Used Mercedes-Benz Starter Motor Relays

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About Starter Motor Relays

A car engine needs to be rotating at a significant speed in order for it to start. The starter motor is a powerful electric motor which provides the power to turn the engine.  The starter motor works to provide enough power to get the car engine turning at the correct speed for it to start.  The Mercedes-Benz starter motor relay basically acts as an ON/OFF voltage control switch, allowing an electric current to flow from the battery to the starter motor. When the ignition key is fully turned or starter button pressed, the power is transmitted via a solenoid switch to the motor.

The Mercedes-Benz starter motor relay will be housed in the relay box, usually found underneath the dashboard. The relay connects to the car's battery, as well as connecting to the specific part that the relay is functioning, in this case the starter motor, via a solenoid switch.

The starter motor relay is made up of a coiled wire which is attached to a strong magnetic base, such as iron, which generates a magnetic field when the electric current flows through it, which either opens or closes the solenoid switch/connection which starts or stops the current to the motor.

Faults can occur with the electrical contacts, relay coil and wiring. The connections can overheat and corrode.  Moisture can also seep inside the relay which can compromise the proper functioning of the starter motor relay. It's important when replacing the starter motor relay to buy a part that will be compatible with the make and model of your vehicle. Buying the Mercedes-Benz starter motor relay will guarantee you get the right component that's designed specifically for the make and model of your car.

Mercedes-Benz trivia

  • If you thought self-driving cars were all about Tesla, then it might surprise you to know that Mercedes Benz made an autonomously driving vehicle as early as 1995. It didn't gain popularity, but it became the foundation of the modern driving technology found in every Mercedes Benz.
  • Unlike most cars, Mercedes vehicles are not spray painted. Instead, they are completely submerged in anti-corrosion coating and primer. That means the protective liquid can get into every part of the car.
  • Mercedes Benz cars have always been a big part of the Jurassic Park films, but the first movie went all out, with the stars emerging from a red Mercedes GLE Coupe before walking down the red carpet. Mercedes cars are also used throughout the film franchise.
  • Karl Benz obviously gave his name to the company, but the Mercedes part of the name comes from the daughter of his customer and friend, Emil Jellinek. Her name was (obviously) Mercedes, and it's still surprising that her name remains so attached to the iconic car brand.
  • That new car smell is always a delight, but a Mercedes owner gets to choose that smell. Perfume specialist Marc vom Ende created four different car smells for Mercedes Benz, called Sports Mood, Freeside Mood, Downtown Mood, and Nightlife Mood. They all smell a bit leathery.