Date registered: Sep 2013
Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes E430
Location: tampa, fl
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Problems with my 01 E430
I bought this car recently from an auction and I'm trying to fix some problems but I'm having a hard time pinpointing the issues. Here's a list:
1. My rear passenger window will not do anything. It was up when I bought it and it will not move. Initially I assumed it was the motor but after reading a lot of forums now I don't know if it's the motor or the regulator. When I press the button I hear nothing. I would think that if the motor still worked, I would hear something.
2. When taking apart the door to inspect the motor, the directions I was reading said to disconnect the battery to insure there wasn't a short that would cause the airbag to deploy in my face. After having the battery unhooked for about 45 mins I hooked it up and went in. The next morning when I started the car I had several things happen: the bas, abs, and esp alarms came on; the 3 windows that do work still work but when I press the buttons down all the way to make the auto roll up, they stop in place; I just had a door latch fixed because the dome light would not go off when I shut the door. Now again it stays on and at the same time the headlights do not flash 3 times anymore when I lock my doors. I'm not sure what is causing this but I hope its a simple fix.
3. My malfunction light alarm triggers randomly when I hit my brakes. I had the bulbs burn out once so I replaced them. They worked fine for a day then the alarm triggered again. After messing with it for a few hours I ended up switching bulbs and carriers from the left and right sides and it worked again. Now a few weeks later I am getting random light alarms after pressing my brakes. There in no consistency with the alarm.
I hope someone can help me diagnose these issues. I do not have another $150 for Mercedes to diagnose the problem so I would like to figure this out alone. Thank you ahead of time.