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Exclamation DIYs, Documents, Manuals, and FAQ links. Covers roof rattles, and other common issues

Let's make a list of Links for DIY articles, please try to place links to benzworld sources when possible (but not absolutely necessary).

Please read and contribute if you can to the wikipedia article!
Mercedes-Benz R171 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Training manuals, DTBs/TSBs, Manuals:
Thanks Bill! PM me if you'd rather this wasn't linked.
Bill's Den: Documents
Please, any members reading this, would one any of you mirror some of the files from Bill's server so we have a online backup? Thanks, please PM me if you are willing. And again, thanks to Bill for providing this great resource!
Interactive Owner's Manual (UK spec SLK)
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SLK - Interactive Owner's Manual - [HOME]
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FAQs
Fixes
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BEFORE TRYING ANY ROOF FIXES TO GET RID OF NOISE:
1.) Identify where it is, it may be as simple as the passenger seat belt clip rattling against the door.
2.) Ask the dealership to oil the seals


Roof Rattle fix 1, trunk closing position adjustment
by B55/aka Beleriand
Trunk Rattle Solution! - SLKWorld Forum

Roof Rattle fix 2, glass resting position adjustment
by SLK280DS
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1317602-roof-rattle-fix.html

Roof Rattle fix 3, horizontal bump stops
by jbanks15
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1322397-finally-fixed-my-roof-rattle.html

Roof Squeek fix 1, felt
by B55
Modifications
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Lowering/raising the car:
by fgwinn, with pictures in his gallery:
Front Struts:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1246175-suspension-conversion-mission-accomplished-strut-installation-details.html
Rear shock installation:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1241757-rear-shock-absorber-removal-installation.html
by ynot, quick overview with comments:
Lowering your vehicle - MBWorld.org Forums

AMG Steering wheel paddles
by aquascape
How to replace steering wheel with one with paddles on - SLKWorld Forum

Radar Install :
by Julien
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1234930-passport-laser-shifter-stealth-install-w-pics.html
Radar Install 2:
by SLK55er
[B]http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171...t=rear+install[B]
Radar Install 3:
by noregret4life
[B]LASER JAMMER Install - SLK World Forum[B]



Remote Roof / One touch Roof Module install and comparison
by Etyu and Ianx
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1259156-you-wait-ages-genuine-remote-roof-module-then-2-come-along-virtually-once-11.html
Right hand drive Roof module
by Cilonen
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1266025-vario-roof-module-rhd-installation.html

Clear Sidemarkers
by bmwnomore and fgwinn
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1255426-clear-bumper-lights-finally.html?highlight=clear+sidemarkers

Aftermarket HID
by ghostdunks
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1321825-install-hids-into-r171-slk.html

Aftermarket Head Unit
by ghostdunks
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1318284-install-aftermarket-radio-bt-kit-replace-audio20-r171-slk.html

Klimatronic Converion (conversion of Manual A/C to Digital Unit)
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171...imatronic.html

Linguatronic (Voice Control)
by miroj and others
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1224006-successful-linguatronic-install-r171.html

Front Plate options
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1361276-front-license-plate-mount.html#post2753256

Trunk lid protector
by SLK55er
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1203706-how-make-trunk-lid-protector-mb-forgot.html
Maintenance
Tricks
Quote:
DVD/COMAND/APS unlock
pdf file
how to access the Engineering Mode Menu. - SLKWorld Forum

Adaptive Learning Reset
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171-slk-class/1328254-adaptive-learning-reset.html

Dyno Mode
1.)turn your engine on, change the Cluster display to show the current mileage.
2.)turn your engine off.
3.)turn the ignition to the second position.
4.)quickly press the reset button 3 times
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I am amazed that this thread has been in service for so long and nobody said thank you. Well, here goes...

Thanks for all the info.
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No prob. And thanks for all the contributors that wrote the original articles! Too bad more people don't check this thread out!

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Here is one modification I did to my 2004 SLK R171: ipod and new Audio 20 cd in pre-facelift r171 - Page 2 - MBWorld.org Forums

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Here is one modification I did to my 2004 SLK R171: ipod and new Audio 20 cd in pre-facelift r171 - Page 2 - MBWorld.org Forums

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Sure! I'm looking for a new Audio 20 unit to do the same
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what is dyno mode? can someone explain it. Is it neccesary? thanks.


Dyno Mode
1.)turn your engine on, change the Cluster display to show the current mileage.
2.)turn your engine off.
3.)turn the ignition to the second position.
4.)quickly press the reset button 3 times

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what is dyno mode? can someone explain it. Is it neccesary? thanks.


Dyno Mode
1.)turn your engine on, change the Cluster display to show the current mileage.
2.)turn your engine off.
3.)turn the ignition to the second position.
4.)quickly press the reset button 3 times
Was wondering the same thing?

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