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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 05:14 AM
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Beautiful vehicle. It makes me miss driving mine. Its sitting in a friends garage waiting for us to start sanding and prepping for paint this summer. Driving my W116 always puts a smile on my face.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 11:55 AM
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somebody else had that same issue.
Switches and fuses.
Just contacts get exposed to humidity and need a little love... my guess too.
..oh, and yes, very nice car.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 02:53 PM
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That's a real good looking '75 and does look near mint. Good luck with the minor issues. Later.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 05:56 AM
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Beautiful W116. I agree that the switches are most likely the culprit. Additionally I have found that the lock out switch will fail and cause the rest to stop working or work intermittently. I would try to clean the contacts on the switch and see if that fixes it.

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Originally Posted by mercymercy View Post
I recently bought a 1975 280s that has always been garaged. Unrestored in near mint condition. It did need a front end alignment and new tires. I have rediscovered the pleasure of driving! I need help with an electrical issue with the power windows. They only work periodically and I have checked the fuses and all 4 switches. All ok. It's probably a bad connection or maybe a master relay. Any ideas?
If you don't mind me asking, how much did you snag this beauty for?
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