Electrical Issues Due to Degraded Engine Wiring Harness on Mercedes-Benz 300E

The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. This can cause many problems depending on which wires are exposed and what they touch.

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Average mileage: 52,750 (12,500–93,000)
4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 12,500 mi,
The head lights are flashing randomly even while car is turned off.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 93,000 mi,
starting the car in the morning no problem,but after I shut off the engine it will not start,it will eventually start but it means me holding the throttle fully down and crancking the motor like its flooded.