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Old 10-26-2021, 09:06 PM
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What I hoped was a dead battery issue seems to be much more. I very much appreciate any advice/leads while I read up on this tank.

2002 e320 with freshly recharge battery

Car wont start and has a "!" error message in the dash. With battery charged the dash lights up, alarm works! but no click no nothing. Also, I cant move the shifter out of park. Got me thinking about a bad brake light switch, but just a hunch while I look for a manual. Maybe the ! isnt related and I just have a bad starter? Seems odd but...

Lastly, my scantool wont connect. I'm not 100% sure but pretty sure this tool worked on this same car previously. I haven't ripped the dash apart yet to see if a critter went to town... pretty please can that not be the issue?

Anyone know these cars better than me?
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Recharged battery or new battery?
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Unlock the shifter and try it in N
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Scan if you can. The ! is a important warning. Check the summer winter switch is in summer as it can trigger the !
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thanks, gotta look that up

the no connect from my scantool is weird.
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There is a little square plug next the the shifter. Open it and use a small flat screwdriver to release the parking lock. Google will have a video I am sure.

Let me know what you find and I can relay to the MB wrenches at work.
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Thanks, appreciate the help

Found the shifter release, thanks!, no change in neutral. But, of course!, only after I left did I think to check the indicated shifter position in the dash. Brake lights work but I just read there are multiple switches.
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I feel like the bad son, this is taking me forever. Side of the road in the dark brings back memories

I jumped terminal 87 of the starter relay and the starter works with key on. Now to figure out what the other pins do and to price a relay

And per some interwebs reading I checked the trans control module for fluid. Yep, not drenched but at least a few drops of fluid in the computer side of the connection. Again, more reading to do; I'm not sure if/how that impacts engine start or shifter operation.
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I replaced the plate and plug a couple years ago. Might be an issue but it is not original. OEM parts used.
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good to know, thank you!
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