Thanks in advance for any help.
I know more about PCs than cars,
so this may all be blindingly obvious:
W210 - 320CDi - bought new in 2000.
On Sunday - found it wouldn't start :(
assumed it was a flat battery
so, the car spent Monday with the battery being recharged
but as of Monday evening - it still won't start :(
On turning the ignition key,
the car won't start, but:
dashboard lights *do*
and the cabin lights *can*
be switched on.
I would *assume*
that if the battery had expired,
none of the electrics would work.
Is it simply that a battery can have "died"
in the sense of not being able to start the ignition,
but still be able to power the various lights ?
If it is not the battery at fault,
what would be a reasonable cause ??
Is there any fault that is a "known cause"
for this type of symptom on the W210 ??
Thanks for any suggestions :)