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Forum: R230 SL-Class   06-24-2019, 12:09 PM
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Posted By tonyjroy
when a battery gets really hot and starts...

when a battery gets really hot and starts venting, that is usually a sign that it is getting overcharged. I would have your charging system checked and make sure the regulator is working properly.
Forum: R230 SL-Class   02-27-2019, 10:57 AM
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Posted By tonyjroy
Check here ...

Check here
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/u-s-west/
Forum: R230 SL-Class   12-14-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By tonyjroy
Are you sure the tender is not the malfunction...

Are you sure the tender is not the malfunction here? Have you tried it on another car or battery to confirm it is working correctly?
Forum: R230 SL-Class   12-14-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By tonyjroy
Looks like you may need a new drivers seat belt...

Looks like you may need a new drivers seat belt buckle. You can try to clean all the contacts and see if that will work. I had the same issue with an older Honda Civic. Cleaning the contacts worked...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   09-21-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By tonyjroy
Does anyone know if my car did not have TPMS from...

Does anyone know if my car did not have TPMS from the factory, if I buy the sensors, can I then just activate it with my SDS? is the receiver hardware already there?
Forum: R230 SL-Class   08-29-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By tonyjroy
I just did mine (2004 SL500). it is a messy job...

I just did mine (2004 SL500). it is a messy job (the old motor mounts will leak) and takes some patience. You will need the shortened angled wrench to reach the top bolts. (I got the wrench when I...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   05-26-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By tonyjroy
a couple of more pictures

a couple of more pictures
Forum: R230 SL-Class   05-26-2018, 04:55 PM
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Views: 373
Posted By tonyjroy
Question New rear brake rotor too thick

I am in the process of changing all 4 brake rotors and pads. When I got to the rear brakes, the new rear rotors are thicker than the old ones. (Old rotor= .49" New Rotor= .985")
The brake caliper...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   05-14-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By tonyjroy
My first suggestion would be to find a good indie...

My first suggestion would be to find a good indie mechanic that knows these cars. Sounds like yours does not. I also find it hard to believe that MB Roadside would try and jump start this vehicle...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   02-20-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By tonyjroy
David, You will probably have better luck at...

David,
You will probably have better luck at getting some answers if you provide some more specifics to your issue.

All Alarms went off- What messages did you receive on the dash? Did you get...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   08-10-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By tonyjroy
The truck can appear closed and feel closed when...

The truck can appear closed and feel closed when it is not. There are two lock points. sometimes mine does it (I have an air leak in the locking mechanism that I have not fixed yet). I just lean on...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   08-10-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,645
Posted By tonyjroy
I have a C3 SDS system and software that is good...

I have a C3 SDS system and software that is good for cars up to 2015. The only difference I found between C3 and C4 is the fact that C4 is wireless and the C3 is a wired system. My system came with...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   07-19-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By tonyjroy
Low on freon may be the problem but I believe it...

Low on freon may be the problem but I believe it would flash for that. I don't know the system well enough to list all the checks that it goes through before it allows the system to turn on and list...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   07-19-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By tonyjroy
You need to get the codes read before starting to...

You need to get the codes read before starting to tear into anything. There are too many reasons why the AC will not turn on. Without codes, you are really shooting in the dark.
Forum: R230 SL-Class   04-06-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By tonyjroy
The list says Some of the participating dealers...

The list says Some of the participating dealers and is not all inclusive. It does specify in the details at the bottom that on line retailers specifically Amazon are not eligible.
Forum: R230 SL-Class   01-30-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,419
Posted By tonyjroy
You really need to get it hooked up to a STAR...

You really need to get it hooked up to a STAR system to get all the codes that are causing this trouble. The door locks and the trunk could very well be connected (bad air system).
The roof problem...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   01-30-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,419
Posted By tonyjroy
I don't know if this will help but it solved my...

I don't know if this will help but it solved my problem in my Ford Truck when I had a similar situation. It was stuck on trying to change the disk and would not eject or move to another disk. Same...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   01-27-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By tonyjroy
could be a failing Crank Position Sensor. Get the...

could be a failing Crank Position Sensor. Get the codes to know for sure.
Forum: R230 SL-Class   01-19-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By tonyjroy
That code is for a low voltage condition in your...

That code is for a low voltage condition in your throttle position sensor. What you really need is a STAR diagnostic to help narrow it down better. Maybe someone in your area has one they would be...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   01-17-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By tonyjroy
First thing you need to do is get the codes...

First thing you need to do is get the codes pulled. That will give you at least a direction to focus on for the low power. Without the codes, you are shooting in the dark. That can get real expensive...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   01-16-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By tonyjroy
That is interesting since the Mercedes brand the...

That is interesting since the Mercedes brand the CTEK are supposed to be the same with different branding. You might be able to fabricate your own plug system and wire it directly to the battery. I...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   01-16-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,690
Posted By tonyjroy
I had to replace the starter battery in my 2004...

I had to replace the starter battery in my 2004 SL500 about a year ago. It died on a Sunday and I needed to get one in it that day. All the usual aftermarket battery places did not show anyone who...
Forum: R230 SL-Class   01-13-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By tonyjroy
Why not just get this harness to plug your CTEK...

Why not just get this harness to plug your CTEK into?
https://smile.amazon.com/CTEK-56-382-Comfort-Indicator-Batteries/dp/B002MT8S7E/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1484344084&sr=8-6&keywords=ctek+chargers
Forum: R230 SL-Class   12-20-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,894
Posted By tonyjroy
I left the battery hooked up the entire time

I left the battery hooked up the entire time
Forum: R230 SL-Class   10-27-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,746
Posted By tonyjroy
Did you recalibrate after you changed the...

Did you recalibrate after you changed the regulator? Instructions are in the owners manual but essentially you put both windows all the way up and hold the switches in the up position for 1-3...
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