SL500 fuse blows when brakes are applied
The 15 amp fuse blows when I apply the brakes, Any ideas?
anchor door in trunk stuck.
get lighter anchor!
the case, minus a few cans!
I had a problem with "third" center mounted brake light in my '83 380SEL
where the wire shorted at the mounting hole. It looked like an after market
add on but may have been from Mercedes, very poor installation. Melted some
wiring in tail light assembly that I had to solder over. The brake light
circuitry also goes to cruise control. A good low range Ohm meter might aid
in finding short.
The year helps.... it could have been a 107, a 129, or a 230 body SL!
Your 129 body SL has a problem with the 2 wires going to the 3rd light in the
trunk lid. The wires
are in the right hinge. Opening and closing the trunk lid over the years bends
and breaks the 2
wires. Then they short together....
The 3rd light does not go thru the lamp failure module, so you never know it
does not work. The only
clue you get is when the fuse blows.
Pull back the accordian rubber and you should find the wires broken about 2"
from the body.
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