HOW TO RESET: Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R171 Service Reset

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R171 Service Maintenance Indicator Light Reset

Steps by step tutorial on how to reset the oil service maintenance reminder indicator message light on Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R171 from the year 2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2010.


  • Turn the key to POSITION 1.


  • Press the R button 3x.2004-2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R171 Oil Service Reset -press R button


  • After pressing the R button 3x, the VOLT will be displayed on the dashboard.2004-2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R171 Oil Service Reset -volts will displayed


  • Then press the ARROW DOWN to display the SERVICE MENU2004-2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R171 Oil Service Reset -service menu


  • Press the MINUS (-) button until you select the CONFIRMATION then press the OK button.2004-2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R171 Oil Service Reset -confirmation


  • Select FULL SERVICE then press the OK button.2004-2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R171 Oil Service Reset -select full service


  • SERVICE CONFIRMED. Turn Off the ignition, Service reminder reset is complete.

This tutorial may work to the following model

SLK 200 KOMPRESSOR 2004–2008, SLK 200 KOMPRESSOR 2008–2011, SLK 280 2005–2008, SLK 300 2009–2011, SLK 350 2004–2007, SLK 350 2008–2011, SLK 55 AMG 2004-2011, SLK 55 AMG Black Series 2006–2008.

About Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class (R171)

The second-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK, internally designated model R171, is a two-passenger, front-engine, rear-drive, retractable hardtop roadster, unveiled at the 74th Geneva International Motor Show — and manufactured and marketed for model years 2004–2010. Currently in its third generation and manufactured at Mercedes’ Bremen plant, the SLK nameplate designates Sportlich (sporty), Leicht (light), and Kurz (compact).

The R171 features a number of revisions compared to its predecessor, the R170: a 30mm longer wheelbase, increased length (72mm) and width (65mm), 40% increased use of high strength steel, seven-speed automatic transmission, adaptive two-stage airbags, head/thorax sidebags and a revised roof mechanism (marketed as the Vario roof) deployable in 22 seconds (previously 25 seconds) with a rotary-pivoting rear window enabling a more compact folded roof stack and trunk storage increased by 63 litres with the roof retracted.Optional features include remote operation of the retractable hardtop as well as an innovative forced air, neck-level heating system integral to the headrests, marketed as Airscarf.

The fully galvanized bodywork, which features 19 percent improvement in static bending and 46 percent improvement in torsional strength with the roof down, also features a 3% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency, with a Cd value of 0.32. The design has been aerodynamically optimized to minimize interior draughts with the top retracted and includes a fabric windblocker which can be pulled up over the two roll-over bars. Mercedes marketed the R171’s tapering front end styling by designer Steve Mattin as “Formula One-inspired”.

In 2008, the SLK reached sales of 500,000. The R171 made Car and Driver’s Ten Best list for 2005 and won the Canadian Car of the Year Best New Convertible award.

The R171 SLK were the last series that a manual transmission was available in a 6 Cylinder Mercedes-Benz Convertible. The successor to the R171, R172, only offered manual transmission in their 4 cylinder vehicles.

Car and Driver reviewed the manual transmission in November 2004 and rated the transmission glowingly as “..the love child of a Honda S2000 and BMW M3…”. The review further wrote that with the SLK350 the engine “…has a willing personality that is perfectly suited to a manual transmission-you’ll definitely not regret choosing it over the automatic”.