Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Godalming UK
Vehicle: 2004 SLK 230 Kompressor Auto R170
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Just bought a 230 but need some help please!
I have just bought an SLK 230K R170 Auto from a neighbour which had been stored in his garage virtually unused for several years. He recently pulled it out of the garage and submitted it for an mot which it failed because of warning lights. He told me that the BAS ESP light has been on for a few years and had passed the mot previously.
He had a local mechanic have a look but he could not fix it so the neighbour offered it to me.
Although low mileage (14000) and really tidy it has no mot, BAS/ESP warning light on, coolant level light on and originally a heap of fault codes which I am slowly trying to work through. With help from a friend some have now been reset but I don't know if any of those have come back since. He was not able to access the body control module so I will try and get that done soon. After he cleared what he could the car still showed:
P2020 Electric fan Engine/AC and C1141 ESP pressure sensor 2 zero point variation.
ESP module has a crack in the cover so I am wondering if someone has tried to get it apart.
Also the roof does not work properly but I was thinking sort the major problems (ESP etc) first and the roof later. In addition some other items do not work....interior light, central locking, stereo. I pulled out the K40 module but could not see any faults with it and it looked perfect although I realise that means nothing. Battery looks almost new, my neighbour has now told me he replaced it but I don't know when, he says he can't remember. It gives 12.6v with ignition off and a shade over 14v running.
Any pointers from anyone in the meantime would be appreciated until I get the car to someone with Star diagnostics.