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Flat battery ?.CLS

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by peterwhayward, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. peterwhayward

    peterwhayward Senior Member

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    Hi, beginning to think this car is jinxed. Not been a good story so far.!.

    Just got a call from my wife...........the car wont start. Shes parked at Lakeside.Picked her up and brought her home.

    now I'm pretty sure its a flat battery as shes been using it for the past two weeks for nothing but commuting to work and popping round the shops/daughters/mates etc.Had to get in the car by using the manual key and then the alarm goes off very weakly............am I probably right about the battery?. Will call the RAC out (again) to try and get it up and running in a couple of hours time when they are not so busy.If it is the battery will they need access to anything other than under the bonnet?, where is the battery?.Hope you can help.
     
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    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Battery in the boot Pete under the trims, good night for forum members breaking down!!!!!!!
     
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    peterwhayward

    peterwhayward Senior Member

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    Thanks for quick response Cole....heres hoping the key operates the boot.
     
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    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Use the blade key if it dont Pete!!!
     
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    peterwhayward

    peterwhayward Senior Member

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    Thats the one I mean......never tried it:Oops:Doh.
     
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    If the worse happens and the blade key doesnt operate the lock is there access to anything under the bonnet that would allow sufficient charge to be given so the boot could be openned by the button inside the car?.
     
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    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Yes, main feed to the front SAM, but, best bet is the main feed on the starter if someone wants to jack it up and slide under there....
     
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    thanks again Cole.Its nice to be armed with some info for when the RAC finally arrive.You never know who will turn up and what they know.
     
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    What! :shock: No jump start posts under the bonnet? :shock:
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Some cars have them again, but for years many did not have any real jumping point, the S class and the CL now have a real one, the 230 does not
     
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    OK Ta. ;)
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Do not forget on the 219.3 they have 2 batteries, with a battery problem the consumers off message should have come up with many things turned off, when the batteries are low you will find the idle is higher than normal.

    You must always disconnect the main one before the aux.
     
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    I know where my battery is (I read the ****ing manual ;)) ...... bu66ered if I know how it comes out though. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    That comment was a bit uncalled for I am sure Malcolm as always was trying to help you in the best possible way
     
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    Im sure it was only mean in the RTFM type way, and not in a malicious way towards Malc's post. :D
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Your car is not a 219,it was for peter
     
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    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Take the seat out!!!
     
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    Woah! It was a tongue in cheek comment re my car ...... not Malcolm help to the OP. ;);)

    Sorry for the confusion! :Oops::Oops:
     
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    Correct! ;);););)
     
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    I'm sure it was not meant in a bad way as Malcolm is always very helpful to all Forum Members
     

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