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2006 sl 500 Front engine starter battery went bad, Changed

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2006 sl 500 Front engine starter battery went bad, Changed out battery and the battery light and message came on in instrument panel. Disconnected both batteries waited 30 minutes hooked up eng compartment battery first then trunk battery ,light still on. Both batteries fully charged. Do I need to have stars cancel light?
JA: Have you tested the battery? Have you tried testing the alternator?
Customer: batteries yes alternator yes. Took to auto parts store they tested.
JA: Are you fixing your SL yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes fixing myself, Checked fuses in trunk and eng compartment.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Battery in eng compartment was tested due to slow start and found to be defective that is why it was replaced. No lights were on in dash before I changed the battery.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 month ago.

on the 2006 sl500 , you will need the star system or equivalent to clear & register new battery.

as long no fuse were blown and you said you checked .

unfortunately the auto start scanner is limited only can do engine codes and maybe abs codes, but want be able to communicate with your battery module .

Let me know if you need anything else on it , just reply back here & we can continue.

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