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Old 02-07-2009, 09:53 PM
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minor elec probs

ok heres what i got .when i start car floor shifter indicator lights up with and without headlights on. is it supposed to ? and on dome lights front one works with fr doors .is the back one with the back doors or should both work with all doors?

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Old 02-08-2009, 04:59 PM
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light at shifter should come on with lights on, front door works front lamps, rear door open works rear
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:45 PM
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I'd bet someone miswired the indicator light to the radio lead.

Should also be a switch in the dash to turn rear dome lamp on without need for an open door.

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Old 02-09-2009, 07:06 PM
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I don't believe the rear door opening turns the dome light on, in my W108 there is a switch on the dashboard to turn it on, near the headlight switch. Its not connected to the door.

The headlights may be wired incorrectly or blown if the floor shift light comes on and they dont. When I first got the car the indicators wouldnt work due to a build of between the connectors in the acctually headlights. If its been sitting for a while they can get very clogged. Do you have American or European headlights? Try and clean up all the wires.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:14 PM
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250 coupe have u been looking at my car while i am asleep?. po wired a modern radio in and u guessed it a mess. and switch in dash for back dome was messed up but fixable.now fr. does fr and rr does rr
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:24 PM
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250 coupe have u been looking at my car while i am asleep?. po wired a modern radio in and u guessed it a mess. and switch in dash for back dome was messed up but fixable.now fr. does fr and rr does rr
I'm not going to tell you about the time I learned that mid 60s Fords switched the hot side to the dome lamp. I'm also not going to tell you that I wired a stereo into a handy "always on" wire I found under the dash. Lastly, I will not mention my puzzlement when the radio shut off as soon as I closed the door.

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