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What do the buttons do on the master key?
Your Accord is equipped with a keyless entry system, and the master key is where you interact with that system. There are several buttons here, all of which do something different: Lock: This button will lock the doors on...
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How Can I Extend the Life of Car Switches?
The only sure way to extend the life of your car switches is to not use them. This is not exactly practical, but there certainly won’t be any wear factor to take into consideration for the window switch life. However,...
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How do you use the info button on the touchscreen?
The touchscreen in your car has an info button on the side bezel (along with several other important buttons). The info button is designed to provide you with quick access to important information – think of it as a shortcut....
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What does the Econ button do on?
If your car is equipped with it, the Econ button provides you with the means to go a little bit greener with your daily driving. Here’s what you need to know about the system: The Econ button turns on...
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Shifter only works when I use the gear shift release button.
During normal shifter operation on these vehicles a click sound can be heard when depressing the brake pedal before shifting. If this click sound is not heard, the shift release solenoid, the control module for it, or its wiring has...
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Gear shift stuck in park
Typically when I have come across vehicles with problems similar to those of your Mercedes, it is usually due to a faulty brake switch. However, by adding water to the equation, this makes it a more serious concern. It is...
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Problem with the central door lock - 2006 Mercedes-Benz B200
Hello. The inner door panel will have to be removed before the actuator can be removed properly. There are also connection rods to the actuator that need to be removed as well. My suggestion would be to have a certified...
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Continuous clicking when pushing Start button
The problem is unlikely related to spark plugs or a capacitor. I would recommend having your battery tested, and replaced, if necessary. After your battery is replaced, your throttle should be relearned with a professional scan tool. There is also...
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Window quit working
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1996 BMW 318i. It is natural for the lights to dim just a little when operating the windows on any vehicle. It is likely that the window not functioning due to a faulty window...
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Left side radio buttons quit working
Hello there. This is not an uncommon issue. The most likely cause would be a failing radio or a power supply issue. When the radio begins to fail, it can either just stop working or it can decline slowly such...
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Hazard lights don't work
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. There can be an issue with the switch itself or the hazard flasher assembly. The flasher is the device that makes the lights blink and a failure here...
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Malfunction of elecrical system
The door has a switch that closes when the door is opened and causes the lights to stay on and the warning to come on. A simple test with a scanner can tell what door is causing it and then...
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Defrost button wont come on. Control power button doesnt work.
It seems like the defrost of the vehicle has an issue. There are several possibilities that could cause this. The control unit for the climate control system could be malfunctioning. The fuse for the rear defrost could be blown due...
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How do I get the driver's side window up (the button isn't working)?
Of course I recommend you have it repaired, but I know it is often necessary to get the window up before the repair can be done. How you will get the window up at this point has to do...
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My car horn works when I lock the car but not when I push on the steering wheel
Hi there. When locking the vehicle, the antitheft computer beeps the horn to acknowledge the doors locking and the system arming. It sounds like your spiral cable, or clock spring cable, has broken. Are there any other steering wheel functions...

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