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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
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Question ML320 2000 W163 - electrical problems after jump-starting the battery

My ML320 2000 model was jump-started without any precautions done to compensate for the influx of power, since then I experienced :

1. No Central Locking (have checked all fuses) and tried resetting without luck...
2. ESP/ABS/SRS Lights being on permanantly - and having no AWD, it swervs on the road, braking bad, no power steering...
3. Flickering ON-OFF dashboard indicators with handbrake-alarm sounding especially in wet weather and after hitting water puddles.
Please help.
Please give me the Central locking reset instructions
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You have a lot more to worry about than the central locking. Troll around on the W163 forum and/or have the car scanned for the diagnostic codes. My best guess is you fried one (or more) of the relays or control modules. Sorry to hear that and good luck.

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Ditto on bad feeling about this. Did you charge, tested the battery after the jump?
Try to disconnect the battery (key off) and by pushing the brakes drain all remaining power and than reconnect TESTED battery.
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