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Old 12-20-2008, 04:34 PM
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What are these wires?

Removed the rear interior side panels of my 560SL today in order to change the rear shocks. On the passenger side I found two wires neatly snipped off with one of them capped with a wire nut. Can anyone tell me what they are for? It seems as though all systems are functioning, so I don't know if they are there for some option that I don't have or what.

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Old 12-20-2008, 04:42 PM
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The black wire is a ground. The red is probably a hot lead, so that's why it's capped. Definitely not original, look at the crimp connector on the ground. Looks like the remains of an old-style car phone or maybe a stereo.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:52 PM
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Thanks Chuck, but what took you so long to answer? I posted over five minutes ago.

Okay, I knew the black one was a ground and certainly not original since Mercedes grounds are always brown. I'll remove it while I've got everything apart. I just went out and followed the red wire. It goes back to the battery and is connected to the positive terminal with an in-line fuse. Definitely done by the previous owner. I'll yank it out too.
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'59 220S Cabriolet-FOR SALE
http://www.bruceadams190sl.com/1959-mercedes-benz-220s-cabriolet/
'83 240D 351,500 miles original owner-SOLD
'88 560SL 41,000 miles - being parted out
https://sites.google.com/site/mercedesstuff/home
'99 E300 turbo 207,000 miles
'03 SLK320 40,000 miles - gave to my daughter
'14 Smart electric coupe 12,000 miles
'14 Smart electric cabriolet 1000 miles
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:00 AM
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Ex CD changer in trunk or electric arial ?
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