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Hi! I just purchased my first Mercedes-Benz less than a week ago and so far am ecstatic about the purchase! I had always wanted a Benz but didn't have the financial means to justify the purchase... until I found an almost mint 1994 C280 for sale by a private owner. I had the local dealership inspect it carefully before I purchased the car (well worth the $150 for the inspection!) so I was aware of the wiring harness issues this model has before I bought it. As a result, I was able to negotiate the purchase price down an additional $1,200 and almost feel like I stole the car from the seller!

While I'm not a trained mechanic, I do have some mechanical abilities and feel like I should be able to either fix or replace the harness myself. My first option, of course, is to find where the insulation is gone on the current harness and fix that. If I can't find the short, replacement is always an option. Has anyone else ever tried to fix a wiring harness? Any suggestions where to look first would be GREATLY appreciated!
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