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The electrical fuses in your vehicle serve to
switch off malfunctioning power circuits.
If a fuse is blown, the components and
systems secured by that fuse will stop
operating.If a newly inserted fuse blows again, have
the cause determined and rectified by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
The following aids are available to help you
replace fuses. The spare fuses and the fuse
extractor are located in the trunk with the
vehicle tool kit (
page 382) and the fuse
chart is located in the fuse box in the
passenger compartment (
The fuse chart explains the fuse
allocation and fuse amperages.
The electrical fuses are located in different
in the passenger compartment on the
driver’s side (
on the driver’s side of the engine
page 426)Before replacing fuses:
Apply the parking brake (page 59).
Make sure the gear selector lever* is
set to positionP (
page 157) (manual
transmission to Neutral).
Turn off all electrical consumers.
Turn off the engine (page 61).
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
Fuse box in passenger compartment
1Fuse box cover
Only use fuses approved by Mercedes-Benz
with the specified amperage for the system
in question and do not attempt to repair or
bridge a blown fuse. Using other than
approved fuses or using repaired or bridged
fuses may cause an overload leading to a
fire, and/or cause damage to electrical
components and/or systems. Have the
cause determined and remedied by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
iA blown fuse must be replaced by an
appropriate spare fuse (recognizable by its color
or the fuse rating given on the fuse) of the
amperage recommended in the fuse chart.
Any Mercedes-Benz Center will be glad to advise
you on this subject.
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Open the driver’s door.
Insert flat, blunt object as a lever into
recess on the edge of cover1 at the
position indicated by the arrow.
Loosen cover1 from dashboard using
Pull cover1 out and remove.
Attach cover1 in the front.
Fold cover1 in until it engages.
Fuse box in engine compartment
The fuse box is located in the engine com-
partment on the driver’s side.
3Fuse box coverOpening
Open the hood (page 294).
With a dry cloth, remove any moisture
from the fuse box.
Remove fuse box cover3.
Make sure the sealing rubber is
Press fuse box cover3 down and
secure with clamps2.
!Do not use sharp objects such as a
screw driver to open fuse box cover1 in the
dashboard, as this could damage it.
!Fuse box cover3 must be properly
positioned as described to prevent moisture or
dirt from entering the fuse box and possibly
impairing fuse operation.
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Layout of poly-V-belt drive
Rims and tires
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
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The “Technical data” section provides the
necessary technical data for your vehicle.
All authorized Mercedes-Benz Centers
maintain a stock of Genuine
Mercedes-Benz Parts required for mainte-
nance and repair work. In addition, strate-
gically located parts distribution centers
provide quick and reliable parts service.
More than 300 000 different parts for
Mercedes-Benz models are available.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts are subject-
ed to stringent quality inspections. Each
part has been specifically developed,
manufactured or selected for and adapted
to Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Therefore, Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts
should be installed.!The use of non-genuine Mercedes-Benz
parts and accessories not authorized by
Mercedes-Benz could damage the vehicle, which
is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty, or could compromise the vehicle’s
durability or safety.
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Your vehicle is covered under the terms of
the warranties printed in the Service and
Warranty Information booklet. Your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will
exchange or repair any defective parts
originally installed in the vehicle in
accordance with the terms of the following
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
Emission System Warranty
Emission Performance Warranty
California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont Emission Control Systems
WarrantyReplacement parts and accessories are
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Parts and
Accessories warranties, copies of which
are available at any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.Loss of Service and Warranty
Should you lose your Service and Warranty
Information booklet, have an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center arrange for a
replacement. It will be mailed to you.