Author Topic: 1980 300SD Instrument cluster  (Read 807 times)

MarkM

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1980 300SD Instrument cluster
« on: 23 July 2013, 04:28 PM »
My instrument cluster in my 1980 300SD has gone awry. The lights work, the clock works, the oil pressure gauge works, but all of a sudden, the tach, the fuel gauge and the temp gauge have gone dead. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Mark

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Re: 1980 300SD Instrument cluster
« Reply #1 on: 23 July 2013, 09:09 PM »
Check the 8A fuse, it may have blown. This occurred a while back, when I drove around a sharp bend at speed in my 6.9. Indicators stopped working as well.

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MarkM

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Re: 1980 300SD Instrument cluster
« Reply #2 on: 26 July 2013, 08:21 AM »
Thanks much. Is the fuse located in the box in the engine compartment or someplace else?

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Re: 1980 300SD Instrument cluster
« Reply #3 on: 26 July 2013, 12:29 PM »
In the engine compartment. When I bought my 6.9 I thought there was a huge electrical problem, but it was just that fuse.
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Re: 1980 300SD Instrument cluster
« Reply #4 on: 31 July 2013, 05:46 PM »
Thanks All!

The #4 fuse (8 A) was the issue.

All is well.

Thanks again.

Mark