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Old 08-06-2005, 06:43 PM
flowerpower flowerpower is offline
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Location: madison, wi
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electrical gone 82 300TDT - HELP PLEASE

I took the ultimate (um, stupid) chance and bought a vehicle on E-bay, sight unseen. I had a friend pick it up for me. He said drives well, no smoking, great. All lights and gauges (except gas gauge) worked when he started up. Stopped to fill it up and all was fine.

Driving along, hit a bump. Then no radio, oh no lights, oh no electrical at all. The car is at an import mechanic that says they do not do electrical work - many hundreds of miles from me. My friend says the battery cable connector was fine. I can talk with the mechanic on Monday.

This is my first MBZ. What do I ask the mechanic to look for and check 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc...? What is most likely to have come loose to cause such total loss of electric?

PLEASE ANY THOUGHTS COULD BE USEFUL.

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR IMPARTING YOUR VAST STORES OF KNOWLEDGE.
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