All, I bought an 01 SLK320 with a light hit (airbag did not deploy). It's a manual car but does not want to start, even when the clutch pedal is depressed.
I see some wiring from a fuse box going to the transmission down to the back of the engine (firewall) under the car and also to a cheap looking to a siren. I suspect that it's some sort of immobilizer. I'm wondering if it's wring to the starter or to maybe a neutral safety equivalent for a manual transmission car could have been.
I won't be able to get the car in the air for a while due to space constraints but I'm wondering what could have been hacked if anything in order to prevent the car from starting.
Any thoughts would be appreciated