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Location: Orange County, CA
Vehicle: 2008 SLK 55
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Is the canbus plug setup different for every car? Ken at the slkstore said that every canbus plug is wired differently example wire in slot#3 on plug is not always in slot 3 it varies per car even if the model of the car is the same. Seemed a bit odd to me I would think the every R171 would be wired the same to make things easier to service. If thats the case the techs would be chasing wires all day since there isn't standard to follow....
You want the slot NEXT
to the one with solid brown and brown-black wire, usually it is the no.3 slot, the brown & brown-black one is usually no. 4. As Woolly stated, it is dependent upon the options and accessories installed in the vehicle. Make sure you have a good light source.
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