Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: oceanside, ca
Vehicle: 1999 slk230 170, I have owned it two years, current mileage 43,000. always garaged.
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I have a 1999 slk230 170 and would like to prevent serious wiring damage. I have looked and there is oil below the "magnet". I do not believe that 1999 170 it was included in the recall (or was it?). There are xlnt pix and descriptions on this page regarding replacing solenoid, and protecting wiring, but for me there are still some "gaps.
1) if I do the repair, am I likely to trigger a warning light that needs to be reset? (on a previous post I asked for recommendations for a low cost reader/scanner for a "99 230. Many will not work on a '99. Still need answer).
2) From my readings, it appears that the problem is the o-ring in the solenoid. Is it possible to buy the O-ring instead of a new solenoid? (big $ difference) ,
3) "Tinning"the wiring must mean soldering. Is there an alternative "fix"? I do not think I can handle the soldering.
Thanks very much, stubabe
Last edited by jbanks15; 03-12-2018 at 08:09 PM.