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Old 09-20-2009, 10:59 PM
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Gauges and Windows not Working

1981 300TD

Today, the following stopped working:

Speedometer, Odometer, Temperature Gauge, Fuel Gauge, Power Windows

These electric/electronic/mechanical things still work:

Hazard lights, Dash lights, High beam indicator, Headlamps, Horn, Dash lights, Oil pressure gauge

I did some searching here, checked all the fuses, and pushed the instrument cluster out to check the connections. I have not yet checked the grounding point near under the car near the bell housing.

What else might be the issue?
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:37 AM
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checked all the fuses...........

What else might be the issue?
Remove fuse #12.

Replace the fuse and clean both contacts.
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:50 AM
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Wow! As my dad used to say, "It's always something simple." and you hit it right on the nose. The fuse didn't look bad at first glance, but was. And I cleaned them all while I was in there.

I would not have guessed that these cars had electronic odometers.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:21 PM
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Good job.

90% of the time it's the fuse.......even though it looks fine.

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Old 09-24-2009, 02:16 AM
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What I have read, the 81TD is the only year and model W123 to have the electric speedometer.

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