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Old 04-27-2005, 10:53 AM
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Help! i just got a '79 280SE.

i've just gotten a 280SE 1979 it has no owners manual.

just below the instrument panel to the left of the steering column are some lighted indicators.

One is obviously the battery/alternator red light indicator.

To its right is a yellow/amber indicator which flashes when i apply the brakes.

Can anyone help me understand what the indicator is and why it is lighting??

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Old 04-27-2005, 12:07 PM
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It is telling you that it is time to replace the brake pads.
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:09 PM
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Specifically, the front bake pads. Only the fronts have a sensor.
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:42 PM
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You need to order an owners manual from your local dealer. Call 1-800-FOR MERCEDES and register your car with them. Mercedes roadside assistance is free to all Mercedes owners no matter how old the car even if you're not the original owner.

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