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Registered 2001 SLK200K
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Good Afternoon
I am new to this site & would like to ask for advice please. I have a 2001 SLK convertible, automatic. I am having an issue with both keys, which are coming apart & held together with duct tape & recently they won't always start the car. They turn fully in the ignition, all lights are illuminated on the dash but then nothing happens. Sometimes it will start after a couple of goes, but yesterday it took over an hour sat in Tesco car park for it to finally start up.
Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.
Thanks.
Hazel
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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defective eis
also how old is car battery?
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Registered 2001 SLK200K
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Discussion Starter #5
Silver SLK petrol, convertible 2001
and your model is? 200? 230? 320?

and an intro would be wonderful!

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.


HI, i have posted an intro, hope that's ok?
Model is 200
Thanks for your help
 

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Registered 2002 R170 SLK V8 5.0
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Have a read of this ...................


In particular my comments in post # 7 and #17, on use of SDS Diagnostic (NOT OTHERS) and the MB Drive Authorisation System, (Immobiliser) ........................

Also Post # 17 gives you the "Cheap out" solution, but that can be a bit of a lottery as to whether the parts actually do match, and also how long they will last as this is a common issue now at the age of most of these Cars ;)

HTH,
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Unfortunately MB dealers are shut.
If you ring an independent MB specialist, make sure to ask if they are using SDS to scan codes.
If they say 'we use best scanner' or any other answer than 'Yes' move on.

Reason for the proper scanner is that it looks deeper and can isolate the issue.
Other scanner may do this, but are more likely to list a bunch of failures when only one item in the sequence is the issue.

Basing that purely on how other members have got on with things.
 
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