Mechanics

MB INTERMITTANT ELECTRICAL PROBLEM

1984 Mercedes Benz 300sd • 260,000 miles

Various electrical components stop working for a while and then start working when something else doesn't. For example, my radio won't then it will but one of the windows won't for awhile and then the dashboard lights won't and a different window, etc. Someone told me it was a traveling short, but I don't know how to find such a thing if it exists.
Any help on how to tackle this problem would be much appreciated.
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Hahatty
February 29, 2012.



Start with checking all earth connections and ensure that there is no corrosion under terminals, there is really no such thing as a traveling short, I feel that it is related to a bad earth none the less.

Mhpautos
Mar 4, 2012.