If you can repeat the painful recharging steps, reconnect the battery in the morning, then take it to the other MB dealer. As far as I’m aware (from past experience) they can not see the other dealer’s work.....
If anyone has a line on having a dealer or shop do this reset, I'd love to see if we could arrange to stash a CANBus sniffer in the car prior to the service and capture the CANbus traffic they use to do the reset. Probably easiest if the arrangement is above-board (with a willing 3rd party mechanic), but we could probably arrange it to be hidden in the car somewhere silently recording CAN traffic.You mentioned that the system needs to be reset by a STAR device, and I wonder if my local mechanic's device may be able to accomplish this ... or if it needs to be a MB shop that does it.
Couple responses:...after charging each their cell voltages were clustered around 3.7V ... some as low as 3.56 and some a 3.82. After about 36 hours from the last charging I did, the total for the entire pack was ~334V, and this voltage remained stable.
Although I'm not sure what the individual cell voltage is now ... or even the entire pack voltage now that the pack is installed in the car (as I don't have the device you mentioned) ... it seems evident that although the car's charger is engaged (I can hear it hum, and can see that the Siemens is delivering power to the car), something is consuming this charging energy.
And another question. What do you think I should do with this car? It's just hard to believe that with all this nearly pristine hardware there isn't any option but the scrap heap ... or buying an over-priced and obsolete battery pack from MB. Is this really something that's worth "parting out?"
As of today ALL 451 ED owners are in this quandary together with no resolution in sight! I think many current ED owners would be interested some sort of legal action to move Daimler to do the right thing!Jon - as for the lawyer, the forum members could certainly try to root out others who have or have had a similar issue, so you might be able to make it a class action suit. Maybe just getting Mercedes attention might get them to send out a "fix" to their dealers or at least "grease your squeaky wheel."
I may be getting ahead of myself here, but I for one would be willing to chip in a few bucks for lawyer fees and I bet others with an EV, even if they are not affected, would do the same.