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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. Value of R129 hard top

    I'm in Honolulu and have a friend with a '97 600SL who just moved here. He says he has what I'm assuming is an unmolested hard top back in storage in...

    Started by Ainadude‎, 09-09-2004 09:06 PM
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    12-25-2005, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  2. What is best year for use 500SL thank

    I need to know what is the best years for the use 500SL from 1990 when it first come out until past year when the new car... I am looking for a...

    Started by Mrsha‎, 11-05-2004 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-22-2006, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  3. what year did they change engine design in the SL?

    i think they went from a 4 valve to a 3 valve and from 302 to 322 hp but i dont know what year. also i think there was a transmission change along...

    Started by ken garchow‎, 01-16-2005 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-12-2005, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  4. MERCEDES SL PANORAMIC ROOF/TOP

    I am an immediate cash buyer for anyone selling a Mercedes SL model Panoramic top. Please email me at citysquareclocks@mac.com if you can supply this...

    Started by Joe Politano‎, 12-25-2005 03:05 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-09-2009, 04:57 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    11-05-2009, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    02-26-2011, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  7. Intro

    I'm a vet of Mercedes mail lists. My spousal unit just bought a Z4. I asked the "Great One" where to find a BMW list. He suggested Roadfly. from...

    Started by deneals‎, 11-22-2003 09:13 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-09-2003, 01:07 AM Go to last post
  8. where is a good R129 SL buyer's guide?

    Thanks for your help!

    Started by andybmw325is‎, 12-09-2003 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-27-2003, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  9. Analog to Digital Telephone conversion

    Has anyone had experience in converting the factory SL voice command telephone from an analog system to the newer digital system. My service...

    Started by Bill‎, 03-24-2005 01:41 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-27-2005, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  10. What's the best way to sell a Silver Arrow SL600?

    Vehicle belongs to my uncle, he is moving south and has asked me to help sell his silver arrow. I checked the For Sale page here and it doesn't look...

    Started by tommy1403‎, 04-01-2005 11:42 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-26-2005, 05:24 AM Go to last post
  11. Warning Lights Came On Togther ABS ASR Suspension

    My 1995 SL600 warning lights came on together. They were the suspension adjustment, ABS, ASR & the rollover bar light. The convertible top would...

    Started by 84grand‎, 09-04-2005 12:29 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-30-2008, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  12. 1995 sl 230

    I am looking at 95 sl320, do you guys have any advice? i have always owned bmw, but this is a really good deal i think. it would be a 3rd car for...

    Started by bteeley‎, 05-08-2006 01:33 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-10-2006, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    02-02-2010, 01:28 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    10-12-2010, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  15. 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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    09-11-2011, 11:50 PM Go to last post
  16. remote locking- keyless entry

    Does anyone know how to program a remote key to work with the R129?

    Started by vr43000‎, 01-28-2004 12:29 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-05-2004, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  17. Looking for 17" or 18" wheels for '98 SL500

    Can anyone help? Thanks, Tony

    Started by Tony‎, 02-13-2004 02:53 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-19-2004, 12:48 AM Go to last post
  18. Need help identifying a fender...

    I operate a small business that resells used automotive body parts that we get from body shops. I recently got in two fenders that look to be from an...

    Started by dang‎, 05-26-2004 04:36 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-20-2004, 12:43 AM Go to last post
  19. SL died

    Hello friends. Last Friday, my SL died in order to save the lives of me and my daughter. http://homepage.mac.com/deneals/PhotoAlbum54.html If...

    Started by deneals‎, 06-12-2004 12:05 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-31-2004, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  20. R129 SL AMGs

    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame.php?file=car.php&carnum=1546

    Started by RickKap‎, 10-25-2004 12:24 AM
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    06-06-2005, 06:09 AM Go to last post
  21. Is this the board for a '94 600SL? Need help!

    Hi. I came over from the BMW message boards to try to help a friend of mine find the part he needs for his car. It's a "valve actuator," for a 1994...

    Started by Will/630‎, 02-07-2005 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-14-2005, 03:19 AM Go to last post
  22. 300 sl High Temp Reading

    I just replaced the head gasket on my 92 300 SL. Now right at start up the temp reading is at 80 and goes all the way up after ten minutes driving to...

    Started by kerrypacker‎, 07-13-2005 10:52 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-23-2005, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    07-01-2009, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  24. Looking for 1996 500SL Owners Manual

    Hi. I'm looking for a 1996 500SL Owners Manual. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Started by Chefi‎, 06-15-2006 08:01 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-18-2007, 12:56 AM Go to last post
  25. Hydrolic oil leak for tops

    Just purchased a SL 500 95 a week ago. Took the hard top off and raised the soft top. Hydrolic fluid poured out from the top of the windshield on...

    Started by Dwain‎, 06-19-2007 07:49 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-06-2007, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  26. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    10-28-2009, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  27. hardtop stand

    where can i get a good hardtop stand/rack for a good price. They don't come up too often on ebay. 2000 sl500

    Started by rc‎, 12-09-2004 12:28 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-12-2006, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  28. gas to diesel

    Does anyone know if you can make a mercedes diesel fit in an Sl? without to much trouble.

    Started by dave‎, 08-20-2005 11:38 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-28-2005, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  29. What's a pristine '91 300SL w/3k miles worth?

    This "is not" a for sale ad!!!.....just testing the waters for my sister......she has a pristine all original never wrecked "red" 300SL convertible...

    Started by 02fanatic‎, 12-11-2005 08:57 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-11-2005, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  30. 129 Seized Ignition Tumbler

    Help! My ignition tumbler has seized and will not turn to position 1. Have tried every jiggle, wiggle, vibrate, lubricant trick. Have seen the...

    Started by Octaneboi‎, 12-29-2005 12:39 PM
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    05-17-2006, 02:06 PM Go to last post
  31. rear jump seat?

    anyone know who sells rear jump seats?

    Started by howzit‎, 01-12-2006 03:47 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-26-2006, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  32. 2000 SL Rear Brake Light

    Just bought a 2000 SL and it failed state inspection due to the 3rd brake light being out. Gas station told me I need to replace the entire assembly...

    Started by SEA SL‎, 04-06-2006 01:29 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-01-2006, 08:08 PM Go to last post
  33. 500SL ragtop replacement plastic

    Any suggestions on a good source for the replacement ragtop window plastic for a '91 500SL?

    Started by missionmotors‎, 08-13-2006 11:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-15-2006, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  34. R230 AMG wheels on an R129?

    Hi...I'm planning on purchasing a set of AMG wheels that came from a 2003 SL500to be installed on my 1994 SL500. They are 18x8.5 ET30 frts & 18x9.5...

    Started by antgli‎, 04-09-2007 06:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-15-2007, 02:42 AM Go to last post
  35. How do i remove Hardtop?

    I know this sound terrible, but i bought a 96 SL320 this winter and just now decided to drive and was wanting to take hardtop off and i do not know...

    Started by bauxier‎, 04-29-2007 02:16 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-02-2007, 10:49 PM Go to last post
  36. 1994 SL500 4 sale only 19k Miles.

    If you want a perfect car, I have it. Hard top/soft top. Not a single flaw. Black Pearl w/ parchment Interior. Original window sticker $101,840. One...

    Started by todd68‎, 05-04-2007 09:16 PM
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    05-26-2008, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  37. replace

    Started by tomjones97‎, 09-17-2007 07:35 PM
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    09-17-2007, 07:37 PM Go to last post
  38. 96 129 mapight switch removal

    Does anyone know of the how to replace the drivers maplight switch? I removed both sides of the lights to expose two screws to remove but the...

    Started by Mike‎, 01-26-2008 05:31 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-29-2008, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  39. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    08-23-2009, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  40. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    11-17-2009, 06:25 AM Go to last post

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