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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Thank you for joining us.

We are an English-only forum so only posts in English are allowed. If necessary, translate it in Google THEN post the English version (y)

The following is a basic outline of how to make the best of our forum whilst you find your feet with a few hints and tips for those unfamiliar with forums.

For the full and official version see :- Help

First post an introduction. It is like starting a conversation by saying 'Hello'.
Wondering what to say?
Look at other members introductions. Some are detailed, others are short.
New Members Introduce Yourself Here - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Next update your details. This assists us when you ask for help.

Then claim your free gift:
Vehicle Data Card - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

The R170/R171/R172 models have separate sections.

In each you will be able to find Do it Yourself ( DiY )) topics.
These can be about improvements and ways to fix problems.
I know first hand that professional garages refer to some of our members threads.
They are that good.
The models explained:
What is R170, R171 and R172?

Need help?
Try search first. has a search box at the middle top (inside the banner).
Our cars have been around for some time and most questions/problems have been seen before.

Always start your search with'' to get forum specific answers.
Adding model type may narrow the search.
Varying how you phrase the question will bring different results.
Remember, we are worldwide? So Tire/Tyre, Bonnet/Hood etc may help.

Notice the difference?
(Note:- if you do have roof problems, try these links first:)
Vario Roof Troubleshooting Tree - R170 Courtesy of Leapyfish

R171 Vario roof troubleshooting tree

The General area of the 170/171/172 is where you should post most questions for help.
Our Moderators can move posts if you make a mistake, so don't panic if you get it wrong.
Be patient. The person who has the best answer may not be online daily.

What next?
Well, if you fancy meeting fellow SLKers you could try your regional threads:
<<<Click here.
Then scroll down until you see your Club and Regional Discussion Forum.
Regional zones are listed below this.

Simply start reading other threads.

We have some threads that are not car related.
Picture of The Day might raise a smile.

A simple guide to the rules.

No posts about religion, politics.
They are hot topics and often cause issues.

Respect your fellow members.
It's fine to disagree.
It's not acceptable to bully, harass, or use foul/threatening language.

Full SLKWorld rules here:

Admin. and Mods. may remove offending material without warning, if they feel it necessary.

HOW DO I GET HELP. (Reporting a post)

If you find a post offensive, or are not happy with a post :-
At the top of every post you will see 3 dots in a vertical line.
Click the dots to report and a sub menu opens
Select report for a post if you feel one of the above rules are being broken.
All staff will see a reported post marker.


Private Messaging (PM).
This is now referred to as a conversation.
Look to the right of the banner, click on the small version of your avatar.
A new menu opens. Click on Conversations.

The red dot indicates that you have Alerts, or Messages.

VERY IMPORTANT: always take a peek at that avatar. IF you see a red dot, it means that either a)someone has sent you a conversation that you need to read or b)someone has done something to one of your prior posts ("like" for example).

If it is a conversation alert, be sure to respond to it as it may be an SLKWorld staff member needing to talk you (y)

We hope you enjoy the forum and will help you if at all possible.

If English is not your first language, we will try to help.

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
26,174 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Not sorted details, not posted n introduction?
Unfamiliar with forums?

Then, this is the place to start.

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
26,174 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
The place to start for all you newbs.

And a handy reference for long serving members.

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
26,174 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Weekend reminder for those yet to update and/or post an introduction.
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