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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Question: Electrical Short

 

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Cdquest, Chesterfield, MO, March 29, 2010, 09:28
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Every once in awhile, when I am driving and turn on the blinkers, the dash acts like I just turned the key off and then right back on....The car runs fine during this...It's crazy... Any thoughts? This sometimes happens when I turn on the lights as well... Thanks for your time..

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    Visitor, April 07, 2010, 15:23

    Check the regulator under the plastic cover in the upper left corner of the engine compartment. There is a red thing with two fuses in it. Check those fuses and replace if broken. I just had the same problem and that fixed it

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    Cdquest, April 08, 2010, 07:40
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    I looked under the hood and there is only the fuse box with all the fuses. I didn't see a red box...

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    Visitor, July 19, 2010, 14:52

    Thanks!! Had a blown fuse in the red box and took care of that issue and some others as well!

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    Visitor, April 10, 2010, 18:39

    My 91 300 sl does the exact same thing. every once in a while, when putting on the blinkers, all of the idiot lights on the dash briefly light up..Was told it's a short in the bliker stalk. in 2 years, never caused any problems..

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    Red68truck June 13, 2010, 23:03
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    I have the same problem, have not found the box with the two fuses in it, where can I find it, left side meaning drives side near the dash?

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    Visitor, July 19, 2010, 14:51

    I had the same problem and just had a fuse blown in the red box and turned my ABS light off, my MPG needle started moving again, and car runs better. Thanks

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    Visitor, October 14, 2010, 18:10

    You need to add blinker fluid it low

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