1. Fadedbryan

    SL500 (R230) 2003 Comand Unit For Sale

    Hi I have just recently bought a brand new modern unit to replace my Comand unit. I therefore have a fully working Comand Unit w/Navigation Part #230 820 25 89 that will fit in to a 2003-2005 Mercedes Benz SL500 R230. It is in very good condition and comes with a 2014 sat nav MB disc...
  2. D

    Sl500 r230 battery alert visit workshop? - batteries working

    Hi all, The instrument cluster on my SL has been illuminating of late in the Red Alert mode, the left cluster shows the Battery icon whilst the other states "Visit Workshop". The issue being is that nothing seems to be amiss. Both the starter and the consumers batteries are performing as they...
  3. C

    R230 subframe tool

    anyone know where I can buy the insert / removal tool for the R230 subframe? ....only place I have found is in Taiwan.....I have emailed them but not got a reply yet
  4. Rosso1

    First class well looked after r230

    I am looking to sell my beautiful SL500 2002 R230 SL do not come up in this condition to often with this build spec. The car is so close to perfect no warning lights good service history having just been serviced and Low mileage. I would like to see it go to someone who wants one of the...
  5. Pug wash

    Unused R230

    Hi guy's, I have just joined the forum, but have followed you for some time and the collective knowledge is astounding. Here's where I come in for some honest sound advice. I am going to have a look at a 2002 108,000 miles R230, it has just past an MOT and has advisories on the tyres, discs and...
  6. JohnnyAMG

    R230 ABC Valve Block Rebuild

    I am in the middle of rebuilding the front valve block on my R230 SL55. My car was dropping on one side so decided to go the whole hog and sort it out. So I have stripped down the block and two small things i need. The four O-rings which seal the solenoids to the valve block are knackered on...
  7. Z

    R230 SL55 central locking radio receiver amplifier

    Hi I've just got myself a SL55. One small problem is that the key only locks and unlocks the car when it is close to the handles using IR. MBS Southampton have said that the key is transmitting radio but the receiver amplifier on the car needs changing. Any idea where that is and the part...
  8. C

    R230 SL63 Tuning/Exhaust Noise

    Hi all, I'm doing some research for a friend on his SL63. I'm struggling to find some options for tuning the R230 SL63 6.2 and I wondered if any of you could help me with some questions. From my research the SL63 6.2 has 514bhp and from all I can see, isn't restricted much by the headers alike...
  9. C

    R230 rear suspension bushes

    I've got a bit of a wobble on the rear end so I am thinking of changing the rear bushes...is this a diy job? .... I've seen the how to on YouTube but the subframe is off the car
  10. S

    SL500 (R230) (2003) Heater problem

    It's only possible to get hot air through the system either by (a) using the demist button or (b) turning the temperature dials right up to the red dot. Any ideas as to what's causing the heater not to function properly otherwise?
  11. B

    How to replace A/C compressor on R230 SL

    Hi, The compressor on my SL has started to whine and I have managed to obtain a replacement. My question is, is this a job that I could do myself, or is it one that is best left to my local garage ? I am fairly competent on mechanical things. Bob
  12. B

    Wanted: R230 Suspension Shims

    It it probably a long shot but would anyone have or know where I could get the rubber shims that sit inside the top mount of the front suspension. These would be from a non-ABC SL (350 or 500). Mercedes reference 230 321 01 84 I have tried MB UK and there are none currently available in...
  13. lxi

    R230 roof / boot lift failure

    My boot hydraulic lift has been a bit iffy for some time - works fine most of the time (opening) and all of the time (closing). So, with the weather brilliant, it decides not to play (opening) at all. That also means the roof wont play either. My keyless driver's handle is u/s - passengers...
  14. S

    SL500 (2003, R230): Copper brake pipes

    I'm having some work done by an M-B dealership and in the usual way they've carried out a 'visual health check'. The technician has commented: 'Copper pipes fitted to sbc'. The pipes were fitted last year year by a superb indie and as far as I know there's no reason why they shouldn't be...
  15. WantSL55

    R230 ABC problem

    The left rear strut on My 2004 SL55 has suddenly become inoperative. Driving the car on Thursday and got a "grey" ABC fault "visit workshop" message, drove 10 miles to get home and could feel no difference with ride/handling. Switched off engine whilst moving cars to park it and when...
  16. Gurd63

    R230 sl500

    Evening all, I'm on the search for an R230 SL500, Preferably in fire Opel red. Any age, mileage and spec. Thanks!
  17. S

    For Sale MB SL R230 Nappa Leather rear parcel bag

    Hi I am selling my mint, unused Nappa rear parcel shelf bag. See Mercedes Benz Genuine SL R230 Rear Shelf Bag Only 12 hours left. They have been discontinued so quite desireable and very useful if touring. Loads of pictures on ebay Sorry they wont load here
  18. ftb

    R230 sl350

    What's the consensus on the 350 R230? Looking at something like this for the dear wife: Mercedes-Benz SL Class 3.7 SL350 2dr Ideally, want a few years of trouble free motoring. Possible? Please share your experience. Thanks.
  19. C

    Dreaded R230 stuck in park fix

    My R230 has started to get stuck in park every now and then ....I have got a replacement rear brake switch on order but as I can feel the solenoid clicking when I depress the brake pedal I am suspecting that I am going to end up replacing the "Achilles heal" gearbox bracket ...... is there...
  20. S

    SL500 (2003, R230): Alarming suspension noise

    My SL500 (R230) - the one with the nightmare ABC suspension - has suddenly developed an alarmingly loud, metallic scraping/grating noise from the rear end. First of all, I thought it must be an exhaust component adrift, but a (very limited) inspection of the underside revealed nothing loose...
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