Mercedes-Benz Electric Power Steering Motor Replacement

Mercedes-Benz Electric Power Steering Motor Replacement

If the electric power steering fails, a warning message “Power Steering Malfunction See Operator’s Manual” displays on the instrument cluster, and the steering wheel becomes very difficult to turn. A proper diagnostic is required to confirm that the steering motor is defective. Learn how to replace the Mercedes-Benz electric power steering motor yourself.

What you will need

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  • Mercedes Electric Steering Motor
  • Torx Bit Socket
  • Car ramps
  • Ratchet wrench
  • Jacks stands
  • 8mm socket

Procedure

  1. Drive your Mercedes-Benz up on car ramps.


Secure the vehicle with jack stands and place wheel chocks behind the rear wheels.secure mercedes


Remove the first cover under the engine. It is held in place with 8mm screws.mercedes electric steering motor cover


Locate the electrical power steering motor.Mercedes W212 2012-2016 W218 electric steering gear /motor


Unplug the small electrical connector.Mercedes-Benz W212 E-class Electric Steering Motor (fits Electric Steering Rack)


Release the red locking tab on the large electrical connector by sliding it. Next, press to unplug the electrical connector. This is the main power feed to the motor.Mercedes-Benz W212 E-class Electric Steering Motor (fits Electric Steering Rack)


Remove all three Torx bolts holding the steering rack’s electrical steering motor. mercedes Mercedes-Benz W212 E-class Electric Steering Motor replacement


Install the new electrical power steering motor in reverse order.

FAQ

Replace the electrical steering motor, but my steering wheel is still hard, and the message still shows up.

MERCEDES PWER STEERING MOTOR FUSE

Check the fuse for the electrical steering motor. This is a 125A near the battery.

We hope you find the Mercedes-Benz Electric Power Steering Motor Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz.

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  1. Thank you for your guide. It is very educational.
    It seems the manufacturer made it so this part is not easily replaceable with the coding/ programming aspect.
    I have tried different motors that are functioning but can’t be programmed to the car.
    The last 4 digits are not matching.