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Talking Newb here, blush, is anyone home?


I am the newb of the day. (for now anyway)

I am the proud new (second owner) of a 2001 320 SLK black on black 6-speed manual rocket. This is the first Benz I have owned and so far I like it.

I must admit I feel like I am 16 again tinkering with idea of modifying and customizing to make her my own, but I think I will keep her all original except for the radio, maybe change the wheels (will sell the original 16s that I just put new UHP Continental tires on last week) and possible a small spoiler of sorts(ideas on spoilers welcome).

I recently let my Porsche move on to a new owner and was looking for a Jeep to run over to the beach on weekends. When I saw how ridiculous Wrangler prices were I started going back to my love of sports cars and looking at the 350z series. I saw how most were not well maintained and then stumbled in to a VW dealer of all places to look at another Z and bought the 320SLK.

Given the black on black, one owner, 6-spd, hardtop convert, and the low miles (32,000) I was certain the price would be ridiculously high. BUT!!!!!! it wasn't and now she is in the garage.

I do have a few newb questions...????

(1)How do you make both interior lights illuminate when you open the door, I replaced the bulb and no joy. It is still only illuminating the passenger side. Wiring issue or indicator of something?

(2)The texture coating on the interior plastic scratches off it you happen to have a fingernail jab in to it. Is there a fix for this? Clearcoat of some sort?

Aside from these two imperfections she looks like she just came off the showroom floor; except the normal FL minor love bug damage to the hood.

I have been offered more than I gave for her already, so I feel I did well.

(3)Aside from reading the owners manuals, any input or things to address for this year/make that I should know about?

Thanks guys,

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