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Old 08-25-2015, 07:29 PM   #1
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Found the smoking gun for my electrical gremlins

I had been having strange electrical gremlins for the last year, it always happened when I turned on my headlights. Sometimes I would get an oil light, sometimes a battery light....sometimes both at the same time. Well today I got my new headlight switch in (Thanks Rock Auto) and changed it out...easy job BTW

I noticed how much more definite the switch felt now...so I decided to take the old switch apart to see how it looked inside.......Nightmare



Now I see why I had strange things going on. There was a spring and contactor laying across a pair of contacts...surprised I didn't have some blown fuses or worse

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Old 08-25-2015, 08:20 PM   #2
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There's you problem.

That thing is destroyed!
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Old 08-26-2015, 04:38 AM   #3
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Any chance that there are Mercedes part numbers on that? Looks oddly like the switch in my E320.
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WOW - Glad you caught it before anything worse happened.
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My 2000 S with 117K miles has it's original ignition switch. I only put the bare oe key in it, nothing attached.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:44 AM   #6
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Not ignition. ...headlights

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