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#1 Old 09-11-2015
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Hi all,

Just got my first SLK, lovely 2005 SLK280 with only 31,000 on the clock
Hoping to get a little more sunshine to keep the roof down for just a little longer here in North West England. Manchester is not known as an area with a high risk of sunburn, rising damp is the usual problem here!

Looking for some inspiration, especially on improving the audio, basic type(audio20?) to something more modern.
Also looking for opinions on the SmartTop add on, are there other units that do the same job, or do they have the market cornered?

Thanks for sharing your experience and insights,

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Welcome from North Hampshire - Yes, fingers crossed for some more days before winter sets in....
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Welcome from Madrid ...

Regarding the radio , you have the chinese s-100, s-150, s-160 options , there are a couple of yhreads on here regarding them if you want to keep the OEM look , or the usual Pioneer , Alpine units etc. I have a Parrot Asteroid Smart and I'm very happy with the screen/bluetooth/sound etc quality.

The smarttop is a great mod, which alsmost everybody loves . The mods4cars model has the most options , but if you're just looking for the basic operations at quite a saving then have a look at the model from Cabrio-module.de from Rheinhold engineering which works fine ( you can find them on eBay for about Ł125 ) .


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Welcome aboard, cant go wrong with a smart top, one of the best mod's out there!!
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Hi Mike, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us!

Some great R171 info, including Owner’s/Maintenance/COMAND manuals, etc.:
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• SmartTop: https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...ing-about.html
Note: As Craige (curro101) has already mentioned, there are alternatives with limited functionality.
Check my signature block for where I bought my SmartTop from in the UK, and also how I managed to get 5% discount from them!
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Welcome.... from the sunny south...... (all relative I suppose.... sunnyish)


I swapped my basic audio for the Dynavin N6, straight plug and play swap. OEM look, better sound plus sat nav and Bluetooth...


I have the module from cabrio-module.de. As mentioned doesn't have as many features as smart top, but had the ones I wanted (one touch open/close while moving from switch and remote operation from key) and is a bit cheaper.
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