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Old 06-03-2007, 11:44 AM
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Thumbs up Thanks to all - great help with finding an electric leak

The problem is solved - thanks.

Seems the "green wire" was the culprit - removed it yesterday, and today all is well. Plenty of electricity today.

This thread does provide a great summary of how to look for leaks, by putting the multimeter in serial between the battery and the cable. I also tried removing the fuses and putting the meter in serial with the red probe down (bottom of fuse area) and the black probe on the top -

This also discusses how to see how many volts are charging - by setting the meter to volts and probing the two battery terminals.

Great information

Others contributed - thanks - but a special thanks to haasman, who even asked inquisitive questions, and Stoney's simple comment - it's probably an aftermarket device.

I am soooo happy the car IS NOT going to the shop for them to perform an electric system review - that can take hours.

But I am going to the AutoZone for a free charger system check.
Thanks for the help
Bill Fisher

'86 560SL (186K) - Now a 'classic' : Registered as an Historic Vehicle
02 E430 in the stable
'14 LS460 (Lexus)
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'95 E420 (198K) found a new home
'99 E320 (80K) (gave it's life for me as we hit a bumper)
'95 E420 (231K) Sold to a happy buyer, new to Mercedes
'90 300E (65K) Sold to an Mercedes Lover
'92 190E (215K) - retired to the salvage yard
'93 500SEL (214K) - Moved to another family, still runs like a young pup
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