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Red face Hi from united kingdom

I purchased a Mercedes 320 cdi elegance in June 2010 the car is a 2003 model w211 80,000 miles.
since that date I have had numerous faults.
1 drivers external mirror sometimes does not open and led indicator is permanently dead not solved.

2 Battery dead have bought new one £170 with fitting.

3 Both front suspension springs broken replaced under 6 month warranty.

4 last 3 weeks drivers central locking knob bounces and sometimes does not unlock this seems worse with current cold spell.

5 warning that convenience items have been switched off to protect low battery,checked with Mercedes told if only i do local runs (100 per week) i should occasionally use a trickle charger funny its a new battery.

(ignoring the faults it is a great ride,and is better than my previous 5 series)
would be grateful for anyone's advice on above.
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Welcome to Benzworld and have someone check the car for power loss, this is done by connecting an ohm meter between the negative battery connector and the negative battery pole.


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many thanks eric will have power loss checked
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