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Hi all! I'm about to purchase a 2009 (update) SLK55 and thought it may be a good idea to "talk" to some experts first. I'm planning to do a pre-purchase inspection up on a hoist myself and just wanted to know if there's anything in particular I should be looking for. Otherwise, does anyone has any suggestions as to why I should actually pay someone to do the inspection ie. is there anything to be gained by logging into the computer etc.? Also the car i'm looking at has damaged (baked / blistered) buttons on the radio and rather than replacing it with a similar (fake or genuine) unit I thought I'd rather get a double DIN fitting kit and put in a "GOOD" media player/NAV unit from a reputable brand (maybe Kenwood / Pioneer / Alpine) I've heard that for some reason this in not possible in cars originally fitted with GPS (as is the AMG) ?? It doesn't make any sense to me why this should be the case but thought someone out there may know the truth of the matter.

Hope you guys may be able to help. Thanks.
 

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Welcome from the Wirral, England.

Checking for codes 'may' disclose hidden problems.

You might find someone on the regional thread who might help:
Australia/New Zealand - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Now Jeff is on the case you'll have all the info you can handle on the head and such.
Plenty have done what you are planning on.

Hope it turns out to be the right one for you.
 

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Welcome from Canada :grin:

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

We also have an 09 SLK 55. I would pay the money to have everything checked out & you won't be sorry.
 

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Thanks Jeff for the link to the peeling buttons issue. Yes this is the exact problem I'm facing however it appears the only fix is to get replacement buttons and it seems you were extremely 'lucky' in this regard. I suspect I will have more difficulty getting anything out of my local MB dealership (except for the offer to buy a whole brand new comand unit at a very "reasonable" (NOT) cost !!!)
 

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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)
 
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