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Date registered: Nov 2002
Vehicle: 2003 G500, 2000 SL500, 1995 E320 Cabriolet, 1980 TR8
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The Clock in the Instrument Panel
Does anyone know if the clock in the instrument panel has a modern continuous movement or is it the old fashioned elctro-mechanical type that pulses a small solenoid/motor to wind a small mainspring?
I am asking because I am getting a periodic current pulse of about 20 mA (over the steady sate current draw of about 11 mA) every few seconds on fuse circuit 9. I've been trying to think of what it might be and the best I could come up with is that it might be the clock if it is the elctro-mechanical type. Does anyone have any thoughts as to what else it might be? Mostly just curious as all seems to be well with the car's electrical system.
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