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I have a Mercedes Vaneo 1.6 manual petrol 2004. I was

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I have a Mercedes Vaneo 1.6 manual petrol 2004. I was waiting at the lights when the car suddenly 'stalled'. I tries to restart and there is nothing, no sound at or crank. All the lights on the dash are on and they don't dim at all. it has a new battery and starter a year ago, it full with fuel and I've checked all the fuses. the car will not bump start at all either..
Any ideas??
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Peter Zavarelli replied 6 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

This may be due to an issue with a component like the electronic ignition switch itself at fault.If the ignition switch is failing or acting up it can cause the stall out as well as a no crank no start issue here.It may also be a loose battery cable connection at or leading from the battery.This will have to be checked/tested further to locate which is the cause here and from there then repaired to resolve this issue.I would have the fault codes checked/read out to see what codes are set as this will help diagnose the fault.This has to be done with a fully compatible scan tool or computer plugged into your vehicle that can read all computers for codes.

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Thanks Pete