Re: 1984 240DL Won't start
"Gil Agan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I 've had this car for 6mos. no real problems.
> -a few days ago I noticed one tail light out.
> replaced bulb nope- ran wire from one to the next and
> got it to work.
> Next, today the radio cut in and out and then just died?
> but the cigar lighter still worked? (same fuse).
> Then several hrs and 40 miles later I turned off the car and now it won't
> start. just cranks.
> the dash lights and gauges don't change when the key is turned on interior
> light comes on and radio lights up but no digital display.
The tail light is probably either the bulb failure sensor (easy to resolder
the circuit board inside) or the plug where the wiring harness plugs into
the light assembly. Your other problems sound like oxidation in the fuse
panel, there's multiple terminal lugs that wires connect to coming off of
each fuse, if water gets in there it corrodes.