BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jun 2005
Vehicle: 1983 380 SEL
Location: Crystal springs, FL.
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RE: need help! my 380 sel wont start
I have replaced and cleaned all of the fuses.
When you turn the key to the 3rd click just before holding it to start the motor. No warning lights or buzzer or anything come on it is all dead.
Could it be the ignition switch has burned up just on the 3rd click position?
Things I have checked:
everything to do with fuel is fine.
no power at the coil, ICU.
I pulled the fuse box up out of its holder and traced the rd/bk wires from the + side of the coil, it looks as though it goes directly under the fuse box and straight to the ignition switch in the wiring harness.
Does anyone know exactly what relay the 3rd click on the key would use?
Besides the 6 common smaller relays I have the big fuel , the ac relay, the OVP and 2 more I can not identify. I have pulled and tapped all of the relays and re- inserted them but nothing.
I even pulled the ovp, and other larger ones apart and I can see no obvious burn marks on the little circut boards.
This is really driving me nutz. thanks for your help in advance. If you have an idea please let me know