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  1. R129 SL-Class
    Hello! I just bought a 1997 R129 SL500, and the key is missing, with a dead battery and no key cylinder on the rear panel. There’s also a yellow vacuum hose with the end of it sticking out of the trunk keyhole cylinder, leading me to believe the vacuum is disconnected from the trunk latch. So...
  2. R129 SL-Class
    Hello, Longtime reader of the forum, first post. I got in way over my head with this one. I have a 1995 SL500 with the older style interior. I bought a 1996 SL500 as a parts car (with the newer style door panels). I changed the doors from the 1996 to the 1995. (whole door plus interior...
  3. R129 SL-Class
    Hi guys my 129 won’t allow the roof to go up as it can’t see the window switches the code scanner tells me both the door switches and says control module faulty, both door switches have been changed and the module repaired though the issue I have at the moment is when I put the windows all...
  4. R129 SL-Class
    Hi everyone!! I currently own a 1995 R129 SL500. I think I’m having differential issues but not too sure? Under acceleration, all is fine but when I come off the throttle there is a slight and consistent clattery noise coming from, what seems to be, the left rear? Any thoughts??
  5. R129 SL-Class
    I just acquired this, and I notice that the ride is "rough", when you go over a bump, you feel it and hear it. But my standard of comparison is my W140 with the hydraulic suspension. The W140 has its own problems, when I replaced the accumulators the ride is now softer but when I go over a bump...
  6. R129 SL-Class
    I have a really good mechanic, but I find that he spends a lot of time learning about my car and figuring problems out. So I a looking for a "Guru" sort of speak in the New York City/ Tri-state area that is an excellent and knowledgeable regarding Mercedes, especially the R129. Does any one...
  7. R129 SL-Class
    Hey, my SL 96' doesn't not come with rear speakers, neither it has the amplifier box drilled as i saw in some models. i am thinking of purchasing the OEM amplifier to get better sound? will it be a problem that is doesn't have the speakers could you please suggest what to do ?
  8. R129 SL-Class
    hi all, i encountered a small problem with the transmission cooling which is located under the radiotor i am looking for that part it got all rusty and want to replace it before it bursts somewhere could you please help me with part number or any info you have.
  9. R129 SL-Class
    Hi there, I'm looking to finally buy an R129, but I'm very fussy when it comes to things like colour. After looking through many photos, I found this image and really liked the colour on this 500SL. The website where the photo was from said that the colour is "blue/black". I assume this isn't...
  10. R129 SL-Class
    Hi everyone. Last April I picked up a neglected 1992 500 SL, literally left under a tree for about a year. PO said it was running strong and need some TLC so I decide to gamble and catch a flight and then drive it 7 hours back to VA, changing the oil onsite of course. I did this cause the car...
  11. R129 SL-Class
    Alright lets get down to it. I have a 2001 SL 500. About 28,000 miles on the odometer. Bought the car in january and noticed there was a rough idle when started but eventually became less as i drove. Took it to mechanic and changed spark plugs, transmission mount, and engine mounts. The idling...
  12. R129 SL-Class
    Hi All, I just had my soft top replaced and I am noticing much more the frame mechanism. It seems to me that it was covered up much better by the previous inside liner. Maybe I am nuts and this is exactly how it looked before. Please, tell me. Is this correct, or am I right and the headliner...
  13. R129 SL-Class
    Hello! Introducing myself to this community... I've been researching Mercedes R129's for the last several months and finally decided to make the plunge and become an owner. I've loved these cars since I was a kid and so excited to finally have one (just delivered yesterday!) The car runs and...
  14. R129 SL-Class
    i had just bought a beat up 93 500sl and was wondering if the brackets that they have listed on their website for 85+ 500sl were accurate and if they would fit Into place and wouldn’t be too high or wide for fitment. Anyone who’s had experience pls help is needed :)
  15. R129 SL-Class
    Hello, first post here. I’ve been digging around this forum looking for insight on a 500sl but not finding anything on a 1992 model. I found one nearby for (what I assume) to be a reasonably good price. Very low mileage and overall “good” cosmetics. I’ve seen people in here say avoid ‘95s and...
  16. R129 SL-Class
    I recently purchased a 1998 SL500 w/51,000 miles. The vehicle is in great shape and runs strong. It’s a base model with the 12-scallop alloys. I don’t care for the look and want to replace them. Monoblocks are pricey but look great. Would they actually improve the value of the car if I chose...
  17. R129 SL-Class
    Hello guys My sl 500 1991 r129 it takes a lot of gas Also when i start the engine the white smoke comes out from exhaust for a short time and sometimes black smoke please i need to help
  18. R129 SL-Class
    I have a 1994 SL500, and I've been looking for a performance tune, however all the tunes I found don't seem to have much credibility whether they actually increase performance or if even they actually fit the car, do any of you have experience with performance tunes and which would you recommend?
  19. R129 SL-Class
    I have inherited a left hand drive (LHD) euro spec 1999 SL500 that had its zenon headlight units switched to right hand drive (RHD) for use in the UK. The car was then moved back to LHD roads. I am looking into options for switching the lights back to LHD units, however, MB no longer carries...
  20. R129 SL-Class
    Hey y’all, I purchased a 1991 500SL from a coworker of mine around a year and a half ago. I’ve been fixing it up since it was just sitting around for two years before I got it. I can’t seem to figure out why the headlights aren’t working. I have replaced the lamp switch in the cabin, checked...
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