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HI CAN ANYBODY PLEASE HELP I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY A CLASS 51 REG IT WENT IN TO FAULT MODE REDUCING THE SPEED TO 40 MPH IN LIMP MODE WITH THE ABS LIGHT ON ,I HAD IT TOWED INTO A GARAGE THEY SCANNED THE CAR AND IT CAME UP WITH FAULT CODE C1540
THEY SAID THEY DID NOT RECOGNISE THE CODE THIS IS WERE I AM AT,
I HAVE PHONED THE MERC GARAGE FOR AN ESTIMATE THEY HAVE SAID THEY WILL NEED TO SCAN THE CAR FOR THE CODE AT A COST OF £80 I TOLD THEM THE CODE THEY DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER OR THE COST I CANNOT GIVE THEM A BLANK CHEQUE TO FIX IT I NEED AN ESTIMATE THANKS
 

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From what I can tell from reading online Fault Code C 1540 isoften 'Road test not performed'. To do the roadtest perform the following whileslowly driving/moving the vehicle,(This avoids damage to the tyres & your tarmac drive-way) turn the steering wheel fully clockwise then fully anti -clockwise and which point the icon in the display should go out. (</font>http://www.aclassinfo.co.uk/mypage.18.htm) - Of course the fault code might not be that, could be a</font></span></font>component check codebut worth a try I suppose.</span></font>
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Other option is a good indie Merc specialist who can read the codes and probably charge a lot less than your main dealer.</span></font>
 
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