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Old 11-19-2001, 10:21 AM
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Angry Help! Electrical trouble on 500SEL (1985)

Long story but here goes...I was replacing a light bulb in the climate control unit and accidently shorted it to ground just for a second (do not ask me how). I put everything back together and I had no dash lights at all, the fuel gauge pegs and the temp guage pegs They also jump when you turn the brights on. When I buckle the seat belt, the seat belt and bright lights warnings come on very dim.
I pulled the guage cluster and it smelled like something burned. I replaced the guage cluster (Left side) and the dimmer control and now I have dash lights but everything else is still happening. Did I burn some wireds together or is there an other suggestion?
Any help would be appreciated!
THANKS!
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