Mercedes

Have Mercedes Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Mercedes

2001 S500 AMG...cannot get the distronic to stay on...works

Customer Question
for about first 10-20 miles...
2001 S500 AMG...cannot get the distronic to stay on...works for about first 10-20 miles on trip, but then says "unavailable" and cannot use cruise control
JA: Have you checked the fuse? What size is your engine?
Customer: have not...engine size---big :) I'm an idiot...I've checked owners manual and thought I did everything, but doesn't seem to work still...thought maybe it needed a new sensor on front...however, I did have Strut Masters replace the hydraulic body control system with a new system of stable struts, which means the ABC, etc no longer works...wonder if that's causing it?
JA: Are you fixing your S500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just reading the owner's manual...I have no talent for fixing cars...just try to keep the buttons in the right position
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Mercedes
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
11/11/2016
Mercedes Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Mercedes
Satisfied Customers: 4,591
Experience: Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
Verified

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

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Mercedes Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

hey how are you

you are correct on the deleting the ABC ETC ,this will make the Distronic system to fail because it keep trying to see the ABC system and it can not and after so many tries the system will go offline since it is sensing a fault and using the cruise want be allowed in this condition

it want effect the car performance but bad thing the cruise will not work .

Please let me know if you need anything else on it

Thank You

Chad Farhat
ASE Certified Technician

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
is there any item that can be purchased to have cruise control?
Mercedes Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

There is not a specific kit to buy that i know of.

some people tried installing like 0 to 5 ohm resistor you buy from radio shack in the connectors left unplugged to complete the circuit and fool the system

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

thank You

Chad Farhat
ASE Certified Technician

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Mercedes Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

Please let me know if you need anything else on it, just reply back and we will continue

If you are good, Please Kindly Rate Me.

A 5 Star Rating is much Appreciated

If you feel I have not been helpful Please DO NOT RATE ME BAD OR POOR (1 or 2 stars) ,You can always ask me again or I can opt out of your question & open it for another expert ,that will provide you with more or better assistance on this issue

Please keep in mind that when you rate me , it does not end our conversation.

you can always come back to this conversation and ask me any follow up question you may have on this issue

(you can copy this link page & paste it in your browser when ready and it will open up our conversation again)

Thank You
Chad Farhat
ASE Certified Technician

Ask Your Own Mercedes Question
Ask Chad Farhat Your Own Question
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Mercedes
Satisfied Customers: 4,591
4,591 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles

Chad Farhat is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

MB Paul

MB Paul

Mercedes Technician

3,567 satisfied customers

Qualified Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Technician - 20+ years experience - Workshop Foreman for Mercedes

Marty

Marty

Mercedes Technician

29,009 satisfied customers

Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 35 years experience.

Lou P. master tech

Lou P. master tech

Mercedes Technician

3,771 satisfied customers

15 years master certified 100% fix rate and have access to factory radio codes, wiring, and instructions.

Michael Warfield

Michael Warfield

Factory Mercedes-Benz Technician

3,131 satisfied customers

Mercedes-Benz Master Certified technician

Matt

Matt

Engineer

602 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 23 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

promerc

promerc

mercedes diagnostic technician

553 satisfied customers

Qualified mercedes diagnostic technician & service team manager , ATA registered Master tech

Hipo64

Hipo64

Mercedes Technician

444 satisfied customers

Work and diagnose electronics on daily basis.

< Previous | Next >

Related Mercedes Questions
P only. I have a 2003 Mercedes S500, and it's low on power
This question is for Lou P only. I have a 2003 Mercedes S500, and it's low on power steering fluid. I have a generic bottle of power steering fluid in my garage that I used to put into my 1989 Chevy I… read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
Bachelor's Degree
3,771 satisfied customers
2001 S500, passenger side fuse panel got wet. After drying
2001 S500, passenger side fuse panel got wet. After drying everything out and the vehicle started again, the shift indicator is not there and the transmission wont shift out of 1st gear, … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Cant find location of 2001 s500 amg front cig lighter fuse
cant find location of 2001 s500 amg front cig lighter fuse and fuse amp … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
I have a 2002 Mercedes Benz S500 with the ESP, BAS,
hi I have a 2002 Mercedes Benz S500 with the ESP, BAS, Airmatic, and tel aid SOS messages in the screen on. The ABS light is on as well with codes P2402 left front speed sensor no signal and P2403 rig… read more
Eurocar Inc
Eurocar Inc
Master Audi/VW Tech
Associate Degree
1,773 satisfied customers
I have a 05 s500 w220. I'm having issues with starting, I
Hi, my name is***** have a 05 s500 w220. I'm having issues with starting, I have narrowed it down to the starter relay in the fuse L box. If I remove the starter relay and plug back in, it will start … read more
Eurocar Inc
Eurocar Inc
Master Audi/VW Tech
Associate Degree
1,773 satisfied customers
I am working on a 2002 Mercedes S500 (V8-5.0L) where the
I am working on a 2002 Mercedes S500 (V8-5.0L) where the front passenger door sill panel was lifted off its location by accident when entering the vehicle. I have now drilled holes and secured the pan… read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,009 satisfied customers
The back of the car it dnt raise the front is ok. 2000 s500
hi the back of the car it dnt raise the front is ok … read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
Bachelor's Degree
3,771 satisfied customers
P only I have a 2006 s500 and I replaced the soft close
This question is for Lou P only I have a 2006 s500 and I replaced the soft close unit, and it's still not working, what else can I do?… read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
Bachelor's Degree
3,771 satisfied customers
P only, I have a 2006 Mercedes S500 and I need to replace
This question is for Lou P only, I have a 2006 Mercedes S500 and I need to replace the complete assembly for the soft close inside the drivers door. I would like the labor time to replace this part as… read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
Bachelor's Degree
3,771 satisfied customers
My 1998 s500 wont start. I'm getting a start error on the
My 1998 s500 wont start . I'm getting a start error on the display … read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,009 satisfied customers
2006 S500 103k miles. I was driving home the other day and
2006 S500 103k miles. I was driving home the other day and the red battery charge message appeared. I parked it and it sat there a few days because of a snowstorm. It would then start but quickly give… read more
Eurocar Inc
Eurocar Inc
Master Audi/VW Tech
Associate Degree
1,773 satisfied customers
Mercedes Benz S500, 4 Drs, year 2002. Mercedes benz S500 4
Mercedex Benz S500 Year2002 everthing is ok, except right front dooe, the window glass is not moving up or down, How much will be the cost to fix? … read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,009 satisfied customers
I am looking to purchase a 2003 Mercedes S500, what are the
I am looking to purchase a 2003 Mercedes S500, what are the iphone, bluetooth capabilities? are there any? … read more
Les Hamilton
Les Hamilton
1 satisfied customers
Why dose the 20 amp fuse keep blowing on my 1997 s500
why dose the 20 amp fuse keep blowing on my 1997 s500 climate control … read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,009 satisfied customers
2003 s500,car locks sometimes automatically. When use safety
2003 s500,car locks sometimes automatically. When use safety key to get in. Put key in ignition,will not turn. car wont start … read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
Bachelor's Degree
3,771 satisfied customers
Had my 2000 S500 diagnosed and initially it said the
Had my 2000 S500 diagnosed and initially it said the conductor plate needed change as shift has begun to jerk sometimes when shifting. So a new conductor plate was installed together with a new tranny… read more
Marty
Marty
Mercedes Technician
Associate Degree
29,009 satisfied customers
It will not start. And no corrosion. 2000 s500. I have not
i have not tried anything yet. would like to fix myself … read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Technician
Bachelor's Degree
3,771 satisfied customers
I replaced the front air strut on my 2000 mercedes s500 and
i replaced the front air strut on my 2000 mercedes s500 and now it will not air up … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x