Join Date: Oct 2015
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 280
Other Toys: pick up truck
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Door control module (DCM)
According to MB, the DCM needs replacing for the central locking via the key fob to work again, just the drivers door (LHD) central ocking on the passenger door works fine.
They changed out the actuator behind the door lock saying you always replace this first to see if it solves the issue, it did not, we had to pay for it anyway, and a perfectly good part has been trashed (alarm bells started ringing) as the quote for the DCM replacement is not cheap.
They broke 2 clips or the door panel and never replaced them, and ripped the crap out the door liner behind the panel, and just stuffed it in a hole in the door....(have pictures of this cowboy workmanship btw)
2005 slk 280 with only 14000 miles on it,its mint, full MD service history, they are animals, they will never see that car again (wife is mortified)
So basicly if I replace this part, what else is needed to finish the job coding wise? did read an article saying you can sometimes wipe and re-code the DCM, and it may work, or just fit a new one...