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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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280 3.5 1972 air con / radio


I just bought a 280 and the integrated air con under the dash does not work.

The air con nor the fan / blower.

The original radio does not work either.

Before I take it somewhere, as these are the two only things wrong with it and I want them fixed........

Is there a fuse I can look to see if it has blown?

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Not a fuse common to both. Not normally anyway.
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call it a 280se 3.5 , beside the main fuse box , under hood at right side under windshield .
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I think that both have individual fuses that are not part of the main fuse box. The radio could be an in-line fuse. The radio is easy to pull out and check for power. On lots of older MBs the aux fuse boxes are located near the passenger side firewall and are little bakelite / plastic covers with a thumb screw in the top with two fuses inside.

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