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Hey all.
Does anyone know of an aftermarket alarm system that will work with the pneumatic door locks and with smarttop.
My 1996 SLK230K does not have a factory alarm system and the only infrared key that I have no longer functions. I would like to get remote entry back into the car as I have just had it painted and don't want key marks from missing the hole in the dark.
I did want to get one of the modules from United Auto Security but it appears that they are no longer in business. Both of their websites no longer show up, they have been away on eBay for over 12 months and both extensions of their phone goes straight to voicemail.

So yeah any good alarms that don't require an electric door actuator to be installed is basically what I'm after.

Cheers
Jay
 

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Hi,

Personally I would just get a new Key, you really should have a spare for all sorts of reasons, you can then relegate the Key with non working RF as your spare :wink:

HTH, Cheers Dave
 

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Thanks for the suggestion. I do plan on getting another key eventually (probably when it's too late).
The main issue is that my key is not RF it is an infrared one, so you have to point it at the rear-view mirror for it to work, which means being fairly close to and having direct line of sight with the car. It also will not work with the SmartTop that I have yet to install (it's sitting on my shelf of 'to do' items).


This One would have worked perfectly but as previously stated I think they are out of business as they have been away on eBay for over a year now and do not answer their phones.


What I need is an aftermarket alarm that will take care of locking/unlocking the car, that will also allow remote activation of the roof via the SmartTop. I can then use my key(s) to start and drive. The added benefits of an alarm are an extra immobiliser and a siren which my car lacks.


Cheers
Jay
 

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Registered 2002 SLK320
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Thanks for the suggestion. I do plan on getting another key eventually (probably when it's too late).
The main issue is that my key is not RF it is an infrared one, so you have to point it at the rear-view mirror for it to work, which means being fairly close to and having direct line of sight with the car. It also will not work with the SmartTop that I have yet to install (it's sitting on my shelf of 'to do' items).


This One would have worked perfectly but as previously stated I think they are out of business as they have been away on eBay for over a year now and do not answer their phones.


What I need is an aftermarket alarm that will take care of locking/unlocking the car, that will also allow remote activation of the roof via the SmartTop. I can then use my key(s) to start and drive. The added benefits of an alarm are an extra immobiliser and a siren which my car lacks.


Cheers
Jay
Hi Jay,

I'm sorry to say it, but I disagree ..................

I have never seen an aftermarket Alarm which will integrate with MB C/L as it is Vacuum Operated by a PSE Unit which is an integrated system with the MB Alarm.

What you actually need is to fix the underlying problem .............

Also, although I am not fully familiar with the early Cars like yours, I have personally never seen one without a factory Alarm System, (ATA), so perhaps that is what needs fixed :wink:

Finally, and again, only AFAIK, but R170 Keys work on RF, there is no IR in any I've seen, IR didn't come in until DAS 3 Keys, and even then they used RF for locking, and IR for Ignition EIS and Global Close functions by pointing at the Door Handle Receivers, but no R170 has DAS 3, all are DAS 2.

If I am wrong on any of the above I hope someone like @efair etc can correct me, and apologies if so ;)

HTH, Cheers Dave
 

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Hi,

I do know for certain that their are Various Version Codings for ATA, in both ATA and PSE system, as it is controlled by the the PSE.

It is fairly easy to add IMS on cars that don't have it, and then change a few Codings to set that up, I helped a guy across the pond to get his retrofitted IMS working a few months back..............

Apparently the USA Cars didn't ever have IMS so he got the Interior Lamp unit from a European Car, but the MBUSA WIS did not include the Wiring Diagram for the IMS circuit.

HTH, Cheers Dave
 

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Hey all.
Does anyone know of an aftermarket alarm system that will work with the pneumatic door locks and with smarttop.
My 1996 SLK230K does not have a factory alarm system and the only infrared key that I have no longer functions. I would like to get remote entry back into the car as I have just had it painted and don't want key marks from missing the hole in the dark.
I did want to get one of the modules from United Auto Security but it appears that they are no longer in business. Both of their websites no longer show up, they have been away on eBay for over 12 months and both extensions of their phone goes straight to voicemail.

So yeah any good alarms that don't require an electric door actuator to be installed is basically what I'm after.

Cheers



Jay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clifford-Concept-650-MkII-Car-Alarm-Immobiliser-Thatcham-Cat-1/272937299542?epid=1022830406&hash=item3f8c54ae56:g:sVAAAOxygj5Se4Jw



Hi, my 1996 230 has the above alarm fitted, Clifford concept 650, a great bit of kit, works the central locking etc, mine also closes the roof remotely not sure about needing extra kit fitted for that function as it was already installed when I bought the car, Highly recommended

The price quoted is the fitted price :smile:
 
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