The car does not have heated seats, however the interior is grey leather.
I have now checked this car out pretty thoroughly, and everything except the front passenger door window works perfectly, even the headlight wiper/washers! The SRS light behaviour seems to match the descriptions you guys have given for slip ring wear. I will do a search for detailed instructions, especially after the discussion of discharging the air bag by disconnecting the RED wire.... Last thing I want is to see an air bag go off in my driveway.
Thanks again for the tips. Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles
1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)