Date registered: May 2019
Vehicle: 1998 ML320
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98 ML 320 Issues after Battery is replaced
I have a 1998 ML320 that is having some gremlins after i replaced the battery. Specifically, it is not running. It will start, for about a second, then die. I am wondering if the transponder in the steering column may have gone out? I am thinking this because its almost as if the car wants to run, but is being shut off. There aren't any trouble codes coming up and i am about 50 miles away from the nearest Mercedes mechanic that could take a look.
on a side note the key that came with the car had the top of another key taped to it. I am guessing that was due to the cost of getting a chipped key programmed to the vehicle, by the original owners.I have been using it like that for a few months and was thinking about replacing the key before the transponder switch, except i think the switch is cheaper.
Any help whatsoever would be greatly appreciated.