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Hi --- Eric111 here. Have a 2005 SLK55, silver in color, 47k miles. Just hit its first real problem: the trunk latch would not open with the remote (have to use the key), the retractable top won't operate, and the third brake light is off.

The local M-B dealer says that it needs a new rear wiring harness and wants almost $2,000 to do that. I would like to know if I can replace it myself, and if so, if anyone knows the wiring harness part number and where I can buy it.

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Sorry; I meant to add that I am in southern Los Angeles County.
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Hi and welcome from SW Florida, sorry, don't know anything about repairing cars, my son takes care of mine
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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us!

First please update your location (southern Los Angeles County) and vehicle (year?: 2005, model?: 55) in your profile if you haven’t already done so, as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information.

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I can't help with the wiring harness issue but, hopefully, some other members will offer their opinions and advice in the other thread that you've already started for that specific issue.

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Morning & welcome ...

Looks like the normal stuff has been covered ...!!

I've seen your other thread about the wiring harness - it's not too bad a job to tackle yourself ...
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