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I was just reading another SLK forum where someone mentioned the following:

"It is just as neat as the ignition - you don't have to hold the key until the engine fires up. Just turn the key all the way and let go - the auto starter will take care of the rest."

Am I the only one that didn't know that?

I went out and tried it, sure enough, just a quick turn to the start position and let go and it starts right up. Pretty cool.

From the Manual:

Starting
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Do not depress accelerator. Briefly turn key in steering lock clockwise to the stop and release. The starter will engage until the engine is running.

If engine will not run, and the starting procedure stops, turn key completely to the left and repeat starting the engine.

Vehicles with manual transmission:
Do not depress accelerator. Fully depress clutch pedal, otherwise the engine cannot be started due to the integrated safety interlock.

Turn key in steering lock clockwise to the stop. Release key only when the engine is firing regularly.


So I guess this trick only works with the automatic transmission. Still pretty neat for those with the automatic.
 

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I thought you read the 01 from cover to cover.......

J/K ... [:)] I found out about that when my meat hook slipped off of the key one morning. The starter stayed engaged till the engine started, neat system... [;)]
 

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RE: I thought you read the 01 from cover to cover.......

Bruce R. - 4/7/2005 9:52 AM

I thought you read the 01 from cover to cover.......
I did, twice!! But as always it's the little details that I miss. I'm sure I read over that part pretty fast, I mean I've been starting cars for 30 years, do I really nead to read the instruction manual for that? Apparently, yes. Anyway, I thought I would share that with anyone else who didn't already know.
 

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I am totally confused
Why should you be any different??? Sorry, just kidding. [:D]

If you turn the starter key enough to get the starter to engage, you can let go of the key and the starter will stay engaged until the engine starts. You can just turn the key for a second and let go. The starter will not stop, but rather continue cranking until the engine starts. Apparently this only works on cars with an automatic transmission, not on a stick shift like yours.

Does that help? If not, I'll be happy to drive out to Califirnia and show you.... That is your picture right? [:D] [:D] [:D] Only kidding again... [:D]
 

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RE: I thought you read the 01 from cover to cover.......

Apparently, yes. Anyway, I thought I would share that with anyone else who didn't already know.
You did good, I'm just in a giddy mood this afternoon for some reason.
Oh, by the way, you do know where the bomb arming switch is right??? [:D] [:D] [:D] [:eek:)] [:eek:)]
 

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RE: I thought you read the 01 from cover to cover.......

Bruce R. - 4/7/2005 5:33 PM

Oh, by the way, you do know where the bomb arming switch is right??? [:D] [:D] [:D] [:eek:)] [:eek:)]
It's a switch under a red gaurded cover...so it must be that one up by the rear view mirror. It supposed to say "Master Arm" but apparently it is miss-labeled as "SOS". [:D][:D][:D]
 

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Ya, that's the one ...... :)
 

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I resent that. im not a dork. The correct nomenclature is Nerd! ha ha

Not my fault u horny old men cant controll yourselves.


ha ha Viagra is whats for dinner
 

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ha ha Viagra is whats for dinner
And if you're lucky it's what's for breakfast and lunch too ! ..... [:eek:)][;)][:D]
 

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I tried it my car does auto start. Never really noticed it because it actually takes more brian power to not hold the key then it does to just turn it until my bitch fires up.
 
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