NO POWER TO RADIO
Believe it or not, this is a very common issue in most of these model, I personally own an 2000 S500 myself and I have this problem too, I already checked with others who with the same model car and they have also experienced this issue. Here is what worked for me and others that have taken the same steps I'm about to layout to you... You can do this yourself or you can pay someone to do it for you, It may cost you approximately 100 bucks. If you decide to do it yourself you may have to consider some special tools to remove Radio, Dashboard or CD Changer whichever you may need to repair, level of difficulty is about 6 - This also depends on your ability to work on such projects...
Most of the time, the reason why the audio system device stops is because your CD Changer has seen better days,... As matter of fact, Models such as S500 2000 - 2006 had a recall regarding the static charges in the truck causing audio system failure on CD Changer and other electrical components. However we all know that, Mercedes Benz Engineers have seen us coming...Trust me! Isn't it interesting how the car start to decompose right before our eyes and electrical components starts to go immediately after the warranty runs out or right after you finished making your last payment. ;-) Anyway... remove the rear CD Changer located in the Trunk on the rear left corner of your car right below the rear tail light, remove the carpet, then remove the silver metal thin cover plate exposing the entire CD Changer, locate the screws the holds the CD Changer in place... This is the hardest part I don't know where they're on your vehicle, but be patient... you may need a small mirror attached to a stick, a flash light, gloves, a special screw driver for Benz, Search for a Video on you tube on how to remove the sound system on a s500 and you will see what I mean! Once you remove your CD Changer, you will need to connect a wire back to where the CD Changer was plugged into, and your radio should start working after that! Just to be safe I would disconnect the battery cables to avoid damage to your system... Hope I was able to help you get your awesome sound system loud again... Good Luck!
Oct 09, 2012 |
2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class