The W123 chassis covers 240D's, 300D's, 300TD's, 280E's, and several other models of Mercedes coupes, sedans and wagons from model years 1977 to 1985.

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Turn signal dash lights both go on dimly when headlights are activated

On my 1982 Mercedes W123 300D Turbodiesel, when I turn on my headlights my turn signal indicators in the dash both go on and remain dim. Am I looking at a loose ground or maybe a short?

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Loose ground. You need a wiring diagram and a multimeter, and hook one end of the voltmeter to the battery ground and start probing around. You'll probably find the headlight ground corroded and you get a few volts on it when the lights go on.

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