Seats and Sunroof

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Big Al
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HI,

I am looking for some advice. I use one of the small tyre inflation compressors plugged into the cigarette lighter in my 300GES. It blow the fuse for the lighter but also the electric windows, seat heaters and the sunshine room also stopped working.

I checked the fuses in the passenger foot well and found the lighter fuse had blown but all other fuses tested OK in the fuse tester. I changed the fuse and now the lighter and electric windows work but not the seating heating or sunshine roof.......

Are there any other fuses I need to check? Also, I noticed that the sun shine roof is not mentioned in the fuse allocation diagram in the owners manual.

Any suggestions for the next thing I should be looking at gratefully accepted!

 

regards

Alex

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Re: Seats and Sunroof

PM sent.

F15 is the fuse for the radio and cigar lighter.

The other equipment (seat-heating and Sunroof) are 'Special Equipment' and not listed, depending on your reference.

However, seat-heating is normally F22

Electric Windows: F24 and F25

​Sunroof and other Special Equipment: F28 

 

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Re: Seats and Sunroof

Arnie,

Thanks for the information, I'll check it out when I get home

regards Alex

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Re: Seats and Sunroof

Looks like the the compressor damaged the actual lighter, just need to source a new one........ 

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Re: Seats and Sunroof

Sorry to hear that. 

Never liked those compressors. They draw too much current and they take forever to inflate a tyre.

The older lighter sockets are slightly larger diameter than more recent ones and so the plugs may fit a little loosely, leading to poor contact, high contact resistance and resulting melt-down, Particularly if operated for a long time to fill large lyres

Best to chop off the compressor cigarette plug and fit two crocodile clips to connect directly to the battery, when required. thereby saving your vehicle wiring. (...or practice some step aerobic with a foot pump)

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