Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-20-2004, 06:05 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 48
Talking dumb newbie question- apologies in advance

I'm the proud new owner of a 1981 240D. Unfortunately, what little I have learned from working on my 95 C220 does not really translate well to the W123. Specifically, I am so brain dead that I cannot, for the life of me, find the fusebox. If someone could kindly point me as to where it is hidden, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,

Eric

__________________
________________________
98 e430, 55K
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-20-2004, 06:10 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
Posts: 3,595
95c220,

Welcome! And there are no stupid or other bad questions. Not asking if you are unsure is a bad decision.

The fuse box is on the driver's side firewall in the corner near the hood hinge. The cover is held down with two thumbscrews. Loosen them and then you have to manipulate the cover to get it out. Sometimes it seems like it won't come out, but it will and you will eventually learn the path. Good luck, Jim
__________________
Own:
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

Owned:
1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-20-2004, 06:56 PM
Rick Miley's Avatar
Spark Free
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Land O Lakes, FL
Posts: 3,086
Quote:
Originally posted by JimSmith
Sometimes it seems like it won't come out, but it will and you will eventually learn the path.
ROFLMAO! There's no way to tell somebody how to do that. I have to re-learn it every time.
__________________
Rick Miley
2014 Tesla Model S
2018 Tesla Model 3
2017 Nissan LEAF
Former MB: 99 E300, 86 190E 2.3, 87 300E, 80 240D, 82 204D Euro
Chain Elongation References
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-20-2004, 06:57 PM
BIGRED's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Coarsegold Ca
Posts: 693
You know the old saying, the only stupid question, is the one not asked.

I had somewhat the same experience. We bought a 300TD for my wife and I did lots of work on it. Felt so comfortable I bought a 300SD thinking I could transfer my knowledge to it. Well...not the case for many of the systems. So I began my learning process on that as well. I am real comfy with 123's and 126's now.

Welcome and enjoy your new ride!
Don
__________________
1980 300TD-T (82 Turbo and Trans) 159,000 Miles "Jackie-O"
1983 300SD 272,000 Miles "Aristotle"
1987 Jeep Wagoneer Limited - keeps the MB's off the ice and out of the snow
1994 BMW 530it
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-20-2004, 07:01 PM
2.5 TURBO
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Send me back to Atlanta
Posts: 876
Read this...

http://skinnerbox.steaky.org/123_DISK2/program/123-cd-index.html
__________________
2000 Ford 7.3 Powerstroke 4x4
2006 Mazda Tribute
1983 Black 300 D (donated to charity)
1993 Teal 300 D (160K) Sold
"I love the smell of burnt diesel fuel in the morning, it smells like ....VICTORY"

Semper Fidelis
USMC 1973-1976
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-20-2004, 07:05 PM
BIGRED's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Coarsegold Ca
Posts: 693
You know the old saying, the only stupid question, is the one not asked.

I had somewhat the same experience. We bought a 300TD for my wife and I did lots of work on it. Felt so comfortable I bought a 300SD thinking I could transfer my knowledge to it. Well...not the case for many of the systems. So I began my learning process on that as well. I am real comfy with 123's and 126's now.

Welcome and enjoy your new ride!
Don
__________________
1980 300TD-T (82 Turbo and Trans) 159,000 Miles "Jackie-O"
1983 300SD 272,000 Miles "Aristotle"
1987 Jeep Wagoneer Limited - keeps the MB's off the ice and out of the snow
1994 BMW 530it
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-20-2004, 07:45 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
Posts: 3,595
Rick,

I am always awed by how they designed that cover to be so hard to get out, without the use of modern CAD tools. Seems like you can always get it out, but you are correct - it seems like the way you get it out depends on some variable affecting the parts or something. Like the clearances change around with temperature or the thing responds to which thumbscrew you loosen first.

I was going to attempt to describe it more thoroughly, and decided against that. I use too many words just describing obvious things, and figured I wanted to do something else tonight, too. This just seems to follow that old German saying,
"Warum so einfach wen es leicht kompliziert sein kann?" or "Why so simple when it easy to make it complicated?"

Jim
__________________
Own:
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

Owned:
1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-21-2004, 09:28 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 48
Thanks! I love this forum- I spent a good 10 minutes working on trying to open that exact box last night- at least I know it wasn't completely in vain. And to GA-W123 Diesel, that is an amazing link. I love my new hobby...

__________________
________________________
98 e430, 55K
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page