I have a strange electrical issue with my Mercedes 190E if anyone on here has any ideas I would be very pleased and grateful.
Firstly the rear OS electric window has been dodgy for some time, working on the door switch intermittently but on the centre console switch all the time. Today a friend opened it from the door switch but it would not go back up either with the door switch or the console switch, at this stage the other windows worked. Anyway I tried various methods of banging on the door panel and wiggling the switch but it still wouldn't work. I got home and decided we would try again, now not only does that window not work but all the other windows have stopped working too and also the booster fan for some bizarre reason.
Some time ago the central locking stopped working, it is a vacuum system, however I did check the fuses and the one for the CL was okay, however fuse number 1 had blown (however that is for AC which mine hasn't got so I discounted it). Back to today I checked the fuses again, the window switches are fuses 7 and 9 (different ratings though!) both are fine as are all the others except fuse no 1. So I thought maybe fuse no 1 is not what it purports to be so changed it, no effect, although I thought that with a German car is fuse no 1 says it is for AC then that is what fuse no 1 shall be!
So does anyone with a greater knowledge of car electrics than me (not a great feat tbh) have any ideas?
As an aside I have been thinking of changing the Mercedes, it is lovely to drive but I seem to be constantly putting petrol in it, and with the Maxi on the horizon I think I should have something slightly more modern and certainly cheaper to run (which probably means I will end up with neither of those), so if anyone is interested in purchasing this slightly flawed piece of German engineering or has a suitable (or not) swap then let me know. It runs well but currently has this electrical fault, CL not working and needs the OS door mirror fixing as someone who cannot navigate a vehicle through a 10 foot gap has broken it!