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Registered 2006 SLK55 AMG
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Discussion Starter #1
Quit running at 70mph with low fuel light on. Filled up, won't start or run, except for a extremely brief moment. Can't hear pump or relay. Hoping it's the fuel pump relay. Don't know where located. Any help would be appreciated. Don't know if it's the same location or relay as the SLK 350 etc. Mine is the V8 5.5 ci engine. Thank you for reading. -Eddie-馃槉

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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see this for locations of parts


Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

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

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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.
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Registered 2006 SLK55 AMG
11 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
I found the fuse box under the hood, and on the left end of dash. There was a paper in the dash fuse box. It shows the location of the third fuse box on the left, drivers side in "the boot". Still can't find that one. Now I'm having to disassemble trunk linings. Not a simple task. -Eddie-馃槉

Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
14,436 Posts
Hi Eddie, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. 馃槃

Registered 2009 SLK350
330 Posts
Welcome to the forum from the DFW area.
Remember to use the search button.
Try this hope it helps


Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
11,473 Posts
Hi Eddie, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Registered 2006 SLK55 AMG
11 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
Hi Eddie, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. 馃槃
Thank you. Thank you all for your kind welcome. I'm still learning this forum and want to thank each individually, but having a bit of struggle doing that.

I have so enjoyed my little SLK "rascal", and can't wait to get it back into service. I'm a mechanic, electrician, AC tech, and bla bla. I knew going in that these fine machines would be a learning curve for me, but isn't everything?

I'm counting on you guys for your vast experience. I've searched for archives on the 2006 SLK 55 fuel relay and fuel pump, but info is so far non existent or not applicable. I suspect that's due to the limited production. Simple things such as exact location of the relay fuse block, best practice disassembly to get to it, same for the fuel pump, just aren't out there or at least not yet found.

I'll get there, but it's looking like I'm as always, on my own to forge ahead which means I will be doing it the hard way, much unnecessary disassembly etc. I know you all know what I'm talking about. -Eddie-馃槉

Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
94,911 Posts
post 16 above has a link to all r171 fuses and relay locations
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