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Check engine light then no start

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Hello all

I got the check engine light earlier tonight when I started my car. Stopped it for 3 hours then tried again and the car won't start. Feels like a dead battery and I got German words on the screen. Seems like the battey needs replacement (which is expected as it's been there since the car was purchased).

I carefully drive the car, only weekends. I usually drive with high rpm's (which is normal for these cars) but never reach the red zone. Last night I was enjoying the sports mode and reached 200km couple of times. Not sure that's the cause for check engine light..

Today i was treating the leather inside the car and the internal lights were on for a while which killed the battery probably.

Question is, is it the dead battery that caused the check engine light or could it be something else (misfire etc.) I will take it o the dealer tomorrow but would like some advice beforehand.

It's a 997s MY 2005 manual.

Thanks in advance


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Hi thereGot the car back. There was a random misfire when the battery died which caused the check engine light. I guess it was low voltage feeding into the engine that caused that. Changed battery, reset faults and all back to normal. Got her back home safely :) Thanks Loren!H

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