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After Battery Died, and Charged Back Up, Is There a Reason Why My C230 Not Starting?
Here's the story, guys:
I had an alternator warning pop up while on the way home. Luckily, I made it home and was able to bring my 2002 C230K Coupe to a gas station down the street. They diagnosed that the alternator was not sending current to the battery.
I started, and drove the car home, and once parked in the driveway, the doors locked and the alarm sounded, followed by absolutely nothing. Battery drained completely.
So I charged up the battery, but now when I turned the key, the car will not start. One click.
I'm a novice when it comes to problems like this, but I'm wondering if there is an automatic shut-off function, once the car loses all battery charge? Is there a way to reset it so I can at least start the car and drive it to a repair shop or dealer?
Seems strange, since it started fine when bringing it in for the alternator diagnosis - and driving back home.
This is also my first post, so if I've left out any key information, just let me know. Any advice/guidance would be greatly appreciated...