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Old 09-04-2001, 12:51 AM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
Posts: 3,596

I believe all these things are on the same fuse. I had a center mounted stop light installed on my car by the agent I hired to federalize it (1986 190E 2.3-16) that died after a few years. I removed it as it started rattling and never repaced it. Anyway, my young son (probably 6 at the time) found these two wires on the shelf behind his seat and naturally tied them together. Well, as soon as I put the brakes on the fuse blew and my rpm indicator and everything else on the dash died. It took me a few fuses to make the connection to the brake and then the wires in the back window.... but it was solved for good when I separated the wires and replaced the fuse the last time. Good Luck, Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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