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Resetting petrol mileage on a slk 350 2004

Hey guys, how do you reset the petrol mileage on a 2004 slk 350 after every fill up to see how many kms/miles you get out of a tank.

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There are instructions in your hand book Easier than trying to explain in here
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Hold down "R" on the side of your cluster for about 10 seconds whilst you are on the "mileage since reset" screen on the MFD. ;-)



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You can also do it on the "main" screen of the MFD that shows the total mileage. There is also a resettable total below that, and you do it just like John said, the button @ 9 o'clock on the left side of the speedometer housing.

I do it every time I fill up because my gas guage doesn't work. Minor inconvenience and not worth the $ to fix. When it gets to 400 miles I fill up.

In case you're interested, the car runs out of gas at 450 miles. When it coasts to a stop it's at 450.2

Just noticed that you are in Australia, so you may or may not have this feature - mine is a US version.

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ahhhh, the owner's manual. one of the great unread books of our time.
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ahhhh, the owner's manual. one of the great unread books of our time.
You know - not having a paper copy in the glove box just makes this harder for me. Whenever I want to know I'm sitting in the car. If I wait until I go in the house or to the office to pull it up on the computer I always forget what I'm wanting to know.

So either I need to put it on my phone so I can read it, or put an iPad in my car, or start taking some of the old man supplements so that I'll improve my memory !




Now what was I saying ? ! ?

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maybe a waste of paper but you can print out the manual from the pdf.

do it at work! they have all the paper in the world!
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hee hee! i always recommend reading it in the 'john'. even as far back as 2006 when i joined. some things never change.


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In case you're interested, the car runs out of gas at 450 miles. When it coasts to a stop it's at 450.2
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Gene, maybe YOUR SLK goes that far, but not mine

zippa, if you have the total miles screen displayed on the MFD, below the t/m is the TRIP mileage. Insert the key into its slot and turn it ONE click, THEN push the R button(lower of the 2 buttons) on the side of the speedo and this should clear/reset the TRIP #.
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