ignition

  1. George Benz

    Ignition, dash light issues & engine cutting out?

    Hi all, new member here but have been a lurker for some time! I have a CLK 220CDI with 160K on the clock, car has been utterly reliable but am now having some strange electrical gremlins, hoping someone has had the same issues and found a common fault. It started with key fob issues, as in...
  2. W

    ml270 cdi 2002 all fault lights and a/c turn on when not running

    Hi guys, my entire array of fault code lights and a/c will just sporadically all turn on when the car isnt running which obviously drains my battery. Ive removed the a/c relay (still have a/c, go figure) so im thinking it may be an ignition fault instead. Any ideas? Cheers
  3. JensH

    W124 E280 4-speed auto Estate ('95)

    Hi everyone, I have the following intermittent problem, possibly link to a cold start issue. On ignition. I don't always get the automatic idle surge up from ca. 800 to about 1100, to warm the engine. Later W124s do not have specific cold start valves, so start injection is an EMS controlled...
  4. N

    Engine Won't Stop...'05 CLS 320 CDI

    Hi all, Firstly, your help and responses are much appreciated. The car is a 2005 CLS 320 CDI – 80k miles. When I turn the ignition switch to the ‘off’ position the engine remains running. When I remove the key the wipers, heater/blower and lights all switch off, but the engine remains...
  5. J

    W204 Ignition Keyswitch - stays on after removing key

    Hi Guys This is a strange problem that has been going on for a while. The ignition switch acts normally most of the time but every now and then when the key is removed, the ignition system does not switch off. The dash lights remain on and the engine keeps running. The "cure" so far, without...
  6. A

    Limp Mode after ESL issues

    Hi all, my C220 CDI 2008 has gone in to limp mode after I had issues with the esl(?) motor on the steering column. I had an issue whereby I’d put my key in and there would be no connection, no lights even when I turned the key. I looked around and found a suggestion to tap the steering column /...
  7. D

    Key won't open door or start ignition

    Hi Guys, Bought a clk200 coupe 2009 few weeks ago. Today the remote key/fob wouldn't open door so got in using the metal key. First I was about to switch dashboard but after trying to start engine the dashboard died. Now the key won't even turn. I have two remote keys and neither work. Read...
  8. C

    Few niggles with W204 c250cgi 2012

    Hello all, I bought this lovely car last week (23k mileage) and have a few niggles that maybe you can help with :) 1) White smoke production from exhaust when idle - this has settled slightly the more I drive it. One of the members suggested this is normal (in another post), so hopefully...
  9. Taffy7hfa

    Start stop button.

    Anyone on here fitted or attempted to fit an aftermarket start stop button to an ML ? (w163)
  10. A

    E240 w210 2000 ignition problem

    Hi any advice would be much appreciated. I have a E240 2000 I drove my car about 50m from where I live and stopped at traffic lights at which point all the warning lights came on and the car switched off. My key turns and all lights come on but the engine won't start. No ticking noise...no...
  11. C

    Key fob problems- strange!

    Hello everyone, Thank you for the help offered so far, the advice has been invaluable. The travails of my (newly acquired) W reg CL500 continue... So today the fresh CR2025 batteries arrived and I have replaced the old ones in the key fobs. I now face an unusual problem. 1. Both...
  12. F

    Ignition control module needed! please help! SL500

    Hi, We have an SL500, 1991/1992 v8 5L perfect until recently when we are now getting a missfire, been diagnosed to the ignition control module. the part number I need is 0125455732 any ideas? Thanks James
  13. B

    Electrics stuck on but electric ignition won't engage

    I came down to find my stereo was playing and after further investigation realised that the electrics have come on themselves without the key. When the key is introduced to the ignition nothing happens at all. I disconnected the battery to keep it from dying completely having already tested...
  14. K

    W204 07/08 - C220 WONT START

    Good Morning guys. I have never had a major problem with my car. I have always kept it well maintained and now disappointed that my car will not start. When you put the key in it makes the normal sounds like that zaaap when you insert it. then the white dash comes on. Not the Dash lights...
  15. E

    No ignition in position 2

    Hello all. My 1998 S210 (W210 estate) v6 3.2 litre petrol E320 has a problem besides guzzling fuel of course! I recently stopped to consult a satnav, put the car in park and turned off the engine. After some 2 or 3 minutes I tried to restart the car. Basically it wouldn't start. Whatever I...
  16. M

    W203 Ignition issue...?

    Hi all, Car Details: W203 - 2004 - C180k A very weird thing has been happening for the past few days. I don’t think the car registers that the key fob is out of the ignition. When I take my key out of the ignition after driving, the radio will stay on for 7-10 seconds and the 'click'...
  17. JensH

    W124 E280 4 Spd Auto (Est), Ignition, Infra-Red Remote

    Mornin' I am getting the following blinker codes from my 16 pin diagnostic box on a late model (Nov '95) W124.088 M104942 engine (ca. 138k miles): Socket 8 HFM-SFI Sequential Injection/Ignition: 9 = O2S 1 (before TWC) - voltage too high, circuit open or voltage implausible. Socket 12...
  18. S

    CLK 230K Ignition / Electrical Problem

    Hi, I've had a series if problems recently. Some seem trivial but I'll detail all just in case they are relevant. First, the car went dead and wouldn't start. We wondered if this was due to having lights left on.. jumped it and all seemed ok. Once in a while we got the problem where the...
  19. Arkay

    New key issues as well ...

    New member and currently really annoyed with M-B. Just read NeilA's post and must ask my own question. My wife's key failed 6 months ago in her M-B and new one cost her about £200. I have just been to stealership this morning with my failed key - new one about £210. However, they have just...
  20. I

    C180K Ignition Start Problem

    Hey guys, Ive got a 2006 automatic C180K and ive been having a problem with the ignition start up for the last 6 months. Whether the car is hot or cold, every now and then, more often then usual it would crank but not start. After several attempts it would start normally. Sometimes the...


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