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Date registered: Nov 2002
Vehicle: 2003 G500, 2000 SL500, 1995 E320 Cabriolet, 1980 TR8
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When you say your car died, did it die while running or did it just not start one day?
If you can get a volt meter, verify that the non running voltage on the battery is on the order of about 12.6 volts. Then check to set if the voltage rises to something on the order of 13.6 to 14.2 volts after you start the car. If it does, the alternator is putting out. If it is putting out and the battery "tests" good, perhaps you have a parasitic current draw, either internal to the battery itself or through one of the external circuits in the car.
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