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Forum: Mercedes SL - R129

Mercedes-Benz forum for the early Mercedes SL roadster models.
Model years: 1989 - 2001
Model designation: SL 280, SL 300, SL 350, SL
Chassis code: R129

  1. 1993 sl 500

    Took battery out of car 3 days ago. When reinstalled, the car will turn over, but will not start. I was having a problem before I took the battery...

    Started by lgsnowbird‎, 03-29-2013 05:52 PM
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  2. 1997 500 sl release mechanism in windshield frame leaking fluid and not releasing,

    Would like to DIY this repair but need help with procedure and pics. I also need a tow hook cover--what a surprise huh? thank you

    Started by gearhead1947‎, 07-24-2012 09:50 PM
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  3. Fuel Injectors

    Has anyone changed ou the fuel injectors for a 500SL v-8. Is there any special tools needed? I understand that they should be replaced every...

    Started by Red500‎, 06-03-2012 04:07 PM
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  4. i dismantle merc sl 129 1990-1998.

    hi, im dismantling 6 mercedes sl 129 chassis. 1 x 500 1996 1 x 320 1998 1 x 500 1992 2 x 280 1994 1 x 300 1991 all parts, world wide...

    Started by mercslbreaker‎, 02-22-2010 05:09 AM
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  5. 1995 Sl 500 brake trouble

    My girlfriend was trying to service her power steering and put it in the brake reservoir. she said she was able to use one of her kitchen tools to...

    Started by drrckh1‎, 09-11-2011 11:33 PM
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  6. sl320 trouble?

    am looking to buy a sl320 75,000miles, amg kit, good tires and rims, vin WDBFA63F1VF151006 I ran a carfax and it said the vehicle s worth less than...

    Started by bladerunner66‎, 08-01-2011 08:25 PM
    carfax, mercedes-benz, sl300, vehicle history
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  7. 2000 500sl

    back up lights and turn signals work but all 3 brakes lights do not, any ideas of the cause?

    Started by alullman‎, 07-22-2011 07:09 PM
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  8. 1990 sl500 won't start after driving and stopping short distance.

    the car starts fine and runs good. after driving a short distance and stopping it will not start. it sounds odd and backfires. if you wait about 20...

    Started by jwh1951‎, 06-13-2011 09:40 AM
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  9. 89 560SL Elec. knob in glovebox

    I hope I'm in the right area. I have a 89 560SL. There's a little elec. knob on a small plastic door in the glovebox. Anyone know what that is?

    Started by en9ineer‎, 04-02-2011 01:40 PM
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  10. What to look for in buying an R129

    Good afternoon: I'm new to the forum and I'm looking for advice on buying an early or mid-90's 300SL or 500SL. Are there any particular problems...

    Started by Dave_Jorgensen‎, 07-08-2009 06:09 PM
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  11. headlight lens 2002 mercedes sl 500 silver arrow

    I am looking for a good source to buy the front glass headlight lens for my 2002 sl500 silver arrow. I need both passenger and driver side glass....

    Started by sl2002‎, 01-13-2011 02:41 PM
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  12. Fog lights not working on one side only?

    Hi This maybe a really stupid newbie question but... I've just acquired my first W129. It's a 95' 280SL RHD. The fog lights on the left ahnd...

    Started by derin102‎, 01-28-2009 03:19 PM
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  13. 95 500SL Convertable

    I am looking for information on how to put up my soft top, manually? Any auggestions?

    Started by bowlrman‎, 05-06-2008 09:51 PM
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  14. Wanted: radiator for 96 SL500

    Im looking for a used or salvaged radiator for my 96. Need a more economical solution than new replacements.

    Started by thrailkill‎, 10-07-2010 12:21 PM
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  15. Wanted R129 Panoramic Glass Roof and windstopper

    Wanted R129 Panoramic Glass Roof and windstopper;also have many AMG parts in Stock,Please Email your requested. Thank You

    Started by tmck‎, 10-23-2009 12:46 AM
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  16. Brake Upgrade

    I have a client with a 2000 SL600 that wants to upgrade the brakes, does anyone have an idea where I could go to get a good set? Any help would be...

    Started by willietb‎, 09-14-2010 01:00 PM
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  17. Illinois

    Is anyone located in Illinois or the Midwest.

    Started by rdolce‎, 01-23-2010 04:52 PM
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  18. ashtray cover & how toremove casette tape storage

    need a ashtray cover - any ideas where I can get one I want to take the cassette tapes storage out - has anyone done this

    Started by Bhilliard51‎, 04-24-2010 08:22 PM
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  19. 1995 600 SL CD PLAYER

    HELLO--FIRST TIMER--does any one know where to buy a 1995 sl cd player--mine is showing an e 01 message when I push the cd player button in the...

    Started by CRAIG LAUGHLIN‎, 05-15-2008 04:59 PM
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  20. Hard Top Caddy

    I'm Going to Build upright hard top carrier for my R129 roof. It will be on wheels and made of steel or aluminum. Is anyone interested in seeing the...

    Started by igotthebenz‎, 04-05-2010 09:55 AM
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  21. SL 500 performance chip

    I have a 1998 SL 500 and want to get a performance chip. Every chip has some claim to the performance increase and I would like to know if anyone...

    Started by mw09‎, 03-08-2010 02:15 PM
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  22. electrical problem

    After charging dead battery, instrument cluster (speedo, tach, oil, temp and fuel gauge stopped working. No fuse listed for instrument cluster in...

    Started by Ray T‎, 02-13-2010 02:17 PM
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  23. 300SL: rough running, I'm stumped.

    Hello, I spend most of my time in the another Roadfly forum, but I'm in big trouble with my "old" car and hope I can find some help here. This...

    Started by Dennis07‎, 01-12-2007 08:57 PM
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    02-02-2010, 01:28 AM Go to last post
  24. 500sl roadster 1992

    trying to change blower motor need info conformation going in the right direction would appreciat any help

    Started by jim‎, 02-01-2010 06:10 AM
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  25. Mercedes SL car club

    I recently started a car club on Facebook called Mercedes SL Car club. This club is for all SL owners , as well as their friends and family. The...

    Started by rdolce‎, 01-10-2010 03:37 PM
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  26. atlanta MB service

    hi all, looking for some experienced suggestions for a good (preferably intown) atlanta garage. i'm looking for a new mechanic for both a 96 s320 and...

    Started by jason_w‎, 01-05-2009 04:34 PM
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  27. 300 SL questions

    I am looking at a 1991 300 SL (71k). A couple of quesitons: any oddities with this model? Anything particular to look out for? Is this a year/model...

    Started by Chris in RI‎, 03-08-2006 05:57 PM
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    11-05-2009, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  28. 1991 mercedes 500sl

    I have leaky hydraulics for the convertible top and hardtop. Ho do I remove the hardtop manually? Where can I find reasonable rebuilt or new...

    Started by johnnyc1‎, 11-04-2009 02:32 PM
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  29. Radio Programing?????? set stations.

    Yes my 95 SL did not come with a manual and i have had no luck being able to program my radio stations. MY question is which buttons or sequenece do...

    Started by NC‎, 08-29-2007 10:34 AM
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    10-28-2009, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  30. how to get hood up

    hi first timer how do you get hood up if latch wire streched 1992 500sl

    Started by captnorm007‎, 10-28-2009 01:40 PM
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  31. oil leak right rear

    I just bought a 98 500sl and discovered an oil leak in front of the right rear tire. I assume it to be a leak from the top machinery. How do I repair...

    Started by richard‎, 08-25-2009 06:56 PM
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  32. Paint Color codes

    I have a 1992 500sl. The code for the paint color is 249.. I am having a problem tracking the color code for the lower cladding. According to the...

    Started by Rsj6667‎, 08-25-2009 09:04 AM
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  33. 300 sl 1991 stalling

    can anyone help, i have a 1991 Mercedes 300sl 24v, the last couple of times i have taken it out when it gets warm it stalls and will not restart...

    Started by stuart‎, 07-13-2008 06:27 PM
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    08-23-2009, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  34. evaporator

    is there a manual to show me hoe to replace AC evaporator on 95 SL320

    Started by doc357‎, 07-17-2009 07:25 PM
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  35. 2002 SL500 vibration

    I recently became an owner of a 2002 SL500 Silver Arrow; 33000 miles; and the car had a considerable shake to it that the dealer attributed to flat...

    Started by BigartK‎, 04-08-2006 02:55 PM
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    07-01-2009, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  36. 93 500sl/ amg500 6.0L

    anyone know what my 93 500sl/amg500 6.0L is worth. I cant find out any info about them apparently there extremely rare.

    Started by dwayne‎, 03-07-2009 11:54 PM
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  37. Buyers remorse

    Greetings one and all, I usually hang out on the BMW 6 series site here on roadfly(owning two of them), but a friend can't seem to sing higher...

    Started by Jeff Hobbs‎, 03-04-2009 06:20 PM
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  38. bose amplifier 1995 sl 600

    hi--need help!!--what amplifiers work on the bose system in my 1995 sl--and where can I get a new one--the number on it is 129 820 03 89 Any ides...

    Started by craig laughlin‎, 02-26-2009 01:32 PM
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  39. NEW R129 CLUB in CA USA

    Welcome to the recently opened R129 CLUB in CA USA: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/MercedesBenzSL_CLUB/

    Started by S3C‎, 02-18-2009 01:33 AM
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  40. MERCEDES SL PANORAMIC ROOF/TOP

    I am an immediate cash buyer for anyone selling a Mercedes SL model Panoramic top. Please email me at [email protected] if you can supply this...

    Started by Joe Politano‎, 12-25-2005 03:05 PM
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    02-09-2009, 04:57 AM Go to last post

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