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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-15-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By tecqboy
I just came across your post. I've been away for...

I just came across your post. I've been away for a while. But I have a 91 300SL and I would be very interested in knowing if or how this was resolved. These cars have a notorious ignition switch...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-10-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By tecqboy
I'm very happy that you got it all sorted. Up...

I'm very happy that you got it all sorted. Up here in Wisconsin, it'll be another 3 months before I can enjoy my car.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-10-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By tecqboy
The top controller is located behind the right...

The top controller is located behind the right seat under the cover inside the storage compartment. The limit switches can be "ohmed out" on the connector at the edge of the module. I don't have...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-09-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By tecqboy
You had a new soft top installed but you can't...

You had a new soft top installed but you can't activate it by the hydraulics via the switch? Who did this work? Did the top work before the change? The top switch is blinking out an error code. ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-08-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By tecqboy
Putting on a new soft top should have no effect...

Putting on a new soft top should have no effect on the gauge cluster operation. Was the cluster removed? It's connected via plug / sockets to wiring harnesses. It's all electronic. The cluster...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-28-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By tecqboy
Look for something called a battery "tender". 1...

Look for something called a battery "tender". 1 to 2 amps max.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-15-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By tecqboy
If you're a halfway decent wrench with some...

If you're a halfway decent wrench with some Mercedes experience, start by searching this forum for similar problem posts. ( Your issue is not uncommon ) If not, search the yellow pages for a local...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-23-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By tecqboy
There are so many possibilities. That particular...

There are so many possibilities. That particular engine is very sensitive to rotor and distributor cap issues. I know, you wouldn't think so, but do a forum search on distributors for your engine. ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-11-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,067
Posted By tecqboy
Again...Check this thread. The info is there. ...

Again...Check this thread. The info is there. http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/sl-forum/193806-129-500sl-roof-problem.html
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-09-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,067
Posted By tecqboy
check this thread...

check this thread http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/sl-forum/193806-129-500sl-roof-problem.html
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-26-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,431
Posted By tecqboy
Search this forum on how to reset the top...

Search this forum on how to reset the top controller. There are different procedures for 3 different model year periods. It looks like your car falls into the 2nd group. A low or dead battery is...
Forum: Tech Help 05-22-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By tecqboy
Not much to go on here. But... If your engine...

Not much to go on here. But... If your engine has a WUR ( warm up regulator ) valve, it should be checked for proper operation. Warm engine bogging down is most likely running too lean; unless...
Forum: Tech Help 04-13-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By tecqboy
Also check the crankshaft position sensor, the...

Also check the crankshaft position sensor, the coolant temp sensor, and check that the EGR value is working. EGR tubing may also be plugged.
Forum: Tech Help 03-16-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By tecqboy
Plug a code reader into the diagnostic port.

Plug a code reader into the diagnostic port.
Forum: Tech Help 03-11-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By tecqboy
If the idle comes down to "normal" when the...

If the idle comes down to "normal" when the engine reaches operating temperature, check the coolant temp sensor.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-13-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By tecqboy
Don't forget to check the roll over switches...

Don't forget to check the roll over switches located on the rear axle. They're out in the weather and can become an issue. Check them with an ohm meter on the lowest scale. In fact, all the micro...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-13-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By tecqboy
That controller is pretty rugged and not too...

That controller is pretty rugged and not too complex, especially as compared to the ones which came in later year 129's. Have you been able to read and clear all the trouble codes? There is much info...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By tecqboy
There are video's on U Tube which walk you...

There are video's on U Tube which walk you through these dis-assemblies. Just do a search.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-14-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By tecqboy
The most likely culprit is that the lube has...

The most likely culprit is that the lube has dried up on the actuator mechanics. Cleaning the hardened grease and re-lubing will most likely get things speeded up. There are disassembly and lubing...
Forum: Tech Help 12-11-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By tecqboy
Fluid level?

Fluid level?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-09-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By tecqboy
I had a partial success using the plastic bumper...

I had a partial success using the plastic bumper color restoring liquid. Just had some in the garage and tried it. But essentially the color has leached out of the plastic and I don't think...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-29-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By tecqboy
I have a 91' like yours and have about 12 years...

I have a 91' like yours and have about 12 years experience with it. So, if it can happen, it probably has happened to mine. If you have any specific questions, PM me. Tod
The soft top problems...
Forum: Tech Help 10-15-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By tecqboy
Look in the forum DIY section for info on how to...

Look in the forum DIY section for info on how to dis-assembled and service the wiper mechanism.
Forum: Tech Help 10-13-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By tecqboy
Did you use grease on the bushings? Poly...

Did you use grease on the bushings? Poly bushings tend to squeak more than rubber bushings. It may have been a better choice to go with a smaller bushing on the original bar.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-08-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By tecqboy
I've got a Jeep KL just like yours; well same...

I've got a Jeep KL just like yours; well same color at least. So far very satisfied with it. Getting fantastic mpg's as compared to the SL. and it's ever so fast and quiet.
Forum: Tech Help 10-08-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By tecqboy
Those square things on the doors are after market...

Those square things on the doors are after market cup holders. They fold open.
Forum: Tech Help 10-01-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By tecqboy
Sometimes a jammed shifter linkage cable can...

Sometimes a jammed shifter linkage cable can cause the key to not turn.
Forum: Tech Help 10-01-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By tecqboy
I don't know if your particular vehicle has this...

I don't know if your particular vehicle has this system, but if your car has a canister charcoal filter, check it. If it is soaked with gas, it won't pass vapors properly and thus the high back...
Forum: Tech Help 09-24-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By tecqboy
Dirty fuel filter?

Dirty fuel filter?
Forum: Tech Help 09-22-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,534
Posted By tecqboy
If you have an OVP relay, check the fuse. OVP =...

If you have an OVP relay, check the fuse. OVP = Over Voltage Protection. The fuse blows to protect electronic components from high voltage. Vehicle goes into limp mode if fuse blows.
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