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Electrical problems My 2008 ML350 recently went crazy after using it to jump start our honda. It would not turn on and seemed to have a dead battery. After trying to charge the battery it still did not work. Finally it started then everything electrical went crazy, blinkers not working, brake light on, check engine light on, and it sounded like a fan on. Seems like it is something electrical. Any advice? I take it to a mechanic I trust and they have not come up with anything and it is working.

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Modern luxury cars have very complex computers that require a certain amount of energy to maintain the memory. At autoparts stores they use a device called a memory minder when changing batteries. it is a 9 volt that keeps the computer from resetting when the battery disconnects. I had a friend with a bmw 7 series and he disconnected the battery without a memory minder and the car wouldnt work right. idling low no idrive navigation system, no acceleration, etc. many car computers will relearn the necessary lost data after being started and turned off a few times 4 to 6. I have done this for many cars and it had worked on newer fords, jaguars, bmws, and others.

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The factory security light will remain on - this is a standard feature indicating the car is dead.
First, unplug the hazard fuze in the engine bay (this will reset the ecu and remove the flashing)

Next, replace the battery with a new one (or one with proper charge) - keep in mind a small battery will not do anything for these cars, the engines require a lot to push them over (it isnt a honda)
*Make sure to clean the positive and negative battery cables from acid

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SOURCE: 1991 Toyota electrical issues with alarm system and battery, dead car sometimes and dash lights at others. Now won't start at all. Door locks lock at odd times by themselves.

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SOURCE: Engine won't start. Dash lights flash rapidly when key turned.

the battery says 12 volts but may be dropping to 4 or 5 under a load...i would suggest jumpstarting the car and see what happens.the battery should read in the high 12 volts and not less than 9.5 under cranking. the dash lights go out on your car when starting,and the alarm will go off ,and disable the ignition if the voltage is too low in cranking the car because the computer will shut it down and activate the anti theft.....check your battery posts are tight. best of luck

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sounds like the car is running off the battery due to a bad alternator,the battery is just for the car to start,not to keep it running,replace the alternator and charge the battery and your problem should be solved,hope this helped

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