1988 300 CE electrical problems. PLEASE HELP! - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-01-2011, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Oct 2011
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
1988 300 CE electrical problems. PLEASE HELP!

So, I recently purchased my 1988 300 CE a few months ago, which was "highly used" by the way. Anyway, the car had a very old CD changer in it and I'm not sure if it was factory or after market. So a few weeks ago, the CD changer went completely out, but I had an aftermarket CD player I took out of my old car and I had it installed in the Benz. After installation of the new CD player, I noticed that whenever I let down the windows in my car, the speakers go in and out. At first it was just right side (which were already out, but when I pressed the window button would the right side would come back in and go out again), and now ALL the speakers go extremely low when I press the button.

After this happened, the ABS light came on and would not go off. THE NEXT thing that happened was yesterday. I went to my car and started it, and it cut right back off again. After doing this several times, it finally started and stayed on when I revved the engine when I cranked it. Then while I was driving when I finally it running, the engine started idling very high. It sounded like I was revving up the engine when I was in park or on the brakes.

Does ANYBODY know what could be going on right now? I'm really nervous because I bought this car because I really had no other choice and I really don't have a "Benz maintenance budget" and I'm just nervous that this is something big that I'm not going to be able to handle
Benz_300CE is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 01:58 AM
Outstanding Contributor
eric242340's Avatar
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: Zotye Auto 1.5T T600 2016
Location: The wild west of the Far East
Posts: 52,616
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 312 Post(s)
Welcome to Benzworld. Please complete your profile as this will help members give you the most accurate answer to your questions. Location is also important when we need to help you find parts etc. This forum is for introductions only and all questions should be posted on the appropriate sub forum for your car.

To edit your profile simply click on quick links “edit profile” (quick links is top Right of the page)

At the bottom of the page you will find forum jump, click on this and view all the available sub forums and there you will find the technical forum for your car.

For FAQ see the Benzworld help section here:
BenzWorld Help - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum
Benzworld help is for general enquires and all technical questions should be posted on the specific forum for your car. If you are not sure which forum it should be on then please ask me and I will give you a link.



People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf - George Orwell
eric242340 is online now  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
1988 300 CE electrical problems. PLEASE HELP! Benz_300CE Vintage Mercedes-Benz 2 10-02-2011 05:54 AM
1988 300CE - Strange electrical problems Please Help!! James1980 W124 E,CE,D,TD Class 7 07-18-2011 09:17 AM
electrical problems on a 1988 560sl britguy R/C107 SL/SLC Class 4 05-22-2009 06:01 AM
1988 560 sl electrical problem britguy R/C107 SL/SLC Class 3 04-29-2009 05:59 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome