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Just signed up. Bought a 1998 SLK230 a few days ago with 84k miles, no rust, good interior (but for the usual vinyl peeling) and excellent body. Also have a 1995 E320 Estate Wagon for bad weather - we've been known to have that around here.

Issues with the SLK: CEL first threw codes P0410 and P0803 (latter is only for manual trannies, shrug). I reset the PCM using the battery disconnect method. CEL is on again, but both of the original codes are gone (and my flashers are working properly again) but now throwing P0805. Sigh.

Old Mercedes are a never-ending adventure. Lots of good help and advice here for my SLK, though. Since it's now the latest love of my life.

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Datacard?

Still not entirely clear on what a datacard actually is, but apparently if I post my VIN in the thread of my introduction post, somebody will help me out. So, here: WDBKK47F7WF040889

Is that all I need to do?

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Still not entirely clear on what a datacard actually is, but apparently if I post my VIN in the thread of my introduction post, somebody will help me out. So, here: WDBKK47F7WF040889

Is that all I need to do?

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Welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK. There is a specific Datacard request thread so that it is seen and actioned, but as I have seen your request here no problem and here is your Datacard. The Datacard gives information regarding what came with the car when built. However, for the early SLK's the information is limited.
 

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Thank you very much!

I am really interested in nailing down the correct color for use in repainting the peeling vinyl. I already found that my interior leather appears to be 225A "Leather Quartz." Would this be the same color as the vinyl on the dash, console, arm rests, etc., all of which are scuffed and peeling significantly?

This Volico color seems to be pretty close to what I've got: VLC-COLOR Leather & interior paint (150 ml) Mercedes Quartz (quarz & sand) | VOLICO.de - von Liebenstein Consulting | Your contact partner for leather and interior paints for Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche

It's expensive enough that I want to be sure before ordering.

Thanks again for your fast response and help already given!
 

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As mentioned above :D

Paint code 1: 744 DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010
Equipment: 225A LEATHER QUARTZ

What's a datacard?
It is the 'window or windshield' sticker that comes on new vehicles (USA models)(All countries can get them here). It shows the option codes and the name of the options included in/on the car when purchased.

Early model R170s (1996-2000) have very little data in their datacards and some of the info might be erroneous like saying you have a 'DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010' which we know is wrong
 

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That's another thing. Soft top? AFAIK, mine has a retracting hard top. Or is that just Mercedes terminology?
no...as mentioned above :D

Early model R170s (1996-2000) have very little data in their datacards and some of the info might be erroneous like saying you have a 'DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010' which we know is wrong
 

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As mentioned above :D

Paint code 1: 744 DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010
Equipment: 225A LEATHER QUARTZ

What's a datacard?
It is the 'window or windshield' sticker that comes on new vehicles (USA models)(All countries can get them here). It shows the option codes and the name of the options included in/on the car when purchased.

Early model R170s (1996-2000) have very little data in their datacards and some of the info might be erroneous like saying you have a 'DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010' which we know is wrong
Oops, my apologies. I posted before reading you all the way through. I'll be more careful in the future.
 

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Story of my life my friend...story of my life :D
 

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