Date registered: Dec 2002
Vehicle: 92 500SEL to 01 E320T current 2014 lexus LS460
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RE: Dead battery cause?
First of all the indicator only shows if the battery is not getting a charge from the alternator, it does not show the state of the battery. The "lost all" would usually indicate a loose battery cable. How old is the battery? If it is 4 years or so replace it. I think a road trip is fine, it should charge it, idling with all the accessories is the opposite. there could be things that stay on, trunk light on my SL, my CD player on the 92 would not eject and kept on running, I had them replace the battery then one day I heard the sound of the motor running. Battery probably needed replacing anyway
If you dont have the Mercedes dealer book get it, they will come out give you a jump, or replace the battery for free (there is a charge for the battery usually low to mid $100s) the same price as over the parts counter. Its one of those lifelong things they offer, they will dispatch the closest roadside person. I think they will even do belts and hoses, I know they dont charge to change a tire. call 1800 FOR MERCEDES