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Blaupunkt "Hamburg" SQM 23 buttons not remembering + bulb burned outWhen ignition is turned off, radio buttons memory goes-- that is, have to be re-set to favorite stations. Fuses are okay....
Answer to "Why is there oil inside/below the air filter housing?"On my relatively simple 1982 240D (manual transmission)... oil collecting under air breather ... and, it turned out, 95% of oil dripping, over time, onto garage floor ... was solved by 2 extremely simple fixes: the rubber elbow under, and therefore inaccessible short of removing air filter housing, was cracked and "weeping" oil... Not even having a new one on hand, a quick fix was to exchange it with the one on top so as to be able to quickly replace it when I got a new one. AND, 2nd ... the oil filler cap was also weeping oil... I experimented and finally went with a FUEL filler cap / nice shiny chromey FUEL cap--they ARE interchangeable, SIZE-wise at least. The FUEL cap on the OIL filler worked so much better/tighter than what was also around $5-$8, an all purpose oil filler cap -- on both 240 and 300D. (And, yes, I also, in this process, bought a replacement GASKET--fitted it...it wasn't as oil-tight as the new FUEL cap. By fuel cap I mean the standard, all purpose one you find in places like...
Answer to "The turn signal is not working but the hazard light is on."italic textOn a 1983 240D and/or 1982 300D ... can't remember...I work on both.... The solution to similar problems with directionals and flashers was-- all in replacing that red, console-mounted switch. I replaced that switch, circa $20-$30; it fixed both flashers and directionals. I too had previously thought--but was wrong--about a couple things: 1. that a relay / flasher unit might be found elsewhere, but it was IN the switch...... and... 2. when I tried to disconnect / use a short wire connector with allegator-clips / i.e. "go around" the flashers so that the directionals, at least, would work-- that did NOT work. It was diabolical--logic did not prevail--it had looked like, surely, as a "quick fix" to at least get my directionals working, tha if I just have the 1 or 2 posts that carry the directionals CONnected, but DISconnect the 4-way flashers posts...... I'd thought that'd be a short-term fix / answer, but it wasn't. All (5? 6?) posts on a nice, new, clean switch had to be connected. That console...