BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jun 2009
Vehicle: 1993 190E 2.0
Location: South Africa
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Car switched off in Park, won't start again.
My 190E is a 2L, made in 1993.
I accidentally switched it off in Park mode, it will not start when the gear selector is in Park or Neutral. The dashboard lights up but the engine will not turn.
There is a story to how I arrived at this situation, please bear with me:
The rear brake piston(drivers side) jammed whilst driving. I pulled off and saw the disc was glowing. Whilst reversing onto the tow truck, the back wheels were jamming.
With the car jacked up, I removed the wheels, started the car and put it into reverse to check if the discs was still spinning and then shifted to drive. I did this procedure to check whether the wheel bearings failed due to the heated disc from earlier on.
It was at this point that I switched the car off.
I phoned the local dealership and spoke to a mechanic who is familiar with older models Mercedes. He told me it was probably two issues :
The starter cut off/protection switch that is on the gearbox may be faulty or
There is no power going to the starter.
Please can you advise me where I should start to solve this problem.
Many thanks for your help,