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435 Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Towing eye bolt CLK 55 AMG
Towing eye bolt in front bumper
The cover for the threaded bore in the front
bumper is identical to the cover on the
To remove and to reinstall cover, see “Tow-
ing eye bolt CLK 320/CLK 500”
Towing eye bolt in rear bumper
1Cover on right side of rear bumper
2Recess in the coverTo remove cover:
Insert flat, blunt object as a lever in re-
cess 2 on the edge of cover 1.
Loosen cover 1 from the bumper us-
ing lever, to reveal threaded hole for
towing eye bolt.
The towing eye bolt is supplied with the
tool kit (located in the compartment
underneath the trunk floor).
Screw towing eye bolt to its stop and
tighten with lug wrench.To reinstall cover:
Hook right-hand side of the cover into
Slide cover as far as it will go in the di-
rection of the arrow3.
Gently press left-hand side of cover in
direction of the arrow4.
The hooks on the left-hand side en-
gage.iWhen closing the cover, make sure the
cover’s check strap does not get
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436 Practical hintsFusesThe electrical fuses in your vehicle serve to
stop the supply of electricity to a device
that is malfunctioning. This helps to
prevent damage to the other vehicle
The following aids are available to help you
change fuses (
The electrical fuses are located in different
Main fuse box in passenger
Fuse box in engine compartment
Fuse box in trunk (
Aids for changing fuses
The fuse chart is found in the main fuse
box in the passenger compartment
(page 437). The amperages of the fuses
are also given there.
Spare fuses are found in the vehicle tool kit
in the spare wheel well (
The fuse extractor is located in the trunk
underneath the trunk floor cover in the
storage well casing (
Only use fuses approved for Mercedes-Benz
with the specified amperage for the system
in question. Otherwise, a short circuit could
result and cause a fire.
!Only install fuses that have been tested
and approved by Mercedes-Benz and
that have the specified amperage
Otherwise, electrical parts or systems
could be damaged.
Never attempt to repair or bridge a
blown fuse. Have the cause determined
and remedied by an authorized
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437 Practical hintsFuses
Mainfuse box in passenger compartment
The main fuse box is located in the passen-
ger compartment on the driver’s side of
1Main fuse box coverOpening
Open the driver’s door.
Insert flat, blunt object as a lever into
the edge of the fuse box cover1 at
the position indicated by the arrow.
Loosen fuse box cover1 from cockpit
Using your hands, remove fuse box
Attach fuse box cover1 in the front.
Fold fuse box cover1 in until it
Fuse box in engine compartment
The fuse box is located in the engine com-
partment on the driver’s side.
Twist screws2 90° counterclock-
Lift the rear of cover1.
Slide out retainer3 and remove
cover1 by pulling towards front.
!Do not use sharp objects such as a
screw driver to open the fuse box
cover1 in the cockpit, as this could
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438 Practical hintsFusesOpening fuse box
4Fuse box cover
With a dry cloth, remove any moisture
from the fuse box.
Remove cover4.Closing fuse box
Make sure that the sealing rubber is
Press fuse box cover4 down and
secure with clamps5.
Insert cover1 sideways into
Twist screws2 90° clockwise.
Fuse box in trunk
The fuse box is located in the trunk behind
the left-hand trim panel.
Opening fuse box
To open, pull trim cover1 in the direc-
tion of the rear light and outward.
Closing fuse box
Press trim cover1 back into place.
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439 Technical data
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
Rims and tires
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.