Clips on air box over the battery on SLK R172

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by PhiliusM, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. PhiliusM

    PhiliusM Member

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    SLK 350 R172. I am trying to find a supplier of the little screw clips that hold the lid to the battery compartment on. The lid also acts as an air intake duct for the cabin air.

    Mercedes say that the thumbscrew part of the clip is only available with the air box.
     
  2. SLKGirl

    SLKGirl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I've got one of those and have no idea where the battery is, thought it was that thing thing with the red "+" cap on it to the top right middle (left as you look at it) of the engine, between the top cover an the wheel arch/strut ?
     
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    jotter22 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Are you covering all bases with top right middle left?:thumb:

    Tony.
     
  4. SLKGirl

    SLKGirl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Pic attached
     
  5. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis MB Club Veteran

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    Top right in your pic, under the air intake, if the OP is to be believed..
     
  6. SLKGirl

    SLKGirl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    my battery is on the left, red square cap thing ?
     
  7. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis MB Club Veteran

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    No, according to your owner's handbook that is the Jump Start/Charger connection.

    As the OP stated the battery is under the cabin air intake, top right in your picture.
     
  8. SLKGirl

    SLKGirl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not quite sure why the manual saus replacing the battery is a job for MB, but I don't think I'll take it apart to find out, or I could be needing some "little screw clips" to :)
     
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    grumpyoldgit Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Take a look on this site to see if there is anything suitable.

    ClipsAndFasteners.com - Automotive Retainers,Clips and Fasteners
     

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