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Thank you for accepting me as a member! I just bought a used 2001 MB SLK320 Convertible Roadster that replaced my even older 2000 Audi A4 Quattro Sedan. I'm loving how fun the SLK320 is to drive! I do have 2 small (more annoying than anything else) problems. The used car dealer only gave me one broken and duct taped folding key fob. So, I'm just wanting to replace the shell of the fob for a new one and transfer the inside and the key into it. But there are so many types out there. Even the car dealership (who mailed me a replacement) ordered the wrong kind. I'm not wanting to spend an arm and a leg just to get a nicer looking key fob that I can actually attach to my keyring. Just any compatible key fob that is in one piece and working correctly. No duct tape. :grin: And the second issue is the Factory installed stereo is locked and I was not given a code to unlock it. Dealership just told me the radio doesn't work. So, I know I need the serial number off the side or back of the radio and I need 2 metal hook looking tools with rings on the end, to pull the radio out of the dash. But Amazon has many tools that say are for 2001 SLK320's. Problem is, they all have different hook types from each other. I've never experienced such a hard time with car accessories or parts.

Do you have any advice for a new MB owner for replacement key fobs and tools to pull the stereo out to get the serial number for the radio code?


Barbara Stender
2001 Mercedes SLK320 Convertible Roadster
Discovery Bay, California
 

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Hi and welcome from Florida!

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Hi Barbara,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

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We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
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There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.

Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.
Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
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Many have used shells off ebay and swapped the innards for the key.
As said, radio code should be free from your dealer with proof of ownership and ID.
 

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Hi Barbara, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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