Date registered: Nov 2012
Vehicle: 1999 SL500
Location: Radford, VA
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ABS/Tach & Clock Light/Cruise Control issues
Hello to all, I'm happy to become a new member of BenzWorld. I have a 1999 SL500, now at 127K, purchased in 7/2010 at 82K. Generally its been dependable, but now its developing a few problems. I'd appreciate any help towards solving these - since I bought the car, the gas gauge light has been out (gauge works OK). I've had to replace one bulb in the rear right brake light about twice per year since I bought it. In the last three months the ABS light comes on at random times, although without any braking issues, and I see in past threads that this could be caused by a faulty brake switch. But in the last month, I've lost the tach and clock lights at random times, and noticed that when the ABS light is on, that the cruise control does not work. Shut the car off and if the ABS light stays off, the the CC works OK.
To me it seems that the brake switch could not be causing all of these issues...I have a good mechanic in Roanoke VA, but I thought I'd try here first for some advice. Thanks for any help you can provide.