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changing the fuses can save you lots of $$$

my C280 was acting kinda funny over the weekend. so instead of coming in here and blasting MB's quality yet again, I decided to just change all the fuses and see what happend, and whatta you know....no more jerkiness or nerve plucking issues to piss me off. I was actually able to get the tires to spin in a wet parking lot.
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That is common issue on 123 chassis. They have brass fuse holders and the US replacement fuses are made with aluminum.
Brass and aluminum makes electrocorossion, so lot of problems end when the owner buys copper fuses.
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Are you running a sale on brass fuses?

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He might double the price to 8 cents a piece
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you'd be suprised at how many people's cars break down and cause major repairs to other parts because the fuses failed.

but you guys seem like know-it-alls so don't take my word for it.
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I wonder which fuse was the culprit. Which system had been shut off, causing the issues you witnessed?
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you'd be suprised at how many people's cars break down and cause major repairs to other parts because the fuses failed.

but you guys seem like know-it-alls so don't take my word for it.
Actually, I was commending you for approaching a problem with reason rather than jumping up and down and screaming about it.

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you'd be suprised at how many people's cars break down and cause major repairs to other parts because the fuses failed.

but you guys seem like know-it-alls so don't take my word for it.
I don't know everything but I am not taking your word for it.

First of all the Fuse break first before any major component get damage.

In electronics and electrical engineering a fuse, short for 'fusible link', is a type of overcurrent protection device. Its essential component is a metal wire or strip that melts when too much current flows. When the metal strip melts, it opens the circuit of which it is a part, and so protects the circuit from excessive current.
A practical fuse was one of the essential features of Edison's electrical power distribution system. An early fuse was said to have successfully protected an Edison installation from tampering by a rival gas-lighting concern.
Fuses (and other overcurrent devices) are an essential part of a power distribution system to prevent fire or damage. When too much current flows through a wire, it may overheat and be damaged, or even start a fire. Wiring regulations give the maximum rating of a fuse for protection of a particular circuit. Local authorities will incorporate national wiring regulations as part of law. Fuses are selected to allow passage of normal currents, but to quickly interrupt a short circuit or overload condition.

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