20 Most Recent 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Questions & Answers

There's a strong possibility that you have the dreaded hydraulic cylinder failure. You'll find massive coverage of this problem at www.benzworld.org

1998... | Answered on Dec 21, 2017

The relay is on the top of the gas tank. The fuse is either under the steering wheel or in the glove box

1998... | Answered on Jun 05, 2015

you will have to remove the seats in the back or go through the trunk on 2 seaters to access the motor to disconnect it. if you try to force it manually you will more than likely cause more damage............please rate

1998... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015

open the hood, look at the strut tower, you well see the three (3) bolts that hold the strut in place, do you see a lines on the center of the strut,? no, you have regular suspension?, if yes then you have air suspension.

1998... | Answered on Dec 02, 2014

I have a 300SL and I encountered a similar problem. My dash lights were not coming on, the car was not starting and there was a ticking noise coming from the passenger side(near airbag) when I was trying to start the engine. I noticed that my ignition switch was slightly getting loose. There is an adjustable cover around the ignition key ( like one inch wide) that can be easily tighten by hand. The purpose of this cover is to hold the ignition in the proper place for the electrical contact. It also has a few marks on it which show you if it is properly aligned. By adjusting it to the proper spot, I was able to fix the problem and the car starts just fine right now. Sometime (once in 6 months) it gets loose again and I have to re-tighten it, but it only takes 5 seconds to do so. It seems like the ignition switch is very sensitive on these cars and the smallest misalignment of the switch can make the car not start.
I hope this helps.

1998... | Answered on Apr 20, 2014

Lower all windows,enter car shut all doors +boot.Raise and lower all a few times,Raise all should reset.

1998... | Answered on Mar 07, 2013

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1998... | Answered on Nov 19, 2012

the battery or which post is which? First, the positive (+) post is ALWAYS larger than the negative (-). The posts are well marked next to each post. If you llok at the terminals, follow which one is connected to the body of the car, thats ALWAYS the negative cable (-)

1998... | Answered on Aug 18, 2011

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