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Proud new Owner of a 2005 55 AMG

I have finally found my AMG! Bought it privately in the end, and Iím very chuffed! Itís a black 2005, 69K miles, full dealership service history, and condition is near showroom quality.

Additional extras includes sat nav command (old style with small screen), CD multi-changer in glovebox, OEM windshield, heated seats and the air scarf. Unfortunately it doesnít have the power seats, which is a big negative for me as both me and the missus drives it, and would be nice to have the memory position option. I guess itís far more effort than itís worth to upgrade from manual seats to electric?

Also would have like the HK sound system, but to be honest the quality of sound seems fine to me. In the future I will definitely want to install a touch screen unit as I canít live without my ipod integration in the car, and the small gps screen is looking a little dated. J

I have found 2 problems with it (after I bought it obviously!

1. The passenger door lock wont lock or unlock with the remote, or via the button on the dash. I have to pull the handle from the inside to open it. At first I thought it was in the single driver mode, so reset holding lock/unlock for 6 seconds, but it didnít help. Drivers side locks/unlocks as it should.
2. The passenger mirror wont electrically adjust, so I guess the motor has gone? Drivers side is fine.

Any tips?

Thanks for all the buying advice from you kind people.

Now just need some sun to enjoy it with the top down, come on England! Stop bloody raining!!
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Hi MikeMac

Welcome to Slk-world , I too have the 2005 55 in Black , Its a shame about the mirror & door not working but there both on the same side ??? , Hope its a small fix , Yes the weather this year so far is not good for top down motoring but with the roof down in less than 30sec , you can have the roof down even just for 1/2 hour all good .

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I have finally found my AMG! Bought it privately in the end, and Iím very chuffed! Itís a black 2005, 69K miles, full dealership service history, and condition is near showroom quality.

Additional extras includes sat nav command (old style with small screen), CD multi-changer in glovebox, OEM windshield, heated seats and the air scarf. Unfortunately it doesnít have the power seats, which is a big negative for me as both me and the missus drives it, and would be nice to have the memory position option. I guess itís far more effort than itís worth to upgrade from manual seats to electric?

Also would have like the HK sound system, but to be honest the quality of sound seems fine to me. In the future I will definitely want to install a touch screen unit as I canít live without my ipod integration in the car, and the small gps screen is looking a little dated. J

I have found 2 problems with it (after I bought it obviously!

1. The passenger door lock wont lock or unlock with the remote, or via the button on the dash. I have to pull the handle from the inside to open it. At first I thought it was in the single driver mode, so reset holding lock/unlock for 6 seconds, but it didnít help. Drivers side locks/unlocks as it should.
2. The passenger mirror wont electrically adjust, so I guess the motor has gone? Drivers side is fine.

Any tips?

Thanks for all the buying advice from you kind people.

Now just need some sun to enjoy it with the top down, come on England! Stop bloody raining!!

Hey Mike - welcome from London via Houston. It sounds like the passenger door controller or harness is bad. I'd personally try having someone with StarDiag to a "reset/reload to factory" config on the door controller before starting to replace parts.

Good news is that they should also be able to run some diagnostics and hopefully identify what the problem is.

If you search the forum, Pete (frogfoot) had a similar issue after having his battery disconnected for repairs..



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welcome from a very wet UK, get that roof down!!!!!!
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Welcome to the forum and an addiction.

I didn't know how special the AMG's truly were until I got mine, even after having a SLK350 ...

Definitely follow John's advice before you order/replace any parts.
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