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My name is Garth from Staffs UK, I drive a 2012 SLK250 CDI AMG, the car doesn't get used often, I took it out the other day to find the heater to be blowing cold constantly, the running temp of the car is around 90 deg, I understand this may be a fault with the duo valve?
I cannot find its location, I have looked near the fuse box/survo and also in the battery compartment, I'm really struggling with this, any help/advise would be greatly appreciated.
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Welcome from the Wirral.


Your best post requests for help separately as not everyone reads intros.


Your well placed for Midlands meets and one is coming up real soon:
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Cheshire meets won't be too far away either (use Middlewich occasionally).


Good luck with the heater. Fingers crossed for the duo fix.
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Hi Garth, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

Good luck in resolving your heater issue, although there's nothing that I can add beyond the comments that Jeff and Myk have already made.

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time, with one planned for Sunday 5th Feb (as Myk has already mentioned). If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

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Thanks for your message, to be honest this is the first time I have visited a formum and just hoping I'm posting correctly,
Anyway as for the duovalve I have watched the YouTube video and also looked at the picks available on google, the video looks like the valve is in the compartment next to the brake master cylinder and the picks look like it's in the battery compartment, I cannot find mine in either, quite frustrating to be honest, any help advise will be greatly appreciated.

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Ya he has R172 guys like me, not seen anything like that anywhere on mine.
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Thanks for your message, to be honest this is the first time I have visited a formum and just hoping I'm posting correctly,
Anyway as for the duovalve I have watched the YouTube video and also looked at the picks available on google, the video looks like the valve is in the compartment next to the brake master cylinder and the picks look like it's in the battery compartment, I cannot find mine in either, quite frustrating to be honest, any help advise will be greatly appreciated.

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Here ya go Garth, heater diversion valve location for SLK R172 (passenger side between air box and coolant overflow) Should be same location even though you have 250CDI. Check electrical connector first
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Here ya go Garth, heater diversion valve location for SLK R172 (passenger side between air box and coolant overflow) Should be same location even though you have 250CDI. Check electrical connector first
Thanks a million for your help I will have a look in the morning.
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Here ya go Garth, heater diversion valve location for SLK R172 (passenger side between air box and coolant overflow) Should be same location even though you have 250CDI. Check electrical connector first
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Thanks again for your help, I have had a look this morning and found the Valve, I've checked the connection, unplugging and plugging back in, I may be mistaken but this seems to a pump rather than a valve as it seems to be running all the time, I have hot water on both pipes to the Valve but the heater is still blowing cold, the only other thing I can think of is that it's the heater matrix inside the car but the cat has only done 49000 mile, it's been regularly serviced at Mercedes, the water is a good colour, I'm at a loss with this?
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