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1973 Mercedes 280 (Fuses)

I have been having trouble with the electrical system on this car. I have gotten some new fuses and plan on replacing all of them this weekend along with cleaning the contacts. I have had trouble finding the designated fuse ratings for the fuses along the firewall (A and B). Fuse A (red) has been blowing out consistently leading me to believe theres a short in the system or a lower rated fuse had been left there. The consistent blowing out might just be me foolishly replacing it with the same lower rated fuse. Any help regarding the correct fuse rating would benefit me greatly!

PS: I know my engine bay looks like crap but I'll clean it soon. I just did the valve cover gasket and cleaned it up. It'll get better little by little. Im just glad i took her away from her abusive owners.

PPS: Are the fuses originally glass? Can they be replaced with fuses similar to those in the fusebox like the rest?
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Yes, it is a very good idea to replace all the fuses. Do not use the glass fuses at all, and get ceramic copper tipped ones, not aluminum. Clean all the contacts like you plan to do.


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That's actually the set I got! (The plastic ones can warp with heat) Would you happen to have the fuse ratings for the locations shown in the pictures?
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sorry that I do not know. hopefully someone will come along with that info.
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