Reset service light indicator Mercedes SLK CLass R171

Reset service light indicator Mercedes SLK CLass R171. From years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

How to reset service light indicator Mercedes SLK Class R171. From years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

  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 Class R171. 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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4 thoughts on “Reset service light indicator Mercedes SLK CLass R171”

    1. We don’t now why you can not reset the service light on your Mercedes SLK 280 from 2006, we tried this procedure and it worked.

      Resetting the maintenance service indicator, In the event that the maintenance service on your vehicle is not carried out by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, you can have the maintenance service indicator reset. The automotive maintenance facility carrying out the maintenance service will find the information for resetting the maintenance service indicator in the maintenance-relevant information for your vehicle. Such information is available from either your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or directly from Mercedes-Benz.

      If the maintenance service indicator was inadvertently reset, have an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center correct it.
      Only reset if the proper maintenance service has been performed. Resetting the system without performing the proper maintenance service as called for by the maintenance service indicator will result in engine damage and/or other vehicle damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.

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