Help needed, please, fusebox issue, ML320

RE: 98 ML320
I am fairly certain I have a fusebox issue.
Has anyone ever taken the fuse box apart? I ran a jumper once, did a mod where the front aux lights would go on with the rear fog... I finally had them programmed at
MB and when I pulled the jumper, some of the strands remained in the slot of one of the relays. I pulled the box out only to see that it's actually 2 sections, top and bottom.. has anyone ever split these??? I want to get to the inside or bottom area of where the aux light relay is.
I really have to get in there.. there has to be a stray strand of wire - it's causing havoc... help???
What I fear is that if I take the 2 sections apart, I don't know if all of the wires and sockets will remain in place.. thank you...
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hi i work for mb and have had fuse box apart (several times) is it the fuse box on the n/s as you look at car from front?
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Hi...
It's the fusebox inside the engine compartment, driver side...
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BTW, I want to thank you for your help.. I am afraid that if I tkae out the fusebox and open it, the connectors will all fall out.. I just want to get in there, carefully, and look for a few loose strands... Again, thank you - I really appreciate it...
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The fuse box lifts up quite easily, in 2 sections. Make sure you disconnect the battery before working in the fuse box area, which will mean you will also need your radio code after you re-connect the battery. Nothing will fall apart when you lift the fuse box assy. The fuse box assy is one piece and is only replaceable as such.
On Mon, 9 Apr 2007 08:29:38 -0400, "Uncle Vinnie"

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Thanks Rob, but that's the problem.. I need to open that assembly.. there is a stray wire inside....!
is this possible??? snipped-for-privacy@DIRECT.COM wrote:

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Rob, maybe I'm misunderstanding you...I'm sorry...
This is what I see...
-remove screws all around and lift out the entire fusebox. -fuses are all on top, alot of plug in-connectors on the bottom -there is a 'seam' all around with plastic 'snaps' that suggest the box can be split apart to get to the inside of it...
That is what I need to get to - and I am afraid if I unsnap all around, I'll make things worse...
Can it be accomplished, unsnap top and bottom, to get to the inside and remove a stray stand of wire without removing the fuses on top, the connectors on the bottom, without the whole thing falling apart????????
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