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New to the board and a few questions...

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First off Hi, my GF owns a 1987 190 E and I must admit it is one of the greatest cars I've ever driven or had the opportunity to work with.<br>
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Last year she spent a small fortune having the AC system redone because it was shot and it worked great afterwards.<br>
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It worked briefly this Spring but hasn't worked since.<br>
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When you go to turn it on it does nothing, as if it didn't even exist (I'm guessing electrical). We checked the fuse panel in the engine bay and found a blown fuse, for what I think is the AC. Replaced it with a spare fuse and no difference (also what's with these plastic type fuses, I had never seent hese before o===o ).<br>
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I'm guessing we're missing something and the dealer wants to charge the usual $80/hr to look at it. So if any of you could point me in the direction I would appreciate it.<br>
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The second question I have is about the little fuel efficiency gage, it stopped working around the same time I believe. I'm guessing they aren't related issues. Is this controlled by a cable or is it all electric? Could it be a bad ground? The Fuel gage works fine.<br>
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Thanks in advance for any help.<br>
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Jay<br>
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PS.. Can different fuses be used other than the ones that re in there, ie. o===o plastic ones replaced with the glass
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As far as I know the AC system has to be<br> charged(w/freon)to activate.The car is using the old R12.and its very hard to find and very$$$$$.<br> I would suggest using OE fuses.The fuel efficiency<br> gauge is vaccum controlled.<br> Hope this help!
 

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Thanks for the info on the efficiency gauge. As for the AC, it got a new compressor and was recharged last year. If it needed a recharge the compressor would at least kick on and such.<br> <br> The compressor doesn't even turn on.<br> <br> Thanks again.<br> <br> Jay
 
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