Year on year, cars become more technologically advanced and rely to a greater extent on computers. Whilst these electronics aid in safety, economy and comfort, it does increase the chances of something going wrong. Sensors located around the vehicle detect failures and failures and relay a message to the driver, usually in the form of a message or a dashboard warning lights or symbols.
Many dashboard warning lights are universal and have an identical or similar meaning the world over.
Others however, can be manufacturer or model specific such as certain symbols on Mercedes Benz models. Blue and green relay information to the drivers, for example green light may inform you that the lights are on.
Red lights take on more of an urgent matter where a safety system or component has failed or is not running as it should. For greater urgency, the red light may flash and even be accompanied by an audible sound. Observe message in the display panel. Brake boosting effect has malfunctioned and braking may be reduced, OR there is insufficient brake fluid in the reservoir.
Pull over and stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle and seek assistance from an authorised Mercedes specialist. ABS prevents the wheels from locking under heavy braking conditions and normal brakes are not affected.
Drive the vehicle carefully and seek assistance as soon as possible. See: What is ABS. Reduce speed and accelerate gently. Stability may be reduced.
Gain assistance from a qualified Mercedes technician. If ESP is turned off, various stability and safety features will be disabled. Enable ESP. If the ESP, the ABS and the red brake light illuminate simultaneously while the engine is running, they will be malfunctioning and other driving aids may also be non-functional.
Check for other messages on the display panel. Normal brakes are still operational though seek assistance from a Mercedes technician soon. When the EBD illuminates, there is an issue with your brake system.
Adaptive brake lights and Collision Prevention Assist may also fail. Normal brakes are not affected and vehicle can be driven carefully, though due to many safety features being disabled, seek assistance as soon as possible.
This is to inform the driver that sport handling mode has been activated on Mercedes-AMG models only. When sport mode is activated, ESP is unable to stabilise the vehicle and as a result, there is an increased risk of skidding. If parking brake does not release, do not attempt to drive and seek assistance.
It then goes out or remains lit indicates the electric parking brake is malfunctioning — switch off ignition and turn back on. The restraint system is faulty. The air bags or Emergency Tensioning devices may either be triggered unintentionally or, in the event of an accident, may not be triggered at all.
Messages may indicate a specific airbag error.The U. The chassis was Mercedes first V8 SL. Throughout its entire 18 year production it was available as a 2 seat convertible with removable hardtop. It was a far more bulky car than its lithe predecessorbut also had many more creature comforts.
Air-conditioning was now standard, and automatic transmission was standard on American cars. Over the years the engine displacement varied, but the basic shape never changed during production. Only some detail changes were made to the interior and exterior. Some changes to the chassis and suspension were made to the that can not be retrofitted to earlier models.
If you have a European Spec. Model most parts will interchange but there may be differences in headlights, bumpers, and engine parts. Hardware Specialty Tools Used Parts. Nothing like a good smooth working power or manually operated non tilting sunroof up to ! Body and Exterior Trim. It can be restored but it takes a special power tool and hard work.
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Applies to late and chassis and all chassis to Climate Control. No heat or heat all the time are common problems with to models with automatic controls. A common problem on all models. The Differentials are very rugged. It is the associated parts that usually fail due to age and high mileage. Driveline and rear end. Sign of worn part when driving over rough ground.
Knowing your rear suspension design and theory will help troubleshoot a problem. One of the most common problems we see on older Mercedes. Unknown battery drain, electrical shorts, blown fuses - these can be difficult to isolate! Installing H4 headlight upgrades will make a difference between night and day. Plastic guide rails and oiler clips can fail leading to major engine damage.
Don't neglect the fuel filter and fuel pump check valves. It is almost always a failed thermostat. A plugged filter inside your fuel tank can lead to hard starting and power loss. Fuel Delivery. Begin with the "back end" fuel delivery system first. Steps to fix it after it does! Failure to do preventative maintenance could lead to some very expensive repairs. Using the right methods and products are the key to the amazing results.Mercedes-Benz forum for the early Mercedes SL roadster and coupe models.
Hello, Starting today I'm seriously looking for a R Purchased a nice 73 Mercedes sl. We have done a complete tune up, checked fuel pressure under load, new coilchecked throttle position sensor I am trying to figure out how much my Mercedes is worth. Its grey I know that the following were offered I have a euro sl. I believe the clutch cable needs to be adjusted. How do I go about that?How to Remove Speedometer Cluster from Mercedes 560SL 1989 for Repair.
Is it worth doing it myself or have a mechanic do Good morning all, Thank you CD for your info on my last post. A refresher on my SL project. It was delivered from the charity foundation I recently bought this car and it hadn't been driven since when he drove it from Calif. While in storage a mouse got under the hood and I am trying to finish out a SL. The previous owner did the major stuff - paint and interior, but left a LOT of small things off.
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Nonetheless, it is now possible to install one with our fully assembled rear folding seat.
Only MB-Tex are offered for all the panel covers and the top lid insert. Also included are either an German Loop or Feintuft Velour carpet set depending on year and you can add a top of your choice of material or no top. This interior kit is currently only offered for the convertible. Nonetheless, we also have all the interior pieces for the coupe.
Just contact us if you want a similar interior kit for the coupe. You can also call us if you want to make some changes to the current complete interior kit. Those who have or who want the rear jump seat can order the covers or the full assembly in the rear seat section.
Rear jump seat covers are NOT included in the complete interior kit. They are sold separately. The reason we ask if you have a jump seat or not is because the presence or not of a jump seat affects the carpet set. Seat pads, springs and other seat parts are also sold separately. Return to Top. These seat kits are manufactured in California and are sewn using the original style and dimensions. This is important to note because the seat pads underneath the upholstery is also susceptible to wear, tear and shrinkage and thus your old seat pad might not fit.
We recommend professional installers to rebuild your horsehair pads to regain the feel of the original seat. Brand new molded pads are also available for easier installation. The seat frames are exactly the same as the cars a year later though, so the seat kit can fit these earlier cars as long as you buy a new set of pads. Our complete front seat kit includes the backrest, cushion, headrest, back panel and armrest covers for both front seats. If you do not need the headrest, back panel and armrest covers, you can order the basic kit.
Note that kits from other companies do not include the back panel covers or the armrest cover and sold separately for a high price. You can add headrest covers for an additional cost. Euro SL models came with a stock folding rear seat. This feature though were deleted in US SL models to comply with federal regulation but nonetheless all the mounting and seatbelt brackets were maintained and simply covered thus making it possible to install a folding rear seat.
We offer replacement covers for the original Euro jump seats as well as 2 versions of completely built rear jump seats.
This kit includes all the covers needed to completely re-upholster your original Euro folding jump seat. You must have the original jump seat that was stock in Euro SL cars to use this kit. Please check the picture and compare it to your rear seat as there are a good number of aftermarket rear seats out in the market.
This kit is a fully built rear folding jump seat complete with seat belts and installation instructions. It allows you to add a rear seat seat for North American Rs or completely replace your current rear seat.A full leather trim means that the dashboard and instrument panels must both be covered with leather. For saddlers and retrimmersleather-covered dashboards pose a challenge due to the large, smooth surface with several shaped gradients and angles.
Dashboards are large areas, which are always viewed at an oblique angle. Therefore, the selected hides must be checked very carefully for skin damages. Leather dashboards are mostly dark coloured with a matt finish. This is to avoid light reflecting onto the windscreen. Some car owners get bright coloured dashboards only to realise later when driving that their visibility has been affected due to light reflecting on it.
We recommend bearing this in mind. For this same reason, car dashboards always have a very matt finish so as not to cause reflections in the windshield. Another challenge are the breaking points at the seams for airbags. These predetermined breaking points are not only reached through the seams. The leather also has a smaller thickness of about 0.
Thus, the points are not visible, the area is strengthened by a lamination. Latest developments in this technology include localised cutting of notches on the back of the leather, which are so thin that sometimes light symbols can be detected.
With and without switch functions. Dashboards are subject to extreme heat so the adhesive must be particularly strong in these areas, and sometimes the leather is also shrunk to avoid any further shrinking issues later.
Shrunken dashboard of a Peugeot CC. Although not very common, sometimes the adhesive under the leather cover detaches from the moulding, creating bubbles under the leather. In very rare cases you can activate the glue again and re-stick it by putting strong pressure and with the help of a heat gun.
Likewise, attempts to put adhesive with a syringe under the surface have also proven to be unsatisfactory. Again, the chances are extremely low, but usually there is nothing to lose and it is worthwhile attempting this as it may offer a quick solution. Adhesive detachment. Old dashboards can break, especially in warm climates. These are mostly tired plastic pieces, not covered with leather. Due to the size of the breaks, in most cases repairs are not possible and need to be replaced.
Cracked dashboards. Normally dashboards are made of plastic or covered with leatherette or other materials. They are very rarely covered with fabrics, although Alcantara is used in up-market vehicles.
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