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Old 12-16-2004, 09:41 PM
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e430 help

Hey guys I finally got a 98 e430 sport the car looks good but i guess that is the only thing good about it .

I did everything that a buyer was suppose to do took it to a mechanic the guy told me the engine is in good condition , no accident good carfax i test drove it about 3 times the engine sounds good shifts nice everything was perfect at that point .

So i decided to go for it , the dealer said that the battery needs to be changed so before i went to pick the car up they changed the battery,as I was driving home i noticed that the cigarette light wasnt working I could not charge my battery , 5 mins later an abs and a bas asr malfunction came up and also esp i believe , the seat heaters arent working and even though i got the code for the radio i have no sound i do not know if it is a fuse or what but the radio does power up .

I am at this point thinking of taking the car back I got 30 days so if you guys can help me out I would really appreciate it .

Sorry for the long thread I really need help guy I spent 15k for the car that means a lot to me
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:14 AM
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Sounds like a charging system problem! Imagine that is why the battery went DEAD.
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:35 AM
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Take the car back and kindly and confidently insist that the issue be taken care of in order for you to keep the car, or something like that. Whether its $15K, $2k or $65K, you agreed on the price WITHOUT the knowledge or consideration of those issues. The issues lower the value of the car.

Good luck and always remind yourself that there are plenty of E430s coming onto the market.
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