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I AM DESPERATELY IN NEED OF HELP!!!!!

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I cannot get a straight answer out of anyone. My turn signals work intermittantly. It seems like when it's hot the signals don't work. If the car sits in the hot sun all day the signals won't work, if I have the heat on they won't work. If it's cold out (like first start up in the morning) they work fine. When they stop working the hazards don't work either. BOTH DEALERS in the columbus area have NO CLUE as to what I need to replace. I've heard I need to replace the hazard switch, I've heard I need to replace the flasher (I've been saying this all along but CANNOT FIND IT!!!!!), I've heard I need to replace the big combo relay in the fuse box (huge black one) and it's like 180 bucks. WHAT DO I DO?!?!?! I hear clicking on the back of the cluser (when the signals actually work) and I can't see anything that is removable on it.

This is SO frustrating no one knows what to do including me, and I still don't have working signals. It's dangerous and against the law to not have them. You can see my dilemma... PLEASE HELP!!!!
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You could also try asking on the mercedesshop.com forum.
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You could also try asking on the mercedesshop.com forum.
 

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Yeah I did. I'm still kinda stumped. I did order a new hazard switch from fastlane, mo...

Yeah I did. I'm still kinda stumped. I did order a new hazard switch from fastlane, more and more I suspect it is indeed the hazard switch. Because the few times that I can get it working again is by turning the hazards on and off then the turn signals work. The hazard switch was only 20 bucks.

Wanna trade my 190D for your 16V? ;)
 

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Hey Nate, I have an '85 190E 2.3...when I first bought it, the signals didnt work. Neither did the flashers. After doing some electrical "research" I found the hazard switch was bad, and the signals switch ran through it. Got one at an independant Benz shop for $15. Hope this helps. (P.S. It was fun taking my baby benz for a test drive with no signals, ahh...dont ya love stickin your hands out the windows?..haha)
 

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Hey Nate, I have an '85 190E 2.3...when I first bought it, the signals didnt work. Neither did the flashers. After doing some electrical "research" I found the hazard switch was bad, and the signals switch ran through it. Got one at an independant Benz shop for $15. Hope this helps. (P.S. It was fun taking my baby benz for a test drive with no signals, ahh...dont ya love stickin your hands out the windows?..haha)
 

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I replaced the hazard switch. It didn't work until I started the car. But I think it h...

I replaced the hazard switch. It didn't work until I started the car. But I think it hasn't solved the problem. I heard that when I engage the hazard switch a relay clicks under the hood (the big 180 dollar one) but the lights don't come on. So it's what ever is clicking behind the cluster. But I can't find it on the cluster!!!
 

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I had a similar problem...

In both a BMW and my 190.

Turned out it was the hazard light switch. About $45 from memory. Can't promise that will be your solution, but my intermittent indicators were really giving me the willies too. Have never had a problem since.
 

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Well, this is what I would do. My 190E had a problem with the winshield washer fluid, i...

Well, this is what I would do. My 190E had a problem with the winshield washer fluid, it worked, and it didn't, couldn't figure otu what. So I took everything apart, thought I would need a new pump, it turned out that it was a rusty ground connector. Cleand it up, everythign was good as new. There is two of those undear each headllight, and in a few other places I have yet to discover. I would grap a multimeter and check the connections before replacing any parts at all, especially if you hear clicking, which means the relay works, and it must be the wireing. It would make sense to me that the relay starts clicking after the switch is engaged right? so the switch has to be good as well.
 

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Well I replaced the hazard switch. Cost 20 bucks. Didn't solve the problem. I call th...

Well I replaced the hazard switch. Cost 20 bucks. Didn't solve the problem. I call the dealer again, I get a smarter tech this time. He pulls out schematics for the car, the big combo relay under the hood does indeed have the turn signal flasher inside. So I need a new one of those. I am going to get one from mercedesshop.com's fastlane for 65.
 
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