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Registered 2002 SLK320/2001 SLK320
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Has anyone fitted a push button start switch to the dash?

I am looking to do it and wondered if it has been tackled before.
 

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Registered 1999 SLK230
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Looking also for the R170. I've seen a few Chinese kits out there for around $50-$75 but not sure if they would work well.
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Premium Member 1999 SLK 5.4 M113
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Almost did this to mine, but figured away around not doing it.

however, for my bastardized CLK55, I do, indeed have a push button start on it. just got a cheapo momentary push button from AutoZone, found a spot for it in the ash tray and ran 2 wires to the starter solenoid. I had to do this to get around some of the ignition and steering lock components that quit working.
 

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Registered 2002 SLK320/2001 SLK320
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Revisiting this after a while...

It seems to be unpopular then.
 

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Revisiting this after a while...

It seems to be unpopular then.
Don't think you can come to that conclusion based on 3 replies ;)

I wish all my rides had that ability.
 

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Registered 1996 SLK230K
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I made my own "keyless" starter for a previous vehicle. It worked well and was a fun talking point (push button start on a 1989 vintage car).
I'm not sure if I would do it to Baby ('96 230K), as the switches and push button wouldn't look quite right in her interior. Maybe if the ignition barrel ever craps out like it did on the previous car I would look at an alarm with a remote start function (Baby has no alarm currently).

Cheers
Jay
 

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Registered 2012 SLK350
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I've had keyless start on different vehicles over the past 12 years, yet I've never forgotten to turn off the vehicle. Not everything can be 100% idiot proof.
 

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Registered 2002 SLK320/2001 SLK320
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Could you provide me with details on how you did it please?
 

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Registered 2003 SLK320
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Isn't "keyless" and "push-button" two different things? Push-button is just to engage the starter, right?
 
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