81 240D electrical problem
Okay, I can't figure this one out.
I have an 81 240D with about 150,000 miles on it. A few weeks ago my left front turn signal stopped working, and the light on the dash blinks twice as fast as it should. The right blinker works fine. I replace the bulb and it works, but when I turn the headlights on it stays on and does not blink.
I lived with this problem for a while, but recently my battery has been draining when I drive at night with my lights on. I replaced the starter, battery and checked all the fuses. About two months ago I installed a CD player and hooked up it up to the headlight switch for power. I have since unhooked it, but should I have not done this? Also my fog lights do not work at all, and I can't seem to figure this out.
Just a comment about this car: I paid 1600 bucks for it and drove it 40 miles back and forth to work in LA for two years, and loaded it full of my stuff and moved to Kansas City where I drive it almost every day. All I have replaced were the rear axles. This has been the best investment for a vehicle, and I hope this little electrical problem can be resolved. I have one of those portable jumper batteries that I use every morning after driving at night. Please Help.
I have yet to take this car to the mechanic due to this site. Thanks everyone!