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Hi there, Im searching all the threads as there seems to be countless, I just changed the batteries in my remote fob and its still dead, there is no red light and it does not even click so think its not well, the car came with this remote and only this one. The button in the car locks and unlocks the doors fine.

My question is what do I do? Whats the cheapest way to get it fixed etc in the UK, I also have bad radio reception but thats another issues I know, If I cant get the red light to work on the remote can I get another remote and use the guts of it , Im really smacking my head against a wall here, any help would be appreciated

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Stuart
 

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check your antenna cable in rear fender that it is not loose or disconnected as far as radio reception

go to dealer and pay for at least one new key

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Great R171 info:

Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

your brochure:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

clear side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

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Hi and welcome from Lakeland, Florida USA!

Sounds like you'll need a new fob.
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi Stuart, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 

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Hi Stuart, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Are you sure your new batteries are good and are installed correctly? Gutting a key from another car won't work. In the meantime, you can always lock/unlock with the metal key, but keep in mind your siren will sound upon unlocking - at least until you insert your key into the switch.


AFAIK the dealership is the only option for a new key - and you have to drive the car there and present some proof of ownership.


The flashing red light is not very bright - try it in the dark and press a few times to confirm.
 

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Hi Stuart,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

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We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).


This could be you in 12 months: https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-winner/535415-2018-slkworld-ride-year-winner-simplyslk.html

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
https://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/439993-new-wondering-what-do.html

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.

Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.
Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
https://www.slkworld.com/forumindex.php#club-regional-discussion-forum

A search which may narrow down the issue: http://www.slkworld.com/gtsearch.php?q=R171 Key fob issue

Don't be tempted by the mobile locksmiths.
What stops them making their own copy and selling it on?
 
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