Tag Archives: R107

R107 – Windshield Frame Top Pads

I’ve had my hardtop on for most of 2017, which is not normal for me as I much prefer my SL as a convertible. When news came that Melanie and I would soon be relocating I had the top reinstalled so as not needing to deal with transporting it to our new home. That was the plan until called upon to help with two holiday parades. Parades require convertibles, as we all are aware. When the top was removed I noticed that the two round…

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R107 – Wrong Way Window Switch and Door Strikers

Had time late this afternoon to continue work on the SL. Last week on Thanksgiving day, I installed the air intake hose and rebuilt the driver side tail lamp assembly. Today’s goal was to replace the passenger window switch and the door strikers. I couldn’t finish the door strikers last week because the hex nuts were in too tight for the small allen wrench I had. So I returned today with a 5mm hex bit on a 3/8″ socket and a can of PB B’laster,…

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Driver's side lamp assembly separated from rear body panel.

R107 – Tail Lamp Assembly, Job Done

Last week I received my order from Bud’s Benz. The driver’s side tail lamp assembly was the primary item, but the package also included other pieces. A new tail lamp assembly costs about $1000 but David Latham of Bud’s Benz said he had a used one in good condition for $350. This sounded reasonable as it would match the patina of the one on the passenger side. The unit that David sent to me had a gray lamp-assembly cover. Mine were black and worked perfectly…

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