1999 Mercedes Benz SL500

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  • 1999 MERCEDES BENZ SL500

Interior problem
1999 Mercedes Benz SL500 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75,000 miles

I wrote last night and you gave the great advice to take the cables off the battery for ten minutes. I cant find the battery. I think its in the truck but cant find it. The manual is not helpful

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Sunday, November 9th, 2008 AT 10:50 PM

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It is located under the rear seat


Explosion hazard from explosive gas.
Danger of poisoning and acid burns when battery acid is swallowed.
Danger of acid burns to skin and eyes from battery acid or when handling damaged lead-acid batteries.
Fire, sparks, naked flame and smoking prohibited.
Wear safety gloves, safety clothing and safety glasses which protect against acid. Only pour battery acid into suitable, appropriately marked containers.
1 Withdraw ignition/glow start key
2.1 Remove rear seat
2.2 Fold rear seat cushion forward and remove battery compartment cover
2.3 Fold trunk cover up
2.4 Remove cargo space cover
2.5 Remove battery cover in right side of trunk
3 Connect quiescent current circuit retention unit

4 Unscrew screw (1) and remove holder (2)
5 Unscrew nut (7) and remove strap (8)
6 Disconnect ground cable (3) at battery

CAUTION: On model 210 insulate cable terminal on ground lead for protection against unintentional contact between disconnected ground lead and ground connection point

7 Disconnect positive cable (4)
8 Detach vent pipe (5) at battery (G1)
9 Remove battery (G1)
10 Reinstall in opposite order

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