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    R129 600 limp home after charging flat battery?

    Solved! I left the charged battery disconnected overnight, before reconnecting I touched the negative terminal to the for several seconds. The engine burst into life with all warning lamps extinguished and full power. Thanks to all the above for your kind help.:thumb:
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    Which code reader - 1996 SL600 ?

    I am totally confused as to which fault code reader in need for my 1996 SL600. From what I have read the diagnostic system on this generation is a bit of a hybrid, could someone please explain in layman's terms. I hear the name Star banded about but would prefer to spend less. Thanks in...
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    R129 600 limp home after charging flat battery?

    I have just got in from checking the batter voltage, after an engine off period of 3 hours I am seeing 12.6v, running I have 14.7v. One other observation is that the MPG gauge is stuck on maximum with ignition off and engine running? EPC and ESP light are still illuminated, LHM, and...
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    R129 600 limp home after charging flat battery?

    Thank you both for taking the time to reply. I drove the car only a mile, stopped for five minutes then a mile back again, I will try a longer run tomorrow, I will also check the battery voltage running.
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    R129 600 limp home after charging flat battery?

    I have a 1996 R129 SL600 and I wonder if anyone has experience of the following problem. The car was garaged for about 2 months the battery was totally flat, not even a warning lamp. I could not open the boot but manage to find the main power cable up in the drivers foot well (RHD car), I...
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