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Hi everyone-

Name is David. Nearly 64 yrs old. Just was lucky enough to purchase a 1998 SLK 230 with 85K on it that was actually owned and operated by the proverbial little old lady (client of mine.) Excellent condition except the horrible interior paint job. Great fun to drive. My first convertible. Had to replace the radio recently since the old (Blaupunkt?) LCD screen went black. Also had to replace the battery, since it was from 2001! BTW, after I did that, all sorts of odd problems instantly cleared up. Now I am trying to figure out why the turn signals sometimes don't blink, but mostly do. Anyway, a lovely car overall and just broken enough to keep me busy on weekends. Trying to figure out what mods are worth doing and what aren't. I won't do mechanicals, since the car is more than powerful enough for me, but I am thinking of getting a Smart Top module and possibly replacing the headlights with something much brighter. If anyone has suggestions, I would deeply appreciate the advice.
I am a computer consultant and have been since the bad old days of Osbornes and Kaypros, so I have some processing under my belt. Feel free to ask questions.
Nice meeting you all. Looking forward to learning about my new toy.

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Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
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Hi David, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada :smile:

Super Moderator 2010 SLK300 2LOOK
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Hi David and welcome from Lakeland, Florida!
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