Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
Vehicle: 2001 SLK320 6spd Sport Pkg Triple Black
Other Toys: 2001 Porsche Boxster 5spd
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Clunk in glovebox, double-start required
Hoping for some ideas:
When I first turn the ignition key to the start position, there is a loud clunk in the glovebox, and the car starts but immediately dies. If I then turn the ignition key off and to start again, the car starts and runs no problem.
I have learned that if I turn the ignition key to the accessory position first, and wait for the clunk sound, then I can turn the key to start and the car will start and run no problems (thus bypassing the start and die phase).
The MB dealership that inspected the car had no clue, other than to let me know there are no codes being pulled.
Ref: 2001 SLK320, 6spd, Sport/AMG
Thank for any suggestions!