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Registered 2004 SLK230
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Greetings, fellow SLK owners!

I got my '04 SLK 230 with 82K in April (have the tan to prove it). Love-love-love the car, though I am in the throes of figuring out issues with various sensors, relays, etc., including:

- BAS light occasionally comes on and bizarrely self-cures after a couple days. When it's on, OBD scanner gives code for a wheel speed sensor.
- Sometimes it won't start. I can jump-start it, though (but the battery tests OK), then it’s fine for several weeks. Possible K-40 relay issue?
- Increasingly balky about shifting out of Park. This started a few days ago and has gotten worse. Going to replace brake light switch…

Many thanks and heers,

Stephen
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Hi Stephen,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

Some guides on how to use forum features https://www.slkworld.com/forum-operations-help-center/536527-links-how-threads.html



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

You've posed a few questions, so I'll point you to two very useful sections

TSBs https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-service-campaigns-tsb/
DIYs https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-class-diy/

All those have been asked before, so a search will yield many results.
Eg "R170 won't start" https://www.slkworld.com/gtsearch.php?q=R170 wont start

One last tip. Start simple and free/cheap.
If you think you are chasing around and getting nowhere, get it scanned by an MB shop or MBIndy.
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
If you wish to become PM (Private Message) capable or to ‘edit’, you need 15 posts. To get those 15 posts quickly, just go to the ‘New members introduce yourself here’ section and welcome enough new members as we welcomed you to obtain your needed posts to PM/edit. You can always pm a moderator.
Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
Want to ‘like’ or thank’ someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any post you like. This saves you having to comment or use the 'quote' button so we know who you are asking or replying to or referencing.
New members should be aware that the 'New Posts' link next to the 'Search' link top right of the info bar is a great way to see all of the posts you have missed since you were on the forum last. Remember to click 'mark forums read' under ‘quick links’ when you leave.
FREE!! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). You must update your profile with vehicle info and your location and post an introduction first.
http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html

Thank you
Jeff
Founding Member/Super Moderator
 

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Hi Stephen, welcome from Canada :smile:
 

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Super Moderator 2006 SLK 280
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
California

:burnout::Beer:

List of Useful SLK Links >https://slk-links.neocities.org/Links.html

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html
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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 favorite.
Here's the main thread:
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ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes
Benz SLK Forum
 

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Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
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Hi Stephen, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Super Moderator 2010 SLK300 2LOOK
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Hi Stephen and welcome from Lakeland, Florida!
 

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