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Old 11-07-2009, 02:12 PM
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Arrow Help Please. 124 SRS & washer system

yes, i've searched, only thing close to this... that i've found is on a 210 E430... and it was the wiper itself that stopped working


over this last week, my '87 300D has gotten approx 1500 miles... 1000 of which was pure highway...

my low washer fluid light came on... but its full


went to wash my windshield... no squirt.


and now, i have what appears to be a random blinking SRS light...

video is uploading now....

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Old 11-07-2009, 02:25 PM
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My guess is your voltage regulator is on its way out. That or your OVP relay.

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Old 11-07-2009, 02:40 PM
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My guess is your voltage regulator is on its way out. That or your OVP relay.

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could that also explain a random bulb out indicator? and the reason why i've been blowing some like crazy?

and I did just have to replace a battery.....
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:10 PM
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A faulty voltage regulator (which is part of the alternator but separably and easily and inexpensively replaceable) could do all of those things. If you have a voltmeter, you could try monitoring the voltage while you drive for the next few days. You can get a lighter plug and connect the voltmeter to it, then plug it in the lighter socket. During pre-glow the voltage will be as low as 10 Volts. Once the engine starts and the glow plugs go off, the voltage will rise but should not exceed 14 Volts, more or less.

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Old 11-07-2009, 06:29 PM
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A faulty voltage regulator (which is part of the alternator but separably and easily and inexpensively replaceable) could do all of those things. If you have a voltmeter, you could try monitoring the voltage while you drive for the next few days. You can get a lighter plug and connect the voltmeter to it, then plug it in the lighter socket. During pre-glow the voltage will be as low as 10 Volts. Once the engine starts and the glow plugs go off, the voltage will rise but should not exceed 14 Volts, more or less.

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easy enough... beings i live with an electrical engineer...


I just don't need to freak him out with financials....

I just made a HUGE purchase... and well... he wasn't trilled . lol
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:16 PM
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When you replace the voltage regulator, keep the old one for a couple of days. If the problem is confirmed, then toss the old VR. If the new VR does not fix the problem, the old one is good, so put it away in the trunk with your tools and spare tire. A known good spare VR is a mighty nice thing to have if you ever have a failure on the road.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:57 PM
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Definitely a voltage problem if it also touches on the SRS. The SRS is totally separate from all other circuits.

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