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I'm a new comer on this forum, owning a SLK 350 CDI (R171) year 2004 with full options (leather, sport + AMG packs, automatic gearbox , airscarf, etc.). I own this car from new. 145000kms, no problem, only a need to change now the front shock-absorbers. I would like too to get some informations on how to update the european maps of my GPS (command NTG1) without loosing an arm (french expression meaning without having to pay too much for what should be a free maintenance service).


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owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
Bill's Den: Documents

your brochure:

mods you should do:

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen
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Welcome from the Sacramento ValleySLK Enthusiasts!

Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

There are a number of threads that discuss upgrading the maps for NTG1 on this forum, search (top right of the page) will be your friend. It will depend what version of the maps you currently have, for the process you need to follow (firmware might need updating too), but it's likely to cost you an arm and a leg (the British equivalent to your saying) to buy the correct map discs that you'll need to upgrade! :(

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Hi and welcome to SLK World from Southern England.
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