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My name is Randle, I don't have a Mercedes as of yet.
I'm doing as must research as I can into the SLK R171, I really like this body style and to tell the truth....even if it's the worst still buy one.
I would add this will be my reward for being a single dad raising five kids, four of which are girls and of the five, three are redheads. So to say the least...I've earned it..!!
In short, can't wait to slide that top back and stomp on the peddle and wave by to the kids....ha ha

Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
97,374 Posts
Randle, Put 'lookin' for vehicle and location please as below

Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

First please update your location and vehicle (Put Looking!)(year?: 1996-2017, model?: 32, 200, 230, 250, 280, 300,320,350,55) in your profile as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information if you haven’t. This takes about 30 seconds to do.
Follow exactly to update: ‘Usercp’ at the top of page, then ‘edit your details’ on the left side, ‘additional information’ near the bottom, edit your ‘location’ and ‘vehicle’. Info in your garage does not update your profile.

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

Lube those seals:

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
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas
and my signature block threads

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
13,824 Posts
Welcome from Canada Randle :grin:

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
28,152 Posts
Hi Randle,
Welcome from Wirral, England.

Please update you vehicle/location details (see post 2).
The reason that we ask you to update vehicle/location details is to save repeating the same
information every time that you ask a question.
Also, this site is truly worldwide. That can matter when you ask for help and information.
Are you looking for a bonnet, or a hood, a boot, or a trunk? Makes a difference.

RoTM for when you have your car (Although you can vote for this month after the 15th).
We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is 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:
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)

I would give you a link to the regional threads but you have note sorted the usercp.
So I have no idea where you are (it is truly a worldwide forum).

The checklist for buying and collecting your car:

Here's to a successful hunt.

Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
12,051 Posts
Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,405 Posts
Hi Randle, and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)
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