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hello guys I'm back again......so my 05 sl500 transmission won't engage when I put it on drive or reverse. the car hasn't been turn on for about 2 months without a rear battery. i just put a new {rear} battery but the car now its acting up. the convertible won't open all the way. only the trunk part goes up.the push button { on the shifter } to start the car doesn't work either. please guys help me out!!! the car has no check engine light, but it does have the air bag light on. Also where can I buy a sds scanner ? Any links will be appreciated! I live in North Jersey. I can pay for your help if you live around the area. help please
 

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I don't know for sure but all these issues may be caused by not having a battery in the rear for a period of time, and if so then reprogramming will probably fix it all. Good luck.. I'm sure someone who knows will join the thread with some good answers soon.
 

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thank you i am hoping everything goes back to norma after a reset. where can u get a good star diagnostic system ? should i get a c3 or c4 or c5 ? i have a 05 sl? what is the difference ?



QUOTE=tonylinc;17828918]I don't know for sure but all these issues may be caused by not having a battery in the rear for a period of time, and if so then reprogramming will probably fix it all. Good luck.. I'm sure someone who knows will join the thread with some good answers soon.[/QUOTE]
 

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C3 is find for the R230.
 

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any good website or specific seller that we can trust ? i think i will like the c4 or c5 because of the wire less feature.I will also like to run diagnostics on newer mb. 2015+. i would really like to get a good quality one. what do you guys think about this one ?


https://www.ebay.com/itm/MB-Star-SD-Connect-C4-xentry-XDOS-05-19-07-19-CF19-laptop-Mercedes-Benz-Star/292843935896?_trkparms=aid=555018&algo=PL.SIM&ao=1&asc=20131003132420&meid=d925c6d1e860490fb8f5d5634b814627&pid=100005&rk=2&rkt=12&mehot=lo&sd=292643882581&itm=292843935896&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
 

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where in North Jersey are you? I'm an R129 guy in central Jersey but have a C3 setup - only thing is that I haven't needed to plug it into my car yet and I basically got it expecting to move to an R230 at some point. My car hasn't set a light in 4 years (knock on wood). If you aren't too far, can come by and give it a shot. Admittedly, I don't know what we'd be looking for and have only surfed around on SDS to make sure it works. So if you have some insight into what needs doing, I'm happy to help.
 

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still having the same problem guys. any idea ?

thank you soo much i send you a pm.
where in North Jersey are you? I'm an R129 guy in central Jersey but have a C3 setup - only thing is that I haven't needed to plug it into my car yet and I basically got it expecting to move to an R230 at some point. My car hasn't set a light in 4 years (knock on wood). If you aren't too far, can come by and give it a shot. Admittedly, I don't know what we'd be looking for and have only surfed around on SDS to make sure it works. So if you have some insight into what needs doing, I'm happy to help.
 

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still having the same problem guys. any idea ?

thank you soo much i send you a pm.
still getting my SDS set up sorted out (waiting for delivery of a 2015 hard drive). If I receive it soon - next opportunity to get together is the weekend of 9/21.
 

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Did you ever get SDS to scan for codes?
 
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