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Registered 2008 SLK350
122 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey you lot, this is my first post so I thought I’d introduce myself.

I’m John and I’m picking up a 2008 SLK350 tomorrow. Can’t wait!!! I’ve done a huge amount of research and think I’m buying a good, clean example for a good price and below average miles.

Now, question....the OEM head unit looks dated and I’d like to change it for something more modern. Is there one available that has the same array of connectors so I can just do a straight swap? Not being lazy just pragmatic!

I look forward to chatting with you all.



Super Moderator UK 2002 SLK320 Blue
2,933 Posts
Thanks John.

Good luck picking the car up tomorrow! Hope you get the roof down and a large smile on your face.

Can you update 'About Me' to show your SLK details when you get the car (eg 2008 SLK350). This step makes it much easier if you post questions about your car in that others immediately know what model and year your car was made and can help you more quickly.

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
27,311 Posts
Welcome from Wirral, England.

If you are new to forums, or the format of this forum, this may help.

Our forum rules:

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
The web site of slk-links Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: The web site of slk-links <<<Where to find part numbers

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads below.
R170 DIYS:- SLK R170 class DIY
R171 DIYS:- SLK R171 Class DIY
R172 DIYS:- SLK R172 Class DIY

Some useful tips in this section for new Members and prospective owners.
The web site of slk-links

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
This is where to find meets/events.

Look across the banner and you'll see three vertical dots.
Many questions answered there.
You'll also find the >>>FAQs<<<

Click the 5 horizontal lines near the banner.
Scroll down and you'll find a huge section of info.
Check out the tsbs. Lot's of fixes for MB recognised issues there.

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
27,311 Posts
Some handy stuff.

Inspection check list (Also add datacard list to this):

Sluggish test drive:

Roof and drains tlc:

Best modification:

Not so sure about perfect plug and play replacement.
Check out 171 diys & 171 general mods.

We get out Sheffield way on our trips.

Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
96,506 Posts
Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

Great R171 info:

Lube those seals:

your brochure:
Mercedes Brochure Archive

mods you should do:

clear side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars I've taken the CF Plunge...
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!

FREE!! How to get a free datacard!

Thank you
Administrator/Founding Member

Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
13,230 Posts
Hi John, welcome from Canada 😄
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