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Old 01-25-2001, 06:36 PM
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1985 MB 300TD with 211,880 Miles.

Dash Battery indicator light glows dimly while idling but at increased RPM goes out. Battery seem fully charged. Is this an expensive problem e.g., new alternator or just voltage regulator problem?

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Old 01-25-2001, 06:51 PM
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better get it checked out. my buddy has a 86 E260 that he just got a new alternator last weekend due to a similar problem. his instrument panel and headlights were dimming and even got to the point where the car stalled. turned out to be the alternator and a rebuilt Bosch one cost him $300 plus labor.
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Old 01-26-2001, 05:53 AM
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This can be caused by worn brushes (in the alternator) which is a fairly cheap DIY...

1990 300SL-24
1993 C250D
with a minor 600+k kilometer
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