service info also has wiring diagrams which will show the power for the center brake lamp comes from the brake lamp switch, unlike the power for the left and right brake lamps.bulb is new and has continuity, socket tests good. no power at end of wire harness. i looked for the correct fuse and nothing was labeled. therefore i assume it is on the same fuse as the brakes and they light up ok,
any ideas gentlemen
You are not going to get too far without some kind of service info. The ALLDATAdiy.com subscription is $27 a year for one vehicle with each additional vehicle $17. If you can't afford $27 to be able to repair your car then I don't see how you can afford to run the car. But then I don't know everything. Well, I know everything but I can not remember everything. Same thing.thanks for the input
no water in mine and even if there was i should still have voltage at the end of the harness to the light
gee, didn't know i posted 539 questions so far...wow. as to alldata i am familiar with it (was a service mgr for 15 years). problem is i am on social security (lost my sizable pension in 911) so dollars are pretty tight that's why i purchased a gas mizer. i do search and when i can't find an answer that is appropriate to my problem then i ask the wisdom from the many.
oh, and if it were the brake lamp switch it would cause other problems too....shifting or not shifting problems, dash lite notification, not being able to start etc. that's why i asked for ideas. i read all 12 pages and no one had a problem like mine
Mercedes won't release the information for Chiltons or Haynes, or any other manual company. there have been some discs on Ebay, but they are pirated information from Evilution and I refuse to pay money to anyone who tries to cash in on someone else's work. Alldata had some good information when I joined them quite a few years back, not sure if it is better or worse now. Personally I would rather have a hard manual than something on the computer, but I am kind of old school..