1997 SL 129 backrest light

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Help this is only my second posting The back rest light on my car stays on and there is a bleeping noise that lasts for about 10 seconds the local dealer says that the backrest is ok but did not say what the problem was does anyone have an idea please.

Also I have just seen on ebay a set of SL 129 wheels of a sl500 1999will they also fit my car and does anyone have any idea of the ride you get from them
 

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There is a switch in the seat that verifies the backrest is locked - not uncommon for it to become disconnected or fail.

1999 wheels could be 17's or 18's - both fine, though obviously the bigger the sidewall the more pliant the ride (ignoring runflats).
 

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I ran 17" on the 129 and they were fine, the 18" do have a lower side wall, so a tad more bumpy ride, though I do not think that 18" were offered till 2000
 

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18" AMGs were offered from 96ish onwards. The only others were the BBS 18" multi-piece wheels on the special editions in 2001.
 

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Ok but no 18" wheels mentioned in the 1999 sales books
 

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Malcolm do you have the 1999 S class and SL class price list I could borrow on the same basis as before?
 

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Malcolm do you have the 1999 S class and SL class price list I could borrow on the same basis as before?

I should have it, I have to work out where it is hiding, if I can find it you can borrow it
 

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Thanks Malcolm. Do you still have my address or shall I PM it to you?
 

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Ok but no 18" wheels mentioned in the 1999 sales books

06/96 Pricelist:

AMG multi-piece alloy wheels 18" £4885.80

01/99 Pricelist:

AMG multi-piece alloy wheels 18" £3960
AMG single-piece alloy wheels 18" £2380
 

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06/96 Pricelist:

AMG multi-piece alloy wheels 18" £4885.80

01/99 Pricelist:

AMG multi-piece alloy wheels 18" £3960
AMG single-piece alloy wheels 18" £2380

Thank you stats for that info, I have the books but miss laid the price list
 
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