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Eventful Day of Repairs

I hard wired the drivers side rear lights. This has always angered me. They have never worked correctly. Started off okay until I wired one wrong and blew the blinker and hazard lights. Husband took over my wiring and got that done correctly while I located and changed the fuses.

Next the car refused to start. No sounds; just the battery light lit. Battery was charged. Decided to unhook the battery and see if it would reset. It started when battery was hooked back up.

Next the BAS ESP light lit up. Had researched that. Turned the wheel all the way to the left, then all the way to the right. It was fixed.

Now I need to drive it for 150 miles, then I might be able to get in inspected to drive in Texas. Getting closer to back on the road after sitting for 7 months.
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Is there any way to edit post? I can't seem to type things correctly.
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you should have an edit button at the bottom of your post

if not, you get that button when u get to 15 posts

tell me what you want edited, i will edit, then delete our conversation


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Thank you for the information. As a teacher, I hate seeing grammar mistakes.
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6 more posts to 15. I usually correct spelling when I catch em but do it quietly as to not offend.
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Glad you guys are making some headway. DIY can be rewarding (as well as frustrating at times). There is a fun thread, "What did you do to you SLK today?", there you can see how others spend their time with their cars. Here is a link to that thread:

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-gen...slk-today.html

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What do you mean by hardwiring the lights? Wires directly to the bulbs?
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I soldered wire to the plug ends and screwed the ground into the circuit board. Fought that tail light issue for 14 years. Have so many tail lights from replacing its scary. I'll post a picture when I can get it off my phone. Hoping that fixes it. If not, off to plan z.
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6 more posts to 15. I usually correct spelling when I catch em but do it quietly as to not offend.
I am sure that.. sometimes.. our spelling mistakes happen 'cos we are too excited about our lovely cars...
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Is there any way to edit post? I can't seem to type things correctly.
Don't fret over spelling troubles...heck some of us have a hard time reading anything. We can normally fill in the blanks!


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6 more posts to 15. I usually correct spelling when I catch em but do it quietly as to not offend.
Probably the ONLY thing you do quietly.


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