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HELP! ABS/BAS/ESP warning lights on and top problem
Full Problem Explained:
Just yesterday, I noticed that my ABS/BAS and ESP warning lights were lit up on my instrument cluster. I also noticed that once the car was parked and I wanted to put my top up, the switch to put the top up would flash red and the top would not go up as normal. I checked all the things that would make it flash normally like the shade in the trunk not being in place or the trunk open, etc, and everything was as it should be, so I am guessing that all of these things are somehow related.
I did however notice that once I turn the car off, then turn the key to the point right before your crank the car (when ALL lights are lit up on the instrument cluster) I was able to put the top up as normal. Today I was testing things out and when I first got into the car, I was able to put my top up and down as normal with the car running (before driving anywhere) but after having driven for 5 minutes, I was back to turning the car off and then the key to the point right before your crank the car (when ALL lights are lit up on the instrument cluster) before I was able to put the top up as normal
Before I go nuts and make my first visit to my local MB dealership, is there any easy quick fix techniques I should look into or anything I should check (ex. fuses, etc) to see if its something silly that is causing the problem (and to avoid paying an arm and half a leg at the MB dealership for something silly).
P.S. -- yes, I have done a few quick searches, and I have tried turning the steering wheel all the way the right then left when the car is on to "reset" things -- unless I was doing something wrong, that did not work -- also in my searches, I have not seen anyone with the top up problem I seem to have, so maybe that problem will clue someone into what is going on?
Cliff Notes Version:
ABS/BAS and ESP warning lights are lit up on instrument cluster
top does not go up when car is running, have to turn car off and then turn key to the point before the engine cranks (when all lights are lit up on instrument cluster) -- top will go up then. What is wrong and how do I fix?
Thank you to anyone who can help or shed some light on this topic. Sorry for the long post!
Last edited by ||SLK320||; 09-15-2008 at 08:50 PM.
Reason: added info