1. P

    R129 SL500 Air Flow Sensor

    My air flow sensor has proven to be faulty (starts and runs for a short journey, but then goes very lumpy). Bought a replacement from the USA (recon - £140), but it didn't work, making me suspect the emission settings for USA models are different from UK models. Opinions? Finally located...
  2. flowrider

    Matt's (Smoking Tire) Ultimate LA Daily Driver: 2001 Mercedes SL500
  3. 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...
  4. I

    Where is the alarm module on 1998 SL500?

    Hi, I'm having problems with the alarm on my 1998 SL500 R129. Once it went off when I started the engine. Another time it peeps 5 or 6 times and goes silent, other times it goes off when I unlock the car and open a door, sometimes it goes off when I just unlock using the remote, sometime it...
  5. J

    Upgrading SL500 Facelift stereo

    Hi all - I have a 2008 SL500 Facelift and the stereo is still in 2008 and looking a bit dated / functionality limited. I'd like to upgrade it to a new double DIN unit with bluetooth so I can play music from my iPhone, but retain all the steering wheel functions and dash displays for nav, CD...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. R129mine

    SL500 - cut out while driving, won't start

    hi on Tuesday evening in torrential rain my R129 lost all engine power, all the dash lights came on, power steering gone etc. i managed coast onto a country lane where i waited for next 6 hours till a recovery truck picked me up at 1am in the morning, fun! all electrics worked but just...
  10. B

    SL500 Battery Module

    Hello all, Having got myself a red battery fault with 'Visit Workshop', I had the car in my workshop overnight and the smell of burnt Bakelite greeted me next morning, this gave me a clue to the fault so I went digging and found the fault. I’m pleased this unit is in a metal enclosure as I...
  11. 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...
  12. 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!
  13. C

    2003 SL500 not starting

    Hi My SL500 had been stood doing nothing for a year. Put new batteries on it and jobs a goodun, started up. Fast forward a week, and it won't start. Everything sounds like it should, turn the key and get a single crank noise then nothing. I disconnected the batteries today and...
  14. S

    R129 SL500 1996 for sale

    I'm selling one of my SLs (and the 928 once **** Lovett locate the gearbox weep, but that's another story...), my silver/blue SL500 It's on eBay and Carandclassic: eBay link here: Mercedes SL500 1996 | eBay I'm annoyed 'cos I managed to lose the 80+ hi res photos I took in the early...
  15. P

    SL500 1994 non start after harness replacement

    Hi all, helped a friend replaced the upper engine harness on his 1994 SL500. The original was falling to bits and although the car was running pretty well with just the occasional lumpy idle ... it was a matter of time. Sent the loom to Sileck who appear to have done a first class job...
  16. 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...
  17. C

    R230 SL500 Brake Change

    Evening all, About to change my discs and pads on my R230 tomorrow and (I know it's been asked lots of times but I can't seem to find a definitive answer) wanted to check what's the best thing to do about the SBC system. Some people say just unplug it, some say follow the procedure of spinning...
  18. S

    Does anyone know of another R129 SL500 in this colour?

    Hi Apologies for also posting in Members' Gallery, but that doesn't seem to get as many views as General I recently bought this car and wondered how many there were in the UK as I've not seen another (this is a RHD import from Singapore, brought to the UK in 1999). A few pictures here...
  19. Sp!ke

    Selling the SL500 R129 - don't know current value.

    I'm shortly going to put my SL up for sale as I no longer have a garage to keep it in. I've been looking in the normal places trying to gauge the current market but the prices are all over the place and i'm struggling to know what I should be putting it up for. Whats making it tricky is a...
  20. S

    SL500 Rosewood metallic

    Here are a few pictures: I tried uploading here but got errors - maybe cos iPhone over wifi Anyway, the colour is what sold me on this - I've not seen another like it
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