2008 Mercedes-Benz SL Class Owner's Manual

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL Class owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
SL Class
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
6.15 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
3
Introduction
9
Emission control: System warranties
10
California retail buyers and lessees, important notice for
11
Maintenance
12
Roadside Assistance
12
Change of address or ownership
12
Operating your vehicle outside the USA or Canada
13
Proper use of the vehicle
16
Reporting safety defects
18
Vehicle data recording
19
Information regarding electronic recording devices
19
At a glance
21
Cockpit
24
Instrument cluster
26
Multifunction steering wheel
30
Center console
31
Center console:Upper part
31
Center console:Lower part
32
Overhead control panel
33
Door:Control panel
36
Getting started
37
Unlocking the vehicle
38
Key, SmartKey:Locking/unlocking
38
Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*:Locking/unlocking
39
Starter switch positions
40
Adjusting
43
Steering wheel:Adjusting
46
Mirrors
49
Driving
50
Seat belts
50
Engine:Starting
53
Driving:Instructions
56
Switching on headlamps
57
Turn signals
57
Combination switch:Windshield wipers
58
Problems while driving
60
Locking the vehicle
62
Switching off headlamps
63
Turning off the engine
64
Releasing seat belts
64
Key, SmartKey:Locking/unlocking
65
Safety and Security
67
Occupant safety
68
Air bags
70
Occupant Classification System see OCS <$nopage>
74
Seat belts
79
Roll bar
84
Infant and child restraint systems see Children in the vehicle <$nopage>
85
Panic alarm
89
Activating
89
Deactivating
89
Driving safety systems
90
Driving safety systems:ABS
90
BAS
92
Driving safety systems:ESP®
92
Electro-hydraulic brake system
95
Alarm system see Anti-theft systems <$nopage>
99
Anti-theft systems:Immobilizer
99
Anti-theft systems:Anti-theft alarm system
99
Anti-theft systems:Tow-away alarm
101
Controls in detail
104
Locking and unlocking
105
SmartKey see Key, SmartKey <$nopage>
105
Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
109
Batteries, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*:Checking battery condition
114
Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*:Loss of
114
Door:Opening from inside
114
Trunk:Unlocking separately
115
Trunk:Closing the lid
117
Trunk:Valet locking
121
Emergency operations:Trunk lid, Releasing from the inside
122
Power closing assist for trunk lid
122
Automatic central locking
123
Central locking:Central locking/unlocking switch
123
Seats
125
Seats:Moving
125
Lumbar support adjustment
125
Backrest:Multicontour seat*
126
Seats:Heating
127
Seat ventilation*
129
Memory function
130
Storing positions into memory
131
Recalling positions from memory
131
Lighting
132
Exterior lamp switch
132
Combination switch:High beam
136
Corner-illuminating front fog lamps*
137
Hazard warning flasher
138
Interior lighting;Lighting:Interior
139
Courtesy lighting
140
Trunk:Lighting
140
Instrument cluster
141
Instrument cluster: Illumination brightness
141
Coolant:Temperature gauge
142
Resetting:Trip odometer
142
Temperature:Outside temperature indicator
143
Control system
144
Multifunction display
144
Multifunction steering wheel:Buttons
145
Control system
147
Menus:Standard display
150
Menus:AMG
151
Menus:AUDIO
154
Menus:NAV
156
Menus:Distronic*
157
Menus:Vehicle status message memory
157
Control system menus:Settings
158
Menus:Trip computer
168
Menus:TEL*
170
Automatic transmission
173
Automatic transmission:Gear selector lever
173
Gear selector lever:Position
174
Automatic transmission:Gear selector lever positions
175
Driving tips
176
Gear range:Automatic transmission
177
Automatic transmission:Automatic shift program
178
Gear selector lever one-touch gearshifting:Automatic transmission
180
Steering wheel gearshift control one-touch gearshifting*:Automatic transmission
181
Manual shift program SL\x1155\x11AMG and SL\x1165\x11AMG
183
Automatic transmission:Gear shifting malfunctions
185
Good visibility
186
Headlamps:Cleaning system
186
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors <$nopage>
186
Sun visors
187
Automatic climate control system:Defrosting
188
Automatic climate control system
189
Automatic climate control system:Deactivating
192
Automatic climate control system:Temperature
194
Air distribution
195
Air volume
196
Maximum cooling MAXCOOL
196
Automatic climate control system:Defrosting
196
Air recirculation mode
197
Automatic climate control system:Air conditioning, Cooling [Automatic climate control system:Air con
199
Automatic climate control system:Residual heat utilization
200
Storage compartments:Ventilated glove box
201
Power windows
202
Power windows:Side windows
202
Power windows:Synchronizing
204
Retractable hardtop
205
Opening and closing the retractable hardtop
205
Driving:Systems
215
DTR see Distronic* <$nopage>
219
Distance warning function*
230
Parking assistance (Parktronic*)
234
Useful features
239
Storage compartments
239
Cup holder
244
Ashtray
245
Lighter see Cigarette lighter <$nopage>
245
Trunk:Load assist
246
Electrical outlet see Power outlet <$nopage>
247
Floormat*
248
Telephone*
248
Tele Aid
251
Garage door opener
258
Operation
266
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
267
Driving:Instructions
268
Drive sensibly – save fuel
268
Drinking and driving
268
Pedals
268
Power assistance
269
Brakes
269
Driving:Driving off
271
Parking
272
Tires:Driving instructions
272
Hydroplaning
273
Tire traction
274
Tire speed rating
274
Driving:In winter
275
Standing water:Driving instructions
276
Passenger compartment
277
Driving:Abroad
277
Radio transmitters:Control and operation
277
Catalytic converter
278
Emission control
278
Coolant:Temperature
279
Fuel
280
Refueling
280
Regular checks
281
Engine:Compartment
283
Hood
283
Fluids:Engine oil
284
ATF
288
ABC:Oil level
288
Coolant:Checking coolant level
289
Windshield:Washer system
290
Batteries, Vehicle
291
Tires
292
Important guidelines
292
Tire care and maintenance
293
Direction of rotation (tires)
295
Loading the vehicle
295
Tire inflation pressure:Checking;Air pressure:Tire inflation pressure;Tire inflation pressure:Checki
301
Tire inflation pressure:Checking
303
MO<V_Italic>E<Default Para Font> tires* see MO<V_Italic>Extended<Default Para Font> system* <$nopage
313
Tire labeling
314
Load identification
318
TIN
318
Maximum tire load
320
Maximum tire pressure
320
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
321
Tire ply material
323
Tire terminology
323
Tires:Rotating
326
Driving:In winter
328
Winter driving:Tires
328
Block heater (Canada only)
329
Snow chains
330
Maintenance:Maintenance service indicator message
331
Maintenance:Calling up maintenance service indicator display
333
Maintenance:Resetting maintenance service indicator
333
Vehicle care
334
Vehicle care:Cleaning and care
334
Practical hints
342
What to do if ...?
343
Instrument cluster:Lamps
343
Air bag off indicator lamp
358
Vehicle status messages
360
Where will I find ...?
401
First aid kit
401
Vehicle tool kit
401
Locking/unlocking in an emergency
404
Vehicle:Unlocking in an emergency
404
Vehicle:Locking in an emergency
406
Load assist:Lowering manually
407
Key, SmartKey:Batteries
408
Bulbs:Replacing
410
Bulbs
410
Replacing bulbs for front lamps
412
Lamps, exterior:Replacing bulbs for rear
415
Replacing:Wiper blades
416
Placing wiper arms in vertical \x05position
416
Removing wiper blades
417
Installing wiper blades
417
Flat tire
418
Flat tire
418
Flat tire:Mounting the spare wheel
418
MO<V_Italic>Extended<Default Para Font> system*
426
Service:Batteries
428
Disconnecting the batteries
430
Removing the batteries
431
Batteries, Vehicle:Charging
431
Reconnecting the batteries
432
Batteries, Vehicle:Jump starting
433
Towing the vehicle
435
Towing eye bolt:Installing
437
Fuses
438
Fuse box:Engine compartment
439
Fuse box:Passenger compartment
440
Fuse box:Trunk
440
Emergency engine shut-down
440
Technical data
442
Parts service
443
Warranty coverage
444
Loss of Service and Warranty Informa\x05tion Booklet
444
Labels, identification
445
Poly-V-belt drive:Layout
447
SL\x11550
447
SL\x1155\x11AMG
447
SL\x11600, SL 65 AMG
447
Engine:Technical data
448
Tires:Rims and tires
450
Same size tires
451
Mixed size tires
452
Spare wheel
454
Technical data:Electrical system
455
Technical data:Main dimensions
456
Technical data:Weights
457
Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants
458
Engine oil
461
Engine oil:Additives
461
Automatic climate control system:Air conditioning refrigerant
461
Brakes:Brake fluid
461
Fuel:Premium unleaded gasoline
462
Fuel:Requirements
462
Fuel:Gasoline additives
463
Coolant
464
Technical data:Windshield washer system and headlamp cleaning system
466
Index
468

FAQ about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL Class Manual

What contains the 2008 SL Class manual?

The Mercedes-Benz SL 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 SL 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 SL Class 2008 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz SL Class
  • Maintenance for your Mercedes-Benz SL Class, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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Is the manual for the Mercedes-Benz SL Class year 2008 free?

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