1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500

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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500
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1,404
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1,573
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500
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526
to $
803
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500
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1,066
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1,324
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500
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111
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142
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500
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433

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Problems

Hard/Soft Tops May Develop Problems Due to Age

As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops. If problems are encountered, it would be recommended to have a technician familiar with these tops perform the diagnoses.

Bad Dampening Actuators Can Cause Rough Ride in Rear

Vehicles with automatic level control that ride harshly in the rear (no give in the suspension) may have one or both dampening actuators which have failed. It is commonly recommended the actuators be replaced in pairs.

Bad Switch/Blower Motor Resistor Assembly May Cause Inoperative Heater Blower Motor

Other than a defective motor, a bad switch or blower motor resistor assembly can cause an inoperative heater blower motor.

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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Questions

p-1570 anti theft code. Replaced stock bose stereo with after market.Original (1 answer)

bose was not working and now is long gone. When code is cleared it comes back instantly and will not allow the car to run. What can i do to allow ecu to allow star up and run. need help any suggestions would be much appreciated.

starts for about 4 seconds then stalls.replaced fuel pump, filter regulator and (1 answer)

cam position sensor,no change.Has good spark but fuel is not continuous.Spray fuel from a bottle into the throttle body it keeps running (i know unsafe).Three days before the problem i replaced stock stereo with an after market.Stereo still works fine but car wont stay running.Also put fresh batt...

is the noise coming from valvue gasket, i have a clik litle noise in my engine, (2 answers)

usualy when i drive in town the noise get laughter but in highway the noise stop.
thnx

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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Recalls

Recall 99V327000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CORROSION OF THE ELECTRICAL IGNITION FILAMENT OF THE AIR BAG GAS GENERATOR MODULE CAN OCCUR IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN AREAS OF FREQUENTLY HIGH HUMIDITY.

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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Reviews

I bought this from the first owner who put a whopping 55,000 miles on it in 15 years. The biggest problem showed up after I got it home and removed the hardtop-the pillar cylinders started leaking. [Tow #1]. I had all 12 replaced and so far, so good. This was likely because the owner did not remove the hardtop and exercise the convertible top. I had another incident when the instruments d...
Love it.. Fast, Sleek, Low, Lots of torque and the hardtop/softtop combo is a win in any situation.
1997 SL500 40th Anniversary Roadster. 57K miles runs great. Love the torque 347lbs. A very safe car to drive, lots of safety features. At 135mph it is as stable as 40mph. Replaced headlight wiper motor about 45K. Only expenses have been tires, battery, and regular maintenance. Very economical car to own and drive. I get 27mpg on the highway at 65mph, 18-20 in town. Maintenance is ab...

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