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03 mercedes sl 500 cut off on me while driving when i try to

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03 mercedes sl 500 cut off on me while driving when i try to start it again it wont do anything, all the dash lights come on but will not turn over
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

Hello, so by "turn over" do you mean the engine cranks but it will not start?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No dont turn over at. All
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

ok, do you have any power in the car? does the dash light up? does the radio come on?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
all that work
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

ok is there any warning in the dash?

was the car washed recently? rain? accident?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
rain
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

OK how close did it rain to when your car died? same day ? right away? can you turn the key on and send me a few pictures of the dash so i can see any warnings?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
At work right now got off at 3:30 but the lights on the dash come on just if u was starting the car
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

ok, the cars usually dont cut out and not crank unless the communication system failed, if that is the case there should be a few warnings on the dash.

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

can you open the hood and make sure the left and right fuse box covers are still on and secure?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Brake light warning light was on
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

brake pad warning or SBC brake warning

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Brake pads
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

so other than checking the front and rear battery to make sure they are connected and good, and making sure the engine did not lock up on you , this will have to go to a shop to get a diagnostic done on it. that will be the best bet. without fault codes we are guessing at the issue. Lou

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

i cant do a phone call until after 4 illinois time, if that is ok then i will accept, but i would hate to take your money if the result is still going to the shop. so let me know what you want to do .

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok I'll check that
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

ok so let me know, its also possible that since i did not accept the phone offer that another mechanic may so let me know asap what you want to do.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok I'll hold up on the phone call
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

ok that is fine by me

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 9 months ago.

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