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420 Practical hintsReplacing bulbsReplacing bulbs for rear lamps
Before you start to replace a bulb for a rear
lamp, do the following first:
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
Tail lamp unit
Open trunk lid.
Swing the trim panel covering the cor-
responding rear lights to the side.
Press tabs1 together.
Remove the bulb carrier.
Press gently onto the respective bulb
and turn counterclockwise out of its
Press the new bulb gently into its bulb
socket and turn clockwise until it
2Turn signal lamp
4Standing and side marker lamp
5Rear fog lamp (driver’s side)/tail
Reinstall the bulb carrier.
Let tabs1 engage.
Reinstall trim panel.License plate lamp
Loosen both screws1.
Remove the license plate lamp.
Replace the tubular lamp.
Reinstall the license plate lamp.
Retighten the screws1.
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421 Practical hints
Replacing wiper blades
Replacing wiper blades
Removing wiper blades
Remove SmartKey from starter switch
(vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: make
sure the vehicle's on board electronics
have status 0).
Fold the wiper arm forward.1Unlock
Pull the tab in direction of arrow1 and
remove windshield wiper.
Installing wiper blades
Slide the wiper blade into the cutout on
the wiper arm (see arrows).
Slide the tab back in the direction of
arrow2 until it audibly engages.
Fold the wiper arm backward to rest on
the windshield. Make sure you hold on
to the wiper when folding the wiper arm
For safety reasons, switch off wipers and
remove SmartKey from starter switch
(vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: make sure the
vehicle's on-board electronics have
0) before replacing a wiper blade.
Otherwise, the wiper motor could suddenly
turn on and cause injury.
!Never open the hood when the wiper
arms are folded forward.
Hold on to the wiper when folding the
wiper arm back. If released, the force
of the impact from the tensioning
spring could crack the windshield.
Do not allow the wiper arms to contact
the windshield glass without a wiper
Make certain that the wiper blades are
properly installed. Improperly installed
wiper blades may cause windshield
For your convenience, we recommend
that you have this work carried out by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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422 Practical hintsFlat tire
Preparing the vehicle
Park the vehicle as far as possible from
moving traffic on a hard surface.
Turn on the hazard warning flashers
Turn the steering wheel so that the
front wheels are in a straight ahead
Set the parking brake (
Move the gear selector lever toP.
Vehicles with SmartKey:
Turn off the engine (
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.Vehicles with SmartKey with
Turn off the engine by pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button on the
gear selector lever once (
Open the driver’s door (this puts the ig-
nition in position0, same as with the
SmartKey removed from the starter
switch). The driver’s door then can be
Have any passenger exit the vehicle at
a safe distance from the roadway.
The dimensions of the Minispare wheel are
different from those of the road wheels. As
a result, the vehicle handling characteristics
change when driving with a Minispare wheel
mounted. Adapt your driving style
The spare wheel is for temporary use only.
When driving with spare wheel mounted,
ensure proper tire inflation pressure and do
not exceed a vehicle speed of 50 mph
Drive to the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible to have the spare wheel
replaced with a regular road wheel.
Never operate the vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
iOpen door only when conditions are
safe to do so.
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423 Practical hints
Mounting the Minispare wheel
Preparing the vehicle
Prepare the vehicle as described on
Take the wheel wrench and the jack
out of the trunk (
Take the Minispare wheel and wheel
bolts out of the trunk (
Lifting the vehicle
Prevent the vehicle from rolling away
by blocking wheels with wheel chocks
or other sizable objects.
One wheel chock is included with the
vehicle tool kit (
When changing wheel on a level surface:
Place the wheel chock in front of and
another sizable object behind the
wheel that is diagonally opposite to the
wheel being changed.
When changing wheel on a hill:
Place the wheel chock and another
sizable object on the downhill side
blocking both wheels of the other axle.
On wheel to be changed, loosen but do
not yet remove the wheel bolts (ap-
proximately one full turn with wrench).
The jack take-up brackets are located di-
rectly behind the front wheel housings and
in front of the rear wheel housings.
The jack is designed exclusively for jacking
up the vehicle at the jack take-up brackets
built into both sides of the vehicle. To help
avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift
the vehicle during a wheel change. Never
get beneath the vehicle while it is supported
by the jack. Keep hands and feet away from
the area under the lifted vehicle. Always
firmly set parking brake and block wheels
before raising vehicle with jack.
Do not disengage parking brake while the
vehicle is raised. Be certain that the jack is
always vertical (plumb line) when in use, es-
pecially on hills. Always try to use the jack
on a level surface. Make sure the jack arm is
fully seated in the jack take-up bracket. Al-
ways lower the vehicle onto sufficient ca-
pacity jackstands before working under the
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424 Practical hintsFlat tire2Jack
Place jack 2 on firm ground.
Position jack2 under take-up
bracket3 so that it is always vertical
(plumb-line) as seen from the side,
even if the vehicle is parked on an
Jack up the vehicle until the wheel is a
maximum of 1.2 in (3 cm) from the
ground. Never start engine while
vehicle is raised.Removing the wheel
Unscrew upper-most wheel bolt and
Replace this wheel bolt with alignment
bolt1 supplied in the tool kit.
Remove the remaining bolts.
Remove the wheel.
The jack is intended only for lifting the vehi-
cle briefly for wheel changes. It is not suited
for performing maintenance work under the
Never start the engine when the vehicle
Never lie down under the raised vehicle.
!Do not place wheel bolts in sand or dirt.
This could result in damage to the bolt
and wheel hub threads.