crank shaft censor on 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500

how do you replace the crank shaft censor?

Asked by for the 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500

Remove/Install Crankshaft Position Sensor

Shown On Engine 113 In Model 220

Behind driver's valve cover above the bellhousing (location L5)

Work Instructions

NOTE: Remove Air cleaner (engine side).

Crankshaft position sensor to engine block - 8 N.m

NOTE: If the crankshaft position sensor (L5) was replaced, a re-initialization must be carried out with STAR DIAGNOSIS in the menu item control module adaptations.

$140.00 for the sensor and 0.7 hours to replace but need to reinitiatize using factory scanner.
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it's located behind the left cylinder head just in front
of the bell housing. labor guide gives .7/hr, so it's
almost worth it to pay someone.