BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 1997 Mercedes Benz SL500 AMG Sport
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
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SL500 electric window malfunction
I'm a new member, having just bought a 1997 SL500 AMG Sport. It's a lovely car but I bought it with a problem. When you open either door, the window in that door slides down halfway. If you then close the door and re-open it, without touching the window open/close switches, the window slides all the way open.
Using the window open/close switches puts the windows back up, but the "slide down a 1/4 inch", to allow the window to seal properly to the hardtop appears to have vanished.
My service mechanic has told me that the part alone, to cure this problem, costs $1200!
Yesterday, I read the car's manual and came upon the part that tells you how to re-synchronize the windows, if the power has been disconnected previously. I followed the instructions, ("Raise the windows and hold onto the "up" switch for two seconds") and lo and behold, the windows worked properly! At least, they did for the first two times that I used them. Then they fell back into sliding halfway down when I opened the doors.
Question: Is there any way to cure this problem?
Happy new year,