Yes I'm still waiting.
Thanks for responding. Yes all the brake lights are NOT working and no I haven't checked the fuse! I hadn't given this a thought (not at all mechanically minded!). I suppose I had better get the manual and see where the fuse box is before asking any further questions. I did have a similar problem a couple of years ago and took the car to a local Smart/Mercedes garage who replaced a 'microswitch' just wondere if it might be that again and if so is it a DIY job?