Originally Posted by Streetglower
Just thought I would say whats up. I am a certified mercedes tech in the miami, ft. lauderdale area and still work on mercedes. If you have any questions let me know or if you need any work done.
Thanks Streetglower, hope you can help.
I've had my C320 for several years now. While I love how the car drives, its been plagued by all sorts of reliabiity gremlins and multiple visits to the M-B repair shop.
The battery of my C320 drained completely this past week after being parked for a full week with no driving. I had to charge up the old battery to drive the car to a friend's garage to install a new battery. We noticed that after the battery was re-charged, the car defaulted into some sort of "protection" mode (or perhaps it was more reliability gremlins).
However, after the new battery installation, the car persisted in its default mode:
- the car trunk was still not operative - we could only open it manually by inserting the key
- the car's remote would only unlock the doors if pointed directly into the sensor embedded in the driver's side door (the remote still could not open or unlock the trunk)
- the signal lights (blinkers) and emergency flasher were not working
- the windshield wipers and fluid were not working
- the fuel display was incorrect
- the instrument panel displayed error messages for ESP, SRS and a generic display which stated the "faulty display" (or something like that).
- the car's transmission or engine appeared to react differently (lower power)
I was able to reset the ESP as per the MB manual. But since my mechanic friend was unable to reset any of the other errors/modes/alarm, I took my car to the MB dealership. I had hoped to save some money by changing the battery myself. But MB is now asking for at least Cdn$163 just to have a computer technician "inspect" the car. Other charges will be pending.
Do you have any ideas on how to rectify this? I think this could be some sort of simple "reset" procedure. I believe the car is built in with a "protection" mode in case thieves try to steal the car by disconnecting the battery.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.