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Old 06-15-2003, 09:47 PM
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1986 560SEL electricial problem

Okay... theres no power to well anything that I can find. What are the things i should check in order?


ps.. your talking to a MB newbie.
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Old 06-15-2003, 10:31 PM
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May be you already have checked but I will start with Battery, check the voltage on it. If you get the 12v then move on to Fuses.
Could be a bad ground, broken cable. It could be no. of things but Start with basics like battery, fuses etc.
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Old 06-16-2003, 12:11 AM
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With the ign. switch off, turn on your head lights. Do they work? If so, then at least some of the battery is left. If not, your problem is a dead battery.

If you have headlights and nothing when your turn the key in the ign. switch, ensure that your alarm is not the problem. Some after- market type alarms have a toggle switch that can sometimes get tripped accidentally.
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