Mercedes 03 E-Class. Doesn't Start

Asked by Mar 16, 2016 at 02:39 PM about the 2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When inserting the key start the engine (it doesn't start) red light comes on
reading " BREAK - Increased Breaking Effect - Start Engine"   (but it doesn't
start). What's problem and the Solution?

3 Answers

15

Hello, You could have two problems (not related to one another) 1). Either you need to recharge the battery (which I'm sure you already did), or 2). The car starter is failing and you need to fix it or you need a new one. The car starter works by harnessing the power of the automotive battery. Once the key is inserted into the ignition switch and then turned to the start position, a tiny amount of current flow through the neutral safety switch and into the starter relay or starter solenoid. Hope this helps!

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Thanks for the quick response. The car has bee. sitting idle for 2 months.As I didn't recharge the battery yet, does the above explanation still holds? Again thanks a lot.

15

No problem! I would probably go with the first option then. The battery is probably not charged and needs to be recharged with cables. If that doesn't work, the second option is probably your problem. Good luck!

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