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I have lurked on this forum for a while now Its great Thanks Ynot for the info on the air filters I know its basic but it helped!

Little history here I bought my 05' slk new in Upstate NY and moved to Hawaii almost 2 years ago the closed authorized tech except for the one at the Honda dealer is on a different Island so I am doing the basic maintenance myself. I did have the tech do the recall and change the starter last week and 2 days later the check engine light came on. help! the car runs great but i need to get it looked at any ideas?


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thanks and that took 3 trys to fix it
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Welcome from southern California. Do they not have independent Mercedes/BMW shops on the Big Island? How about the Kona side?
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Aloha from a haole in Ottawa Canada!!
Been to Maui for diving, and worked on Oahu but have yet to visit the Big Island - jealous!

Like Eddy says, there must be a Merc dealer there (you're going to probably need the diagnostic system SDS) or maybe one or more independents. Google that brudder!
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there's mercedes dealerships (one each) on oahu and maui.

on the big island, i think the closest thing is the FJ honda dealerships in kona & hilo (FJ owns the oahu and maui authorized dealerships) and is probably your best bet for servicing.

owning a bmw versus a mecedes might be a better bet on the BI, as I think there's now 2 dealerships.
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there's mercedes dealerships (one each) on oahu and maui.

on the big island, i think the closest thing is the FJ honda dealerships in kona & hilo (FJ owns the oahu and maui authorized dealerships) and is probably your best bet for servicing.

owning a bmw versus a mecedes might be a better bet on the BI, as I think there's now 2 dealerships.

You are correct FJ owns the so called MB dealership on the Kona ans Hilo side but they have 1 tech trained for both lots its a 2 plus hour drive to the other side and they say the real tech is on the other side. The dealership is really a Honda dealer on both sides but they say you can get your car worked on but I don't think you can buy a MB anymore. I had it in for a new starter and the comp recall and the Honda tech did the work then a day later the check light came on so I'm shy to go back . I'm now looking for an independent tech.

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I had it in for a new starter and the comp recall and the Honda tech did the work then a day later the check light came on so I'm shy to go back . I'm now looking for an independent tech. ...(quote from ur post)


if u r from big island /hilo side, there's this independent mechanic i go to, he services foreign cars n in his business card he specialize in mercedes n bmw. he service my other car (bmw z3). it's his number if u wanna check it out,(808-854-3895). there r other mechanics that works on specialty cars, i can ask my autocross mates of their phone# so u can call em', i'll pm u.
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