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Bring the front wheels into the straight-
X Move the selector lever to position P.
X Switch off the engine.
X Vehicles without KEYLESS-GO: remove
the SmartKey from the ignition lock.
X Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO: openthe
The on-board electronics have status 0,
which is the same as the SmartKey having
X Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO: remove the
Start/Stop button from the ignition lock
(Y page 148).
X If included in the vehicle equipment,
remove the tire-change tool kit from the
X Secure the vehicle to prevent it from rolling
away. Securing the vehicle to prevent it
from rolling away If your vehicle is equipped with a wheel chock,
it can be found in the tire-change tool kit
(Y page 300).
The folding wheel chock is an additional
safety measure to prevent the vehicle from
rolling away, for example when changing a
Fold both plates upwards 0002.
X Fold out lower plate 0003.
X Guide the lugs on the lower plate fully into
the openings in base plate 0022. Securing the vehicle on level ground
On level ground: place chocks or other
suitable items under the front and rear of
the wheel that is diagonally opposite the
wheel you wish to change. Securing the vehicle on slight downhill gradients
On light downhill gradients: place
chocks or other suitable items in front of
the wheels of the front and rear axle. Raising the vehicle
If you do not position the jack correctly at the
appropriate jacking point of the vehicle, the
jack could tip over with the vehicle raised.
There is a risk of injury.
Only position the jack at the appropriate
jacking point of the vehicle. The base of the Mounting
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jack must be positioned vertically, directly
under the jacking point of the vehicle.
The following must be observed when raising
R to raise the vehicle, onl yuse the vehicle-
specific jack that has been tested and
approved by Mercedes-Benz.Ifu sed
incorrectly, the jack could tip over with the
R the jack is designed only to raise and hold
the vehicle for a short time while a wheel
is being changed. It is not suited for
performing maintenance work under the
R avoid changing the wheel on uphill and
R before raising the vehicle, secure it from
rolling away by applying the parking brake
and inserting wheel chocks. Never
disengage the parking brake while the
vehicle is raised.
R the jack must be placed on a firm, flat and
non-slip surface. On a loose surface, a
large, load-bearing underlay must be used.
On a slippery surface, a non-slip underlay
must be used, e.g. rubber mats.
R do not use wooden blocks or similar
objects as a jack underlay.O therwise, the
jack will not be able to achieve its load-
bearing capacity due to the restricted
R make sure tha tthe distance between the
underside of the tires and the ground does
not exceed 1.2 inches (3 cm).
R never place your hands and feet under the
R never lie under the raised vehicle.
R never start the engine when the vehicle is
R never open or close a door or the trunk lid
when the vehicle is raised.
R make sure that no persons are present in
the vehicle when the vehicle is raised. !
The jack is designed exclusively for
jacking up the vehicle at the jacking points.
Otherwise, your vehicle could be damaged. X
Using lug wrench 0002, loosen the bolts on
the wheel you wish to change by about one
full turn. Do not unscrew the bolts
completely. The jacking points are located just behind the
wheel housings of the front wheels and just
in front of the wheel housings of the rear
wheels (arrows). X
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Make sure the foot of the jack is directly
beneath the jacking point.
X Turn crank 0021clockwise until jack 0022sits
completely on jacking point 0003and the
base of the jack lies evenly on the ground.
X Turn crank 0021until the tire is raised a
maximum of 1.2 in (3 cm) from the ground. Removing
! Do not place wheel bolts in sand or on a
dirty surface. The bol tand wheel hub
threads could otherwise be damaged when
you screw them in.
X Unscrew the wheel bolts.
X Remove the wheel. Mounting
anew wheel G
Oiled or greased wheel bolts or damaged
wheel bolts/hub threads can cause the wheel
bolts to come loose .As a result, you could
lose a wheel while driving. There is a risk of
Never oil or grease wheel bolts. In the event
of damage to the threads, contact a qualified
specialist workshop immediately.H ave the
damaged wheel bolts or hub threads
replaced/renewed. Do no tcontinue driving. G
If you tighten the wheel bolts or wheel nuts
when the vehicle is raised, the jack could tip
over. There is a risk of injury.
Only tighten the wheel bolts or wheel nuts
when the vehicle is on the ground.
Always pay attention to the instructions and
safety notes in the "Changing a wheel"
section (Y page 338).
Only use wheel bolts that have been designed
for the wheel and the vehicle. For safety
reasons, Mercedes-Benz recommends that
you only use wheel bolts which have been
approved for Mercedes-Benz vehicles and the
Be sure to use the original-length wheel bolts
when re-mounting the original wheel after it
has been repaired.
! To prevent damage to the paintwork, hold
the wheel securely against the wheel hub
while screwing in the first wheel bolt. X
Clean the wheel and wheel hub contact
X Place the new wheel on the wheel hub and
push it on.
X Tighten the wheel bolts until they are
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Lowering the vehicle
The wheels could work loose if the wheel nuts
and bolts are not tightene dto the specified
tightening torque. There is a risk of accident.
Have the tightening torque immediately
checked at a qualified specialist workshop
after a wheel is changed. X
Turn the crank of the jack counter-
clockwise until the vehicle is once again
standing firmly on the ground.
X Place the jack to one side.
X Tighten the wheel bolts evenly in a
crosswise pattern in the sequence
indicated ( 0002to001F). The tightening torque
must be 96 lb-ft (130 Nm).
X Turn the jack back to its initial position and
store it together with the rest of the tire-
change tool kit in the trunk/cargo
X Transport the faulty wheel in the trunk/
X Depending on the size of the wheel, you
may also be able to secure the defective
wheel in the spare wheel well. In this case,
you will have to remove the stowage well
casing from the spare wheel well and stow
it securely in the trunk/cargo
X Check the tire pressure of the newly
mounted wheel and adjust it if necessary. Observe the recommended tire pressure
i Vehicles with tire pressure monitor: all
wheels mounted must be equipped with
functioning sensors. Wheel and tire combinations
! For safety reasons, Mercedes-Benz
recommends that you only use tires and
wheels which have been approved by
Mercedes-Benz specifically for your
These tires have been specially adapted for
use with the control systems, such as ABS
or ESP ®
, and are marked as follows:
R MO =Mercedes-BenzO riginal
R MOE =Mercedes-BenzO riginal Extended
(tires featuring run-flat characteristics)
R MO1 =Mercedes-BenzO riginal (only
certain AMG tires)
Mercedes-Benz Original Extended tires
may only be used on wheels that have been
specifically approved by Mercedes-Benz.
Only use tires, wheels or accessories
tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz.
Certain characteristics, e.g. handling,
vehicle noise emissions or fuel
consumption, may otherwise be adversely
affected. In addition, when driving with a
load, tire dimension variations could cause
the tires to come into contact with the
bodywork and axle components. This could
resul tind amage to the tires or the vehicle.
Mercedes-Ben zaccepts no liability for
damage resulting from the use of tires,
wheels or accessories othe rthan those
tested and approved.
Information on tires, wheels and approved
combinations can be obtained from any
qualified specialist workshop.
! Retreaded tires are neither tested nor
recommended by Mercedes-Benz, since 342
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previous damage cannot always be
detected on retreaded tires
.As a result,
Mercedes-Benz cannot guarantee vehicle
safety if retreaded tires are mounted. Do
not mount used tires if you have no
information aboutt heir previous usage.
i The recommended pressures for various
operating conditions can be found:
R on the Tire and Loading Information
placard with the recommended tire
pressures on the B-pillar on the driver's
R in the tire pressure table on the inside of
the fuel filler flap
Observe the notes on recommended tire
pressures under various operating
conditions (Y page 318).
Check tire pressures regularly, and only
when the tires are cold. Comply with the
maintenance recommendations of the tire
manufacturer in the vehicle document
i Notes on the vehicle equipment –always
equip the vehicle with:
R tires of the same size on a given axle
R the same type of tires at a given time
(summer tires, winter tires, MOExtended
i On the following pages, you can find
information on approved wheel rims and
tire sizes for equipping your vehicle with
winter tires. Winter tires are not available
at the factory as standard equipmen tor
If you would like to equip your vehicle with
approved winter tires, you may also, in
certain circumstances, require rims of the
appropriate size. The size of the approved
winter tires may deviate from that of the
standard tires. This is dependent on the
model and the equipment installed at the
factory. The tires and wheel rims, as well as further
information, can be obtained at a qualified
i Overview of abbreviations used in the
following tire tables:
R BA: both axles
R FA: front axle
R RA: rear axle
In the following table, the wheel/tire
combinations are assigned to the vehicle
models through variants, e.g. V1, V2 etc.: V1 C 250
V2 C 300, C 300 4MATIC
V3 C 350, C 350 4MATIC
V4 C 63 AMG
Not all wheel and tire combinations are
available at the factory for all countries. Wheel and tire combinations
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