2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class Owner's Manual

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
SLK Class
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
5.74 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
4
Introduction
10
Product information
10
Operator’s Manual
11
Service and warranty:Information
11
California retail buyers and lessees, Important notice for
12
Service:Maintenance Booklet
13
Roadside Assistance
13
Change of address or ownership
13
Operating vehicle outside the USA and Canada
14
Symbols
16
Operating safety
17
Vehicle:Proper use of
17
Problems:With vehicle
18
Safety defects, reporting
19
Reporting safety defects
19
Vehicle data recording
20
Information regarding electronic recording devices
20
At a glance
22
Cockpit
25
Instrument cluster:Overview
27
Multifunction steering wheel
29
Center console
30
Center console:Upper part
30
Center console:Lower part
31
Overhead control panel
32
Storage compartments
33
Door:Control panel
35
Getting started
36
Unlocking
37
Unlocking:With SmartKey
37
Starter switch positions
38
Adjusting
40
Seats:Adjusting
40
Steering wheel
44
Mirrors:Adjusting
47
Driving:Instructions
49
Seat belts:Fastening
49
Starting
52
Parking brake
54
Driving
54
Headlamps:Switching on
56
Turn signals
56
Windshield wipers
57
Problems:While driving
59
Parking
60
Parking brake
60
Headlamps:Switching off
62
SmartKey:Turning off engine
62
Releasing seat belts
62
Vehicle:Locking
63
Safety and Security
64
Occupant safety
65
Air bags
67
Occupant Classification System see OCS <$nopage>
72
Seat belts
77
Infant and child restraint systems see Children in the vehicle <$nopage>
80
Panic alarm
84
Activating
84
Deactivating
84
Driving safety systems
85
Driving safety systems:ABS
85
Driving safety systems:BAS
87
Driving safety systems:ESP<V_Superscript>®<Default Para Font>
87
Anti-theft systems
91
Immobilizer see Anti-theft systems<$nopage>
91
Anti-theft systems:Alarm system
91
Tow-away alarm see Anti-theft systems<$nopage>
92
Controls in detail
94
SmartKey:Locking and unlocking
95
SmartKey
95
Door:Opening from inside
99
Trunk
100
Closing the trunk
101
Trunk:Valet locking
102
Trunk:Trunk lid emergency release
103
Automatic central locking
103
Central locking:Locking/unlocking from inside
104
Seats
105
Seats:Heating*
105
Lumbar support*
106
Neck-level heating see AIRSCARF* <$nopage>
106
Memory function*
108
Storing positions into memory
109
Recalling positions from memory
109
Lighting
110
Lighting:Exterior lamp switch
110
Combination switch
114
Corner-illuminating front fog lamps*
115
Hazard warning flasher
116
Lighting:Interior lighting
117
Door:Entry lamps
118
Instrument cluster
119
Lighting:Instrument cluster illumination
119
Engine:Tachometer
120
Outside temperature indicator
120
Resetting trip odometer
121
Clock
121
Control system
122
Multifunction display
122
Multifunction steering wheel
123
Control system menus
125
Control system menus:Standard display
128
Control system menus:AMG
129
Control system menus:AUDIO
134
Navigation system*
136
Vehicle status message memory menu (Control system)
136
Settings menu (Control system)
137
Control system menus:Trip computer
149
Control system menus:TEL*
150
Manual transmission
154
Shifting into reverse
155
Transmission see Automatic transmission* or Manual Transmission <$nopage>
156
Automatic transmission*:Gear selector lever
156
Gear selector lever:Position
157
Automatic transmission*:Gear selector lever positions
158
Driving tips
160
Gear range:Automatic transmission
161
Automatic transmission*:Automatic shift program
162
Gear selector lever one-touch gearshifting:Automatic transmission
163
Steering wheel gearshift control one-touch gearshifting:Automatic transmission*
164
Manual shift program*
166
Automatic transmission*:Gear shifting malfunctions
168
Good visibility
169
Headlamps:Cleaning system*
169
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors<$nopage>
169
Sun visors
170
Rear window defroster
171
Climate control
173
Climate control:Switching on/off
176
Climate control:Temperature
176
Climate control:Air volume
178
Basic settings
178
Defrosting:Windshield (Climate control)
178
Climate control:Air recirculation mode
179
Air conditioning:Climate control
181
REST:Climate control
182
Automatic climate control*
183
Automatic climate control*:Deactivating
186
Automatic climate control*:Automatic mode
187
Automatic climate control*:Temperature
187
Automatic climate control*:Air volume
189
Defrosting:Windshield (Automatic climate control*)
190
Maximum cooling MAX\x11COOL
190
Automatic climate control*:Air recirculation mode
191
Air conditioning:Automatic climate control*
192
Residual engine heat utilization see REST<$nopage>
193
Audio system
194
Audio system:Audio and telephone*, operation
194
Operating safety
194
Audio system:Operating and display elements
195
Operation
197
Radio:Operation (Audio system)
200
Audio system:Introduction to satellite radio*
204
Audio system:CD operation
209
GSM network phones (Telephone*)
220
TDMA or CDMA network phones (Telephone*)
227
Emergency call (911)
234
Power windows
236
Switch opening/closing windows
236
Power windows:Synchronizing
240
Retractable hardtop
241
Retractable hardtop:Opening and closing
241
Retractable hardtop:Wind screen*
247
Driving systems:Cruise control
249
Cruise control
249
Loading
253
Roof rack
253
Useful features
254
Storage compartments
254
Shelf behind roll bar
255
Drink holder see Cup holder<$nopage>
256
Ashtray
256
Cigarette lighter
257
Power outlet
258
Floormat
259
Telephone*
260
Tele Aid system*
263
Garage door opener*
271
Heating:Steering wheel*
277
Operation
278
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
279
Driving:Instructions
280
Driving:Fuel saving
280
Drinking and driving
280
Pedals
280
Power assistance
281
Brakes
281
Driving:Driving off
283
Parking
283
Tires:Driving instructions
284
Hydroplaning
285
Tires:Traction
285
Tires:Speed rating
286
Winter driving:Instructions
287
Standing water, driving instructions
288
Passenger compartment
288
Traveling abroad
288
Radio transmitters, control and operation
288
Catalytic converter
289
Emission control
290
Coolant:Temperature
290
Refueling
292
Regular checks
293
Engine:Compartment
295
Hood
295
Engine oil
297
Automatic transmission*:Automatic transmission fluid (ATF)
301
Coolant:Checking coolant level
301
Windshield:Washer fluid reservoir
302
Battery (Vehicle)
303
Tires
305
Tires:Important guidelines
305
Tire care and maintenance
306
Direction of rotation (Tires)
308
Loading
308
Tire inflation pressure:Checking
312
Tire inflation pressure:Checking
314
MO<V_Italic>Extended<Default Para Font> system*
322
Tire labeling
322
Load identification
326
TIN
327
Maximum tire load
328
Maximum tire pressure
329
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
329
Tire ply material
331
Tire terminology
332
Tires:Rotating
335
Winter driving
336
Winter driving:Tires
336
Snow chains
337
Service system:Maintenance service indicator
338
Displays:Maintenance service indicator
338
Flexible Service System
339
Maintenance service term exceeded
339
Calling up the maintenance service i\x05ndicator display
339
Vehicle care
341
Washing the vehicle see Vehicle care<$nopage>
341
Practical hints
348
Practical hints:What to do if...
349
Emergency, In case of:Instrument cluster, Indicator lamps <$startrange> [Emergency In case of:Instru
349
Lamps, indicator and warning:Passenger front air bag off
359
Messages in the multifunction display see Multifunction display messages <$nopage>
361
Where will I find...?
390
First aid kit
390
Vehicle tool kit
390
Tires:Spare wheel
393
Practical hints:Spare wheel bolts
394
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
395
Emergency operations:Unlocking/locking the vehicle
395
Door:Locking in an emergency
396
Emergency operations:Selector lever*, unlocking manually
397
Retractable hardtop:Operating manually
398
Raising retractable hardtop manually
398
SmartKey:Replacing batteries
399
Bulbs:Replacing
401
Bulbs
401
Replacing bulbs for front lamps
404
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps
405
Windshield wipers:Replacing wiper blades
407
Placing wiper arms in vertical position
407
Removing wiper blades
408
Installing wiper blades
408
Flat tire
409
TIREFIT*:Instructions for use
409
Flat tire:Mounting spare wheel
415
MO<V_Italic>Extended<Default Para Font> system*
422
Battery (Vehicle)
423
Disconnecting the battery
424
Removing the battery
425
Battery (Vehicle):Charging
425
Reconnecting the battery
426
Jump starting
427
Towing (Vehicle)
429
Fuses
433
Main fuse box
434
Technical data
436
Parts service
437
Warranty coverage
438
Loss of:Service and Warranty Booklet
438
Identification labels see Labels<$nopage>
439
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
441
SLK\x11280, SLK\x11350
441
SLK\x1155\x11AMG
441
Engine:Technical data;Technical data:Engine
442
Tires:Rims and tires
443
Same size tires
444
Mixed size tires
446
Tires:Spare wheel
448
Electrical system (Technical data)
449
Main dimensions
450
Weights
451
Lubricants, technical data
452
Capacities
452
Engine oil
454
Engine oil:Additives
454
Technical data:Air conditioning refrigerant
454
Brakes:Brake fluid
455
Premium unleaded gasoline
455
Technical data:Fuel requirements
456
Gasoline see Fuel<$nopage>
456
Coolant
457
Windshield:Washer system
459
Index
460

FAQ about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class Manual

What contains the 2008 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 2008 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Mercedes-Benz SLK Class, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class Owners Manual?

The Mercedes-Benz SLK Class owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

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

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The Mercedes-Benz SLK Class (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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