2003 Mercedes-Benz CL Class Owner's Manual

2003 Mercedes-Benz CL Class owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
CL Class
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
6.42 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
3
Introduction
9
Product information
9
Operator’s Manual
10
Service and warranty information;Information:About service and warranty
10
California:Important notice
11
Maintenance
12
Roadside assistance
12
Change of address or ownership
12
Operating:Vehicle outside the USA and Canada
13
Operating safety;Operating:Safety
16
Vehicle:Proper use of
16
Problems:With vehicle
17
Safety defects:Reporting;Reporting:Safety defects
18
Reporting safety defects
18
At a glance
19
Cockpit;Instruments and controls see Cockpit
20
Instrument cluster
22
Multifunction steering wheel;Steering wheel:Buttons
24
Center console
25
Center console:Upper part
25
Center console:Lower part
26
Overhead control panel
27
Door control panel
28
Getting started
29
Unlocking
30
Unlocking:With the SmartKey;SmartKey:Unlocking with;Key, SmartKey:Unlocking with
30
Unlocking:With KEYLESS-GO* card;KEYLESS-GO* card:Unlocking with;KEYLESS-GO*:Unlocking with
32
Adjusting
34
Adjusting:Seats;Seats:Adjusting
34
Adjusting:Steering wheel;Steering wheel:Adjusting;Height adjustment:Steering wheel
37
Mirrors:Adjusting;Adjusting:Mirrors
38
Driving:General instructions
40
Seat belts:Fastening;Fastening the seat belts;Safety belts see Seat belts;Occupant safety:Fastening
40
Starting the engine
42
Switching on:Headlamps;Headlamps:Switching on;Activating:Headlamps;Activating:Exterior headlamps
46
Turn signals;Combination switch:Turn signals
46
Windshield wipers;Combination switch:Windshield wipers;Switching on:Windshield wipers;Windshield wip
47
Problems:While driving;Driving:Problems;Difficulties:While driving see Problems while driving
48
Parking;Locking
49
Parking brake
50
Headlamps:Switching off;Switching off:Headlamps;Deactivating:Headlamps
50
Turning off:Engine;Engine:Turning off with the key;Switching off:Engine
51
Safety and Security
53
Occupant safety;Safety:Occupant
54
Airbags;Occupant safety:Airbags
55
Seat belts
60
Child safety;Occupant safety:Children in the vehicle
63
Rear window:Blocking operation;Blocking:Rear window operation;Child safety switch see Blocking of re
69
Panic alarm;Panic alarm:Panic button on SmartKey
70
Activating
70
Deactivating
70
Driving:Safety systems;Safety systems:Driving;Driving systems:Driving safety systems
71
Driving safety systems:ABS;ABS
71
Driving safety systems:BAS;BAS
73
Driving safety systems:ESP;ESP;Electronic Stability Program see ESP
73
Anti-theft systems
76
Immobilizer;Activating:Immobilizer
76
Anti-theft systems:Anti-theft alarm system;Alarm system:Anti-theft
77
Tow-away alarm
78
Controls in detail
79
Locking;Unlocking;SmartKey:Locking and unlocking
80
Keys
80
Opening:Doors from the inside;Doors:Opening from inside vehicle
87
Opening:Trunk from the inside;Trunk:Opening from inside vehicle
88
Trunk:Trunk lid;Opening:Trunk;Trunk:Opening
89
Trunk lid emergency release
89
Trunk:Closing;Closing:Trunk
90
Trunk:Locking separately;Locking:Trunk lid, separately
90
Trunk:Unlocking separately;Unlocking:Trunk lid, separately
91
Power closing assist for doors and trunk lid
94
Automatic locking when driving;Central locking:Automatic
94
Central locking:From inside;Central locking:Unlocking from inside
95
Seats
96
Lumbar support adjustment;Adjusting:Lumbar support
96
Seats:Easy entry/exit feature;Easy-entry/exit feature
96
Head restraints
97
Multicontour seat*;Adjusting:Multicontour seat*;Seats:Multicontour seat*
99
Adjusting:Folding forward front seat backrests
100
Seats:Heater
103
Memory function
105
Memory function:Storing key dependent settings;Storing (Memory function*):Positions into memory;Posi
106
Memory function:Recalling positions from memory;Positions (Memory function):Recalling from memory
106
Mirrors:Storing exterior rear view mirror parking position;Parking position:Exterior rear view mirro
107
Lighting
108
Exterior lamp switch;Lighting:Exterior lamp switch;Front lamps:Switching on;Lighting:Low beam;Lighti
108
Combination switch
111
Hazard warning flasher
111
Interior lighting;Lighting:Interior;Passenger compartment:Interior lighting
112
Courtesy lighting
113
Instrument cluster
114
Instrument cluster:Illumination;Adjusting:Instrument cluster illumination;Lighting:Instrument cluste
114
Instrument cluster:Coolant temperature gauge;Coolant:Temperature gauge
115
Resetting:Trip odometer;Trip odometer:Resetting
115
Tachometer
115
Outside temperature indicator;Instrument cluster:Outside temperature indicator
116
Control system
117
Instrument cluster:Multifunction display;Multifunction display;Control system:Multifunction display
117
Multifunction steering wheel:Buttons;Control system:Multifunction steering wheel;Multifunction steer
118
Control system:Menus;Menus:In control system
120
Menus:Standard display;Control system:Standard display menu
122
Menus:AUDIO;Control system:AUDIO menu;AUDIO menu
122
Audio system:CD mode;CD mode;CD changer*;Changing CDs
123
Menus:TEL*;Control system:TEL* menu;Telephone*:Operating;Operating:Telephone*
125
Menus:NAVI;Control system:NAVI menu;Navigation system:Operating;Operating:Navigation system
127
Distronic*:Calling up settings;Settings:Calling up Distronic*;Calling up:Distronic* settings;Control
128
Menus:Trip computer;Control system:Trip computer menu;Trip computer
129
Menus:Malfunction memory;Control system:Malfunction memory menu;Malfunction memory;Malfunction memor
130
Control system:Settings menu;Settings menu:Functions in;Setting:Individual vehicle settings;Settings
131
f.At a glance/Pos.6/Selector lever
143
One-touch gearshifting;Automatic transmission:One-touch gearshifting
144
Gear range:Automatic transmission;Automatic transmission:Gear ranges
145
Automatic transmission:Gear selector lever position;Gear selector lever:Position;Shifting:Gear selec
146
Program mode selector switch:Automatic transmission;Automatic transmission:Program mode selector swi
147
Automatic transmission:Accelerator position;Accelerator position, automatic transmission
148
Automatic transmission:Gear shifting malfunctions
148
Automatic transmission:Steering wheel gearshift control (Speedshift) and manual shift program S 55 A
149
Good visibility
151
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors <$nopage>
151
Windshield wipers
154
Headlamps:Cleaning system;Cleaning:Headlamps
154
Sun visors
155
Rear window sunshade*
156
Automatic climate control
157
Setting:Temperature (interior);Automatic climate control:Setting the temperature
160
Adjusting:Air distribution
161
Adjusting:Air volume;Air volume:Adjusting
162
MAXCOOL maximum cooling
162
Defrosting;Automatic climate control:Defrosting
162
Air recirculation mode;Automatic climate control:Air recirculation mode
163
Charcoal filter
164
Rear window defroster;Automatic climate control:Rear window defroster
165
Deactivating the climate control system
166
f. Control in detail/ Automatic climate control/Air conditioner
166
Residual ventilation
167
Ventilated storage compartment under armrest
167
Rear passenger compartment:Adjustable air vents;Air vents, rear passenger compartment:Adjustable;Adj
168
Power windows;Power windows:Side windows
169
Side windows:Opening;Side windows:Closing;Opening:Windows;Closing:Windows
169
Power windows:Synchronizing;Synchronizing:Power windows;Side windows:Synchronizing power windows
172
Sliding/pop-up roof
173
Opening:Sliding/pop-up roof;Closing:Sliding/pop-up roof;Sliding/pop-up roof:Opening;Sliding/pop-up r
173
Sliding/pop-up roof:Synchronizing;Synchronizing:Sliding/pop-up roof
175
Driving systems
176
Cruise control;Driving systems:Cruise control;Cruise control lever
176
Distronic*;Driving systems:Distronic*
179
Parktronic*;Driving systems:Parktronic*
193
Loading
197
Roof rack;Loading:Roof rack
197
Loading:Instructions
197
Cargo tie-down hooks;Securing cargo:Cargo tie-down hooks;Tie-down hooks (Trunk);Trunk:Tie-down hooks
198
Useful features
199
Interior storage spaces;Useful features:Interior storage spaces
199
Ashtray;Useful features:Ashtrays
206
Cigarette lighter;Useful features:Cigarette lighter;Lighter see Cigarette lighter
207
Heated steering wheel*;Steering wheel:Heated steering wheel*
208
Telephone*;Useful features:Telephone*
208
Tele Aid;Useful features:Tele Aid
209
Garage door opener;Useful features:Garage door opener
217
Operation
223
Driving:General instructions;Driving instructions
225
Drive sensibly – save fuel
225
Drinking and driving
225
Pedals
225
Power assistance
225
Brakes
226
Driving off
227
Parking
227
Tires:Driving instructions
228
Hydroplaning;Driving:Hydroplaning
229
Tire traction
229
Tire speed rating
229
Winter driving instructions;Driving:In winter
230
Standing water:Driving instructions;Deep water see Standing water;Driving:Through standing water
231
Passenger compartment
231
Driving abroad;Driving:Abroad
231
Control and operation of radio transmitters;Radio transmitters, control and operation;Operating:Radi
232
Catalytic converter
232
Emission control
233
Coolant:Temperature
234
At the gas station
235
Regular checks
236
Engine:Compartment;Engine compartment
237
Hood;Engine compartment:Hood;Hood:Opening
237
Engine oil:Checking level
238
Transmission see Automatic transmission;ATF (automatic transmission fluid);Automatic transmission:Tr
242
Active Body Control (ABC) fluid level
242
Coolant:Checking level;Checking:Coolant level;Coolant;Coolant level:Checking
242
Battery, vehicle
243
Windshield:Washer fluid;Windshield washer fluid:Refilling;Headlamps:Cleaning system
244
Tires;Wheels:Tires and wheels
246
Important guidelines
246
Service life (tires);Tires:Service life
247
Direction of rotation (tires);Tires:Direction of rotation
247
Tire inflation pressure:Checking;Air pressure see Tire inflation pressure;Tire inflation pressure:Ch
247
Rotating wheels;Wheels:Rotating
251
Winter driving
252
Winter driving:Tires;Tires:Winter;Winter tires
252
Block heater*;Winter driving:Block heater*
253
Snow chains;Winter driving:Snow chains
253
Service (maintenance)
254
Service indicator:Clearing
254
Service:Overdue;Overdue service;Service:Types
254
Service:Calling up the service indicator;Service indicator:Calling up;Calling up:Service indicator
255
Resetting:Service indicator (FSS);Service indicator:Clearing;Service indicator:Calling up
255
Vehicle care
256
Washing the vehicle
256
Practical hints
263
f. What to do if...
264
Practical hints:Lamps in instrument cluster
264
Practical hints:Lamp in center console;Center console:AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp;AIRBAG OFF indicator
269
Practical hints:Messages in the display;Displays:Messages
270
f. Where will I find ...?
295
First aid kit;Practical hints:First aid kit
295
Vehicle tool kit;Tools;Practical hints:Vehicle tool kit
295
Unlocking:In an emergency;Emergency operations:Unlocking the vehicle;Vehicle:Unlocking in an emergen
297
f. Controls in Detail/Opening door w. Mechanical Key
297
Locking:Vehicle in an emergency;Emergency operations:Locking the vehicle;Manual operations:Locking t
298
Batteries, SmartKey:Changing;SmartKey:Changing the batteries;Key, SmartKey:Changing the batteries;KE
299
Fuel filler flap:Opening;Manual operations:Fuel filler flap;Opening:Fuel filler flap manually
300
Emergency operations:Opening sliding/pop-up roof;Opening:Sliding/pop-up roof:In an emergency;Emergen
301
Sliding/pop-up roof:Opening;Opening:Sliding/pop-up roof;Sliding/pop-up roof:Closing;Closing:Sliding/
301
Bulbs, replacing;Replacing:Bulbs
302
Bulbs
302
Front lamps:Replacing bulbs;Replacing:Front lamp bulbs
304
Replacing:Brake lamp bulbs;Replacing:Backup lamp bulbs
305
Replacing:Wiper blades;Windshield wipers:Replacing wiper blades;Wiper blades:Replacing;Windshield:Re
307
Removing
307
Wiper blades:Installing;Installing:Wiper blades
307
Flat tire
308
Flat tire:Preparing the vehicle
308
Flat tire:Mounting the Spare wheel;Spare wheel:Mounting
308
Battery, vehicle;Vehicle:Service battery;Vehicle battery
313
Battery, vehicle:Disconnecting;Disconnecting:Vehicle battery
314
Battery, vehicle:Removing;Removing:Vehicle battery
314
Battery, vehicle:Charging;Charging:Vehicle battery;Battery, vehicle:Reinstalling;Reinstalling vehicl
314
Battery, vehicle:Reconnecting;Reconnecting:Vehicle battery
315
Jump starting;Discharged battery:Jump starting;Battery discharged:Jump starting
316
Towing the vehicle;Vehicle:Towing
318
Towing eye bolt (vehicle tool kit):Installing
321
Fuses;Electrical fuses;Practical hints:Fuses
322
Fuses:Fuse box in passenger compartment;Fuse box;Passenger compartment:Fuse box in
322
Fuses:Fuse box in engine compartment;Fuse box;Engine compartment:Fuse box in
324
Emergency engine shut-down
324
Technical data
325
Spare parts service
326
Warranty coverage
327
Loss of Service and Warranty Informa\x05tion Booklet
327
Identification labels
328
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
329
CL 500\x12
329
CL\x1155\x11AMG
329
CL 600
329
Engine
330
Rims and Tires
331
Same size tires
332
Mixed size tires
333
Electrical system
334
Main Dimensions
335
Weights
336
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
337
f. Operation/Engine compartment/Capacities
337
f. Operation/Engine compartment/Engine oil
339
Engine oil additives
339
Air conditioning refrigerant
339
Brake fluid
340
f. Operation/At the gas station/Gasoline
340
Fuel requirements
340
Gasoline additives
341
f. Operation/Engine compartment/Coolants
342
Windshield:Washer fluid;Windshield washer fluid:Refilling;Headlamps:Cleaning system
344
Consumer information
345
Uniform tire quality grading
345
Technical terms
347
Index
353

FAQ about the 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL Class Manual

What contains the 2003 CL Class manual?

The Mercedes-Benz CL Class owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Mercedes-Benz to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Mercedes-Benz CL Class. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Mercedes-Benz CL Class 2003 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz CL Class

Where to download the 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL Class Owners Manual?

The Mercedes-Benz CL Class owner manual for the 2003 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Mercedes-Benz CL Class year 2003 free?

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The Mercedes-Benz CL Class (2003) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2003 is available in English.

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