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Replacing wiper blades
Removing wiper blades
Fold the wiper arms forward until they
Press tabs2 together and tilt wiper
blade1 in direction of arrow.
Tabs2 on both recesses of
attachment3 are detached.
Maintaining its tilted position, remove
wiper blade1 out of attachment3.
Installing wiper blades
Maintaining a tilted position of the
wiper blade, place cover1 onto
attachment3 so that guide tab2 is
Tilt the wiper blade in direction of the
arrow towards the wiper arm.
Simultaneously press tabs4 together
and let the wiper blade engage into
both recesses of attachment3.
Check if the wiper blade is securely
Fold the wiper arm backward to rest on
Make sure you hold on to the wiper arm
when folding it back.
!Do not pull on the wiper blade inserts. They
!Make sure the wiper blades are properly
installed. Improperly installed wiper blades may
cause windshield damage.
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401 Practical hints
The SLK 55 AMG with Performance
Package* is equipped with a TIREFIT kit.
Preparing the vehicle
Park the vehicle in a safe distance from
moving traffic on a hard, flat 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 (page 53).
Move the gear selector lever* toP
(manual transmission to first or reverse
Turn off the engine (page 61).
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
Have any passenger exit the vehicle at
a safe distance from the roadway.
Sealing tires with TIREFIT
Small tire punctures, particularly those in
the tread, can be sealed with TIREFIT.
TIREFIT can be used in ambient tempera-
tures down to -4°F (-20°C).
Foreign objects (e.g. screws or nails)
should not be removed from the tire.
Take TIREFIT, the sticker, and the
electric air pump out of the trunk
iOpen door only when conditions are safe to
iSLK 55 AMG with Performance Package*
Keep TIREFIT away from sparks, open flame
or heat source.
Do not smoke.
TIREFIT is a limited repair device. TIREFIT
cannot be used for cuts or punctures larger
than approximately 0.16 in (4 mm) and tire
damage caused by driving with extremely
low tire inflation pressure, or on a flat tire, or
a damaged wheel.
Do not drive the vehicle under such circum-
Contact the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center
for assistance or call Roadside Assistance.
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1Sticker for instrument cluster
2Sticker for wheel
Attach sticker part 1 where it will be
easily seen by the driver on the instru-
Attach sticker part 2 to the damaged
tire (close to the tire vent).
Take care not to allow the contents of
TIREFIT to come in contact with hair, eyes
or clothing. TIREFIT is harmful if inhaled,
swallowed or absorbed through the skin –
causes skin, eye and respiratory irritation.
Any contact with eyes or skin should be
flushed immediately with plenty of water.
If clothing comes in contact with TIREFIT,
change clothing as soon as possible.
In case of allergic reaction or rash, consult a
Keep TIREFIT out of reach of children.
If swallowed, rinse mouth immediately with
plenty of water and drink plenty of water.
Do not induce vomiting!
Consult a physician immediately.
Keep away from open flame or heat source.
iIf sealant has leaked out, let it dry. You can
then peel it off.
Observe safety instructions on air pump
iYour vehicle may be equipped with either of
two versions of the electric air pump:
The air hose with pressure gauge and the
electrical plug are located behind a flap.
The pressure gauge is located in the pump
The following description applies to both
versions. Differences in usage are expressly
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3Electric air pump switch
3Electric air pump switch
Open flap7 on the electric air pump
(version 1 only).
Pull plug4 and air hose5 out of the
Screw the air pump’s air hose5 onto
flange6 of TIREFIT container1.
Stick TIREFIT container1 upside
down into notch2 of the electric air
Unscrew the valve cap of the damaged
tire from tire valve9.
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Close vent screwa on pressure
gaugeb (version 1 only).
Screw filler hose8 onto tire valve9
Insert electrical plug4 (page 403)
into the cigarette lighter (
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position1 (
PressI on electric air pump switch3
The electric air pump is switched on
and inflates the tire.
Let the electric air pump inflate the tire
for approximately 5 minutes.
The pressure gauge must display at
least 26 psi (1.8 bar). The air hose can
become hot during inflation.
Please exercise appropriate caution.
If the tire inflation pressure of at least
26 psi (1.8 bar) is not attained, turn off
the electric air pump by pressing0 on
electric air pump switch3
Detach filler hose8 f r o m t i r e v a l v e9
Drive vehicle back and forth very slowly
approximately 30 ft (10 m).
This serves to better distribute the
TIREFIT sealant material inside the tire.
Unscrew the air pump’s air hose5
from flange6 of TIREFIT container1
Screw air hose5onto tire valve9.
Inflate the tire again.
iFirst, the sealing is pumped into the tire. The
pressure may briefly rise to up to 73 psi (5 bar).
This is normal and not an indication of a malfunc-
tion. Do not switch off the electric air pump.
!Do not operate the electric air pump longer
than 6 minutes without interruption. Otherwise it
You may operate the air pump again after it has