I'm charging my battery while it's in the trunk on my 2000 SL500.


Asked by Apr 11, 2014 at 08:14 PM about the 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can I close the trunk while I'm charging the battery?

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You can - but it is not a good idea. When batteries are charging, you want as much air circulation as possible to reduce any danger of gases.

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Thanks Mark, that's what I was thinking and had to ask to be sure. Time to buy a new battery. I had this one trickle charging for two days and still does not show a complete charge. It's an easy fix for $139.99 - 10% for a Delco Gold. Piece of mind is worth $130.00.


That's a good price for the 500 battery. Most are 160 and up.

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