2003 Mercedes-Benz G Class Owner's Manual

2003 Mercedes-Benz G Class owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
G Class
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
6.29 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
3
Introduction
9
Product information
9
Operator’s Manual
10
Service and warranty information
10
Important notice for California retail\x11buyers and lessees of \x05Mercedes-Benz \x05automobiles
11
Maintenance
12
Roadside Assistance
12
Change of address or ownership
13
Operating your vehicle outside the USA or Canada
13
Proper use of the vehicle
17
Reporting safety defects
19
At a glance
21
Cockpit;Instruments and controls see Cockpit
22
Instrument cluster
24
Multifunction steering wheel;Steering wheel:Buttons
26
Center console
27
Center console:Upper part
27
Center console:Lower part
28
Overhead control panel
29
Door control panel
30
Getting started
31
Unlocking
32
Unlocking:With the SmartKey;SmartKey:Unlocking with;Key, SmartKey: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
43
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
Windshield wipers:Rear window wiper/washer;Rear window wiper/washer;Wiper/washer:Rear window
48
Problems:While driving;Driving:Problems;Difficulties:While driving see Problems while driving
49
Parking;Locking
50
Parking brake:Engaging
50
Headlamps:Switching off;Switching off:Headlamps;Deactivating:Headlamps
51
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 door window:Blocking operation;Blocking:Rear door window operation;Child safety switch see Bloc
69
Panic alarm;Panic alarm:Panic button on SmartKey
70
Driving:Safety systems;Safety systems:Driving;Driving systems:Driving safety systems
71
Driving and safety systems:ABS;ABS
71
Driving and safety systems:BAS;BAS
73
4-ETS[Four-ETS];Driving and safety systems:4-ETS;Electronic Traction System (ETS)
74
EBB;Driving and safety systems:EBB;Electronic Brake Booster (EBB)
75
Driving and safety systems:ESP;ESP;Electronic Stability Program see ESP<$nopage>
75
Anti-theft systems
79
Immobilizer
79
Anti-theft systems:Anti-theft alarm system;Alarm system:Anti-theft
79
Tow-away alarm
80
Controls in detail
83
Locking;Unlocking;SmartKey:Locking and unlocking
84
Keys
84
Opening:Doors from the inside;Doors:Opening from inside vehicle
87
Tailgate
87
Automatic locking when driving
89
Central locking:From inside;Central locking:Unlocking from inside
89
Seats
91
Seats:Easy entry/exit feature;Easy-entry/exit feature
91
Head restraints
92
Synchronizing:Head restraints;Head restraints:Synchronizing;Synchronizing:Seat adjustment;Seat adjus
93
Multicontour seat*;Adjusting:Multicontour seat*;Seats:Multicontour seat*
94
Seats:Heater;Heated seats;Front seats:Heater
95
Memory function
97
Memory function:Storing key dependent settings;Storing (Memory function):Positions into memory;Posit
98
Memory function:Recalling positions from memory;Positions (Memory function*):Recalling from memory
98
Mirrors:Storing exterior rear view mirror parking position;Parking position:Exterior rear view mirro
99
Lighting
100
Exterior lamp switch;Lighting:Exterior lamp switch;Front lamps:Switching on;Lighting:Low beam;Lighti
100
Combination switch
103
Hazard warning flasher
103
Interior lighting;Lighting:Interior;Passenger compartment:Interior lighting
104
Rear interior lamps
105
Instrument cluster
108
Instrument cluster:Illumination;Adjusting:Instrument cluster illumination;Lighting:Instrument cluste
108
Instrument cluster:Coolant temperature display;Coolant:Temperature display
108
Resetting:Trip odometer;Trip odometer:Resetting
109
Tachometer
109
Outside temperature indicator;Instrument cluster:Outside temperature indicator
110
Control system
111
Instrument cluster:Multifunction display;Multifunction display;Control system:Multifunction display
111
Multifunction steering wheel:Buttons;Control system:Multifunction steering wheel;Multifunction steer
112
Control system:Menus;Menus:In control system
114
Menus:Standard display;Control system:Standard display menu
116
Menus:AUDIO;Control system:AUDIO menu;AUDIO menu
116
Menus:NAVI;Control system:NAVI menu;Navigation system:Operating;Operating:Navigation system
118
Menus:Malfunction memory;Control system:Malfunction memory menu;Malfunction memory;Malfunction memor
118
Control system:Settings menu;Settings menu:Functions in;Setting:Individual vehicle settings;Settings
119
Menus:Trip computer;Control system:Trip computer menu;Trip computer
130
Menus:TEL;Control system:TEL menu;Telephone:Operating;Operating:Telephone
132
Automatic transmission
135
One-touch gearshifting;Automatic transmission:One-touch gearshifting
136
Gear range:Automatic transmission;Automatic transmission:Gear ranges
137
Automatic transmission:Gear selector lever position;Gear selector lever:Position;Shifting:Gear selec
138
Automatic transmission:Accelerator position;Accelerator position, automatic transmission
139
Automatic transmission:Gear shifting malfunctions
140
Transfer case
141
Transfer case:Gear range;Gear range:Transfer case
141
Transfer case:Switching;Switching:Transfer case
141
Differential locks
143
A few words about differentials and differential locks
144
Differential locks:Switching on;Switching on:Differential locks
145
Good visibility
147
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors <$nopage>
147
Headlamps:Cleaning system;Cleaning:Headlamps
148
Sun visors
149
Climate control
150
Temperature:Setting interior temperature;Setting:Temperature (interior);Climate control:Setting the
152
Climate control:Adjusting;Adjusting:Air distribution;Adjusting:Air volume;Air distribution:Adjusting
153
Defrosting;Climate control:Defrosting
154
Air recirculation mode
154
Rear window defroster;Climate control:Rear window defroster
155
Residual engine heat utilization
156
Deactivating the climate control \x05system
156
Air conditioning (cooling):Turning on;Air conditioning (cooling):Turning off
157
Rear passenger compartment adjustable air vents
157
Power windows;Power windows:Side windows
158
Side windows:Opening;Side windows:Closing;Opening:Windows;Closing:Windows
158
Sliding/pop-up roof
160
Opening:Sliding/pop-up roof;Closing:Sliding/pop-up roof;Sliding/pop-up roof:Opening;Sliding/pop-up r
160
Driving systems
162
Cruise control;Driving systems:Cruise control;Cruise control lever
162
Rear Park Assist*;Parktronic see Rear Park Assist*<$nopage>
165
Loading
168
Roof rack;Loading:Roof rack
168
Cargo area cover;Loading:Cargo area cover
168
Enlarged cargo area
169
Split rear bench seat;Rear bench seat:Foldable;Seats:Split rear bench seat;Loading:Split rear bench
169
Loading:Partition net*;Partition net*
171
Loading:Instructions;Instructions:Loading
173
Cargo tie-down rings;Securing cargo:Cargo tie-down rings;Tie-down rings (Cargo compartment);Cargo co
175
Useful features
176
Interior storage spaces;Useful features:Interior storage spaces
176
Ashtrays;Useful features:Ashtrays
179
Cigarette lighter;Useful features:Cigarette lighter;Lighter see Cigarette lighter
181
Electrical outlet;Useful features:Electrical outlet
181
Telephone*;Useful features:Telephone*
182
Tele Aid;Useful features:Tele Aid
183
Garage door opener
191
Heated steering wheel;Steering wheel:Heated
194
Operation
195
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
196
Driving:General instructions;Driving instructions
197
Drive sensibly – save fuel
197
Drinking and driving
197
Pedals
197
Power assistance
198
Brakes
198
Driving off
199
Parking
199
Tires:Driving instructions
200
Hydroplaning;Aquaplaning see Hydroplaning
200
Tire traction
201
Tire speed rating
201
Winter driving instructions;Driving:In winter
202
Standing water:Driving instructions;Deep water see Standing water;Driving:Through standing water
203
Passenger compartment;Driving instruction:Passenger compartment
203
Off-road driving
203
Control and operation of radio transmitters;Radio transmitters, control and operation;Operating:Radi
210
Driving abroad
211
Catalytic converter
211
Emission control
212
Coolant:Temperature
212
At the gas station
214
Regular checks
215
Engine:Compartment;Engine compartment
216
Hood;Engine compartment:Hood;Hood:Opening
216
Engine oil:Checking level;Oil:Dipstick
217
Transmission see Automatic transmission;ATF (automatic transmission fluid);Automatic transmission:Tr
220
Coolant:Checking level;Checking:Coolant level;Coolant;Coolant level:Checking
220
Windshield:Washer fluid;Windshield washer fluid:Refilling;Headlamps:Cleaning system;Headlamp cleanin
222
Battery, vehicle
223
Tires;Wheels:Tires and wheels
224
Important guidelines
224
Service life (tires);Tires:Service life
225
Direction of rotation (tires);Tires:Direction of rotation
225
Tire inflation pressure:Checking;Air pressure see Tire inflation pressure <$nopage>;Tire inflation p
225
Rotating wheels;Wheels:Rotating
226
Winter driving
228
Winter driving:Tires;Tires:Winter;Winter tires
228
Block heater;Winter driving:Block heater
228
Snow chains;Winter driving:Snow chains
229
Maintenance
230
Service indicator:Clearing
230
Service:Overdue;Overdue service;Service:Types
230
Service:Calling up the service indicator;Service indicator:Calling up;Calling up:Service indicator
231
Resetting:Service indicator (FSS);Service indicator:Clearing;Service indicator:Calling up
231
Vehicle care
232
Cleaning and care of the vehicle
232
Practical hints
237
What to do if...
238
Practical hints:Lamps in instrument cluster
238
Practical hints:Lamp in center console;Center console:AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp;AIRBAG OFF indicator
244
Practical hints:Messages in the display;Displays:Messages
246
First aid kit;Practical hints:First aid kit
268
Vehicle tool kit;Tools;Practical hints:Vehicle tool kit
268
Practical hints:Vehicle jack;Vehicle jack;Jack
269
CD-changer
269
Practical hints:Spare wheel;Spare wheel;Flat tire:Spare wheel
270
Unlocking:In an emergency;Emergency operations:Unlocking the vehicle;Vehicle:Unlocking in an emergen
272
Locking:Vehicle in an emergency;Emergency operations:Locking the vehicle;Manual operations:Locking t
273
Batteries, SmartKey:Changing;Key, SmartKey:Changing the batteries;Changing:Batteries (SmartKey)
273
Fuel filler flap:Opening;Manual operations:Fuel filler flap;Opening:Fuel filler flap manually
274
Transmission selector lever:Unlocking manually;Unlocking:Transmission selector lever manually;Transm
275
Emergency operations:Opening sliding/pop-up roof;Opening:Sliding/pop-up roof in an emergency;Emergen
276
Sliding/pop-up roof:Opening;Opening:Sliding/pop-up roof;Sliding/pop-up roof:Closing;Closing:Sliding/
276
Brush guard*
277
Brush guard*:Lowering
278
Bulbs, replacing:Front lamps;Replacing:Bulbs
279
Bulbs
279
Front lamps:Replacing bulbs;Replacing:Front lamp bulbs
281
Lamps, exterior:Replacing bulbs for rear;Replacing:Rear lamp bulbs
286
Replacing:Wiper blades;Windshield wipers:Replacing wiper blades;Wiper blades:Replacing;Windshield:Re
289
Wiper blades:Removing;Removing:Wiper blades
289
Wiper blades:Installing;Installing:Wiper blades
289
Flat tire
290
Flat tire:Mounting the spare wheel;Spare wheel:Mounting
291
Battery, vehicle;Vehicle:Service battery;Vehicle battery
295
Battery, vehicle:Charging;Charging:Vehicle battery
295
Battery, vehicle:Disconnecting;Disconnecting:Vehicle battery
296
Battery, vehicle:Reconnecting;Reconnecting:Vehicle battery
296
Jump starting;Discharged battery:Jump starting;Battery discharged:Jump starting
297
Towing the vehicle;Vehicle:Towing;Practical hints:Towing the vehicle
299
flatbed equip
301
Towing the vehicle:Various faults
301
Towing eye, front;Front towing eye
302
Towing eye, rear;Rear towing eye
302
Freeing a \x05stranded vehicle
302
Fuses;Electrical fuses;Practical hints:Fuses
303
Fuses:Fuse box in passenger compartment;Fuse box;Passenger compartment:Fuse box in
303
Fuses:Fuse box in battery box;Fuse box;Battery box:Fuse box in
303
Fuses:Fuse box in front passenger footwell;Fuse box;Passenger footwell:Fuse box in
304
Fuses:Fuse box in middle tunnel;Fuse box;Middle tunnel:Fuse box in
305
Technical data
307
Spare parts service;Parts see Spare parts service;Service:Spare parts
308
Warranty coverage
309
Loss of Service and Warranty Information Booklet;Service and Warranty Booklet:Loss of
309
Identification labels;Labels, identification
310
Layout of poly-V-belt drive;Poly-V-belt drive:Layout
311
G\x11500/G\x1155\x11AMG
311
Engine:Technical data;Technical data:Engine
312
Tires:Rims and tires;Rims;Tires;Technical data:Rims and tires
313
Tires and Spare wheel
313
Electrical system:Technical data;Technical data:Electrical system
314
Main dimensions;Technical data:Main dimensions
315
Main dimensions
315
Weights and ratings;Technical data:Weights and ratings
315
Fuel:Technical data;Coolant:Capacities;Lubricants:Technical data;Technical data:Fuels;Technical data
316
Capacities:Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
316
Engine oil;Technical data:Engine oil
317
Engine oil:Additives;Technical data:Engine oil additives
317
Air conditioning refrigerant;Technical data;Air conditioning refrigerant;Refrigerant:Air conditionin
317
Brake fluid;Technical data:Brake fluid
318
Premium unleaded gasoline;Technical data:Premium unleaded gasoline;Fuel:Premium unleaded gasoline
318
Technical data:Fuel requirements;Fuel requirements;Fuel:Requirements
318
Technical data:Gasoline additives;Fuel additives;Gasoline see Fuel:Gasoline additives;Fuel:Additives
319
Coolant;Technical data:Coolants
319
Anticorrosion/antifreeze
320
Windshield:Washer system;Windshield washer system;Headlamps:Washer system;Technical data:Windshield
321
Consumer information;Tires:Consumer information
322
Uniform tire quality grading
322
Technical terms
325
Index
331

FAQ about the 2003 Mercedes-Benz G Class Manual

What contains the 2003 G Class manual?

The Mercedes-Benz G 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 G 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 G Class 2003 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz G Class
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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