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#1 Old 10-06-2014
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Hi,

I am a Brit living and working in Hungary and am new to the site.
I have a LHD 2004 SLK 230, 66000 miles in silver metallic, one of the last R170's which I have owned for around 6 months and which up to this last weekend has given me no trouble at all. Now I have the dreaded no crank starting problem and have already read up on the relevant forum about the many things which could be causing it.
Needless to say I have not solved the problem yet but hope with the expertise and knowledge I have already seen on the site I will very soon. One additional feature of the problem is that at the same time as the no crank starting problem commenced , the roof will also not retract.
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First thing I would check out would be the battery.

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Hi Dollarbeg, I can't help with the issue you've described, but would like to welcome you to the forum from the UK Midlands!

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Hi Woolly,

The battery was the first thing I checked out. All the lights, windows , heater blower etc. are all working fine and there is no dimming or similar when turning the key - just no cranking or noise except for the humming of the fuel pump. As stated the only other problem in tandem with the no crank is the failure of the roof now to retract - no noise when trying that at all. Jump starting is a dead end also.
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Welcome from Sunny but cool Columbus, Ohio! It sounds a bit like the dreaded K40 module issue, possibly? There's lots of stuff on that in the forum, it would be worth pulling it out and inspecting it, checking the solder joints, and reinserting it? (couldn't hurt!)


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Hi Dollarbeg, a warm welcome from Southern Arizona. Good to have you on board. You have certainly come to the right place for knowledge. I wish I had more to offer than what has been stated thus far. Best of luck. Enjoy the people, the forum, and top down cruisin'.

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Greetings from Tennessee !

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