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1988 mercedes 260e

Seems like it ran out of gas. ran the battery down trying to start it. meanwhile used a jumper box to jump it and it hasnt started since. also, theres a red LED light on next to yhe battery. can someone tell me how to self-diagnose?

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Fuel and fire, charge the battery, turn on ignition and listen for the fuel pump to pressurize the fuel lines. If you ran out of gas you may have fried the fuel pump.

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