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Slk 250 battery location

I have 2012 slk 250 and haven't changed the original battery. Left it for 2 1/2 months due to a business out of the country. Came home yesterday and could not start the engine. When I put the key in, all the lights turn on at the console. When I start it, there is no cranking sound and the engine wouldn't come up.

Is it the battery or the alternator of the car?

I need help to find the battery location under the hook.

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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.

If you are leaving the car for long periods between drives a trickle charger keeps the battery topped up, but it sounds like it's time for a new battery.


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Open the bonnet/hood.
Just in front of the windscreen you will see a large plastic funnel (it sits under the opening in the hood itself).
There are 3 tabs that turn 90 degrees and the cover/funnel lifts off.
Behold, the battery.

An SLK battery can discharge from full on just 3 weeks standing.
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Welcome from just West of London, England

It's fairly normal for the SLK battery to go flat after 2.5 months, as may not even have been fully charged before You went away..?

The battery is located under a cover where the cabin air intake is - Should be 3 x thumb bolts

The way around the battery going flat as already said & to prolong the life of the car battery is to connect the car up to a CTEK (or similar) trickle charger. Here is a link to how I did a deluxe CTECK install on my R172.
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