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Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 1971 W108 280SE & 1967 W111 250SE Coupe
Location: Rhode Island
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Congrats on the new car. On both my 250C and my 1972 280 4.5 the speedo cable was the culprit. They usually get noisy just before they give out. I'm on my 4th vintage MB and never had to replace an original VDO speedo. That's my experience anyway and certainly not gospel.
I think the AC is pretty much a stand alone system, not involved with the other (4) heating & ventilation controls on the dash which are heater blower, floor/defrost, temp right & temp left.
For the OEM under dash AC you have the control to turn it on and engage the compressor (green light) and a speed selector for the separate blower fan inside at the passenger’s side kick panel, if memory serves. That’s about it I think control wise. Seems odd to lose everything, fan & compressor. I'd revisit the fuses, especially the aux / accessory fuses outside of the main panel. They are the little square brown boxes, behind the battery on the firewall with the relays, which also may be suspect.
Last edited by Shab; 11-14-2006 at 04:30 PM.