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Old 08-02-2003, 09:20 AM
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CL 500 info

I'm looking to purchase a '00/'01 CL 500 and have been told by dealers that if I do my own oil changes that the car must be brought in to the dealer to reset something or other or clear a code. Is this true and if so, how can I do this myself? Also, where can I purchase the Mercedes shop manual for this car. I do virtually all the work on cars I have ever owned and would like to continue this with the CL 500. Never owning a Mercedes and talking with other people, I'm not sure this is possible. Any info would be greatly appreciated. One other question, are there any typical problems with the CL500 that I should be aware of before purchase? Many thanks.
'02 CL500
'91 Lincoln Mark VII
'76 Corvette

Last edited by Jud Chapin; 08-02-2003 at 09:39 AM.
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Old 08-02-2003, 09:29 AM
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The servicing reset can be done from the instrument cluster without special tools.

The concept of service manual has evolved and can be had for $20 a day here:
Steve Brotherton
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Gainesville FL
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