New Owner SL55 AMG 2003

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iCarsoft MB v2 arrived today.. will update the icarsoft software tonight.
Can anyone guide me to the OBD plug location in my SL55AMG please?
 

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iCarsoft MB v2 arrived today.. will update the icarsoft software tonight.
Can anyone guide me to the OBD plug location in my SL55AMG please?
Under the steering wheel, slightly to the right approx 300mm in
 

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iCarsoft MB v2 arrived today.. will update the icarsoft software tonight.
Can anyone guide me to the OBD plug location in my SL55AMG please?
Interested to see how useful this is, I'm tempted to get one but don't really know how much I'd use it .....
 

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Not much until faults crop up (and they probably will; modern Mercedes have lots of electronics, and they do go wrong...), then you can do your own fault-finding. It's not much to spend to be able to do that.
 

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Apologies if this is hijacking the original thread (It is about the boot which has been mentioned a few times🤣), but when you open the boot, does it lift up easily? I am wondering whether I need new struts as mine is really quite heavy?
 
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Apologies if this is hijacking the original thread (It is about the boot which has been mentioned a few times🤣), but when you open the boot, does it lift up easily? I am wondering whether I need new struts as mine is really quite heavy
Not a problem, Mine is the same!.... was wondering if I needed new gas struts on the boot too!
 

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Mine was fine (for me; I'm a big strong beggar...), but if they're the original struts, they may be quite tired. If they hold the lid up when raised, it might need lubrication of the pivot points in the linkage; if the strurs don't hold it up, they need replacement.
 
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Yes mine opens and stays there... just doesn't feel like the struts are pushing the lid up.. time for some graphite paste then perhaps.
 

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Try WD40 first?

The struts on my SLK would not hold the boot lid up in colder weather, though they did on warm days. I bought a pair of cheap & cheerful aftermarket struts off Fleabay, and was surprised how much stiffer they were than the tired OE ones.
 

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