Question about 2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Can I drive the car? What would cause the burning smell?
Maybe the alternator is burnt out or siezed causing the belt to slip and burn
I would not advise to drive
Posted on Jan 02, 2015
to answer you question directly: srew out the bulb. but that dos only hlep the short time, since your car will stop working soon.
i hop your question meant how to solve that issue what is causing this to light up.
Usualy this is a problem at or near the generator. The gen dos no longer produce enough electricity to run the car and the car is currently satisfying his needs from the battery, draining it.
the cause can be a defective gen, a devective regulation unit, a loose or broken cable or a bad contact. usually i would review the cables and check the gen and regulator with a voltmeter. usualy the cause pops up then.
Posted on May 29, 2009
This is normally a low voltage from the alternator condition. Hook a voltmeter to the battery and note the reading. Should be 11.6vdc to 12.2vdc. Start the car, after a minute or so it should be around 13 to 14 vdc., if not then the alternator may be bad
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
Have the alternator output verified by a tester. Alternators don't always fail 100%, sometimes they keep charging, but at reduced capacity. A bad diode, winding, or brush is all it takes. It may work fine until you start running lots of accessories, then drain the battery badly.
Posted on Feb 18, 2011
Testimonial: "Took the car in for testing.Everything is fine but the cluster needs to be reprogrammed."
I had the same problem in me 2004 cdi e270. Check the voltage going to the battery when the car engine is on. Stedy charge of 12v should be going in to the battery, if the voltage is volitale say between 11v to 14v then it your Regulator (which is attached to the backend of the alternator). You need to change alternator and then unplug all the batteries over night and re plug them back again. The problem should go away.
Posted on Nov 25, 2011
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