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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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1983 300sd

Hello,

I have a 1983 300sd, the dash lights, component lights, center console lights dont work, I just purchased this car, good condition, I have history of car from new, no electrical problems noted, and fuses look ok, any ideas????

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 08:39 PM
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Behind the ACC unit you’ll see the ‘octopus,’ the fiber optic illumination devise. Replace the bulb and you’ll have light.
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I see…

Automatic Climate Control. You can access it through the ashtray – do a search with ‘octopus’ and there’ll be directions.


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I don't think the fiber optics go to the instruments. I presume that is what you refer to as dash lights. If the instrument lights don't work, it is likely the rheostat, (dimmer) or a fuse.
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I don't think the fiber optics go to the instruments.
True, he needs new bulbs all around, behind the cluster and the fos.
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