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Old 11-19-2011, 05:15 PM
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1981 300SD Where's The Flasher Relay?

On an '81 300SD, where is the flasher relay located?
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:17 PM
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If it is the same as in a '77 - '80 123 body it is in the four way flasher switch.
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in the 81 - 85 w123's

I'm assuming that it's under the center console right in front of the shifter.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:38 PM
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On an '81 300SD, where is the flasher relay located?
in the OP's car and any first generation w126 ('81 - '85) it's
Behind the instrument cluster.

Please note that if your turn signals have failed, it is often the hazard switch.
PeachPartsWiki: Cleaning the Hazard Switch



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Old 11-19-2011, 06:46 PM
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As a note for GenII W126 owners (1986 - 1991) and W124 owners, the flasher relay is in the under hood fusebox and also runs the rear defroster and delay wipers. The clicking sound you hear as the turn signals flash is a small noise maker installed inside the instrument cluster.

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Old 11-20-2011, 06:46 PM
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Wow, four responses and each say a different location. Who knows for sure?
An '81 300SD is a w126, isn't it?
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:57 PM
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Wow, four responses and each say a different location. Who knows for sure?
An '81 300SD is a w126, isn't it?
The W126 was in production 1981 - 1991.

1981 - 1985 is Gen one = Behind the instrument cluster.
Please note that if your turn signals have failed, it is often the hazard switch.
PeachPartsWiki: Cleaning the Hazard Switch

1986 - 1991 is Gen two = The flasher relay is in the fusebox under hood and also runs the rear defroster and delay wipers. The clicking sound you hear as the turn signals flash is a small noise maker installed inside the instrument cluster.
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