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320ml: 320 ml 2001 Talked to two dealers, tore car apart,

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320 ml 2001 Talked to two dealers, tore car apart, cannot find right side airbag impact sensor code A54/1
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 11 months ago.
Hi, A54/1 is not in my list for the air bag. Do you have a part number for the sensor?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Using icarsoft scanner tells me the right side airbag impact sensor is faulty may be mistaken on code
Expert:  Marty replied 11 months ago.
Do you have the last 8 digits of the vin number?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
1A270429
Expert:  Marty replied 11 months ago.
What is your fault code?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
1A270429 Cannot find paper with scan test notes at the moment. If there is indeed is such a part, mentioned by the scanner, mentioned by dealer mechanic, and shown in an online repair manual, where is it?
Expert:  Marty replied 11 months ago.
I think you are getting some bad information. There is no such sensor used on the ML.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
There are side airbags in the doors. What signal to the module triggers them?
Expert:  Marty replied 11 months ago.
Still there?
Expert:  Marty replied 11 months ago.
Did I lose you?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Yes, just asked a simple question!How does the control module know to trigger side airbags if there are no side impact sensors?Dealer mechanic said they are under carpet by belt retractor-not there. Online manual shows them in that area yet not to be found.
Why does scanner adjusted for that year and model say nonexistent item is faulty?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have to leave. Please email your answer on how system works as I asked. If you cannot do any better than this, I want to cancel the free trial since continuing and paying for advice is not going to work?
Expert:  Marty replied 11 months ago.
I'm away until later tonight. I can tell you how the system works but that was not your original question. Your original question was for the location of the A54/1 sensor and I told you that the sensor does not exist on this car.
Expert:  Marty replied 11 months ago.
Do you still want my help? Your last reply to me sounded a little impatient. I'm not sure if you understand how the website works. You may have made a deposit but I do not get paid unless you click on a positive rating for my help. I have already answered your original question. I told you that you were getting incorrect information and that there is no A54/1 on this model year. If you had asked your question here before you took the entire car apart I could have saved you a lot of work. Now you are requesting more information from me which I will gladly provide as long as I have your assurance that you will click on a positive rating so I can get paid. Let me know if you wish to continue.
Expert:  Marty replied 11 months ago.
Looks like you aren't going to reply. Would you like a refund?