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I am looking for a cup holder for my SLK R171 2008. I have the cubby hole fitted and am looking to swap it out for the cup holder. I know they aren't the best design but there is a drive through Starbucks opening in my town and I just can't avoid the cup holder situation any longer!
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I am looking for a cup holder for my SLK R171 2008. I have the cubby hole fitted and am looking to swap it out for the cup holder. I know they aren't the best design but there is a drive through Starbucks opening in my town and I just can't avoid the cup holder situation any longer!
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Before going for the original cup holder , you might want to do search on here for some of the alternatives people have come up with ...
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Bought my SLK used. Apparently the previous owner did not know about SLK's demonic cup holder. 1000USDs later, a HU from a donor car was fitted and reprogrammed.

Here's the good part:
Look around the garage, find some foam packing material and fashion it to fit in the center console. Notice coffee stains already. Open cell foam is better than closed cell to adapt to the different diameter containers. When not in use, stuff it behind the passenger seat.

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Omg Rossdonna! That is an awesome idea! Will need to try and make it look a bit more appealing though ? thanks for the idea
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I dont ever, EVER, permit anything but pure water in my automobile and they must be bottled, lidded and securely held. If you must drink a slurpee, please do so in a BMW.
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Dont do it. I just bought a 2006 SLK 55 AMG. The previous owner spilled his drink on the Comand unit from the cup holder. Repair cost is a minimum of $1500.00

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Bought my SLK used. Apparently the previous owner did not know about SLK's demonic cup holder. 1000USDs later, a HU from a donor car was fitted and reprogrammed.

Here's the good part:
Look around the garage, find some foam packing material and fashion it to fit in the center console. Notice coffee stains already. Open cell foam is better than closed cell to adapt to the different diameter containers. When not in use, stuff it behind the passenger seat.

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That is brilliant !!!!


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That's a brilliant idea, although I use my cup holders all the time, but I'm very careful. And I use cup cozies on bottles because of them sweating. I've thought of putting a piece of clear vinyl over it, maybe tying it on to the cup holder with ribbon, yarn or string. I think it would stick to radio area without anything, though. I have too much junk in the center console.
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That's a brilliant idea, although I use my cup holders all the time, but I'm very careful. And I use cup cozies on bottles because of them sweating. I've thought of putting a piece of clear vinyl over it, maybe tying it on to the cup holder with ribbon, yarn or string. I think it would stick to radio area without anything, though. I have too much junk in the center console.
Me too, I use my cup holders all the time, only with bottled water and my coffee mug which has a top on it, but I like the center console idea, will give it a try, though I do actually use it for an arm rest, but still a damn fine idea.
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Cup holders....

I've found one useful purpose for the cup holders in my R170:




NOT to be used whilst driving, of course!!
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