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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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just bought a 2003 c180 from the car market,the engine management

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just bought a 2003 c180 from the car market,the engine management light is on, the ESP logo is on as is the warning triangle, the lim sign is on and both white and red DTR signs are on ,also it says ! malfunction. I would like to keep this car as it has a genuine low mileage and is all over in good nick, but if it's going to cost me an arm and a leg I may have to chuck it back into the market again so basically what I would like to know is whether it's worth spending money on or not and if so a ball park figure as to how much it would be likely to cost me.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
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Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.

I'd suggest getting a local garage to plug into the diagnostics and pull off some fault codes as you're right in saying it coudl just be low battery voltage or a poor earth but also reading the codes off is quite cheap and will give an indication of how much work is required