Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-31-2003, 03:23 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: westchester, ny
Posts: 747
its dark in here-300e front dome light

On my '87 300e the front dome light, & door mounted courtesy light, stopped coming on when I open the door. I have switched both door-mounted pins & bulbs with the passenger side, but the driver's side still is dark & the passenger side works fine. Also, I have switched the dome light unit, but the problem remains. Finally, the driver's sunvisor light doesn't work at all, even though the bulb is good. Could a bad visor contact connection of some sort be the problem? Thanks again for your time.
Richard
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-31-2003, 06:58 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: California
Posts: 2,068
Your seatbelt warning relay needs replacement. I've detailed the process here: http://diesel.web1000.com/5/

Since you'll be pulling the instrument cluster, you may as well replace the bulbs. Hopefully this helps you out. The part number is 004-545-07-32
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-31-2003, 07:06 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: westchester, ny
Posts: 747
Thanks. But would the relay still be bad even if the buzzer still sounds before I latch the seatbelt?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-31-2003, 11:18 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: California
Posts: 2,068
Yes. Check to see if the buzzer sounds when the door opens and the lights are left on. The dome light operating with respect to the passenger's door but not the driver's door is almost always due to a failure of this relay.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-01-2003, 11:46 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: westchester, ny
Posts: 747
Thanks again, Speedy for your input & guidance.
Richard
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-01-2003, 12:25 PM
csnow's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,127
Yes, and thanks for the pictures. I am planning on making the same repair after reading your old posts.

Has anyone actually taken this thing apart and discovered it can be easily repaired?

I always delight in fixing things with 'no user-serviceable' parts, but I also do not want to take apart the cluster only to find that Mr. Cheapskate I should have bought a new $50 relay instead.
__________________
1986 300E 5-Speed 240k mi.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page