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11-12-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By TTtodd

^^^^^^^^ The voice of reason.

^^^^^^^^ The voice of reason.
04-14-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,373
Posted By TTtodd

Did the same hoses on my 65, looks same as yours....

Did the same hoses on my 65, looks same as yours.

some info here

https://mbworld.org/forums/sl55-amg-sl63-amg-sl65-amg-r230/583295-abc-hose-repair.html
01-17-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,613
Posted By TTtodd

I successfully used two battery tenders without...

I successfully used two battery tenders without disconnecting the battery. I also have used just one battery tender on just the rear with no problems with the car sitting for six months.

Some...
11-24-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By TTtodd

The big question for me would be why on a MY2008...

The big question for me would be why on a MY2008 would the insulation be deteriorating to the point it needs replacement.
04-06-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By TTtodd

check the brakes. The front rotors are very...

check the brakes. The front rotors are very expensive even purchased wholesale.

Depreciation is another draw back. These things tank and are still tanking. I have seen 50k mile cars in the...
04-06-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,114
Posted By TTtodd

As Joenobody says I would just disable it. ...

As Joenobody says I would just disable it.

If you are replacing the pump replace the relay as well. It may read good voltage with no load. I disassembled the relay on mine and the contact were...
03-06-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,114
Posted By TTtodd

Just make sure you check the relay first. The...

Just make sure you check the relay first. The relay is a common failure and easy fix.
02-28-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,441
Posted By TTtodd

Here it is, clearly shows the location

Here it is, clearly shows the location
02-28-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,441
Posted By TTtodd

Yes, for my car. who know if there were changes...

Yes, for my car. who know if there were changes car to car.

OE discount parts sent my VIN to Germany. And I am not saying they will do that for everyone. If you have a dealer that you work...
01-25-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By TTtodd

As it turns out I did just the opposite. I went...

As it turns out I did just the opposite. I went from a Porsche turbo to an SL65. I owned the Porsche for six years and loved it. I too got kind of bored with the SL65 after one year. Its hard to...
12-05-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By TTtodd

SOLD !

SOLD !
12-05-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By TTtodd

SOLD !

SOLD !
12-02-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By TTtodd

WIND DEFLECTOR FOR SALE

Please see here

https://mbworld.org/forums/interior-parts/608055-r230-sl-wind-deflector.html#post6632142
12-02-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By TTtodd

WIND DEFLECTOR FOR SALE

Please see here

https://mbworld.org/forums/interior-parts/608055-r230-sl-wind-deflector.html#post6632142
12-02-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 915
Posted By TTtodd

R230 SL WIND DEFLECTOR

R230 Mercedes wind deflector. Overall excellent condition with no rips or tears. Hold down tabs are also excellent. One small, I would guess about 1/16 of inch area looks like someone put nail...
11-19-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By TTtodd

Deflector is in excellent condition. No tares or...

Deflector is in excellent condition. No tares or anything in the fabric. I honestly do not know the value, will have to do a little research. If you know the value make an offer. Will post some...
11-18-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By TTtodd

Everything but the wind deflector sold to...

Everything but the wind deflector sold to PrecisionEngine.

Wind deflector still available.
11-17-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By TTtodd

I am also going to have some other stuff for sale...

I am also going to have some other stuff for sale when I get a chance to put them on. A updated blue tooth phone puck, A wind deflector, engine and trans dip sticks are just a couple of things I...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-15-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By TTtodd

SOLD !!

SOLD !!
11-15-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By TTtodd

SOLD !!

SOLD !!
11-15-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By TTtodd

SOLD !!

SOLD !!
Forum: W211 AMG
11-14-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By TTtodd

SDS for sale

See link

https://mbworld.org/forums/miscellaneous/606133-star-diagnostic-c3-dell-sds.html
11-14-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By TTtodd

SDS for sale

See link

https://mbworld.org/forums/miscellaneous/606133-star-diagnostic-c3-dell-sds.html
11-14-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By TTtodd

SDS for sale

See link

https://mbworld.org/forums/miscellaneous/606133-star-diagnostic-c3-dell-sds.html
Forum: Miscellaneous
11-14-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 930
Posted By TTtodd

STAR DIAGNOSTIC C3 WITH DELL SDS

Star diagnostic C3 with the latest update. I purchased this less than a year ago. Works perfectly. Never been online. I no longer have my MB so I have no further use for it.

Star mutiplexer...
11-07-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,941
Posted By TTtodd

I had problems with mine, now its been over a...

I had problems with mine, now its been over a year with no problems after this adjustment.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r230-sl-class/1460447-03-sl500-glove-box-compartment-wont.html
11-02-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,383
Posted By TTtodd

Yes, could be both. Thank you for your input. ...

Yes, could be both. Thank you for your input.

The car has two problems for sure. I will correct one at a time.
The great thing about doing the repairs yourself is you can afford to throw...
11-02-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,383
Posted By TTtodd

Thank you for the very helpful advise. SDS did...

Thank you for the very helpful advise. SDS did point right to the pedal sensor. Code P20DD, short circuit at signal path 1 P0123.

I will order a 230 300 01 04 pedal sensor tomorrow and install....
11-01-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,383
Posted By TTtodd

Failed burn out attempt - code P20DD

Okay so it has been a year since I purchased the SL65. I drive normally for the most part. But today I thought I would try a burn out for the first time being the year anniversary and all. So I...
10-30-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By TTtodd

It could be the ECU was reset or rebooted from...

It could be the ECU was reset or rebooted from the battery change.
10-23-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,466
Posted By TTtodd

This is what I do Change the engine oil and...

This is what I do

Change the engine oil and filter
Fill with Sunoco 260 (100 octane unleaded)
Add Sta Bil and run until up to temp.
Set car up on jack stands and remove wheels.
Battery...
10-12-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By TTtodd

Nope ,,, got nothing. It has to be a MY thing. ...

Nope ,,, got nothing. It has to be a MY thing.

I went thru every menu I could, a couple of times. If you could document exactly how you get there we would know for sure.
10-12-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By TTtodd

Armed with an ice cold bottle of Heineken I am...

Armed with an ice cold bottle of Heineken I am going to sit in the car and go thru all the menus again. I could not find it before. Maybe its a MY thing?
:cheers:
10-12-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By TTtodd

Im really glad someone is offering this, would...

Im really glad someone is offering this, would love to have them. I just wish the price was something that reflected the value of the car.
10-12-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By TTtodd

I looked around and didnt find anything for temp...

I looked around and didnt find anything for temp in the menus.

I even resorted to the manual and there was no mention of a temperature reading. Please post a pic. Maybe that will help find it.
10-10-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 32,679
Posted By TTtodd

okay its been a year now from purchase. ...

okay its been a year now from purchase. Purchased MY 2005 SL65 10/2014 with 29k. As soon as I got the car went though and inspected everything. Most repairs were preventive repairs, no failures. ...
10-08-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By TTtodd

Are you asking about coolant temp? Where is...

Are you asking about coolant temp?

Where is the digital readout?
09-25-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,695
Posted By TTtodd

Is is hissing when the engine is running? ...

Is is hissing when the engine is running?

Did you install a new pump or rebuilt?

Complete a rodeo after install?

Positive it is the pump?

May want to start with a spay bottle of...
09-23-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By TTtodd

Anyone know if the TPMS can be added to a non...

Anyone know if the TPMS can be added to a non TPMS car?

I think my car has just about every option but the TPMS. To make matters worse, the 65 has no spare. I would be very interested in adding...
09-18-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By TTtodd

Go to any car forum of any manufacture and you...

Go to any car forum of any manufacture and you will question why you have that particular brand.
09-13-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,351
Posted By TTtodd

Personally I think learning about the car and...

Personally I think learning about the car and completing the repairs yourself enhances the ownership enjoyment. I know I am not alone here. Nothing like the satisfaction of doing it yourself. I...
09-03-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By TTtodd

I purchases a complete SDS with Dell laptop on...

I purchases a complete SDS with Dell laptop on ebay. Jimmy I think the guys name was. It works perfectly and also has development and coding.

At the time of purchase I didn't know another member...
09-02-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By TTtodd

coming from muscle cars you may want to consider...

coming from muscle cars you may want to consider spending just a little more and look at an SL55 or even a 65. At least drive one. I think you will be surprised at how muscle carish they are.
09-01-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By TTtodd

you may want to try parts geek. When I needed a...

you may want to try parts geek. When I needed a rear strut they had stock of arnott struts when arnott did not. Only problem is if you have a problem you have to go back to PG.

I sent my strut...
08-02-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 76,576
Posted By TTtodd

Just did mine today. As Mark mentioned the new...

Just did mine today. As Mark mentioned the new part is a very tight fit. I used a small brass hammer and gently tapped it into place.

Flaps are tight on the trunk now and top works perfectly....
07-29-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By TTtodd

about 3-3/8 inches

about 3-3/8 inches
07-29-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By TTtodd

Just completed a four day 2500 mile road trip a...

Just completed a four day 2500 mile road trip a couple of weeks ago.
Not one single problem. Car preformed perfectly.
07-23-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,441
Posted By TTtodd

I can confirm that the fuse diagram that comes...

I can confirm that the fuse diagram that comes with the SL65 is not correct.
Why even bother to put it in the car if it is wrong?

Anyway, with the awesome help from my favorite MB parts suppler...
07-19-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By TTtodd

Purchase a dip stick and measure the actual...

Purchase a dip stick and measure the actual level. That will tell all.
07-18-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,441
Posted By TTtodd

SL65 Intercooer pump fuse and relay location

Hello, Little help here interpreting the relay fuse diagram. The diagram says intercooler fuse is F51 and relay R located behind the passenger seat.

the diagram that came with the car seems to...
07-17-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By TTtodd

http://www.oediscountparts.com/partlocator/index.c...

http://www.oediscountparts.com/partlocator/index.cfm?siteid=215242
07-17-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By TTtodd

More info here ...

More info here

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r230-sl-class/2247538-lower-control-arm-bushings.html
06-21-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By TTtodd

Go here for the MB EPC ...

Go here for the MB EPC

https://epc.startekinfo.com/epc/subscribe.jsp


you will have to register and give a valid CC number but wont be charged.
06-13-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,563
Posted By TTtodd

Plan B I just could not live with the frickn...

Plan B

I just could not live with the frickn chime. This time I went right to the source.
I disassembled the instrument cluster and found the noise maker. Instead of permanently cutting the...
06-11-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,563
Posted By TTtodd

So the dude was right! Okay so I completed a...

So the dude was right!

Okay so I completed a couple of tests today. I just had to test this because I just could not see the car just stopping.

So I started the car with keyless. Pulled the...
06-09-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,563
Posted By TTtodd

This may not be for everyone. Read the comment...

This may not be for everyone. Read the comment from the other forum

This is a really bad idea my friend...

You ask why?

What you did made the cluster unaware of the existence of keyless...
06-09-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,563
Posted By TTtodd

Okay so I got the dam thing to stop. Another...

Okay so I got the dam thing to stop. Another added benefit is the "don't forget the key" warning in the dash is also gone.

Happy happy joy joy .. I hated that chime

Anyway I went into the...
06-03-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,774
Posted By TTtodd

FWIW I took the easy way on the PS flush, or more...

FWIW I took the easy way on the PS flush, or more correctly stated fluid replacement. I simply siphoned the fluid from the reservoir and added new. I did this four or five times until the fluid...
05-28-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,029
Posted By TTtodd

Crazy cool man... you do fantastic work.

Crazy cool man... you do fantastic work.
05-25-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,259
Posted By TTtodd

Im surprised no one offers a muffler delete pipe...

Im surprised no one offers a muffler delete pipe with tips. That would make it a simple bolt on part that could be reversed at will.
05-17-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,671
Posted By TTtodd

please take this FWIW. I am in no way shape or...

please take this FWIW. I am in no way shape or form a professional tech.
Just a dude on the internet.

Read the codes. Without reading codes its just a shot in the dark.
Just because your...
05-17-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,671
Posted By TTtodd

Sorry, I did try to attach it but keeps telling...

Sorry, I did try to attach it but keeps telling me I have already attached it.
I even re named it and get the same result.

go here ...
05-17-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,671
Posted By TTtodd

Position T on this fuse chart.

Position T on this fuse chart.
05-14-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By TTtodd

I use a holder that fits into the CD slot. Works...

I use a holder that fits into the CD slot. Works well for me.
05-14-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By TTtodd

Will this tune code out and show ready on the...

Will this tune code out and show ready on the cats and secondary air pump?
Will it remove the speed limiter?
05-12-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By TTtodd

If it is not working normally it is an issue. ...

If it is not working normally it is an issue. Doubtful that a simple recharge will do it. Most common AC problems are leaks. That leak could be from the compressor. Or it could be the compressor...
05-10-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By TTtodd

I have owned several corvettes and absolutely...

I have owned several corvettes and absolutely loved each one of them. Even the one that left me stranded and had to be flat bedded home.

I purchased my SL to be used as a GT car. I do plan on...
05-09-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By TTtodd

Just went for a great 1.5 hour top down cruz...

Just went for a great 1.5 hour top down cruz today. I am always impressed with the way this car drives. Anyway, nothing exploded or started on fire.
A great day :zoom:
05-08-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,962
Posted By TTtodd

Bloody hell indeed !! I recently purchased a...

Bloody hell indeed !!
I recently purchased a 30k car and was thinking the same thing. On my way home from the purchase the ABC light came on.
Short story is I just finished installing a new...
05-05-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,583
Posted By TTtodd

Way cool, this has inspired me to add this to my...

Way cool, this has inspired me to add this to my to do list.
05-04-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By TTtodd

Just a little update. The expansion hose is a...

Just a little update. The expansion hose is a little different on my car than what is shown in the thread link above. I took the hoses to two hose shops and they both told me the same thing. The...
05-04-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By TTtodd

Thanks for the link. I was looking for a good...

Thanks for the link. I was looking for a good source on that style of wheel.
05-04-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,452
Posted By TTtodd

I am not going to be much help in the how loud...

I am not going to be much help in the how loud department. However I can hear mine run for 5-6 seconds. I would say maybe once a week when I open the door. Never thought much of it.
05-02-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By TTtodd

ABC WIS hose replacement insturctions?

I am replacing a few ABC hoses, the expansion hose from the pump.
as well as the right and left strut to valve block hoses.
So I have been looking in WIS for about an hour and cannot find the...
04-29-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By TTtodd

I just happen to be sitting here with the wheels...

I just happen to be sitting here with the wheels off my car. This is for an SL65.
04-28-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By TTtodd

I completely understand. Rocks, gravel... people...

I completely understand. Rocks, gravel... people using leaf blowers, weed eaters throwing **** into the road.

Drives me nuts
04-27-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,001
Posted By TTtodd

Its weird, most times when a site is down there...

Its weird, most times when a site is down there is at least a page saying down for maintenance. I really liked dealing with them. Unfortanatly they missed out on a 1k parts order. With no...
04-25-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By TTtodd

Removed the hose today. Easy peasy. Now off the...

Removed the hose today. Easy peasy. Now off the a hose shop
04-25-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 180,586
Posted By TTtodd

Just removed the expansion hose today. From...

Just removed the expansion hose today. From reading the previous posts I prepared myself for a real fight. Fact is it went very smoothly. No problem at all.

I did not raise the engine or remove...
04-24-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,057
Posted By TTtodd

Direct answer to your question. Yes :zoom:

Direct answer to your question.

Yes :zoom:
04-24-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By TTtodd

Thanks for the link. What a great read. ...

Thanks for the link. What a great read.

Armed with that information ... Im going in !
04-24-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 180,586
Posted By TTtodd

What a great thread! Thanks to everyone for...

What a great thread!

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to contribute.

I just noticed one of my hoses is wet. .. wish me luck

Im going in
04-23-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By TTtodd

ABC hose repair

I noticed that one of my ABC hoses is wet. While it is not really leaking or dripping I am going to change it. This is the expansion hose. I am going to replace the other two as well while Im in...
04-22-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,001
Posted By TTtodd

what happened to mymercedesparts.com ?

I have tried the last couple of days to get on mymercedesparts.com with no luck. Are they gone?
04-21-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By TTtodd

Another option is to have the wheel repaired. Im...

Another option is to have the wheel repaired. Im sure there are a lot of wheel guys in the Atlanta area.
04-21-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By TTtodd

I have sold many cars using autotrader, no...

I have sold many cars using autotrader, no problems.

When I am looking for a particular car I always gravitate to autotrader or carguro.
04-17-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By TTtodd

Some info here ...

Some info here

https://mbworld.org/forums/sl-class-r230/562229-steaming-music-phone.html
04-17-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,303
Posted By TTtodd

just a little update. I have been working with...

just a little update. I have been working with Grom support to resolve this issue. I have to say the Grom support has been great to work with.
The developers have sent me test firmware to try. ...
04-14-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,176
Posted By TTtodd

I was going to mention the radiator but didn't...

I was going to mention the radiator but didn't want to jinx your project.

Common failure on many different manufactures that use the plastic pipes and plastic radiator end tanks. They are also...
04-12-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By TTtodd

Purchased mine off ebay. Jimmy I think the guys...

Purchased mine off ebay. Jimmy I think the guys name was. Great deal experience. I got the complete turn key system with the Dell laptop.
No problems what so ever. Just plug it in and go. ...
04-11-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,176
Posted By TTtodd

These connectors appear to be very similar to the...

These connectors appear to be very similar to the ones used on my 996 turbo. Yes just remove the clip and pull off, or that is what suppose to happen. In reality these came sometimes be very...
04-06-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By TTtodd

2005 SL65 has eight piston on the front. Well,...

2005 SL65 has eight piston on the front. Well, mine does anyway.
04-01-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,303
Posted By TTtodd

My main goal was to be able to stream music from...

My main goal was to be able to stream music from my phone to the stock system. For that it works well and glad I installed it. At first I didnt thing the sound quality was very good. Then I...
03-30-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,526
Posted By TTtodd

MB EPC calls it a Hydropneumatic spring leg ...

MB EPC calls it a Hydropneumatic spring leg :crazy:
03-29-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By TTtodd

Congrats on the new ride :zoom: Yes, it is...

Congrats on the new ride :zoom:

Yes, it is heavy. An SL500 is about 4,100lbs. But I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing. The weight of the car makes it very stable at very high speeds. ...
03-28-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By TTtodd

I too was curious if anyone was having cop...

I too was curious if anyone was having cop problems with the tint.
In my area most will look the other way, unless the windshield is done.
That seems to be an instant pull over.
03-28-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,127
Posted By TTtodd

Some good info on oil changes. See the note on...

Some good info on oil changes. See the note on AMG engines.
03-27-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,952
Posted By TTtodd

Dont know who makes it but JC that is one good...

Dont know who makes it but JC that is one good looking SL
03-27-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,782
Posted By TTtodd

Maybe this will help ...

Maybe this will help

http://www.mercupgrades.com/Removing+Installing+COMAND+++Audio+on+SL++R230+-article-68.html
03-23-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By TTtodd

Yes like many others I am frustrated that MB, or...

Yes like many others I am frustrated that MB, or anyone else will not sell the part.

My shoo goo and inner tube repair is holding on for now but would love something better.

if the 13+ boot...
03-23-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,303
Posted By TTtodd

Thats what I was thinking, thank you for...

Thats what I was thinking, thank you for confirming.

I ended up installing a Grom interface and am very happy with the results.
I think it is the only solution for the Android user that wants...
03-23-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By TTtodd

Had a little time today so I hooked the star to...

Had a little time today so I hooked the star to the beast.

Just follow the pictures. When you get to the last pic hit start and just like it says, run until the numbers level out. This picture...
03-22-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By TTtodd

It has been about a month since i did this so I...

It has been about a month since i did this so I am going off memory.
I think I went to Actuations , ABC system then to calibration.

I just poked around until I found what I wanted.
03-22-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,303
Posted By TTtodd

Yes I too thought the tune2air would be a slick...

Yes I too thought the tune2air would be a slick way of streaming. I also could never figure out if it would work with my 2005 car. I think, but not sure you need a 30 pin iPhone connector to start...
03-21-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By TTtodd

If you have a Star you have it made. I just...

If you have a Star you have it made. I just replaced my right rear. Easy peasy. Just a little time consuming.
The Star has a calibration function that basically runs itself. Caliabrate the...
03-15-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,804
Posted By TTtodd

Dont know if it will help and is kind of hard to...

Dont know if it will help and is kind of hard to read
03-15-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,804
Posted By TTtodd

Did you look in your tool kit?

Did you look in your tool kit?
03-11-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

Installed the unit yesterday. Everything works...

Installed the unit yesterday. Everything works well, impressive actually.
Nice clean sound quality with USB or AUX. Bluetooth a little less quality but that is to be expected. I didnt need the...
03-09-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

Learned more today. I know if you just unplug...

Learned more today. I know if you just unplug the power from the CDC, the rest of the components will not sleep and will drain your battery. Plug the power back into the CDC and everything goes to...
03-08-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

I was chatting with a Grom tech the other day...

I was chatting with a Grom tech the other day about power source options and locations.

He said this

i have heard some people hook to 12v acc instead of constant
and the problem they...
03-07-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

It could be that the CDC current draw requires...

It could be that the CDC current draw requires it. Instead of one larger wire they run two small ones in parallel.

With the constant power supply then why does yours need to be re booted every...
03-07-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

Okay I am going head first into this. The Grom...

Okay I am going head first into this. The Grom MST4 is on the way. I dont know what the differance between the MST3 and 4 are beside $70.00. With all the extra cables $429.97 total, not cheap.
...
03-07-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,303
Posted By TTtodd

Do you have any more information on this? A...

Do you have any more information on this? A link?
03-05-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,303
Posted By TTtodd

I wish it were that easy. MB at some point...

I wish it were that easy. MB at some point decided that glove compartment plug was no longer needed. My car does not have one.

I ordered a Grom interface today. We will see how that goes.
03-04-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,303
Posted By TTtodd

The key word here is android. Pretty much have...

The key word here is android. Pretty much have my mind made up to order a Grom interface tomorrow.
03-02-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

Okay I am about ready to give one of these things...

Okay I am about ready to give one of these things a try. I will make my purchase in the next couple of days.

But I have to ask. Are there any other options for streaming music via bluetooth...
03-01-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

Yes, thanks for the heads up on the fuse. I...

Yes, thanks for the heads up on the fuse.

I would be temped to hook it up to a 12 volt lantern battery just to see if our theory of constant power is true.

Funny that us three want to use the...
03-01-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

Maybe run a line right from the battery and give...

Maybe run a line right from the battery and give a try?
03-01-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

I ask because Im thinking it could be the Comand...

I ask because Im thinking it could be the Comand unit.
I know when I have a DVD full of MP3s it sure takes a lot of time to switch folders. Same thing when skipping tracks, you can get way ahead of...
03-01-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

I just read the install manual. It doesn't say...

I just read the install manual. It doesn't say anything about making sure it is a continuous power supply. It instructs you to unplug the power from the CDC, check polarity and plug it in the Grom....
03-01-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

You mentioned in the original post there were two...

You mentioned in the original post there were two power supply wires and you picked one. Do you know if you have a constant 12 volt to the grom unit?

Sounds like you are using a switched power...
02-28-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By TTtodd

I believe the R230 SL65 is at or near the...

I believe the R230 SL65 is at or near the depreciation bottom now.

Anyway to make you feel better I sold my 911 turbo to move to the SL65.
02-28-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,837
Posted By TTtodd

I am about to pull the trigger on one with the...

I am about to pull the trigger on one with the blue tooth accessory.
To me it makes sense to install in back because it basically replaces the CDC.

If I understand this correctly it doesn't...
02-26-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,143
Posted By TTtodd

Trying my best to stick with the stock theme I...

Trying my best to stick with the stock theme I threw caution to the wind and had the originals refurbished. They turned out well, not perfect but 100 times better than they were. The guy matched...
02-24-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,490
Posted By TTtodd

It has only been a couple of days. I will...

It has only been a couple of days. I will continue to monitor every day.
So far I started out at 13.02 volts on 2/22. Yesterday it dropped to 12.76.
Today it is at 12.77.

I think it will...
02-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,490
Posted By TTtodd

Man thanks for the incite. I would much rather...

Man thanks for the incite. I would much rather just have one charger on.
Im going to do a little experiment. I disconnected the front charger. As of right now the front battery is at 13.02 volts....
02-22-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,490
Posted By TTtodd

So I have been using two battery tenders. One on...

So I have been using two battery tenders. One on the back and one on the front. No problems what so ever. You are saying for sure without a doubt all I need is one on the back battery and the...
02-19-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By TTtodd

Mystery solved by a great member on benzworld. ...

Mystery solved by a great member on benzworld.

MB part number 230 860 01 52
02-19-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By TTtodd

Windscreen hold down clip

I noticed that one of the hold down connectors on my windscreen is broken.
Is it possible to purchase just the clip somewhere?
02-13-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,385
Posted By TTtodd

just received my rebuilt arnott strut. You can...

just received my rebuilt arnott strut. You can clearly see arnott has new boots manufactured with their name on it. But they will not sell just the boot.
02-04-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,143
Posted By TTtodd

Big fan of the OZ wheels here. I have had them...

Big fan of the OZ wheels here. I have had them on my Porsche turbo.
Light and super strong. They even make a set that very closely mimics the SL65 wheel.
...
02-04-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,143
Posted By TTtodd

Viper .. I agree, good wheels are harder to find...

Viper .. I agree, good wheels are harder to find than I thought. I just thought these would be a dime a doz .. I am soo wrong.
One thing that concerns me is dented and welded repaired wheels.
Are...
02-03-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,143
Posted By TTtodd

Wanted SL65 Wheels

The factory original wheels on my 2005 SL65 are a little beat up. I am about to send them in to be refurbished as new.
Then I got to thinking that a lot of guys go to aftermarket wheels. So, if...
02-03-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 46,666
Posted By TTtodd

JadAwade What are you doing with the old ABC...

JadAwade

What are you doing with the old ABC struts?

I would love to get my hands on the old strut boots if they are in good condition.
01-29-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By TTtodd

And $32.50 per liter of ABC fluid :eek:

And $32.50 per liter of ABC fluid :eek:
01-29-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By TTtodd

My fuse chart was in the tool kit in the trunk. ...

My fuse chart was in the tool kit in the trunk. Spare fuses, fuse puller and all.
01-23-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By TTtodd

Looks like a lot of car for the money. GLWS

Looks like a lot of car for the money.

GLWS
01-21-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,385
Posted By TTtodd

I looked the world over, and found no one that...

I looked the world over, and found no one that will sell just the boot.
drives me nuts. There are company's that rebuild the struts. During the rebuild they replace the boot with new. But no one...
01-15-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By TTtodd

Hi Keith, small world You may want to look...

Hi Keith, small world

You may want to look at Autozone. They have a sale going on right now.
20% off and free shipping. They also have a lifetime warranty. If I needed one that's where Id go.
01-13-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,768
Posted By TTtodd

I solved the whole nav issue with a CD slot phone...

I solved the whole nav issue with a CD slot phone holder. Google maps,
all my saved google locations, updates every other week. Works very well for me.
01-08-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By TTtodd

2005 SL65 30k miles on originals. Bone stock...

2005 SL65 30k miles on originals. Bone stock car, runs great.
01-03-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,394
Posted By TTtodd

Nicely done .... Thanks for sharing. ...

Nicely done ....

Thanks for sharing. Pictures and write up are excellent.
12-21-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By TTtodd

Thanks for that ... I know what I will be doing...

Thanks for that ... I know what I will be doing this afternoon, reading every article. Great information
12-21-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,394
Posted By TTtodd

Yep, I would think you would want to get out as...

Yep, I would think you would want to get out as much old fluid as possible.

Just out of curiosity
What fluid did you decide to use?
How many miles on the fluid?
12-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,394
Posted By TTtodd

No luck, with your VIN it shows the same doc I...

No luck, with your VIN it shows the same doc I posted previously.
Please keep in mind I dont know what I am doing with this and just tried to look it up. Hopefully someone that knows these cars...
12-21-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,394
Posted By TTtodd

I tried to look it up in WIS. This doc looks a...

I tried to look it up in WIS. This doc looks a little different than yours.
Let me know your VIN and I will plug that into WIS and see if something better shows up.
12-20-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By TTtodd

That is fantastic, thanks for posting Where...

That is fantastic, thanks for posting

Where do you find this stuff? I want more
12-20-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,101
Posted By TTtodd

May want to check into this one. ...

May want to check into this one.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/autocraft-platinum-agm-battery-group-size-h6-760-cca-h6-agm/10210829-P?searchTerm=battery

I have used a similar AGM battery...
12-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 414,637
Posted By TTtodd

Thanks for the great DIY. I am new to the car...

Thanks for the great DIY. I am new to the car and didnt even know I had a soft close. Everything seemed to work fine, no problems with the top or anything. So I pulled the fuse behind the...
12-09-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By TTtodd

Received the box today with filters and a couple...

Received the box today with filters and a couple of oil filters as well.

Thanks !!!!!
12-01-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,839
Posted By TTtodd

Yes excellent !!! Thanks for posting Im sure...

Yes excellent !!!

Thanks for posting Im sure this will help many out now and in the future.
11-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By TTtodd

Just curious with the hose failures above, is it...

Just curious with the hose failures above, is it the same hose?

If there is one hose that is prone to failure would it make sense to replace it as a preventative?
11-20-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,917
Posted By TTtodd

Awesome ... thanks for taking the time to share.

Awesome ... thanks for taking the time to share.
11-15-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By TTtodd

I plan on doing exactly that. Interstate trips. ...

I plan on doing exactly that. Interstate trips. We'll see how it goes.

Then again I took an interstate trip in my Cayenne. Those are suppose to explode and start on fire as well according to...
11-14-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By TTtodd

Because the AC is working okay temp wise, I would...

Because the AC is working okay temp wise, I would think it is something like a blending door or splitter to the passenger side.

Its not the AC but the control of where the air is going.
11-13-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By TTtodd

Man that really sucks. hopefully that is the...

Man that really sucks. hopefully that is the last of it
11-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By TTtodd

Oh and I did look at it this morning and was...

Oh and I did look at it this morning and was still there!! it didnt start on fire or anything
11-12-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By TTtodd

Lets hope thats everything and you can get out...

Lets hope thats everything and you can get out and enjoy it.
11-12-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By TTtodd

So the new Star Diagnostic set up was delivered...

So the new Star Diagnostic set up was delivered today. Everything was new with the latest software except the Dell computer. The computer is used but in very good condition.

I have only had if...
11-11-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By TTtodd

Today I did the unthinkable .......

While not new to high performance cars I am new to this platform. With that I have a lot to learn.
Reading the internet and internet forums one would think these cars will just spontaneously...
11-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By TTtodd

PM sent

PM sent
11-06-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,694
Posted By TTtodd

just picked up a 65. Went into it with my eyes...

just picked up a 65. Went into it with my eyes wide open. Low 30k mileage car near perfect condition. with that mileage I know I can look forward to problems.

I also know that I can do the...
11-06-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By TTtodd

Okay .. just pulled the trigger on a C3 unit with...

Okay .. just pulled the trigger on a C3 unit with Dell laptop all configured.
Seller claims plug it in and go. Exactly what I was looking for.

we'll see
11-05-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By TTtodd

Star Diagnostic -- Best Place to Buy

I am going to purchase a Star Diagnostic. I am looking getting the complete kit with a used laptop already configured. I want to be able to plug it in and go without problems.

Where is the...
11-02-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By TTtodd

I traded the trusty Yugo in on a 2005 SL65. ...

I traded the trusty Yugo in on a 2005 SL65.


Now alls I need to do is find a good way to stream music from my android phone to the comand.
11-01-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,303
Posted By TTtodd

Steaming music from phone

Hey all

So I picked up this new to me 2005 SL65. I have searched but the more I read the more confusing it gets.

What I would like ,,, no what I need to do is stream music from my android...
10-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By TTtodd

thanks for that. As far as the body tub...

thanks for that.

As far as the body tub would be steel then?
Does MB do something to combat corrosion?

I come from the Porsche world. They dip the whole tub. no rust problems.
10-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By TTtodd

Considering an SL65

Hello All

I am considering getting into a 2005-6 SL65. I have been doing research and learning a lot about the cars. However I could not find anything about the body construction. I am assuming...
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