Date registered: Aug 2006
Vehicle: CL500, CL500, 190E 2.6, 420 SEC, 350 SL
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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I wonder if that's whats happened to my '02 CL500.
We've had a hard winter in Scotland and it didn't get driven too much, at one stage it was left for nearly two weeks as a result of too much snow. I had to jump start it using my wife's car, as the battery barely had enough to turn the starter.
Since then, it's been fine, but now it seems it's totally dead. I drove it less than 3 days ago, then when going out to it yesterday, I can't even operate the central locking. The turn signals flashed once, faintly, then quit. I used the mechanical key to get in, put the fob in the ignition to cancel the alarm, and tried to start it. Nothing.
Do you think my battery's just decided to fail, or is there something more sinister going on e.g. something left on completely draining it? I always check it and the lights weren't on, nor the COMAND.
I'm going to get a new battery and start from there, although I'm concerned that the same thing may happen. What do you think?
2002 (C215) CL500 (Batmobile), Obsidian Black, 60k miles
2000 (S210) E320 Wagon, Alexandrite Green, 140k miles
1990 (C126) 420 SEC (Bruce), Astral Silver, 112k miles
1978 (R107) 350 SL (Boabby), Signal Red w/ silver hardtop, 115k miles
2004 (W209) CLK270 CDI, 32k miles
2000 (W210) E240, 70k miles
1997 (C140) CL500, 134k miles
1991 (W201) 190E 2.6 Sportline, 133k miles