2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class Owner's Manual

2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
M Class
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
6.31 MB

Table of Contents

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
Where to find it
15
Symbols
16
Operating safety
17
Vehicle:Proper use of
17
Problems:With vehicle
18
Safety defects:Reporting;Reporting:Safety defects
19
Reporting safety defects
19
At a glance
21
Cockpit;Instruments and controls see Cockpit
22
Instrument cluster
24
Center console
27
Center console:Upper part
27
Center console:Lower part
28
Overhead control panel
29
Getting started
31
Unlocking
32
Unlocking:With the remote control;Remote control:Unlocking with;Key, Remote control: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
40
Seat belts:Fastening;Fastening the seat belts;Safety belts see Seat belts;Occupant safety:Fastening
40
Starting the engine;Engine:Starting
44
Switching on:Headlamps;Headlamps:Switching on;Activating:Headlamps;Activating:Exterior headlamps
46
Turn signals;Combination switch:Turn signals
47
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 and locking
50
Parking brake:Engaging
50
Headlamps:Switching off;Switching off:Headlamps;Deactivating:Headlamps
51
Activating:Immobilizer;Deactivating:Engine;Turning off:Engine;Engine:Turning off
51
Safety and Security
53
Occupant safety;Safety:Occupant
54
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 remote control
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:4-ETS;4-ETS[Four-ETS];Electronic Traction System see 4-ETS <$nopage>
73
EBP;Driving systems:EBP;Electronic Brake Proportioning see EBP <$nopage>
74
Driving safety systems:ESP;ESP;Electronic Stability Program see ESP
75
Immobilizer;Activating:Immobilizer
78
Immobilizer
78
Anti-theft systems:Anti-theft alarm system;Alarm system:Anti-theft
78
Tow-away alarm;Glass breakage sensor
79
Controls in detail
83
Locking;Unlocking
84
Key:Remote control with folding key;Remote control with folding key
84
Opening:Doors from the inside;Doors:Opening from inside vehicle
86
Liftgate:Opening;Opening:Liftgate
87
Liftgate:Closing;Closing:Liftgate
88
Locking:Automatic while driving;Central locking:Automatic;Automatic locking when driving
89
Central locking:Switch;Central locking switch
90
Seats
91
Seats:Heater;Heated seats
91
Removing and installing head \x05restraints
92
Rear seats;Seats:Rear
93
Rear seats:Third row*;Third row seats*
96
Memory function
99
Memory function*;Storing (Memory function*):Positions into memory;Positions (Memory function*):Stori
100
Memory function*:Recalling positions from memory;Positions (Memory function*):Recalling from memory
100
Parking position:Exterior rear view mirrors;Memory function:Storing exterior rear view mirror parkin
100
Lighting
102
Combination switch;Lighting:Combination switch;Front lamps:Switching on;Lighting:Low beam;Lighting:P
102
Fog lamps
105
Hazard warning flasher
106
Interior lighting;Lighting:Interior;Passenger compartment:Interior lighting
107
Instrument cluster
110
Instrument cluster:Illumination;Adjusting:Instrument cluster illumination;Lighting:Instrument cluste
110
Instrument cluster:Coolant temperature gauge;Coolant:Temperature gauge
111
Display in the speedometer
111
Resetting:Trip odometer;Trip odometer:Resetting
112
Tachometer
112
Outside temperature indicator;Instrument cluster:Outside temperature indicator
112
Setting the clock
112
Automatic transmission
113
One-touch gearshifting;Automatic transmission:One-touch gearshifting
113
Gear range:Automatic transmission;Automatic transmission:Gear ranges
114
Automatic transmission:Gear selector lever position;Gear selector lever:Position;Shifting:Gear selec
115
Automatic transmission:Accelerator position;Accelerator position, automatic transmission
117
Automatic transmission:Towing a trailer;Towing a trailer:Automatic transmission
117
Automatic transmission:Gear shifting malfunctions
117
Transmission control – LOW RANGE mode;LOW RANGE mode
118
Transmission control – LOW RANGE mode:Switching on;Switching on:Transmission control – LOW RANGE m
118
Transmission control – LOW RANGE mode:Switching off;Switching off:Transmission control – LOW RANGE
118
Good visibility
119
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors <$nopage>
119
Headlamps:Cleaning system;Cleaning:Headlamps
121
Windshield wipers
122
Rear window wiper
123
Sun visor
123
Automatic climate control
124
Automatic mode
126
Automatic climate control:Adjusting air volume;Automatic climate control:Adjusting air distribution;
127
Defrosting;Automatic climate control:Defrosting
128
Air recirculation mode;Automatic climate control:Air recirculation mode
128
Air conditioning:Cooling;Automatic climate control:Air conditioning
129
Residual heat utilization;Automatic climate control:Residual heat utilization;Residual ventilation;A
130
Rear window defroster;Automatic climate control:Rear window defroster
131
Rear passenger compartment ventilation and rear automatic climate control;Automatic climate control:
131
Automatic climate control:Air outlets;Air outlets:Automatic climate control
132
Power windows:Side windows;Side windows; Windows see Side windows <$nopage>
134
Opening and closing:Side windows;Side windows:Opening and closing
134
Side windows:Rear quarter window;Rear quarter windows
136
Sliding/pop-up roof
137
Opening:Sliding/pop-up roof*;Closing:Sliding/pop-up roof*;Sliding/pop-up roof*:Opening;Sliding/pop-u
137
Loading
139
Loading:Instructions
139
Loading:Partition net*;Partition net*
141
Cargo area cover blind*;Loading:Cargo area cover blind*
143
Cargo floor plates;Loading:Cargo floor plates
144
Roof rack;Loading:Roof rack
145
Driving systems
146
Cruise control;Driving systems:Cruise control
146
Parktronic*;Driving systems:Parktronic*
149
Useful features
152
Interior storage spaces;Useful features:Interior storage spaces
152
Cup holder;Useful features:Cup holder
154
Armrest in rear seat bench
155
Useful features:Ashtrays and cigarette lighter;Lighter see cigarette lighter
156
Electrical outlet;Useful features:Electrical outlet
158
Telephone*;Useful features:Telephone*
158
Tele Aid*;Useful features:Tele Aid*
159
Garage door opener;Useful features:Garage door opener
168
Trip computer*;Useful features:Trip computer*
172
Operation
177
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
178
Driving:General instructions;Driving instructions
179
Drive sensibly – save fuel
179
Drinking and driving
179
Pedals
179
Power assistance
179
Brakes
180
Driving off
181
Parking
182
Tires:Driving instructions
182
Hydroplaning;Aquaplaning see Hydroplaning
183
Tire traction
183
Tire speed rating
184
Winter driving instructions;Driving:In winter
184
Standing water:Driving instructions;Deep water see Standing water;Driving:Through standing water
185
Off-road driving:Driving instructions off-road driving
186
Trailer towing;Towing:Trailer
192
Passenger compartment
196
Driving abroad;Driving:Abroad
197
Control and operation of radio transmitters;Radio transmitters, control and operation;Operating:Radi
197
Catalytic converter
198
Emission control
198
Coolant:Temperature
199
At the gas station
200
Regular checks
201
Engine:Compartment
202
Hood;Engine compartment:Hood;Hood:Opening
202
Engine oil:Checking level;Oil:Dipstick
203
Fluid level:Automatic transmission;ATF (automatic transmission fluid);Automatic transmission:Transmi
206
Coolant:Checking level;Checking:Coolant level;Coolant;Coolant level:Checking
206
Battery, vehicle
207
Windshield:Washer fluid;Windshield washer fluid:Refilling;Headlamps:Cleaning system*;Headlamp cleani
208
Tires;Wheels:Tires and wheels
209
Important guidelines
209
Service life (tires);Tires:Service life
210
Direction of rotation (tires);Tires:Direction of rotation
210
Tire inflation pressure:Checking;Air pressure see Tire inflation pressure;Tire inflation pressure:Ch
211
Rotating wheels;Wheels:Rotating
212
Winter driving
213
Winter driving:Tires;Tires:Winter;Winter tires
213
Block heater;Winter driving:Block heater
214
Snow chains;Winter driving:Snow chains
214
Service
215
Service indicator:Clearing
215
Service:Overdue;Overdue service;Service:Types
215
Service:Calling up the service indicator;Service indicator:Calling up;Calling up:Service indicator
216
Resetting:Service indicator (FSS);Service indicator:Clearing;Service indicator:Calling up
216
Vehicle care;Cleaning and care of the vehicle see Vehicle care
217
Washing the vehicle
217
Practical hints
223
What to do if …
224
Practical hints:Lamps in instrument cluster
224
Additional indicators in the speedometer display
235
Where will I find ...?
236
First aid kit;Practical hints:First aid kit
236
Vehicle tool kit;Tools;Practical hints:Vehicle tool kit
237
Electric air pump; Air pump
238
Practical hints:Spare wheel;Spare wheel;Flat tire:Spare wheel
239
Unlocking:In an emergency;Emergency operations:Unlocking the vehicle;Vehicle:Unlocking in an emergen
242
Unlocking:Driver’s door in an emergency
242
Locking:Vehicle in an emergency;Emergency operations:Locking the vehicle;Manual operations:Locking t
243
Batteries, remote control:Changing;Remote control:Changing battery
243
Fuel filler flap:Opening;Manual operations:Fuel filler flap;Opening:Fuel filler flap manually
244
Transmission selector lever:Unlocking manually;Unlocking:Transmission selector lever manually;Transm
245
Emergency operations:Opening sliding/pop-up roof;Opening:Sliding/pop-up roof in an emergency;Emergen
246
Sliding/pop-up roof:Opening;Opening:Sliding/pop-up roof;Sliding/pop-up roof:Closing;Closing:Sliding/
246
Bulbs, replacing;Replacing:Bulbs
247
Bulbs
247
Front lamps:Replacing bulbs;Replacing:Front lamp bulbs
249
Replacing:Brake lamp bulbs;Replacing:Backup lamp bulbs
251
Adjusting:Headlamp aim;Headlamp aim:Adjusting
253
Replacing:Wiper blades;Windshield wipers:Replacing wiper blades;Wiper blades:Replacing;Windshield:Re
254
Wiper blades:Removing;Removing:Wiper blades
254
Wiper blades:Installing;Installing:Wiper blades
254
Flat tire
255
Flat tire:Mounting the spare wheel;Spare wheel:Mounting
255
Battery, vehicle;Vehicle:Service battery;Vehicle battery
261
Battery, vehicle:Disconnecting;Disconnecting:Vehicle battery
261
Battery, vehicle:Removing;Removing:Vehicle battery
262
Battery, vehicle:Charging;Charging:Vehicle battery;Battery, vehicle:Reinstalling;Reinstalling vehicl
262
Battery, vehicle:Reconnecting;Reconnecting:Vehicle battery
262
Jump starting;Discharged battery:Jump starting;Battery discharged:Jump starting
264
Towing the vehicle;Vehicle:Towing;Practical hints:Towing the vehicle
267
Front towing eyes;Towing eyes:Front
269
Rear towing eyes;Towing eyes:Rear
269
Towing the vehicle:Stranded vehicle;Stranded vehicle
270
Fuses;Electrical fuses;Practical hints:Fuses
271
Fuses:Fuse box in engine compartment;Fuse box;Engine compartment:Fuse box in
271
Fuses:Fuse box in passenger footwell;Fuse box;Passenger footwell:Fuse box in
272
Technical data
273
Spare parts service;Parts see Spare parts service <$nopage>;Service:Spare parts
274
Warranty coverage
275
Loss of Service and Warranty Information Booklet;Service and Warranty Booklet:Loss of
275
Identification labels;Labels, identification
276
Layout of poly-V-belt drive;Poly-V-belt drive:Layout
277
Engine:Technical data;Technical data:Engine
278
Tires:Rims and tires;Rims;Tires;Technical data:Rims and tires
279
Rims and tires
279
Winter tires;Winter driving:Winter tires
280
Spare wheel
280
Electrical system:Technical data;Technical data:Electrical system
281
Main dimensions;Technical data:Main dimensions
282
Weights;Technical data:Weights
283
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
284
Capacities:Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
284
Engine oil;Technical data:Engine oil
286
Engine oil:Additives;Technical data:Engine oil additives
286
Air conditioning refrigerant;Technical data;Air conditioning refrigerant;Refrigerant:Air conditionin
286
Brake fluid;Technical data:Brake fluid
286
Premium unleaded gasoline;Technical data:Premium unleaded gasoline;Fuel:Premium unleaded gasoline
286
Technical data:Fuel requirements;Fuel requirements;Fuel:Requirements
287
Technical data:Gasoline additives;Fuel additives;Gasoline see Fuel:Gasoline additives;Fuel:Additives
287
Coolant;Technical data:Coolants
287
Anticorrosion/antifreeze
288
Windshield:Washer system;Windshield washer system;Headlamps:Washer system;Technical data:Windshield
290
Windshield:Washer fluid;Headlamps:Washer fluid;Windshield washer fluid;Windshield washer fluid:Mixin
290
Consumer information
291
Uniform tire quality grading
291
Temperature:Grades of tires;Tires:Temperature grades
292
Technical terms
293

FAQ about the 2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class Manual

What contains the 2003 M Class manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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

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

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

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The Mercedes-Benz M 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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