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Mrs B has an SLK 271 954 dated 2010 bought with 1200 on clock now 190000.
Inevitable few probs, so found this forum to help self-fix occasional issues.
Hope to share experiences.

Just had a seized blower fan; as RHD replacements are stupidly expensive (min c £240), needed to establish what was the problem before committing, and found great youtube videos via this forum. Nevertheless, broke one clip cos not clear it was pinch to remove rather than lever lugs (minor issue), and failed to appreciate that one set of wires attached to the unit are nothing to do with it - just needed to be separated as a connected unit.
Now sourcing new fan unit. Old one had been noisy for a while, but was completely seized. Meanwhile, battery compartment was half full of water.
All fun

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