httpwww.benzworld.orgforumsr-c1...07-380-sl.html Just found this today see if it helps..................
The SLC window just did not line up with the SL windshield or the soft top. The SL. window looks better already
I changed the window lift motor on the SLC then spent hours trying to get the adjustment right on the window. adjusted adjusted and adjusted............. then I just found a happy medium.................... Two days later I realized that I was trying to adjust the front window to an improperly adjusted rear window................... LOL............... Sometimes you just need to take a break and then
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I looked at the wiring diagram for the 83 380SL (dont have one for the 280). One fuse (f5 6a) provides power to a relay which turns power on to the windows switches when the ignition is on only. It must be good since Im assuming your hazard lights & ABS both work. window Relay as mentioned above is shown to be in the fusebox also. Cant tell from my manuals pic which relay it is. And since my manual is for US spec 380 theres no guarantee it applies to your car.
Quote Originally Posted by EnricoDePaoli Hello all been a member of the forum for a few years but havent been around. this week both power windows on my 1983 280SL (R107) stopped working. Fuses seem good... any other hint any relay thanks much all in advance for any help. Enrico When the dealer who had my car before me still was using it the windows stopped working on him. I havent been able to find
thanks Alan and pmark it seems that it is the relay.. I just did not know where it was located. The fuses seem fine and BOTH windows stopped... Ill open the fuse-box tomorrow again to try to find the relay. Everything else seem to work on the the SL... I havent noticed any other failure. Lights blinkers hazard radio antenna fan everything is fine. Ill post a follow up when I find one. If anyone has any other hint... thanks in advance. Enrico
Quote Originally Posted by bondavi With my 126 earlier I found the windows work when the door is open. Does yours do that also No windows dont work in any situation that I have found so far. Still hoping its the switches... windows in my 126 work fine BTW. Cant figure out how to remove the center console to swap the switches with the ones in my 107... but Ill save that for a different forum. side topic
Try that A. Sit inside close door window up secure screws. Then adjust glass rails angle to rest on HT seals. Afterwards put soft top up and adjust soft-top seals to the new location of the glass. B. Download the online manual which describes what each bolt does and play with them. I noticed that a window glass properly sitting on its seals makes de car 30-40% quieter to ride. Good luck
Hi not sure if this will help but i experienced the same thing on my 85 380sl but on the passenger side window. My problem was intermitant but eventually the window stopped working at all. I found that the wiring in inside of the rubber chase that goes between the door jamb and door had completly broken from the door being opened and closed. I found it by feel. The insulation around the wire itself
I tried swapping the switches and still nothing. Then I checked for electricity. None. Without knowing where the wire goes from there Im stuck. Do the windows have a different fuse for each side If so does anyone have a fuse box layout
All the fuses look to be good. My son who took German in school read off the fuses and locations to me so we checked them all. By the diagram theres two fuses for the window motors when I removed them the passenger window still works. The radio fuse is right beside the top window fuse so Im thinking when the po put the sat. radio in they may have done some rewiring. I also may have the wrong fuse ID
Missed me again. Lucky so far this year. I am not sure about 3 and 4 being window fuses. Just something in an old Chiltons manual. Nothing on the CD about windows.
in..) Just dont force anything If it doesnt come freely its still attached If I remember correctly you start with taking off the moulding that runs along the top of the (front) windscreen and holds the rear view mirror. Its pretty much held on by the sunvisors and mirror. As you take off a part more fixings are revealed and you work your way toward the rear and the windows. Its no wonder these benzes
I am about to reinstall one side (at the same time I take the other side out for accuracy of reinstallation). To remove each step is easy but there are many steps. Ist remove upper interior passenger handles. 2nd remove visors. 3rd remove all upper-side non-headliner trim except the ones with seat belt routing holes. Some pieces need to be patiently rocked back and forth while pulling out. 3rd remove
This subject has been kicked around before. Clear tape was the most promising idea I remember but I dont think anyone here has successfully repaired a plastic window. Member bereng (try a search for his post) did R&R his windows with the top in place but it was a painful and painstaking job. The concensus seems to be that its just as easy to R&R the entire soft top.
3M has a clear thick weather proof tape I cut a small square of it for both sides 2 years ago. The tape is still fine and the crack in the window hasnt goten any larger.
I called a bunch of shops. Some cant do anything with top on the car. Some wont touch it for fear of leakage. A third said he would remove the window and hand sew a new one in place....until he found out it was original top. He said it would shred when he went to put the new one in. Im hearing 500 for aftermarket top and 600 to put it on. Im also hearing I need to find some 3m tape Thank you Clear duct tape whod a thunk it.
This repair was on my side window when I aquired the car the rest of the top is perfect It appears someone melted a patch on the window so I guess it can be done. I think it looks like crap and have considered replacing the panel. Just fyi
How do you sync the windows. My car has had this same problem beginning the moment I drove off of the dealers lot a couple of weeks ago. 03 SL500. Out of warranty. Thanks for any help.
Quote Originally Posted by tgs125 How do you sync the windows. My car has had this same problem beginning the moment I drove off of the dealers lot a couple of weeks ago. 03 SL500. Out of warranty. Thanks for any help. Roll both windows downthen back upholding the control button in the up position for about 3 seconds after window reaches the extreme upper limit.windows should now be reset.Luck.Gary
You dont need to use any adhesive just get a new seal and install it onto the window. Then you press the window with installed seal into lift rail. At least that is what I did the new seal was only around 15 from mercedes and comes by the foot.
Push and hold both window switchs in the up position (after the windows are up) for 10 sec. This should reset the windows.