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awk166

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Help identify this connector
« on: May 08, 2021, 05:49:51 »
Hi I would be most grateful if someone could identify this connector and where it should be routed that goes from my foot dimmer/high beam switch on my 67 230.Thanks in advance!

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Re: Help identify this connector
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 07:18:13 »
Hi,
maybe this can help.
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Re: Help identify this connector
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 13:16:55 »
Many thanks, that is really helpful!!

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Re: Help identify this connector
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2021, 22:47:27 »
If it is an automatic, it might go back through the firewall then connect to the automatic transmission kick-down switch. ?
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Re: Help identify this connector
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2021, 23:21:56 »
It's a 4sp manual, so I'm wondering if it's the connection for the reverse light switch on the gearbox. Thoughts??

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Re: Help identify this connector
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 02:00:19 »
Temporarily connect the two contacts of the plug together and turn on the ignition. If the reverse lights come on, you got it!
Joe Alexander
Blacklick, Ohio
1969 Dark Olive 280SL
2002 ML55 AMG (tow vehicle)
2002 SLK32 AMG (350 hp)
1963 404 Mercedes Unimog (Swedish Army)
1989 flu419 Mercedes Unimog (US Army)
1998 E430
1974 450SLC Rally
1965 220SE Finback

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Re: Help identify this connector
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2021, 07:05:08 »
More likely to be the brake light switch.
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Re: Help identify this connector
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2021, 15:05:32 »
Yes it is the reverse light switch connector. Goes to the transmission reverse selenoid in the route market on the first post to this thread.  Check that cable Colours are grey/yellow one of them and the other as far as I remember was black/red/yellow.

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Re: Help identify this connector
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2021, 15:08:05 »
Dear mr. benz

Is not the brake light connector since it has a rubber grommet on it, and therefore is a signal for something outside the cabin, and as the car is a manual transmission, not automatic there is no doubt that is for the reverse lights switch

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Re: Help identify this connector
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2021, 16:43:27 »
Many thanks for the answers, I will connect and check this tomorrow on the Pagoda.
Makes perfect sense as the 2 things not working right now are reversing lights and wipers. This looks to solve one of those issues.

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Re: Help identify this connector
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2021, 19:25:59 »
Many thanks for the answers, I will connect and check this tomorrow on the Pagoda.
Makes perfect sense as the 2 things not working right now are reversing lights and wipers. This looks to solve one of those issues.

Makes sense. Reverse light it is.
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Re: Help identify this connector
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2021, 13:25:03 »
Awk,
What is your vin number for the 280SL?
Should be 113044 with either 10 or 12?
Which one is yours?
Your car is a manual so it should be a 10, automatics are 12.
Might be a leftover from a conversion from automatic to manual as this wire plug could be the kickdown switch.
I say this, because the rubber grommet is backwards, meaning the plug is outside the car, not inside.
Other way to verify is by checking the colors of the wires.
Walter