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Old 01-13-2007, 07:55 PM
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Lightbulb here we go again, 124 electrical demon

so i guess now that i got my 87' 300E back on the road again after an incorrectly installed cap and rotor problem, its time for somthing else to act up... tis the way of the old mercedes i guess. anyways, my exterior bulb warning light came on, upon checking all the bulbs and seeing none on i turned the car off and restarted and it went away, then it came on again with NO external lights on , so i figured i was having some sort of problem. then the light was only coming on when using my high beams (however the high beam light on the guages was not coming on), when i checked the high beams i noticed that the passenger side was out so i replaced it, but no dice, and then on the way home today with my friend following me, he called to say that sometimes my passenger side brake light was not coming on, but only sometimes, what could be causing this evil???

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Old 01-13-2007, 11:20 PM
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bulbs, bad connections, bad wiring, etc. get out your meter and start testing
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:09 PM
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on a hunch i looked at the fuses a little more closely, even though the fuse controlling the high beam looked to be good, it was probaly too corroded to work properly, upon changing the fuse the problem went away, thanks for the help!
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:20 AM
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sell it and buy a different one ! when your day starts to get consumed by fixing the car and leaves you no time to concentrate on more important things in life, it's time to let the car go ... i've learnt this the hard way !
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:44 AM
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Changed the fuse?

You should change all the fuses. It's cheap and a good idea.

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Old 01-15-2007, 12:44 PM
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sell it and buy a different one ! when your day starts to get consumed by fixing the car and leaves you no time to concentrate on more important things in life, it's time to let the car go ... i've learnt this the hard way !
I'll second that, hey I know of a MINT blue 300E for sale hahahahaha
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:55 PM
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yeah i know the one youre talking about, using the term "mint" loosely
well the fuses looked completely fine only upon removing it did i notice that somthing might be wrong, now ive changed all the fuses that looked anything but new just to be safe, although i am trying to sell the car right now i hardly think that somthing like this would consume my days trying to fix it, in fact the only thing thats broken since i got the car that wasnt my fault was the transmission, otherwise its all stuff that was wrong when i got it i enjoy fixing the car so figuring out little problems like this gives me a challenge, even if it is just a fuse after all
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:50 PM
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I'll make you a deal on the 83 SD if you want it. I'll still put the trans in it first. I'm in the mood for unloading cars
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:23 PM
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how much, i wouldn't mind going the diesel route, and it is a nice looking car

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