Well..we can close this out, and say that I am impressed.
The Technician got here about 45 mins after he said he would however, he called to tell me he would be late.
I told him the battery was dead, and wouldn't hold a charge, and he pulled a battery from his ML 430 and quickly replaced it. After that, he did a quick check on the charging system, then filled out his paperwork. Then he reset the radio for me (something I forgot had to be done) and went on his way.
The battery he replaced was 5.5 years old, which would explain why it died. I'm suprised that this was not checked before they sold it to me..this is my only issue. I'm going to write a note to the dealer to tell him this.
Thanks for all your help though......
88 Grand Am
95 280C *
98 SL500 *