Climate Control System Problems Due to Wear in Climate Control Buttons Contacts on Mercedes-Benz SL500

The climate control system can fail or perform erratically due to internal problems with the climate control button electrical contacts. Replacement of the climate control assembly is commonly required to correct this problem.

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Average mileage: 257,000 (257,000–257,000)
9 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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Needed replacement costing $1100
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 257,000 mi,
Auto function button often requires multiple "hit"s before the sysem engages.