So my wife wants to power her phone from a cig plug charger in the
2012 ML. There is a ciggy lighter in the front console, and the
manual shows either/both a 12V socket there, but hers only has the
ciggy lighter. I try to get the lighter out, push it down, nothing
happens. So I pry it out, put in the charger, no juice.
So I pop the hood, find the fuse box and there are only a few small
fuses in there and some relays and a 50A or 2 and no chart of
anything. WTF? So then I download the manual (she does not leave
it in the car for some reason) and it shows there are 3 (!!!) fuse
boxes scattered around the car, one in the side of the dash by the
pass door and another under the back seat. I try to find the one by
the door, there is none there. WTF??? So the manual says "The fuse
allocation chart is located under cover" of the rear one. So I open
that one up, it has some fuses in it too, but no chart. WTF???? The
79 TD has a nice printed chart under the fuse box cover! I had to
cut a little tab on the carpet cover too to get it lifted up, so I
guess no one has ever been in that fuse box.
Have the Germans completely lost it? (Or maybe the Alabama assembly
workers?) Neither of the boxes has a fuse chart, how the hell are
you supposed to figure out what fuse might need to be changed? Good
news is the fuses seem to be the newer flat things, I have a ton of
those around but no idea which one to pull.
Off to the tubes to try to find a fuse chart....
Don't have that problem on real Mercedes like my 240Ds, the 300D, the SDLs!
I am sure that is a bad habit learned from crypesler or other merkuns.
Even my dogde vans have one fuse box in front of the firewall,
driver's side, just like all my MBs have been. (easily accessible)
Everything is marked, and fuses are also listed in the owners manual.
It must be a bad habit from too much 'shine in Alabama.
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