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I found a piece of black plastic just floating around the trunk, with the part code on it marked A171 684 0618. Its just a flat rectangular piece of plastic about 4 cms x 3 cms, and with two prongs sticking out of it.

anyone have the necessary tools to look up this part number and figure out what its for?
 

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If it's the loose part that I also found floating around when I bought my SLK350 it's to remove the aerial, I think. I won't tell you how long it took me to figure it out!
 

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Post a picture if you can.

That would be a good thread... "Guess what this part is and where it goes."

SLKman:tu:
 

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Based on UK-C200 and DansSLK's response, my guess is it's the part as indicated by the yellow arrow.

 

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Aha, thank you very much, kind sirs! no wonder that part looked familiar, I remember seeing it when I was taking the car apart while installing a new headunit. How it got around to floating around in the back of the trunk is another question altogether...
 

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One "ear" looks broken , maybe that's why it went loose . I hardly know why since almost never use the handbrake since I always put my car in Park mode. Anyway is there a guide to reinstall it back ?
 

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Evening

It can be replaced when the gear lever surround has been removed .. (it just clicks 'home')

The lower cubby needs to come out first (I think - it's been a month or two since I took mine out) - lift off the gear lever gaiter, lift up the silver gear surround (you can then disconnect the wiring under the gear display) and then prise up the whole gear surround assembly (I usually lift if using the newly created 'hole' where the gear lever gaiter was)

You'll be able to refit the plastic piece - it goes backwards and up till it clicks into place around the base of the handbrake...(You may need another pair of ahnds to hold the bit it clicks into to stop it moving around)

There was another thread on here a while back about this..

Cheers
Sean


Mods so far...
Airscarf Retro-fit http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/27470-project-airscarf-starts-here.html
Parktronic retrofit – using all factory parts
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33412-parktronic-retrofit-not-2-minute-mod.html
Alpine double-din touchscreen head unit with Bluetooth, Nav, DVD, reverse camera and iPod with a ‘Small’ sub in the boot
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/26915-amplifier-location.html
Mercedes Genuine rear Windscreen
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32951-new-windscreen-one-back.html
Display& steering wheel integration for the head unit.
Digital Climate control panel, Sun sensor and Pollution sensor fully working
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/30240-climatronic-retrofit-digital-climate-control.html
Hat-shelf mounted solar charging panel
Rain Sensor for Auto-wipe retrofit
Various coding changes to the Instrument cluster – see below
AMG Aluminium gear change paddles instead of the buttons
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31587-amg-aluminuum-gear-change-paddle-retrofit.html
Facelift SLK Antenna http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32272-facelift-antenna-tick-otherwise-known-two-minute-mod.html
Harman Kardon speaker upgrade – All 11 !!
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31530-hk-speaker-upgrade.html
Custom dimming LED DRL’s http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32992-looking-drls.html
LED’s… in various places…[x] - Map…[x] – Dome…l [x] – Number plate…[x] –Side…[x] – Puddle http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33120-leds-were-all.html
Full blown TPMS…
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33263-tpms-retrofit-its-started.html
Auto Dimming rearview mirror with integrated GPS Speed Camera detector BEHIND the glass….
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/35096-my-solution-dimming-interior-mirror-look-away-if-you-dont-want-see-things-getting-cut-up.html
Power Folding mirrors… http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33942-folding-mirrors-making-start.html
Designo style Alcantara head lining and various other bits, plus s smattering of Carbon fibre in there too
Johns 3rd brake light gizmo
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/15456-johns-3rd-brake-light-adapter.html
Smarttop – all fitted and working
Illuminated Sills –All done and installed… http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/88994-illuminated-sills-scratching-itch.html#post860810


Mods in progress
TPMS - STILL

Mods on the wish list
Magic sky OR a pano roof … this may take some time!!

Coding Mods… http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/31073-my-adventrures-star-diag.html
[x] - Enable those pesky phone buttons on the steering wheel - FINALLY DONE - WOOHOO
[x] - Enable Auto-wipe – done
[x] - Add temperature display to the lower MFD - done
[x] - Enable tyre pressure Loss Warning - done

[x] - Enabled Folding mirrors – done
[x] - Enable Gallons Remaining in the MFD – done
[x] - Enable Cornering Fogs - done

[x] - Enable both rear fogs - done
[x] - Enable Alarm 'chirping' – done
[x] - Enable TPMS display in the upper MFD – done
[x] - Enable Parktronic - done

[ ] - Enable Highline TPMS – proving tricky!!, but we have some great brains on the case….
 
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