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Old 01-30-2010, 04:48 PM
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85 380SL -- Owner's Manual, dashboard


I've searched and searched to no avail. Is there a pdf version of the Owner's Manual available somewhere, for an 85 380SL?

Primarily, I'm trying to figure out the dashboard buttons and lights. Thanks.


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Old 01-30-2010, 06:30 PM
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If you buy one of the many CD-based repair manuals on they incorporate an "owner's manual" section. They are about $20 and it is money well spent for repairs and maintenance in the future.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:22 PM
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Or you can buy a paper owners manual from MB (reproductions).
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:58 PM
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:40 PM
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stuck a crowbar in my wallet

I went the CD route; put a crowbar in my wallet and pried our $20 for a CD off of eBay.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:43 PM
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The CD that I have (which I suspect is not "official") has only for the 1989 model. There are some subtle differences between that year and yours in terms of how the climate control works, tires are different, etc.

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