Reset service light indicator Mercedes SLK 280

Reset service light indicator Mercedes SLK 280. From years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

How to reset service light indicator Mercedes SLK 280 (171.454).

  1. Turn key to position 1.
  2. With the display in the “default” normal driving position, (this should be speed or temperature) press the reset button three times really fast.
  3. The display will now read the battery voltage.
  4. Press down arrow once to get to service menu.
  5. Press “-” (minus) three times until you highlight “confirmation”.
  6. Page Down (key next to arrow down) to advance to the next menu.
  7. You should see Confirm Full, Cancel Full, Cancel Items.
  8. Turn ignition key to position 2 (I think you could do this anytime after step 4 above).
  9. Press Page Down while Confirm Full Service is highlighted.
  10. You should get a message confirming success.
  11. Repeat Page Up (key next to up arrow) until you reach the standard display.
  12.  Start the engine.
  13. Page up to the screen that normally says Service “X” in “NNNN” miles. It should read “Reading Data Please Wait”.
  14. After 30 seconds or so it will read “Service “X” in 13000 miles.

You can also get to the service menu by holding the reset button down while the “Service “X” in “NNNN” miles” is displayed. But this seems to be a reduced function menu.


That it is the full procedure how to reset service light indicator Mercedes SLK 280. If you like to reset any maintenance oil light after an oil change. Or reset check engine light, airbag light, inspection key or insp errors when maint reqd, for Mercedes-Benz cars. Or any warning light for service reminder which appears on the display. Write in the search box the car name for which you want to find information, and find how to reset other service reminders when by yourself.

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7 thoughts on “Reset service light indicator Mercedes SLK 280

  1. OMG that was so easy! Thank You! I’ve been taking my Mercedes to a Chevy dealer for service because it’s closer then driving 80 miles to the Mercedes dealership. The folks at the Chevy dealership took HOURS trying to figure out how to reset my service life. with NO LUCK. I used your page and reset it myself, in 4 minutes!!! Million Thanks!!! Will tell everyone, ( INCLUDING the Chevy dealer )

  2. Thanks for posting. One clarification. I was trying to use the “-” (minus) button on the side of the cluster by the R button–the one you use to dim the panel lights. Finally figured out that you use the minus button on the steering wheel.

  3. Great info! Although my experience was that I didn’t need to move the key once I started the procedure. And you might want to clarify the key positions. I had no idea what position 1 or 2 was, so I just had to experiment.

    Just to reiterate Brent’s comment about the minus button, you might want to clarify that it’s the minus/volume down button on the steering wheel.

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