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My son was pushing buttons on my steering wheel while in my

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my son was pushing buttons on my steering wheel while in my lap while i was finishing a phone call for like 5 minutes.. now my car wont start and i'm getting error messages.. wth could have happened? luckily i was still in my driveway. i got 2 errors. srs malfunction... and abs + esp currently unavailable.. just checking the internet forums before i get it towed. it was in pristine working order an hour ago :(
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 3 months ago.

Hello, there is nothing he could have done other than kill the battery, have you tried to jump start the car yet?

this would be a huge coincidence if something failed while he was in the car, so do not take away his allowance :)

just yet.

try jump starting the car and see if it works . let me know, Lou P.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
a dead battery would produce these error messages? the key was in the on position but not started. and it was literally no more than 5 minutes at the most. just very odd to kill the battery but i can try to jump it off..
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 3 months ago.

well when was the last time you changed the battery?

they will die with no signs of failure. or else i would not suggest this. let me know if it will work

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 3 months ago.

make sure that the car you are jumping it from is NOT running! and also connect the positive first and the negative last. very very important.

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 3 months ago.

did the jumpstart help?

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 3 months ago.

Michelle have you had any luck ? Please let me know if you still need help or not. Lou P.

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