W202 Flashing Lights on Rear View Mirror

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Hello

This is my 1st post & I seek advice!

I have a W202 C180 1996 (great car!) bought secondhand on E-Bay with no manual.

I had a problem with the transponder keys last week but managed to get them repaired locally (MB wanted £215 per key ...robbing bastewards!)

All fine except when I used the key today the red & green lighs are both flashing at the same time....Can anyone advise what this means?

Thanks in advance!

Steve
 
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Hello Malcolm

Thanks for the quick reply,I think the keys are synced properly as I can use them fine, its just that the RVM lights are flashing like theres no tomorrow & I`m concerned this may be a warning of more grief to come....or is it just something simple like low battery on the fobs?

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When they are flashing it shows that the alarm is not setting or has been disabled
 

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If the red and green lights flash at the same time it means that the batterys are going flat in the remote. If they flash alternatley then the alarm is armed.
 

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Hi,
The RVM lights flash to say Immobilser not operating correctly, and also for the fob batteries to be flat, one is flashing alternatly the other flashing together which is which I cannot remember but the fact your car still starts and runs I would say that it is as Startech has said and its down to flat fob batteries
If you don,t replace the fob batteries soon (depending on which type of immobiliser is fitted) it could cause the immobiliser not to work correctly, and the car "could" refuse to start.
I always keep a spare set of fob batteries in the glove box, and this is actually mentioned in my MB handbook (alarm one)
 
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thirded, new batteries required.
 

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malcolm, you are so corny and cheesy you make my feet seem smooth and odourless.
 

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And i am positively lost for a reply there Malc!!
 

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that is all :roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:


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