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Old 09-23-2002, 03:34 AM
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can't turn off Traction control 94' SL500 ...

I knew they would pull that. I took it to Jiffy Lube for the Dynamometer emmissions test required in my county. The car kept trying to climb out of the Dyno. I pressed what I thought was the traction control button and a little red light lit up on the switch , so I assumed that that would turn it off. Anyway, I left Jiffy Lube and went to Mercedes...(talk about lowering your standards)LOL. They did a state inspection . Cool ! Oddly enough on my reciept it shows all the correct info for my vehicle untill I get to the state inspection part where it says "State Inspection 96' NON DYNO OBDII Inspection ." LOL! thats one way to get around it. Now , If I can just find that OBDII connector ....

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Old 09-23-2002, 04:52 AM
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I'm not entirely sure where you are located, but I'm assuming it's the US.

Federal law requires that all vehicles sold in 96 or newer, must have a 'generic' OBD hook-up less than 3 feet from the driver's seat. Even though your SL is a 94, I'll be it has the generic plug. It's usually under the driver's side dash.

But Mercedes has a specific access port under the hood of all their cars. It's round, and has a black plastic screw cap.

Here is a pic of the electrical components under my hood. The CAN/Bus access is in the lower left corner of the pic, just above the '5'.

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