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Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 1999 SLK230 KOMP
Location: VIRGINIA, USA
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1999 SLK230, LIMP, Delayed start...
After a recent fix Of backup lamp switch in gear shift assembly, after I put
it together car is in Limp mode and car will not start until 3-5 seconds after
key is turned. Seems like battery is dead, but all indicators light up and
then after 3-5 seconds, you hear a beep and car turns over. I have done much reading and just think I am missing something simple. I have taken out the gear shift again, took it apart, looks ok to me (BTW, back up lights now work) and after I put it together, the car started immediately, but car still ran in LIMP mode(starts out what appears to be 2nd gear but never shifts. Could the car think its being stolen? I am pondering this now. I have actually set the alarm off while in the car. Seems I hit the buttons, unlocking and locking doors as I am trying to start car.
I have no check eng light. The last thing I did was removed +POS battery
terminal and connected it to ground (to try to clear any codes). I also feel
that maybe its the circuit board in the Gear Shift Assembly? What is its
purpose? Bad Circuit board? bad contacts on this board or no contact being