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Old 06-03-2001, 04:29 AM
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The OVP is the Overvolt Protection Relay. It protects the system (car's computer, etc.) from getting fried. Many of them were faulty from the start. My car (1995 C280) had the same symptoms as yours... it would stall at stop lights, while turning etc. But my car would also have a tough time starting when the engine was warm. For example, I would drive somewhere, shut engine off, and then try and restart the engine, and it wouldn't start. It would turn, but it wouldn't fire. Well I replaced the OVP and the car has never not started, and has not stalled on me since. Another possible culprit for this type of behavior could be the fuel pump relay, also a common failure.
The overvolt protection relay is under the hood to the rear on the passenger side (I think that's where yours should too, I could be wrong though.). It can have either one or two fuses on top of it, and it should be silver (or red!?). I don't know the part number off hand, but I'm sure someone else can help you out.
Cost for replacement is about $50. I got mine here @ Partsshop.
This is where I would start for your stalling problem, then I'd get to the fuel pump relay, and then if that doesn't work, have it taken in or whatever.

As for your Check Engine light, I would count exactly how many times the LED flashes so that your problem can be narrowed down more!
Good luck!
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