BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Oct 2008
Vehicle: '91 Red 500SL
Location: Rochester, Michigan
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Thanks for your interest. The car has tan interior, black soft top, red hard top. It has two small door dings in the drivers side and some very minor scratches here and there. the interior and top are like new.
I will take and post pictures as soon as the weather allows here in Michigan (it's been raining). I could hardly believe the mileage myself but the owner proved it through documented trips to the dealer, inspections, carfax, autocheck, etc... Mostly the condition of the car documents the mileage.
Right now I have 3 issues to resolve:
1) the tilt and telescopic steering wheel does not tilt. When activating the switch, it sounds like gears are stripped. From what I saw on this web site, this could be quite a job.
2) The seat backs (both) do not flip forward when wanting access to the behind the seat storage. I found the probable resolution on this site and will try it today.
3) Each individual lock (doors and trunk) work fine when inserting the key. The light blinks, the vacuum pump activates, runs for about 30 seconds, turns off and none of the other doors are locked or unlocked. Activating the lock/unlock by remote also produces the same result. I would like to find a test sequence so that I can determine what is wrong and fix it. From what I've read here, it looks like a vacuum pump.
Any help or info you can provide is greatly appreciated.
A happy 500sl owner.
1991 500SL (Signal red w/Palomino interior)