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Old 04-23-2000, 11:07 PM
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Hope this isn't one of those "intermittemt" electrical gremlins....anyway on my 89 190 E 2.6 about every three weeks or so the number 9 position in the fusebox which runs the rear mounted brake light, water temp and oil pressure guages just stops working...BUT when I check the actual fuse itself the fuse is not blown! Just to be sure I've replaced the fuse with a new one and all is well for about 3 weeks and then......zap! Happened tonight as I was driving home from the U-571 movie (referring to the German sub one of the characters has a great line.....they (Germans) sure know how to build 'em..". Anyone have any ideas on this? I've even cleaned the contacts with tuner cleaner and an eraser on the end of a pencil. Thanks for the input.

Dave Browning
89 190 E 2.6

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Old 04-23-2000, 11:27 PM
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Check the contacts to be sure they are not bent. I found this on my '87 300E #5 fuse position was loose and gave the same sort of problem. If loose, gently bend downward so it will grip the fuse tighter. Don't over do it. Just a little bend.

Jeff L
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Old 04-24-2000, 09:46 PM
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I have had to clean the contacts with a wire brush on occasion. This works well. Then you can retention them as the above post states.

Donnie Drummonds
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Old 04-25-2000, 12:21 AM
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Nice Beatle reference

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