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2001 SLK230, getting start error code, there are no code #'s

Customer Question

Hi Pearl,
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?
Customer: 2001 SLK230, getting start error code
JA: Let's get those codes to the mechanic so you two can figure this issue out ASAP. How many miles are on the car?
Customer: there are no code #'s and 121,000 miles
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: tried resyncing keys, they won't lock or unlock car. am now tryint to charge battery to see if it was too weak.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: can't think of anything right now
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

Hello, if you have more than one key try all of them if you keep getting a start error message then you most likely need to replace the transponder coil around the ignition switch. ill send over a picture of what i am talking about.

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

it is number 1 in the picture.

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

if they wont lock or unlock car we may even need to check the pse module .

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 1 year ago.

check fuse 25 and 26 in the front fuse box.

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