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    W203 Folding Mirrors - All Noise, No Action

    Evening all, Wednesday this week was a momentous occasion- my lad bought his first Mercedes- a late 2005 C180K Classic. Yes, I’m biased, but it’s in really good nick, bar one or two niggly faults. It has electric mirrors which also fold, except they don’t. When you press the fold button, or...
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    500SL R129 - Still Immobilised...

    Hi there, I posted last year about my poorly SL - it's a 1990 with the MBSS and UK immobiliser. I've still got the non-starting issue with it. About time I got it sorted for summer! Basically- I think the immobiliser has its knickers in a twist as the engine will turn over but won't start. The...
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    R129 1991 500SL Turns Over But Will not Fire

    Hi there Been a while! I hope everyone is well? I've got a problem with my SL - I suspect it is immobiliser related but hope someone can offer me some advice. I went to start my car earlier and as it has been a while, I let the immobiliser kick in so the engine would turn and not fire. I...
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    EBay - Advice Needed

    Afternoon gang Bit of a conundrum here. I'd appreciate some experience here and some advice. Timeline: 3 weeks ago, I auctioned a Sony SKY box, as it was surplus to requirements. It worked perfectly. At the end of the auction, I duly packed it off to the winning bidder, who left me...
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    1991 500SL Starting Problem

    Hi folks, Wonder if anyone can shed some light on this for me? I've just got back from a 1700 mile tour of Germany, including visits to RUF and the Schlumpf museum (highly recommended). My partner and I took the SL, and it performed faultlessly, aside from an occasional starting issue...
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    Goodbye W210....

    Hello Lexus!! Test drove and put a deposit down on a 2002 LS430 this weekend. Canterbury Blue with Cream/Beige leather and lots of toys! Should hopefully get it this Friday, pics to follow..... Greg
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    E240 Engine not Idling Correctly....

    Just thought I'd ask for ideas before I take the car to the dealer? Its booked in tomorrow, but just wanted a heads up.... My E240 has started idling erratically over the last week or so. Its especially noticeable when the car is in D and you are at a standstill. If you take your foot off the...
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    Fed Up With MB Dealers, so.....

    This Saturday, I'm test driving a Lexus LS430. After the scandal that was my 10 minutes in a CL500 (MB-Direct), and main dealers either not phoning back or cancelling at the last minute, I telephoned Lexus, who could not have been more helpful. So, I've got the Lexus for 3-4 hours this...
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    Mercedes Benz Direct - Rubbish

    You would be forgiven for thinking that a potential customer interested in a £35,000 car would get some decent treatment in one of these places? Well, think again. Two weeks ago I ventured to one of these, to try and test drive a CL500. Admittedly it was last minute, and when I got there...
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    Gregs New Car Choice

    OK folks, Matts got one going, so I might as well put my cards on the table as well: The E240 is getting a bit long in the tooth now, so in January its time for replacement. Sadly, this wasn't helped at all by one of out esteemed members letting me drive his CL65!! So a CL500 (215 shape) is...
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    SW1 Converter for Motherboard...

    Bought a new board over the weekend for my 4 y/o PC. About time I moved up to hyper threading CPUs and all that. The swap has gone well, apart from one thing - how the power switch connects to the motherboard. On the case, there is an in line block that feeds the on/off switch, the LED in the...
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    Cleaning Leather - "Flash Eraser" - Yes, Really!!

    All, Thanks to my learned colleagues on this quite superb site, I purchased a twin pack of Gliptone Liquid Leather for the SL, and gave it a go the other weekend. It was good, but could not get out the ingrained dirt in the leather, which was quite disappointing. Not only that, it wouldn't...
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    Another Mini GTG!

    The Date: Yesterday (18th Sept) The Venue: Bruntingthorpe The Attendees: Maff and myself The Objective: To give both cars a run down the 2 mile straight! Matt, great to meet you at last mate - shall have to make the next GTG and meet some more fine folk. That CL of yours is UTTERLY...
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    Intermittent Starting Problem

    Dunno if any of the 129 owners has had this problem before, but I thought I might ask before I go and see the dealer.... My 1990 500SL occasionally plays up when it is started. Basically, its like this: You turn the key. Instrad of getting all of the dashboard lights light up before the...
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    Pull back stalk...flash doesn't work

    Any ideas, anyone? Its a 1990 500SL (R129). I'm guessing new column stalk needed? Any idea how much? Thanks, Greg
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    Ultrasonic detectors for an R129 SL?

    Hi folks, Bit of a long shot here. My recent acquisition, a 1990 500SL has 2 ultrasonic detectors in the car, one on each A pillar. They are little black sensors. I believe they are part of the standard alarm system as fitted to the car. Unfortunately, one of the little holders has...
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    Calling R129 Owners!

    Hi, I'll be getting my 500SL in a couple of weeks, roll on mid June! Do any of you have the PDF files for accessories etc? If so, could one of you PM me an e-mail address, or point me somewhere I can download it from? Many thanks, Greg
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    Limited Mileage / Classic Type Insurance?

    Folks, Now the missus has cleared off, I need a second car. I've agreed to buy a 1991 SL500, a real minter (pics to follow), but I'm only going to do around 6000 miles a year in it. Can anyone recommend a decent insurer? Any advice most appreciated. Cheers, Greg
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    W210 Saloon Number Plate Light Change?

    One of my number plate lights has given up the ghost, so every time I switch on I get the legend "LAMP DEFECTIVE" in the dashboard. According to my manual, each little light should have 2 screws on it, so once you've taken the boot trim off you unscrew them and away you go. Thing is, mine...
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    Forced Absence

    Hi Guys, I know I'm not the most prolific poster on here but I've been offline for a while (nearly two weeks). Normal service will be resumed! I've got a lot of wading through to do. If only everything in life was as reliable as....a Mercedes. Cheers, Greg
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