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We are in the process of creating DIY sections (eg Brakes, Lights etc).
The chaos below is merely a holding place whilst this work is in progress.

Good reference site

STAR Service Manual Library -- Awesome!
STAR Service Manual Library -- Awesome!

Mercedes-Benz Do It Yourself DIY Repairs. Includes link to online owners manuals.
Mercedes-Benz Do It Yourself DIY Repairs

Restoring How Tos for the R171
Restoring How Tos for the R171

How to Replace batteries in your keyfob with Pictures
DIY : How to Replace batteries in your keyfob with Pictures

Built-in Garage Opener - How To Program
Built-in Garage Opener - How To Program
R171 : DIY : How To Program the Garage Door Opener in Your Benz VIDEO





INTERIOR
Repair of the seat that "snaps" into the curves NEEDS ADDING
Repair of the seat that "snaps" into the curves

*Remove and repair heated seats
How to guide: Remove and repair heated seats

*Radar Detector Install!
The Great Radar Detector Install!

*Retrofit electric seats
DIY - Retrofit electric seats

Windrestrictor installation
R171 Windrestrictor installation

Repairing the R171 Trunk Divider Pegs
DIY: Repairing the R171 Trunk Divider Pegs

Custom trunk inserts
DIY: Custom trunk inserts


ENGINE

Water in battery compartment
Water in battery compartment

M272 engine throttle clean
mercedes benz slk 350 M272 engine throttle clean

*Fuel pump replacement
R171 Fuel pump replacement

*Siren Replacement SLK55 AMG
Siren Replacement SLK55 AMG (2005)

Check your antifreeze
It's a Perfect Day to Do Something?

*Fix for A/C not working or intermittent, windows fogging up (caused by bad SAM)
DIY Fix for A/C not working or intermittent, windows fogging up (caused by bad SAM)

Check your Balance Shaft Sprocket in 10 minutes.
Video: Check your Balance Shaft Sprocket in 10 minutes.

radiator fan and power steering pump removal
radiator fan and power steering pump removal

How to change the oil on Mercedes Benz 2008 SLK 280
DIY: How to change the oil on Mercedes Benz 2008 SLK 280




EXTERNAL

maintenance position for the wipers
Does the SLK have a maintenance position for the wipers?




SERVICE creaky door mirror
SERVICE creaky door mirror

Rattle left rear - finally sorted!
Rattle left rear - finally sorted!






Guide to Lubricating Sticky Rear Windows
Guide to Lubricating Sticky Rear Windows




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1. DIY: Custom trunk inserts

Elec done.
 

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*Correctly adding an accessory using an 'add-a-fuse' to an SLK.
Correctly adding an accessory using an...

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION.

Engine

removal of plastic gasket cover for SLK 200 R171 engine M271.944
Detailed removal of plastic gasket cover for SLK 200...

Water in battery compartment
Water in battery compartment

M272 engine throttle clean
mercedes benz slk 350 M272 engine throttle clean

*Fuel pump replacement
R171 Fuel pump replacement

*Siren Replacement SLK55 AMG
Siren Replacement SLK55 AMG (2005)

Check your antifreeze
It's a Perfect Day to Do Something?

*Fix for A/C not working or intermittent, windows fogging up (caused by bad SAM)
DIY Fix for A/C not working or intermittent, windows...

Check your Balance Shaft Sprocket in 10 minutes.
Video: Check your Balance Shaft Sprocket in 10 minutes.

*radiator fan and power steering pump removal
radiator fan and power steering pump removal

How to change the oil on Mercedes Benz 2008 SLK 280
DIY: How to change the oil on Mercedes Benz 2008 SLK 280

Removing the engine covers from top of engine.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/460058-removing-engine-covers-top-engine.html


*SLK P0015 P0012 P0022 P0025 Error DIY.
SLK P0015 P0012 P0022 P0025 Error DIY

SLK 200 R171 Oil Filter Housing/Oil cooler change/ seal change.
SLK 200 R171 Oil Filter Housing/Oil cooler change/ seal...

*Spark plugs on a 200 kompressor (M271).
Spark plugs on a 200 kompressor (M271)

SLK 200 Tappet / Lash Adjuster DIY Replacement.
SLK 200 Tappet / Lash Adjuster DIY Replacement

DIY Oil Change for SLK350 with Pictures.
DIY Oil Change for SLK350 with Pictures

*Replace the Cam Solenoid Magnet Error Code P0025 Fix.
Replace the Cam Solenoid Magnet Error Code P0025 Fix

Idler pully replacement.
idler pully replacement

Replaced oil separator, Drain Pan and Housing Cover.
Replaced oil separator, Drain Pan and Housing Cover

*SAP Secondary Air Pump Removal.
SAP Secondary Air Pump Removal

SLK AMG Air Filter Install.
SLK AMG Air Filter Install courtesy of Dr Eddy etyu

Drain/fill in coolant ENGINES 272.
Drain/fill in coolant ENGINES 272 in MODEL 171 courtesy...

Removing covers. Also see pdf in Green Filter replacement below
If you want to work on the engine, you will probably need to remove the covers:
Removing the engine covers from top of engine

*2006 Slk 280 cooling fan and fan shroud pics & steps courtesy Reb_Tn_06.
2006 Slk 280 cooling fan and fan shroud pics & steps...

* How to change your spark plug wires-112-113-272-273 motors, most V6 & V8s.
How to change your spark plug and wires for the...


Fluid changes. Oil Change Coolant/Antifreeze Flush Power Steering Fluid.
DIY Oil Change Coolant/Antifreeze Flush Power Steering...

DIY Power Steering Wheel Fluid "Change".
DIY Power Steering Wheel Fluid "Change"

Oil filter housing. (photos lost).
Oil Filter Housing replacement. Unable to replace photos.

Oil filter disassembly.
Oil filter disassembly

*'05 SLK 350 Oil Sensor replacement.
'05 SLK 350 Oil Sensor replacement

Sepentine belt & pullies.
Hear whining? Good place to start:
Complete Serpentine (Poly-V Belt) Replacement DIY M112...

Oil Breather.
Smell oil burning and can't find a leak? Try this:
Resealed my leaky oil breathers today!

DIY: Valve Cover Breather Cover Job.
DIY: Valve Cover Breather Cover Job

Green filter replacement.
R171 AMG55 Green Filter Install PDF

*Under Hood LED Lighting.
DIY - Under Hood LED Lighting

*DIY Vacuum Pump SLK 200 1.8L
DIY Vacuum Pump SLK 200 1.8L

R171 Change Motor Mounts.
R171 Change Motor Mounts

Complete Serpentine (Poly-V Belt) Replacement DIY M112 & M113 Engines.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/160705-complete-serpentine-poly-v-belt-replacement-diy-m112-m113-engines.html

Oil Change Coolant/Antifreeze Flush Power Steering Fluid Change.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/171394-diy-oil-change-coolant-antifreeze-flush-power-steering-fluid-change.html

manual transmission and diff oil change.

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/340225-diy-manual-transmission-diff-oil-change.html

Fuel filter change.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/24440-fuel-filter-change.html

*Spark plugs on a 200 kompressor (M271)
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/28591-spark-plugs-200-kompressor-m271.html

*R171 spark plug change (M272 engine).
DIY: R171 spark plug change (M272 engine)

Water in battery compartment.
Water in battery compartment

DIY Servicing Auto Trans . . . Penny wise, pound foolish?
DIY Servicing Auto Trans . . . Penny wise, pound foolish.

SLK 200 UK Oil and filter replacement-with images.
SLK 200 UK Oil and filter replacement-with images

DIY Oil Change for SLK350 with Pictures.
DIY Oil Change for SLK350 with Pictures

slk-55-oil-and-filter-change courtesy cyberdrakon.
slk-55-oil-and-filter-change courtesy cyberdrakon


Transmission
 

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EXTERNAL





Door hinge removal.
How to Change your R171 Door Hinge - the easy way !

Remove door lock and repair Infrared sensor .
DIY : Remove door lock and repair Infrared sensor

Rear light cluster removal
Also useful for dismantling boot/trunk interior.
R171 Tail lamp removal procedure

side skirt removal from 05 R171 Anyone undertaking this please take photos. None in thread.
side skirt removal from 05 R171


Wheel refurb.
I will be posting up a DIY for wheel referbs!

Spoiler removel/replace
2 parts.
DIY: rear spoiler removal and install, part 1
Spoiler removal and install, part 2



Rear sway bar & stabilizer bar replacement.
DIY: Replacing the rear sway bar/stabilizator bar link


Replace bank angle and slip ring /clock spring.
replace bank angle and slip ring /clock spring part 1

Exhaust manifold remove/repair/replace.
DIY: SLK55 R171, Exhaust Manifold Removal, Repair...

Rear Differential Jack Pad for SLK55 AMG.

DIY Rear Differential Jack Pad for SLK55 AMG

Diy 350 exhaust bracket.
Diy 350 exhaust bracket

Replace ROTORS and PADS 05 SLK.
Replace ROTORS and PADS 05 SLK

DIY Brake job.
DIY Brake job


Lubricating Sticky Rear Windows.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/446834-guide-lubricating-sticky-rear-windows.html

*How to strengthen signal using the R170 Antenna.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/138585-how-strengthen-signal-r170-antenna.html



Brake Rotor Turning Limits.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/164314-brake-rotor-turning-limits.html

Removing the engine covers from top of engine.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/460058-removing-engine-covers-top-engine.html

Build a Brake Pressure Bleeder for $30.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/473329-build-brake-pressure-bleeder-%2430.html


*Installing motor with memory for mirror dip on reverse.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/477841-r171-installing-motor-memory-mirror-dip-reverse.html

Smarten the look of your disc brakes and painting calipers!
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/228617-smarten-your-disc-brakes.html

Replacing rear springs and shocks.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/196217-replacing-rear-springs-shocks-r171-courtesy-mchild.html

*Curb Alert Pro install SLK55
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/229569-curb-alert-pro-install-slk55.html

Jack stands, DIY Xmas Project
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/486929-my-diy-xmas-project.html
 

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INTERIOR

Facia/Dash restore.
DIY: Take apart Audio 50 APS HU restore front plastic...

Comand screen scratches. Restoration.
Comand screen scratches

Lateral glove box door.
Lateral glove box door

How to replace SLK steering wheel.
How to replace SLK steering wheel

*DIY Paddles.
DIY Paddles

AC Vent Removal.
AC Vent Removal

*Gauge Cluster Removal & 120kph speed alarm
Gauge Cluster Removal & 120kph speed alarm

*Cheap and Simple solution to make Audio 20 Aux IN.
Cheap and Simple solution to make Audio 20 Aux IN

DIY repair attempt of sticky, malfunctioning buttons (and corrosion) in Comand APS.
DIY repair attempt of sticky, malfunctioning buttons...

*"HomeLink" Home Made (ALSO USEFUL IF YOU WANT AN ADDITIONAL BUTTON).
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/181282-[diy]-homelink-home-made.html

NTG2.5 Replace LCD.
NTG2.5 Replace LCD

*Seats, retrofit electric.
DIY - Retrofit electric seats

*Heater or Noisy Fan
Damp patches on the passenger carpet?
Heater noisy, or stopped working?
How to remove 2005 Mercedes SLK200 blower fan motor assembly


*Retrofit COMAND NTG 2.5 --APS(NGT) 50.
Retrofit COMAND NTG 2.5 --APS(NGT) 50

*Replacing faulty MFD panels - a.k.a. 'frying the shrimp'.
Replacing faulty MFD panels - a.k.a. 'frying the...

*Retrofitting a 2009 audio 20... make that a Comand 2.5
Retrofitting a 2009 Audio 20

*DIY Aux-In for Audio 20.
DIY Aux-In for Audio 20

*Fixed my crackling and buzzing Harman-Kardon speaker.
Fixed my crackling and buzzing Harman-Kardon speaker

*Custom boost gauge pod in dash.
Custom boost gauge pod in dash

*R171 350 Heater / Blower Regulator Replacement.
R171 350 Heater / Blower Regulator Replacement

*SLK R171 head unit removal (youtube by benzwerks).
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...r171-head-unit-removal-youtube-benzwerks.html

*DIY - Retrofit Linguatronic NTG 2.5 (R171).
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...fit-linguatronic-ntg-2-5-r171.html#post228071


*Up/Down Shift Buttons to AMG Paddles Upgrade (pre-2006).
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/194033-up-down-shift-buttons-amg-paddles-upgrade-pre-2006-a.html

*USB Port Addition.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/258601-usb-port-addition.html

*Rear window regulator replacement.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/371753-rear-window-regulator-replacement.html

Trunk Struts Replacement.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/20064-diy-r171-trunk-struts-replacement.html

*Install Aftermarket radio to replace Audio20.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/11993-r171-install-aftermarket-radio-replace-audio20.html


Cupholder into pop-out Ipod Holder/change/phone, etc *PICS
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/5373-cupholder-into-pop-out-ipod-holder-change-phone-etc-%2Apics.html

*Take apart Audio 50 APS HU restore front plastic panel / fascia.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/462481-diy-take-apart-audio-50-aps-hu-restore-front-plastic-panel-fascia.html

*Denison Gateway 500 / Escort 9500ci Install.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/9065-diy-r171-denison-gateway-500-escort-9500ci-install.html

*Installing a Climatronic Module.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/479393-installing-climatronic-module-my-2010-slk.html

Grease against squeaking seat
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/425434-diy-grease-against-squeaking-seat.html
 

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ENGINE

*SLK P0015 P0012 P0022 P0025 Error DIY.
SLK P0015 P0012 P0022 P0025 Error DIY

*SLK 200 R171 Oil Filter Housing/Oil cooler change/ seal change.
SLK 200 R171 Oil Filter Housing/Oil cooler change/ seal...

*Spark plugs on a 200 kompressor (M271).
Spark plugs on a 200 kompressor (M271)

SLK 200 Tappet / Lash Adjuster DIY Replacement.
SLK 200 Tappet / Lash Adjuster DIY Replacement

DIY Oil Change for SLK350 with Pictures.
DIY Oil Change for SLK350 with Pictures

*Replace the Cam Solenoid Magnet Error Code P0025 Fix.
Replace the Cam Solenoid Magnet Error Code P0025 Fix

Idler pully replacement.
idler pully replacement

Replaced oil separator, Drain Pan and Housing Cover.
Replaced oil separator, Drain Pan and Housing Cover

*SAP Secondary Air Pump Removal.
SAP Secondary Air Pump Removal

SLK AMG Air Filter Install.
SLK AMG Air Filter Install courtesy of Dr Eddy etyu

Drain/fill in coolant ENGINES 272.
Drain/fill in coolant ENGINES 272 in MODEL 171 courtesy...

Removing covers. Also see pdf in Green Filter replacement below
If you want to work on the engine, you will probably need to remove the covers:
Removing the engine covers from top of engine

*2006 Slk 280 cooling fan and fan shroud pics & steps courtesy Reb_Tn_06.
2006 Slk 280 cooling fan and fan shroud pics & steps...

* How to change your spark plug wires-112-113-272-273 motors, most V6 & V8s.
How to change your spark plug and wires for the...


Fluid changes. Oil Change Coolant/Antifreeze Flush Power Steering Fluid.
DIY Oil Change Coolant/Antifreeze Flush Power Steering...

DIY Power Steering Wheel Fluid "Change".
DIY Power Steering Wheel Fluid "Change"

Oil filter housing. (photos lost).
Oil Filter Housing replacement. Unable to replace photos.

Oil filter disassembly.
Oil filter disassembly

*'05 SLK 350 Oil Sensor replacement.
'05 SLK 350 Oil Sensor replacement

Sepentine belt & pullies.
Hear whining? Good place to start:
Complete Serpentine (Poly-V Belt) Replacement DIY M112...

Oil Breather.
Smell oil burning and can't find a leak? Try this:
Resealed my leaky oil breathers today!

DIY: Valve Cover Breather Cover Job.
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/134082-diy-valve-cover-breather-cover-job.html

Green filter replacement.
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/11054-r171-amg55-green-filter-install-pdf.html

*Under Hood LED Lighting.
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/141065-diy-under-hood-led-lighting.html

*DIY Vacuum Pump SLK 200 1.8L
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/175682-diy-vacuum-pump-slk-200-1-8l.html

R171 Change Motor Mounts.
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/204002-r171-change-motor-mounts.html

Complete Serpentine (Poly-V Belt) Replacement DIY M112 & M113 Engines.
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/160705-complete-serpentine-poly-v-belt-replacement-diy-m112-m113-engines.html

Oil Change Coolant/Antifreeze Flush Power Steering Fluid Change.
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/171394-diy-oil-change-coolant-antifreeze-flush-power-steering-fluid-change.html

manual transmission and diff oil change.

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/340225-diy-manual-transmission-diff-oil-change.html

Fuel filter change.
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/24440-fuel-filter-change.html

Spark plugs on a 200 kompressor (M271)
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/28591-spark-plugs-200-kompressor-m271.html
 

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Also checked for intact photo links.

*MB Do it Yourself repairs.
Mercedes-Benz Do It Yourself DIY Repairs

*DAYLIGHT SAVINGS - CLOCK ADJUSTMENT.
https://www.slkworld.com/off-topic/...d-here-usa-nov-5th-2-am-uk-oct-29th-2-am.html

Where do you buy parts online, and how's the shipping?
Where do you buy parts online, and how's the shipping?

*How To Program the Garage Door Opener.
R171 : DIY : How To Program the Garage Door Opener in...

Rattle fix - soft rubber cupboard door bumper.
Rattle fix - soft rubber cupboard door bumper

Relay diagram.
Relay diagram

*how to clear "main inspection performed on time?"
how to clear "main inspection performed on time?"



*Emergency Call Button SOS Red Light Solution.
Emergency Call Button SOS Red Light Solution...




INTERIOR

DIY: R171 Shifter console plate
(including shifter position indicator, and mirror & vario roof switches) removal and refinish.

DIY: R171 Shifter console plate (including shifter...

*DIY : Replace steering wheel with one with paddles on.
R171 : DIY : Replace steering wheel with one with paddles on

*DIY: R171 Seat Heater Repair.
DIY: R171 Seat Heater Repair

Filling vario roof hydraulic fluid and pump location.
filling vario roof hydraulic fluid and pump location.

Repairing the R171 Trunk Divider Pegs.
DIY: Repairing the R171 Trunk Divider Pegs





ENGINE

R171 spark plug change (M272 engine).
DIY: R171 spark plug change (M272 engine)

Water in battery compartment.
Water in battery compartment






EXTERNAL

Boot (Trunk) Spoiler Installation Process.
First MOD post... Boot (Trunk) Spoiler Installation Process

Aftermarket face lift mirror covers.
R171 : DYI for aftermarket face lift mirror covers

*AMG 3rd brake light install pdf.
AMG 3rd brake light install pdf contributed by Pr0xyPunk

How to remove a 2005 SLK 350 front bumper.
DIY How to remove a 2005 SLK 350 front bumper

Replacing rear springs and shocks R171.
Replacing rear springs and shocks R171 courtesy mchild

*Curb Alert Pro install SLK55.
Curb Alert Pro install SLK55



R171 - Jacking up the rear of the car, correctly.
R171 - Jacking up the rear of the car, correctly

Painting Brake Calipers.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/4067-painting-brake-calipers.html

Front bumper gap Sorted 171.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/27914-front-bumper-gap-sorted-171-a.html#post719665

How to install Mud Flaps Slk 280.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/131425-how-install-mud-flaps-slk-280-a.html

Brake bleed SLK 350.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/327145-diy-brake-bleed-slk-350-a.html#post2662577

Brake Fluid Flush DIY.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/11194-brake-fluid-flush-diy.html

Drain Holes Location.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/105562-drain-holes.html

*Retrofit Electrically Folding Side Mirrors.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...trofit-electrically-folding-side-mirrors.html

AC Problem? Evap Temp Sensor Replacement.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/356866-ac-problem-evap-temp-sensor-replacement-diy.html

55 AMG Rear Disc Replacement and Hand Brake problem.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...rear-disc-replacement-hand-brake-problem.html

Lubricate your roof hinges/joints and seals.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/136769-lubricate-your-roof-hinges-joints-seals.html

Replace Mercedes Star Trunk Emblem.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/365978-diy-replace-mercedes-star-trunk-emblem.html

R171 pre facelift front bumper to AMG styling upgrade on a budget.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...-front-bumper-amg-styling-upgrade-budget.html





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Interior
Dash and console

Holding place



*DIY Replace trunk inside filament bulb with LED.
DIY Replace trunk inside filament bulb with LED

R171 Remove Door Card/Panel.
R171 Remove Door Card/Panel

*Remove centre console and COMAND:
www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/395018-slk-r171-video-training-courses.html

*CarPlay for COMAND NTG1.
CarPlay for COMAND NTG1

*DIY: Digital Climate Control & Lower Tray Compartment Installation.
DIY: Digital Climate Control & Lower Tray...

R171 Windrestrictor installation.
R171 Windrestrictor installation
 

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USEFUL GENERAL DIYs

STAR Service Manual Library -- Awesome!
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/20362-star-service-manual-library-awesome.html#post224533

Mercedes-Benz Do It Yourself DIY Repairs. Includes link to online owners manuals.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/208194-mercedes-benz-do-yourself-diy-repairs.html

Restoring How Tos for the R171
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/479217-restoring-how-tos-r171.html

How to Replace batteries in your keyfob with Pictures
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/8067-diy-how-replace-batteries-your-keyfob-pictures.html

Built-in Garage Opener - How To Program
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/8352-built-garage-opener-how-program.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/10678-r171-diy-how-program-garage-door-opener-your-benz-video.html

Solar panel to keep the battery topped up
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/492113-fitting-solar-panel-keep-battery-topped-up.html


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS - CLOCK ADJUSTMENT.
https://www.slkworld.com/off-topic/473113-heads-up-daylight-standard-here-usa-nov-5th-2-am-uk-oct-29th-2-am.html

Where do you buy parts online, and how's the shipping?
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/27738-where-do-you-buy-parts-online-hows-shipping.html

Rattle fix - soft rubber cupboard door bumper. MOVE TO RATTLES
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/206122-rattle-fix-soft-rubber-cupboard-door-bumper.html

*Relay diagram. MOVE TO ELECTRICAL
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/135506-relay-diagram.html

how to clear "main inspection performed on time?"
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/104417-how-clear-main-inspection-performed-time.html



Emergency Call Button SOS Red Light Solution.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/366633-emergency-call-button-sos-red-light-solution.html
 

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Urgent help

Sometime we need a quick fix to make the car safe, or get it home.
The following have been gleamed from members posting issues and resolutions.
They are not solutions that I have made.
My thanks to those members who post questions
and most importantly, to those who post resolutions.


First trick, even though it may not make sense...

Disconnect battery for 30 minutes.

This gives all the electrical goodies time to power down completely
& can act like a reset.
Note:- SLKs need a great battery. Less than that and you get electrical gremlins that don't make sense. Save time in the repair shop and always start with battery reset and condition check.
Check the leads from the battery whilst you are in there.


Check fuses.

Even if they look good it is worth swapping over like for like (eg a 5amp with another 5amp).
Never be tempted to put a fuse in with a higher rating than the one it replaces.
This can result in fires.
Fuses are a deliberate weak point put in so you can immediately find the failure
and protects the rest of the circuit.
Worth having an idea of where fuses are located and what they are for.
You could put one of the diy links onto your phone for this very purpose.





Boot lid will not close/lock
Windows will not raise

Try raising all four windows by maintaining the air re-circulation button pressed a few seconds.

Rear windows will not raise

As a last resort the rear windows can be raised by applying 12v and ground to the connectors located in the trunk, if you don’t have accessto a DAS diagnostic system.

Did you use SmartTop to drop the rears?
You have to double tap the lock key to raise them again.




Wipers not working?

Check that the bonnet/hood is properly closed (open and shut it again).
Safety switch prevents the wipers operating if the bonnet is not fully latched.


To be continued as I spot them on the site for the 171.
Please PM me if you spot one.
I am particularly looking for those issues that can leave you stranded and do not need much in the way of mechanical knowledge.
 

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boot wiring fixed

We'll that was a cold day spent outside .. but pleased with the results.

First I found an old repair that had failed as they left the joint at the bend point of the wire!
So I then cut the old wiring back and made new joints protected with heat-shrink and new protective cover, pushing the joined wires up into the inside of the boot and then repeated half way down the lower strut (so the joint is protected by the plastic wire cover / protector).

I used a 7 core 'tow bar' cable plus a separate brown wire as that's twice the size of the others. also managed to feed the cable for the reversing camera through the protector at the same time so very happy with the repair :smile:

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Removing covers. Also see pdf in Green Filter replacement below
If you want to work on the engine, you will probably need to remove the covers:
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...ing-engine-covers-top-engine.html#post3872385

Removing the engine covers from top of engine.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/460058-removing-engine-covers-top-engine.html

FLUIDS, FILTERS & ASSOCIATED PARTS

Oil Breather.
Smell oil burning and can't find a leak? Try this:
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-g...81-resealed-my-leaky-oil-breathers-today.html

Check your antifreeze
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/488977-its-perfect-day-do-something.html

slk-55-oil-and-filter-change courtesy cyberdrakon.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...5-oil-filter-change-courtesy-cyberdrakon.html

SLK 200 UK Oil and filter replacement-with images.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/31571-slk-200-uk-oil-filter-replacement-images.html

How to change the oil on Mercedes Benz 2008 SLK 280
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...-change-oil-mercedes-benz-2008-slk-280-a.html

DIY Oil Change for SLK350 with Pictures.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/157489-diy-oil-change-slk350-pictures.html

DIY Oil Change for SLK350 with Pictures.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/4435-diy-oil-change-slk350-pictures.html

SLK 200 R171 Oil Filter Housing/Oil cooler change/ seal change.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...er-housing-oil-cooler-change-seal-change.html

Drain/fill in coolant ENGINES 272.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...lant-engines-272-model-171-courtesy-i860.html

Fluid changes. Oil Change Coolant/Antifreeze Flush Power Steering Fluid.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...freeze-flush-power-steering-fluid-change.html

DIY Power Steering Wheel Fluid "Change".
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/155170-diy-power-steering-wheel-fluid-change.html

manual transmission and diff oil change.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/340225-diy-manual-transmission-diff-oil-change.html

DIY Servicing Auto Trans . . . Penny wise, pound foolish?
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...cing-auto-trans-penny-wise-pound-foolish.html

Fuel filter change.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/24440-fuel-filter-change.html

Green filter replacement.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/11054-r171-amg55-green-filter-install-pdf.html

Oil filter disassembly.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/160417-oil-filter-disassembly.html

Oil filter housing. (photos lost).
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...cement-unable-replace-photos.html#post1025058

SLK AMG Air Filter Install.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...nstall-courtesy-dr-eddy-etyu.html#post2548074

Fuel pump replacement
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/91873-r171-fuel-pump-replacement.html

Replaced oil separator, Drain Pan and Housing Cover.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...ed-oil-separator-drain-pan-housing-cover.html

'05 SLK 350 Oil Sensor replacement.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/28021-05-slk-350-oil-sensor-replacement.html



ENGINE

removal of plastic gasket cover for SLK 200 R171 engine M271.944
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...ket-cover-slk-200-r171-engine-m271-944-a.html

Water in battery compartment
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/363594-water-battery-compartment.html

M272 engine throttle clean
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...-benz-slk-350-m272-engine-throttle-clean.html

Siren Replacement SLK55 AMG
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/488769-siren-replacement-slk55-amg-2005-a.html

Fix for A/C not working or intermittent, windows fogging up (caused by bad SAM)
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...ittent-windows-fogging-up-caused-bad-sam.html

Check your Balance Shaft Sprocket in 10 minutes.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...k-your-balance-shaft-sprocket-10-minutes.html

radiator fan and power steering pump removal
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/490529-radiator-fan-power-steering-pump-removal.html

SLK P0015 P0012 P0022 P0025 Error DIY.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/330409-slk-p0015-p0012-p0022-p0025-error-diy.html

Spark plugs on a 200 kompressor (M271).
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/28591-spark-plugs-200-kompressor-m271.html#post303044

SLK 200 Tappet / Lash Adjuster DIY Replacement.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/224889-slk-200-tappet-lash-adjuster-diy-replacement.html

Replace the Cam Solenoid Magnet Error Code P0025 Fix.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...cam-solenoid-magnet-error-code-p0025-fix.html

Idler pully replacement.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/226274-idler-pully-replacement.html

SAP Secondary Air Pump Removal.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/296554-sap-secondary-air-pump-removal.html

2006 Slk 280 cooling fan and fan shroud pics & steps courtesy Reb_Tn_06.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...n-shroud-pics-steps-courtesy-reb_tn_06-a.html

How to change your spark plug wires-112-113-272-273 motors, most V6 & V8s.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...112-113-272-273-motors-most-v6-v8-motors.html

Sepentine belt & pullies.
Hear whining? Good place to start:
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...v-belt-replacement-diy-m112-m113-engines.html


DIY: Valve Cover Breather Cover Job.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/134082-diy-valve-cover-breather-cover-job.html

Under Hood LED Lighting.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/141065-diy-under-hood-led-lighting.html

DIY Vacuum Pump SLK 200 1.8L
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/175682-diy-vacuum-pump-slk-200-1-8l.html

R171 Change Motor Mounts.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/204002-r171-change-motor-mounts.html

Complete Serpentine (Poly-V Belt) Replacement DIY M112 & M113 Engines.
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/160705-complete-serpentine-poly-v-belt-replacement-diy-m112-m113-engines.html

Spark plugs on a 200 kompressor (M271)
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/28591-spark-plugs-200-kompressor-m271.html

R171 spark plug change (M272 engine).
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/26807-diy-r171-spark-plug-change-m272-engine.html





Water in battery compartment. 1 of burning crayon smells

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/363594-water-battery-compartment.html
 

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Another Airscarf Retrofit
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/553616-another-airscarf-retrofit.html#post4619180

R171 Front Spring Replacement DIY
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/554000-r171-front-spring-replacement-diy.html

Motor mounts install.
 

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R171 Sticky in case of emergency

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/458506-diy-r171-trunk-strut-replacement.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/16824-diy-r171-smartkey-battery-replace.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...ps-includes-battery-connection-checklist.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/32358-diy-replacing-motor-mounts-r171.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/466569-diyers-your-help-needed-r171.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/34866-diy-r171-washer-reservoir-removal.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/239681-diy-intake-manifold-tumble-flap-slk-350-a.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...tioning-mercedes-slk350-|-between-wheels.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/5873-diy-service-e-cabin-air-filter-replacement.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/130833-retrofit-source-hid-install.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/187817-r171-fuse-relay-locations-pics-descriptions.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/25313-fuel-filter-change.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/29773-diy-oil-change-oil-extractor.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/530419-bodywork-internal-external-facia.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/11429-7g-tranny-fluid-change-diy.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/530361-lighting-interior-exterior.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/1561-green-filter-install.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...issues-troubleshooting-tree-smarttop-etc.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/120857-drive-belt-serpentine-replacement.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/9239-diy-r171-reset-service-indicators.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/104329-battery-change-diy.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/221953-slk55-amg-spark-plug-change.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...-filter-reset-service-reminder-slk55-amg.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...-filter-reset-service-reminder-slk55-amg.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...r-brake-pads-flush-brake-fluid-slk55-amg.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...freeze-flush-power-steering-fluid-change.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/117217-diy-replace-cam-sensor-solenoid-gaskets.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/11652-diy-slk-55-oil-change-pictures.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-class-diy/261177-supercharger-oil-change.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...3-5l-v6-air-filter-replacement-10min-job.html
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-c...112-113-272-273-motors-most-v6-v8-motors.html

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To be added to electrical when ready.

Alternate battery switch installation
 
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