Thanks for the update. My 190 interior fan has made some squeaks but then died down but I thought I would get to know what it would take. I might try lubing the bearings if it starts up again.
Benzes seem to be the most sensitive cars regarding fuses .... or maybe more accurately the fuse setup is very prone to trouble. I did the same thing regarding going through the fuses. I also have a habit of rotating them whenever I am in that area. I have never seen a car that can have a fuse where the link isn't blown, but hidden corrosion on one end or the other can cause a problem.
On one of our cars I just pulled all the fuses, all of them. I took a rag and soaked it in WD40 and cleaned all the fuse holders. The fuses do turn much more easily now and all the electrical are solid.
Keep us posted,
'03 E320 Wagon-Sold
'95 E320 Wagon-Went to Ex
'93 190E 2.6-Wrecked
'91 300E-Went to Ex
'65 911 Coupe (#302580)