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Old 05-01-2002, 03:19 PM
seacoast_benz seacoast_benz is offline
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Visual ID wire harness cracking

Have the airbox off of the '93 500E to swap filters and clean in and under the box itself. Took the opportunity to look around on the engine top, which is normally invisible under the airbox and front plastic cover.

Instantly noticed that there is a brown ground wire coming off of the long black wire tray which sits atop the left-side fuel rail. That wire is covered with insulation which is without any question cracking and failing along its entire visible length.

Sounds like the infamous OE wire harness bug. What do y'all think?

This is less unfortunate than it sounds. This car's at only 50K and still has active Starmark coverage on it. I assume that there shouldn't any trouble at all obtaining a replacement on MBUSA's dime if I present the car at a competent dealer, yes?

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