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Old 11-25-2012, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Locking the car ...

Here's the steps and question:

1. push start/stop button to shut off engine.
2. Leave car close door - then re-open door.
3. push start/stop button (without pressing brake) - radio/dash come on.
4. leave car again - radio stays on.
5. Try to lock car with wireless key - car will not lock.

Only by re-starting the engine and shutting it down will all stuff go off and car lock.

Is there another way to shut everything down and lock the car?

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Shut off engine
Get out and close door, have the key with you.
Rub your hand across the door handle - car will lock.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Agree on NatK's description of the process.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Shut off engine
Get out and close door, have the key with you.
Rub your hand across the door handle - car will lock.
That didn't work. Recall. Engine was shut off - then the "start" button was pushed without foot on brake to start the engine. Instead - all of the electronics came on. Leaving the car and trying to lock it is not possible. I had to start the car again and then shut if off in order to exit and lock.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes - the 1st push/stop shut down the engine and leaving the car you will be able to lock it.

I have no idea why you 2nd push/start-wake up the car - which requires a 3rd push/stop to shut the car down properly.

Your 2nd pus/start-wakeup is causing the issue - your MB is fine.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's the steps and question:

1. push start/stop button to shut off engine.
2. Leave car close door - then re-open door.
3. push start/stop button (without pressing brake) - radio/dash come on. (ignition is now in position 1)
4. leave car again - radio stays on.
5. push start/stop button (without pressing brake) - ignition is now in position 2.
6. push start/stop button (without pressing brake) - ignition is now off
7. close door and you can lock it by any means.

You can do steps 5 & 6 reaching in through the open door.
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