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  1. Dickster

    Workshop manual

    What’s the best source for a workshop manual for an SL55 AMG? I had the WIS virtual manual but it’s a nightmare to use, and now that it’s been updated I can’t find my way around it. thanks
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    What SLK to go for ?

    I have a friend interested in buying an SLK for his wife for around £3k. What’s the best year and engine to go for? Anything to watch out for? Thanks
  3. Dickster

    R230 fitting a DAB aerial to the windscreen

    I’ve bought a Kenwood DAB/BT unit and it recommends fixing the aerial to the windscreen. Anyone done this? Is it easy to remove the trim from the A pillar? cheers
  4. Dickster

    Wind deflector damage

    Hi there I just bought this on ebay and unfortunately it got damaged in transit - it was well packaged, or so I thought. Will this affect the operation? Can I weld/glue the piece back? With what? Thanks
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    Battery dash warning visit workshop

    Hi there, I have owned my car for 15 months and this warning has always appeared when I start the car. It does not reappear whilst driving so I have lived with it. I fitted the relay 57 initially but that hasn’t sorted the issue - although that and terminal 61 are mentioned when I run a scan...
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    SL55 spat out its ABC fluid today

    I got an ABC warning workshop visit today. When I got home I opened the bonnet to find oil sprayed on the inside from the reservoir. I understand this is likely to be an accumulator and I think it’s the rear. I’ve decided to replace all the accumulators. what side of the car are they on and how...
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    R230 interior trim options?

    My SL55 came with carbon fibre trim when I bought it and i had assumed that it was a factory option - is that likely to be the case? Was it a factory option? Cheers
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    Replacement unit is mIssing temperature control for side and centre vents

    My SL55’s centre vent unit’s plastic has degraded and become sticky all over - and where it is in the middle of the dash is an eyesore. So I ordered a replacement from the US which is in great condition. What I didn’t notice was that the two small controls for the temperature are not there -...
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    SL55 strange noise/issue - possibly S/C

    Hi there, I've had my SL55 since May 2019, and hadn't really stretched its legs until recently. So, it practically redlined through the gears, and was running great. Then all of a sudden it changes up a gear, then back down, and appeared to be down on power. At the same time I hear a...
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    R230 Service manual on CD via ebay - how to install

    I bought 5 discs on ebay and the instructions for installation are horrendous - and I look after our IT at work!! Has anyone done the install? Can you help?? Thanks
  11. Dickster

    SL how to put bootlid in service mode

    I need to change the K57 relay. How do I move the bootlid out of the way into service mode? At the moment I can’t remove the panel to gain access to the relay. Thanks
  12. Dickster

    SL55 changing K57 relay - how do I get to it?

    Hi there, The K57 relay (one of two in the rhs of the boot area) needs changing. I went to have a look today and started removing trim panel fasteners etc, but the deeper I dug, the more it appeared needed to be removed. I gave up before I broke something and tried looking for tutorials. I...
  13. Dickster

    New to Mercedes and SL55

    Hi guys, This is my first post as a SL55 owner. Ive been watching SL55’s for a while now, following a ride in one, and finally took the plunge - I love it! Initially I was set on an Aston Martin v8 Vantage but now I’m not so sure! Mine is a 2003 five owner car with 65k miles. The colour...
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