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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-04-2008, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings! Found you all while surfing for some answers... you all might be able to answer them quickly - so I'll give it a shot! I have a '99 SLK 230

1. Need a new dimming interior rearview mirror (surfing when I found you). Saw instructions on how to replace... will take to a shop to do it as I'm afraid I would short out something (female with tools might not be so good in my case). Recommendations on what to buy.... mercedes replacement, something else? Where to purchase?

2. Lens Cover - white/clear - the one on the passenger side - just covers a little amber light that blinks when I lock or unlock the car... came off somewhere down the line and I noticed it the other day. Again - where to buy some miniscule item like that?

3. Window stops - have had both sides repaired by someone other than Mercedes because their only answer was a whole new window unit... seems there is a 'stop' that keeps the window from going up to far and thus sticking up higher than the rubber seal at the top of the window... then you get leakage when it rains and the door is hard to close. Well - the passenger one is doing it again... any knowledge - suggestions?

4. antenna... I bought my car used - seems the antenna wasn't functional - the car was it's own antenna! I just had the radio replaced and at the time, they put in a retracting antenna that I bought online (hated it once I saw it, but no time to return). The antenna lasted a week - now it stay up... not liking so much... suggestions on what to buy and where?

Any help is appreciated!

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Check out the R170 forum. That is the one specific to your vehicle. This might not help you with your specific questions, but the best place for parts that I have found is autohaus az. You might have to go to the dealership for some parts. I would also search or post this on the R170 forum.

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#1 never had this problem, but from what i red its very easy.

#2 if your talking about the light on the fender, it snaps in place

#3 any good body shop can fix the window, i had this problem they took the door panel off and adjusted the window timing.

#4 take that auto antema and toss it, put your factory one back, or check ebay for a replacement

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Thanks guys - I'll copy my questions over onto the 170 forum and see if there are additional hints... I've already learned alot about the interior painting issue from reading posts! Thanks again... -leslie is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 08:32 AM
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The manufacturer will send you a replacement rearview mirror free of charge. Remove it (it just snaps off the bracket), turn it over and read the name of the manufacturer. Go to their web site and let them know you have a problem. I did it about a year ago.
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