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First, make sure the battery is good. If it normally goes dead in 1 night disconnect the battery for 1 night and if the car starts the battery isn't taking itself down. The next thing to look for are things that can be on with the ignition switch off such as glove box light, trunk or hood light, brake light cigarette lighters if it has them, interior lights. For the bulbs you can't see like the trunk light open the trunk then quickly but carefully touch the bulb if it's staying on it will be hot to the touch. Be careful if some bulbs have been on a long time they can burn you. I hope this helps. Take care.

1998... | Answered on May 16, 2019


U need to give us a clue on what car it is and engine

1998... | Answered on May 17, 2016


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1998... | Answered on Jul 21, 2013


you car is a 1995.
try this may help you.
Reinitialize the system. Close all doors. Start the engine and apply the brake. Turn steering to full left lock and hold for two seconds, turn to right lock for 2 seconds, return to center. Repeat that procedure a couple of times. Move car forward and/or backward at least 30 feet. If there is no reset DTC and no stored or registered DTC, the MIL should go out.

Mercedes-Benz SL... | Answered on Jul 10, 2014


If you have a single wiper assembly the part you realy want to lube is the shaft that the wiper arm is connected to, you will see a plastic cover at the base of the wiper arm , pull it off from the top of it ,it is a hinged cover , use a synthetic base lubricant. Good luck hope this helps

Mercedes-Benz SL... | Answered on Jun 11, 2014


You should bring it to an authorized Mercedes dealer, or call ahead to other sound sytem installers. They may have a tech who knows about Mercedes sound systems.

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Mercedes-Benz SL... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014


have a cooling system pressure test done . have a compression test done to check for head gasket problem. have a flow test done to check for blocked cores . Check coolant level in the radiator. fi the fan is connected on a viscous fan hub then replace the hub ( evident if the overheating occurs at stop lights or slow moving traffic of high engine rpm's as in going up hill). Check thermostat for opening and correct operation. Run fault codes to check for correct air/fuel ratio as lean mixtures will cause overheating..

Mercedes-Benz SL... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014


need to be sure fans are running each fan has a relay in the fuse area if they are good also check for possible grounging issues with the relay. changing the thermistadt may be a good start and a good flush of the system

Mercedes-Benz SL... | Answered on Apr 11, 2014


I have the same problem when I turn into a driveway

Mercedes-Benz SL... | Answered on Feb 05, 2013


Disconnect battery afew..see if it clears. If not then a module or sensor has issue. Dont go tua dealr..a private shop w alot of cars is honest

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