Hello from San Diego - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-03-2013, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Jun 2013
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Hello from San Diego

Advice: ABC in general; trunk latch ports/gorilla glue

Hello! I'm Paula and live in Cardiff by the Sea (North San Diego county). I've used this site so many times, and enjoyed the wit and info, I thought it was time I joined in. This site allowed me to save about $600 replacing the E320 blower motor regulator (instead of the entire thing) using an S-Class regulator and altering the harness.

I bought a 2006 SL500, 44K miles in March. I traded in my '98 E320 150K miles (I loved, loved it - never gave me ANY major problems). My commute is 4 miles (one way), drive about 8 - 10K per year. But I'm concerned about the possible/probable repairs for the SL500. There's a lot I don't know about this car! And after a post-purchase SNAFU with the dealership, I'm a bit uncomfortable asking the salesperson about the features.

Reading here, the ABS has scared me already. ABC and Drive Carefully! came on once for a second or two driving over a bump, and went away. I was told that it is OK to drive in town ABC lifted all the way. That just sounds questionable to me, as though it's being "in use" constantly. But I don't want to bottom out! I'm dodging all potholes, man-covers and even lane bumps.

Also want to try DIY gorilla glue trunk latch ports for auto-close problem.

Advise most welcome!

I think that's probably way more than I needed to say......but nice to meet you!

Thanks - Paula
P2 Newbie SL500 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-03-2013, 11:20 PM
Outstanding Contributor
eric242340's Avatar
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: Zotye Auto 1.5T T600 2016
Location: The wild west of the Far East
Posts: 52,616
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 312 Post(s)
Welcome to Benzworld please ask your questions on the forum for your car, here is a link;

R230 SL Class - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum


People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf - George Orwell
eric242340 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome