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Hi all,

Just wanted to introduce myself. My wife has always wanted an SLK (teenage dream) so I bought her one last Oct. Nothin spectacular but a nice looking 2005 200 Kompressor.

She absolutely loves it, sadly we are having quite a few electrical issues such as keys being tempramental, roof not going down or not coming up depending on the day, passenger window working then not working, parking sensors playing up and the drivers electric seat no working anymore...

on the plus side, the air scarfs work well and so do the auto lights, wipers and cruise control! :grin:

She absolutely loves the car and I have just found the forum so will probably be digging for answers over the next few week!

Just wanted to say howdy!
Cheers
James
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

owner's and maintenance and Comand manuals & great R171 info:

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/maintenance_manuals

Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

your brochure:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

clear side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

My mods - See my signature block links below - also check my albums in my profile and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section

FREE GIFT! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html


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If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
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Also vote or enter our Ride of the Month competition: ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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Hi James,


Welcome from Wirral, England.


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.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).
March winner (an R170) joined Summer 2017 and had only 6 posts at the time of winning.
Newbies can win.


Voting is open for the 2018 April Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Voting closes on April 30th 4:00 pm edt.​





Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
http://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/439993-new-wondering-what-do.html

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.
General Discussion - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html


The UK has an active meet scene.
Here is a taste of what is coming up and a couple of links to past events to whet your appetite:
http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/437417-uk-new-members-spring-2018-a.html#post3587793
 

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Hi James, welcome from Canada :smile:




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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
California

:burnout::Beer:

List of Useful SLK Links >https://slk-links.neocities.org/Links.html

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html
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We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favorite.
Here's the main thread:
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ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes
Benz SLK Forum
 

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Welcome

Hi James! Welcome!
Don't be too daunted these little MBs are easier to work on than you might think. SLK world helps a lot. Good luck sorting your problems.
 

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Hi James, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets here. Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

We're also plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map - Please let me know if you'd like to be added to the map. :tu:

Thank you
Dave
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you for the welcome, it seems very friendly here! Currently on ship so have no pics to post up, but will stick one here when I get home end of next week.

I have put a new parking sensor ECU in the car before I came away and am getting it programmed in when I get home, so hopefully that will resolve one issue (it now beeps when the car is started which is better than the previous one! but still no "sensor" function)

And yes, the wife loves it, I do to! it is such a lively go cart even with the 1.8 engine. I am hoping to get the roof and keys looked at by merc this time home too so we can enjoy the summer sun (in the UK it is due on the 4th of May between 13:34 and 13:42)!!

Many thanks all for the welcome

James
 

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if you have a r171 issue like you drive,

post it in the
r171 general discussion section
 
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