2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class Owner's Manual

2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
SLK Class
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
5.68 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
3
Introduction
7
Product information
7
Operator’s Manual
8
Service and warranty information;Information:About service and warranty
8
California:Important notice
9
Maintenance
10
Roadside assistance
10
Change of address or ownership
10
Operating:Vehicle outside the USA and Canada
11
Symbols
13
Operating safety;Operating:Safety
14
Vehicle:Proper use of
14
Problems:With vehicle
15
Safety defects:Reporting;Reporting:Safety defects
16
Reporting safety defects
16
At a glance
17
Cockpit;Instruments and controls see Cockpit
18
Instrument cluster
20
Center console
23
Center console:Upper part
23
Center console:Lower part
24
Overhead control panel
25
Getting started
27
Unlocking
28
Unlocking:With the remote control;Remote control:Unlocking with
28
Adjusting
30
Adjusting:Seats;Seats:Adjusting
30
Adjusting:Telescoping steering column*;Telescoping steering column*:Adjusting;Height adjustment:Tele
34
Mirrors:Adjusting;Adjusting:Mirrors
35
Driving:General instructions
37
Seat belts:Fastening;Fastening the seat belts;Safety belts see Seat belts;Occupant safety:Fastening
37
Starting the engine
40
Switching on:Headlamps;Headlamps:Switching on;Activating:Headlamps;Activating:Exterior headlamps
43
Turn signals;Combination switch:Turn signals
43
Windshield wipers;Combination switch:Windshield wipers;Switching on:Windshield wipers;Windshield wip
44
Problems:While driving;Driving:Problems;Difficulties:While driving see Problems while driving
45
Parking;Locking
47
Parking brake:Engaging
47
Headlamps:Switching off;Switching off:Headlamps;Deactivating:Headlamps
48
Turning off:Engine;Engine:Turning off with the key;Switching off:Engine
48
Safety and Security
51
Occupant safety;Safety:Occupant
52
Airbags;Occupant safety:Airbags
53
Seat belts
57
Child safety;Occupant safety:Children in the vehicle
60
Panic alarm;Panic alarm:Panic button on remote control
65
Activating
65
Deactivating
65
Driving:Safety systems;Safety systems:Driving;Driving systems:Driving safety systems
66
Driving safety systems:ABS;ABS
66
Driving safety systems:BAS;BAS
68
Driving safety systems:ESP;ESP;Electronic Stability Program see ESP
68
Anti-theft systems
71
Immobilizer;Activating:Immobilizer
71
Anti-theft systems:Anti-theft alarm system;Alarm system:Anti-theft
71
Tow-away alarm
72
Controls in detail
73
Locking;Unlocking;Remote control with folding key:Locking and unlocking
74
Keys
74
Cargo compartment:Trunk;Opening:Trunk;Trunk:Opening;Cargo area see Cargo compartment;Trunk see Cargo
77
Trunk:Closing;Closing:Trunk
77
Opening:Doors from the inside;Doors:Opening from inside vehicle
78
Trunk lid emergency release
78
Automatic locking when driving
78
Central locking:From inside;Central locking:Unlocking from inside
80
Seats
81
Seats:Heater*;Heated seats*;Front seats:Heater*
81
Head restraints
82
Lighting
83
Exterior lamp switch;Lighting:Exterior lamp switch;Front lamps:Switching on;Lighting:Low beam;Lighti
83
Combination switch
84
Hazard warning flasher
85
Interior lighting;Lighting:Interior;Passenger compartment:Interior lighting
86
Instrument cluster
88
Instrument cluster:Illumination;Adjusting:Instrument cluster illumination;Lighting:Instrument cluste
88
Instrument cluster:Coolant temperature gauge;Coolant:Temperature gauge
88
Resetting:Trip odometer;Trip odometer:Resetting
89
Tachometer
89
Outside temperature indicator;Instrument cluster:Outside temperature indicator
90
Setting:Clock;Clock:Setting
90
Gear shift lever for manual transmission
91
Manual transmission:Shifting into reverse;Shifting:Into reverse (manual transmission);Reverse (manua
92
Automatic transmission
93
One-touch gearshifting;Automatic transmission*:One-touch gearshifting
94
Gear range:Automatic transmission*;Automatic transmission*:Gear ranges
95
Automatic transmission*:Gear selector lever position;Gear selector lever:Position;Shifting:Gear sele
96
Program mode selector switch:Automatic transmission*;Automatic transmission*:Program mode selector s
97
Automatic transmission*:Accelerator position;Accelerator position, automatic transmission*
98
Automatic transmission*:Gear shifting malfunctions
98
Good visibility
99
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors <$nopage>
99
Headlamps:Cleaning system*;Cleaning*:Headlamps
100
Sun visors
101
Climate control
102
Temperature:Setting interior temperature;Setting:Temperature (interior);Climate control:Setting the
104
Air volume:Adjusting;Adjusting:Air volume;Climate control:Adjusting air volume
104
Air distribution:Adjusting;Adjusting:Air distribution;Climate control:Adjusting air distribution
104
Air recirculation mode;Climate control:Air recirculation mode
105
Rear window defroster;Climate control:Rear window defroster
105
Air conditioning;Climate control:Air conditioning
106
Residual heat utilization;Climate control:Residual heat utilization;Residual ventilation;Climate con
107
Basic settings heater and air conditioner
108
Special settings
108
Climate control:Deactivating the climate control system
110
Audio systems
111
Audio system:Audio and telephone, operation;Operating:Audio system;Operating:Telephone
111
Audio system:Operating safety;Operating safety:Audio system
111
Audio system:Operating and display elements;Display elements:Audio system
112
Anti-theft system
114
Audio system:Button and soft key operation;Button:Audio system;Soft keys:Audio system
115
Audio system:Operation
115
Audio system:Radio mode;Radio mode;Radio see Radio mode <$nopage>
116
Audio system:Cassette mode;Casette mode:Playing cassettes
118
Audio system:CD mode;CD mode;CD changer*;Changing CDs
121
Audio system:Telephone operation;Operating:Telephone*;Telephone*:Operation
124
Power windows;Power windows:Side windows
127
Side windows:Opening;Side windows:Closing;Opening:Windows;Closing:Windows
127
Retractable hardtop
129
Opening/closing retractable hardtop
129
Wind screen
134
Driving systems
136
Cruise control;Driving systems:Cruise control;Cruise control lever
136
Useful features
139
Interior storage spaces;Useful features:Interior storage spaces
139
Ashtray;Useful features:Ashtray
142
Cigarette lighter;Useful features:Cigarette lighter;Lighter see Cigarette lighter
143
Telephone*;Useful features:Telephone*
143
Tele Aid;Useful features:Tele Aid
144
Garage door opener;Useful features:Garage door opener
152
Operation
157
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
158
Driving:General instructions;Driving instructions
159
Drive sensibly – save fuel
159
Drinking and driving
159
Pedals
159
Power assistance
160
Brakes
160
Driving off
161
Parking
161
Tires:Driving instructions
162
Hydroplaning;Aquaplaning see Hydroplaning<nopage>
163
Tire traction
163
Tire speed rating
163
Winter driving instructions;Driving:In winter
164
Standing water:Driving instructions;Deep water see Standing water;Driving:Through standing water
165
Passenger compartment
165
Traveling abroad;Driving:Traveling abroad
165
Control and operation of radio transmitters;Radio transmitters, control and operation;Operating:Radi
166
Catalytic converter
166
Emission control
167
Coolant:Temperature
167
Tanken
169
Regular checks
170
Engine:Compartment;Engine compartment
171
Hood;Engine compartment:Hood;Hood:Opening
171
Engine oil:Checking level;Oil:Dipstick
172
Transmission see Automatic transmission*;ATF (automatic transmission fluid)*;Automatic transmission*
176
Coolant:Checking level;Checking:Coolant level;Coolant;Coolant level:Checking
176
Battery, vehicle
178
Windshield:Washer fluid;Windshield washer fluid:Refilling;Headlamps:Cleaning system;Headlamp cleanin
179
Tires;Wheels:Tires and wheels
180
Important guidelines
180
Service life (tires);Tires:Service life
181
Direction of rotation (tires);Tires:Direction of rotation
181
Tire inflation pressure:Checking;Air pressure see Tire inflation pressure;Tire inflation pressure:Ch
181
Rotating wheels;Wheels:Rotating
182
Winter driving
183
Winter driving:Tires;Tires:Winter;Winter tires
183
Block heater;Winter driving:Block heater
184
Snow chains;Winter driving:Snow chains
184
Service (maintenance)
185
Service indicator:Clearing
185
Service:Overdue;Overdue service;Service:Types
186
Service:Calling up the service indicator;Service indicator:Calling up;Calling up:Service indicator
186
Resetting:Service indicator (FSS);Service indicator:Clearing;Service indicator:Calling up
186
Vehicle care
187
Washing the vehicle
187
Practical hints
193
What to do if...
194
Practical hints:Lamps in instrument cluster
194
Additional indicators in the speedo\x05meter display
204
Practical hints:Lamp in center console;Center console:AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp;AIRBAG OFF indicator
205
Where will I find ....?
206
First aid kit;Practical hints:First aid kit
206
Vehicle tool kit;Tools;Practical hints:Vehicle tool kit
206
Unlocking:In an emergency;Emergency operations:Unlocking the vehicle;Vehicle:Unlocking in an emergen
210
Unlocking driver’s door and trunk
210
Locking:Driver’s door and trunk in an emergency
211
Batteries, remote control:Changing;Remote control:Changing batteries
212
Synchronizing the remote control
213
Fuel filler flap:Opening;Manual operations:Fuel filler flap;Opening:Fuel filler flap manually
213
Transmission selector lever:Unlocking manually;Unlocking:Transmission selector lever manually;Transm
214
Emergency operations:Opening hardtop;Opening:Hardtop in an emergency;Emergency operations:Closing ha
215
Retractable hardtop:Opening;Opening:Retractable hardtop;Retractable hardtop:Closing;Closing:Retracta
215
Bulbs, replacing;Replacing:Bulbs
221
Bulbs
221
Front lamps:Replacing bulbs;Replacing:Front lamp bulbs
223
Replacing:Brake lamp bulbs;Replacing:Backup lamp bulbs
225
Adjusting headlamp aim
226
Replacing:Wiper blades;Windshield wipers:Replacing wiper blades;Wiper blades:Replacing;Windshield:Re
228
Wiper blades:Removing;Removing:Wiper blades
228
Wiper blades:Installing;Installing:Wiper blades
228
Flat tire
229
Flat tire:Preparing the vehicle
229
TIREFIT kit:Sealing tires with TIREFIT;TIREFIT kit:TIREFIT kit 1
229
TIREFIT kit:Sealing tires with TIREFIT;TIREFIT kit:TIREFIT kit 2
234
Flat tire:Mounting the spare wheel;Spare wheel:Mounting
238
Battery, vehicle;Vehicle:Battery;Vehicle battery
245
Battery, vehicle:Disconnecting;Disconnecting:Vehicle battery
246
Battery, vehicle:Removing;Removing:Vehicle battery
246
Battery, vehicle:Charging;Charging:Vehicle battery;Battery, vehicle:Reinstalling;Reinstalling vehicl
246
Battery, vehicle:Reconnecting;Reconnecting:Vehicle battery
246
Jump starting;Discharged battery:Jump starting;Battery discharged:Jump starting
247
Towing the vehicle;Vehicle:Towing;Practical hints:Towing the vehicle
249
Towing the vehicle;Vehicle:Towing;Practical hints:Towing the vehicle
251
Towing the vehicle;Vehicle:Towing;Practical hints:Towing the vehicle
252
Fuses;Electrical fuses;Practical hints:Fuses
253
Fuses:Main fuse box
253
Fuses:Auxiliary fuse box
254
Technical data
255
Spare parts service;Parts see Spare parts service;Service:Spare parts
256
Warranty coverage
257
Loss of Service and Warranty Information Booklet;Service and Warranty Booklet:Loss of
257
Identification labels;Labels, identification
258
Layout of poly-V-belt drive;Poly-V-belt drive:Layout
259
SLK\x11230\x11Kompressor
259
SLK\x11320
259
SLK\x1132\x11AMG
259
Engine:Technical data;Technical data:Engine
260
Tires:Rims and tires;Rims;Tires;Technical data:Rims and tires
261
Same size tires
262
Mixed size tires
263
Spare wheel
265
Electrical system:Technical data;Technical data:Electrical system
266
Main dimensions;Technical data:Main dimensions
267
Weights;Technical data:Weights
268
Fuel:Technical data;Coolant:Capacities;Lubricants:Technical data;Technical data:Fuels;Technical data
269
Capacities:Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
269
Engine oil;Technical data:Engine oil
271
Engine oil:Additives;Technical data:Engine oil additives
271
Air conditioning refrigerant;Technical data;Air conditioning refrigerant;Refrigerant:Air conditionin
271
Brake fluid;Technical data:Brake fluid
271
Premium unleaded gasoline;Technical data:Premium unleaded gasoline;Fuel:Premium unleaded gasoline
272
Technical data:Fuel requirements;Fuel requirements;Fuel:Requirements
272
Technical data:Gasoline additives;Fuel additives;Gasoline see Fuel:Gasoline additives;Fuel:Additives
272
Coolant;Technical data:Coolants
273
Windshield:Washer system;Windshield washer system;Headlamps:Washer system;Technical data:Windshield
275
Consumer information;Tires:Consumer information
276
Uniform tire quality grading
276
Technical terms
279
Index
285

FAQ about the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class Manual

What contains the 2003 SLK Class manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Mercedes-Benz SLK Class owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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

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

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

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The Mercedes-Benz SLK 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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