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Old 03-18-1999, 04:52 AM
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My 300e [1986] began making a high pitched whine and minutes later I noticed the oil, fuel, and temp gauges were all to far left. [the fuel economy gauge still works though].

The whine is there unless I turn either the right or left turn signals on.

I checked the fuse and don't think it is that.

What on earth is going on?

thanks very much. Katie

Old 03-18-1999, 09:40 PM
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Have the alternator checked. It does sound like a fuse has blown though. The alt. can whine if it is faulty. The econ gauge is acutally a vaccuum gauge connected direclty to the engine that's why it didn't die.(It's not electrically activated.
Old 03-19-1999, 09:22 PM
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It's just the fuse. When it goes, something in the dash whines- maybe the key buzzer.

Bill Ditmire

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