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Hi --- Eric111 here. Have a 2005 SLK55, silver in color, 47k miles. Just hit its first real problem: the trunk latch would not open with the remote (have to use the key), the retractable top won't operate, and the third brake light is off.

The local M-B dealer says that it needs a new rear wiring harness and wants almost $2,000 to do that. I would like to know if I can replace it myself, and if so, if anyone knows the wiring harness part number and where I can buy it.



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Hi and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)

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I can't help with the wiring harness issue but, hopefully, some other members will offer their opinions and advice in the other thread that you've already started for that specific issue.

Thank you

DAS/STAR Premium Member 2005 SLK 55 AMG
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Morning & welcome ...

Looks like the normal stuff has been covered ...!!

I've seen your other thread about the wiring harness - it's not too bad a job to tackle yourself ...
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