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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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This followed me home

99 SL500. 119k miles. $5000 off of craigslist.



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Looks good. I hate chrome wheels.
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Nice ride. Never understood the USA chrome rims addiction on r129ís and w140ís even as far as monoblock being chromed


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The good,.bad and the ugly....
5G's...???
Somesings.....wrong.....

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Da chromz wouldn't be my first choice, but that can always be remedied.

I'm getting the interior cleaned because it smells... musty. The paint is just as shiny and glossy as the pictures show, but a few areas need some spray. The front bumper could use some attention, seeing as it is held together with duct tape. I've ordered an new antenna mast, and I need to troubleshoot the inop drop-down feature on the passenger window.

Otherwise, the bones are solid. Tires are almost brand new, and the back half of the canvas top is new. Cycled everything and the roof operates flawlessly. Engine and transmission are smooth and silky.
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Da chromz wouldn't be my first choice, but that can always be remedied.

I'm getting the interior cleaned because it smells... musty. The paint is just as shiny and glossy as the pictures show, but a few areas need some spray. The front bumper could use some attention, seeing as it is held together with duct tape. I've ordered an new antenna mast, and I need to troubleshoot the inop drop-down feature on the passenger window.

Otherwise, the bones are solid. Tires are almost brand new, and the back half of the canvas top is new. Cycled everything and the roof operates flawlessly. Engine and transmission are smooth and silky.
The window is an easy fix. Roll both all the way down and hold button down for 5 seconds after they hit bottom. Then roll up and hold button for 5 seconds once they reach the top. Rinse/repeat 3 times. They just need to be reset. Congrats on the car.
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The window is an easy fix. Roll both all the way down and hold button down for 5 seconds after they hit bottom. Then roll up and hold button for 5 seconds once they reach the top. Rinse/repeat 3 times. They just need to be reset. Congrats on the car.
I did this several times last night. No love. Passenger side drop-down still not working.
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Bummer. Iím sorry. It might be the micro switch in the door but they did stop using them. I just canít remember the year.


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