Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Rural America
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 55 AMG. Black on Black
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Car wouldn't start, then ESP warning
Came out from shopping at grocery car, put key into ignition, dash lit up, then turned it and nothing. Took key out, waited for a few seconds, did again, same results. Nothing. Turned key on and the radio did come on and the rest of the instrument cluster too...but was making a strange clicking/powering up sound in the center console. Waited ten minutes---called wife to see if she could pick me up---then it turned over and started.
Car: 2005 SLK55 AMG, 118,020 miles. New battery last month. Got an ESP warning once last week when I took a mustang to task at a stop light. 0 to way too fast in way too quick...lit the dash with the ESP warning take to shop. Went off when I shut off car, not seen it since this afternoon. No malfunction listed...only when I drop the top once did I get a malfunction that disappeared by the time the top was in the trunk.
Ideas? Searched about, but the combo of not starting/esp warning doesn't come up---or I'm incompetent in the search department.