2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Dead Battery
December 22, 2014
Let's be clear: This was my fault.
As I was leaving for work in the morning I found our long-term 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG had a dead battery and it was my fault. The car had nothing to do with it.
The previous night the Benz carried a friend and me to an industry dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Fun was had by all, and after my big juicy steak I retrieved the CL from the valet and drove us home.
What I did not realize was that the valet had switched the car's headlights from "auto" to "on."
About 9:00 p.m. I parked the car in my driveway, locked the doors, went inside, watched a little tube and went to bed. Of course the CL's lights were on all night, and in the morning its battery was flatlined.
At first I thought it was the battery in the keyfob, but quickly realized it was more than that. So we jump-started it off of a new Corvette Stingray, which like the Mercedes also has its battery in the trunk, and I drove to work.
Not a big deal, I just hope we don't have to buy another battery.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief