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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: 11 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago.

did the jumpstart help?

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 11 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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