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Old 11-17-2002, 11:47 AM
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Jump strating a W124

I have been told that jump starting a W124 will cause the OVP to fry. True or false?
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Old 11-17-2002, 03:00 PM
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It CAN blow the fuse. Usually the actual OVP relay is fine.
Same on BMWs, I hear.
You can actually bump-start a W124, even an automatic - Check your owners manual
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Old 11-17-2002, 04:38 PM
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if you follow the correct procedure for jump starting your car-,then the ovp relay and fuse should be ok-follow instructions in your owner's manual if you have one-it is crucial to connect the jump wires in the correct way and disconnect them once the car starts up also in the correct order to prevent ovp relay problems-
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Old 11-18-2002, 05:09 PM
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If you reverse the cables you will blow the OVP fuse (luckily- prevents damage).
Same if you accidentally cause a short during the jump procedure.
Otherwise, expect no problems.
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