Mercedes-Benz 500SL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Mercedes-Benz 500SL Problems

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

High mileage vehicles may develop a transmission fluid leak from one or more of the oil seals.

 

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.

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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Questions

mercedes 500 sl how do you stop the hazzard light for the convertible bar
it just started and the light switch does not work for the automatic top

mysteriously on & off , all different time frames ,,, also when car is on ' then was stopping for weeks , now seems to be constant !!! i changed the headlight switch thinking it had to do with european funcions to the left of dial switch , but to no avail , i am stumpped aswell as alot o...

Hard top and everything else works well and in sync have checked
hydraulic fluid in bootwell any suggestions please,thanks

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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Recalls

DURING THE REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF THE AIR FILTER HOUSING WHILE SERVICING THE VEHICLE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO MISROUTE THE PREFORMED VACUUM HOSE AND DAMAGE THE CHECK VALVE IN THE VACUUM HOSE. IF THE CHECK VALVE IS DAMAGED, LOSS OF SUFFICIENT BRAKE POWER ASSIST WILL OCCUR.

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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Reviews

I have been a Mercedes Benz Owner since The Early 196'0 And I can not Fault The Quality of The Mercedes, This is the first Mercedes SL 500 Convertable, that I now own, amongst 2 other Mercs which I currently own, I Find The SL 500 lots of fun to Drive, and highly recommend the Vehicle to any-one who belives in SAFE PRESTIGE MOTORING. It is a Great Car/Roadster.it Performs when you require it to...

Seriously awesome car. One of the last real Mercedes before the cost cutting accountants and Crysler took over. Feels like its made out of a piece of stone, the quality is awesome and it's seriously quick. I've had Bentleys, Porsches and tuned Sierra Cosworths and this is as good as any of them. The only problem is that it is a total money pit. Parts are really expensive and it's a very com...

As our family (kids and grandkids) walked out of the local pizza restaurant, we passed a red 500 SL. My husband and I have been shopping to replace a 96 mini van with 280,000 miles on it, and have looked and tried about every car out there. Go for gas mileage? comfort? But imagine his surprise when we gave him a set of keys and told him it was his! He is in heaven, and I will drive that min...

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