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Old 04-04-2002, 07:57 AM
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Brake lights & Battery light stay on. help!

'81 300D
When I parked the car and turned the car off, the Brake Light, Brake Sensor light, and Battery Light all COME ON...light up and stay on, on the panel, even when I take the key out... Had to disconnect battery for the night. Also, wouln'dt you know it, now the glow plugs don't work. A short somewhere? Any ideas? Thanks
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Old 04-04-2002, 10:53 AM
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Try turning the ignition on and off several times. Could have a bad ignition switch that is not shutting off.
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Old 04-04-2002, 09:15 PM
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Check ground strap from engine to body , had many of these from transmission shops.
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Old 04-05-2002, 08:10 AM
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Thanks for the tips! One thing I didn't mention was when I took the hot cable off the battery post, it would spark like crazy and I could hear a "Click" down behind the engine....yesterday when i went to hook the battery back up there was no spark, no click, and now everything is back to working order. It will probably happen again, I will look into your suggestions. Thanks again, phill
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