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My 1998 s500 wont start. I'm getting a start error on the…

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My 1998 s500 wont...

My 1998 s500 wont start . I'm getting a start error on the display

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

No. Do you think it could be that?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your S500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes im fixing it myself. I have not tried anything yet

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I just replaced my key housing

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Mercedes
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Mercedes Mechanic: Marty, Mercedes Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hi, my name is***** "start error" message will be displayed if the anti theft control module does not recognize your key. If you have a spare key you should try that also. If you just replaced your key housing there may be a problem with the new housing. Keys and key fobs must be ordered from the Mercedes dealer or they will not work in your car.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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