After rebuilding the transmission the car will not start. It has Fuel
pressure but no ignition. A good crank signal. the battery was disconnected.
I cannot find any one who can help I hav called a half a dozen dealers and
they all say it should start after disconnecting the battery. I do not have
a scan toll for Mercedes so I cannot see if there are any codes. Can anyone
The ignition key may need to be resynchronized if the battery has been
disconnected for awhile.
If the security system loses its key identification code, it will turn over
but will not start. A security start lockout feature. The key may need to
be resychronized with the security system.
For a pre-SmartKey model, try inserting the key into the driver's doorlock,
turning to lock position and holding for five seconds. Then unlock the car
and try to start it.
There is a similar resynchronization method for the SmartKey, which is
usually in the owner's manual (I don't have my CLK manual right here).
That same response happened on both my ML and CLK (bladed and non-bladed
keys), and it seems to me it was just a matter of putting the key in,
clicking over and off a couple of times, removing the key and reinserting it
to start the engine.
You might try 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES (1-800-367-6372) and tell them you need to
resynchronize the key to your S500 after the battery being disconnected for
a length of time. It's available to anyone, whether the car's registered
with them or not.
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