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  1. After building a number of these for my cars and spending $40 each time for a Mercedes plug and cable, for the last one I used some number 10 gauge household wiring, stripped off the insulation and made my own pins.
  2. On 11/22/2016 at 6:13 PM, tolsen said: My advice is forget and bin those emulators, clean up your EGR valve and just blank off exhaust supply to the valve. ====================================================== HUH???????
  3. It has been a number of years and without re-reading the entire thread on the topic, am I correct in remembering that you did some keyhole surgery in a thermostat and epoxied the check valve in place?
  4. My comment was intended to be somewhat facetious. It would have been virtually impossible in 2005 when the smart was first introduced to North America to have predicted that the starter solenoid connection would ultimately become corroded and would require dismantling the car to access it. This also goes for a chronically clogged EGR valve, a stuck wastegate, a frozen alternator, stuck rear brakes, split reluctor rings, broken front springs and water incursion on the wiring harness to the SAM, seven common problems which were only revealed by time.
  5. The next time that I buy a new car I will be sure to dismantle it before using it and spray an oily solution on all the electrical connections.
  6. My car had this error occur after driving about 2 km and going up the same hill while going to work every day. Removed the rear panels and freed the wastegate.
  7. It would appear from stickman007's post that the numbers do not match.
  8. Did you not receive instructions from stickman? Your Pin 1 and Pin 5 are correct. I'm surprised that you didn't take the time to read the previous post thoroughly. By clicking on the stickman007 link you will see a photo with pin numbers that may or may not be the same as the pinouts on your emulator. They are not necessarily 1.2.3.4.5. Perhaps stickman007 can chime in. You can confirm the correct pinouts by comparing the physical circuit to the schematic below.
  9. Just a comment about the fuel pump and headlight corrosion problem. A number of years ago I had serious water incursion into my SAM and a number of pins on the connector were also corroded. The speculation at the time is that there was a windshield leak. My feeling is that the problem is in fact due to cold weather or air conditioning condensation accumulating on the wiring harness and wicking down into the SAM. This problem is likely compounded by having an unvented 12V battery in the passenger footwell. After fixing the SAM and using a contact cleaner on the connectors, I jammed a sponge around the wiring harness just above the SAM. Five years later, parked outdoors in a Canadian climate, no further problems.
  10. The SAM output to the starter solenoid is on connector N11-6 Pin 1. Measuring the voltage there when starting the car would determine if the SAM is OK or if it is starter related.
  11. What was your educated guess about the emulator pins?
  12. The EGR valve has a variable resistive feedback element which tells the ECU what position the solenoid valve is in. It can wear and bounce causing electronic noise for which Mercedes Benz sold an accessory cable with a high value resistor placed across the resistive element to prevent the ECU from seeing an open circuit. You didn't install the emulator?????
  13. The EGR valve has a variable resistive feedback element which tells the ECU what position the solenoid valve is in. It can wear and bounce causing electronic noise for which Mercedes Benz sold an accessory cable with a high value resistor placed across the resistive element to prevent the ECU from seeing an open circuit. You didn't install the emulator?????
  14. One of the more common problems causing limp mode is a stuck or misadjusted wastegate valve, although it usually throws a code. Remove the rear body panels (7 Torx bolts), good luck on removing the 2 front Torx bolts and move the wastegate arm with vice grips and lubricate with high temperature lube.