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Unhappy 84 mercedes 300D wont start but has power!!

I have a 1984 300D turbo diesel that has power to everything (radio, glow plugs, etc) but will not start. I turn the key to let the glow plugs heat up and as soon as the light turns off, I go to start it and nothing! I don't what it could be and all of the fuses are good still. I drove the car yesterday and it ran perfect, as always. Then today this happens. Any Ideas?
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The fact that bulbs light up is meaningless as to whether the battery has the capacity to turn the starter motor.

There is, of course, a neutral safety switch.

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Modern batteries fail without warning, this has happened to me on other cars. Have yours load tested and we can take it from there.

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