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SLK-Class Operators Manual

SLK 230 Kompressor SLK 320 SLK 32 AMG

Our company and staff congratulate you on the purchase of your new Mercedes-Benz. Your selection of our product is a demonstration of your trust in our company name. Further, it exemplifies your desire to own an automobile that will be as easy as possible to operate and provide years of service. Your Mercedes-Benz represents the efforts of many skilled engineers and craftsmen. To ensure your pleasure of ownership, and for your safety and that of your passengers, we ask you to make a small investment of your time: Please read this manual carefully before putting it aside. Then return it to your vehicle where it will be handy for your reference. Please abide by the recommendations contained in this manual. They are designed to acquaint you with the operation of your Mercedes-Benz. Please abide by the warnings and cautions contained in this manual. They are designed to help improve the safety of the vehicle operator and occupants. We extend our best wishes for many miles of safe, pleasurable driving. DaimlerChrysler AG

IntroductionProduct information .......................... 5 Operators manual ............................. 6 Where to find it ................................ 11 Reporting Safety Defects ................ 13

Instruments and controlsInstruments and controls ............... 16 Center console .............................. 18 Overhead control panel ............... 19

OperationVehicle keys ......................................22 Remote control with folding master key ......................22 Start lock-out ....................................23 General notes on the central locking system ...............23 Central locking system ...................24 Remote control .............................24 Panic button ..................................26 Mechanical keys ...........................27

Doors ................................................. 28 Central locking switch .................... 30 Automatic central locking ...............31 Emergency unlocking in case of accident .......................... 32 Trunk ................................................. 33 Emergency release for trunk lid ................................. 35 Antitheft alarm system ................... 35 Tow-away alarm ............................... 37 Seats .................................................. 38 Seat heater ........................................ 42 Seat belts and integrated restraint system ....... 44 Seat belts .......................................... 44 Seat belt nonusage warning system ............................ 45 BabySmartTM airbag deactivation system ....................51 Self-test BabySmartTM without special child seat installed ..........51 Supplemental restraint system (SRS) ............................................. 52

Emergency tensioning retractor (ETR) .............................................53 Airbags ..............................................54 Safety guidelines for the seat belt, emergency tensioning retractor and airbag .................................... 61 Infant and child restraint systems ............... 63 Adjusting telescoping steering column ..........................65 Rear view mirrors ............................ 66 Instrument cluster ...........................70 Flexible service system (FSS) ........77 Checking engine oil level ..............79 Engine oil consumption ..................80 Exterior lamp switch ....................... 81 Headlamp cleaning system ............82 Combination switch ........................ 83 Hazard warning flasher switch ..... 85 Climate control .................................86 Rear window defroster ....................90 Audio and telephone, operation .... 93 Power windows ................................111

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Interior lighting ............................. 112 Night security illumination ......... 112 Sun visors with Vanity Mirror ......113 Interior .............................................113 Cup holder and glove box ..............114 Storage compartments ...................115 Ashtrays ...........................................116 Coin Holder ......................................116 Lighter ..............................................117 Parcel net in passenger footwell ..118 Shelf behind roll bars .....................118 Cellular telephone ..........................118 Garage door opener ........................119 Retractable hardtop .......................122 Wind screen ....................................127 Luggage cover .................................128

DrivingControl and operation of radio transmitters ..................... 130 The first 1 000 miles (1 500 km) ................................. 131 Maintenance ................................... 131

Tele Aid ............................................132 Catalytic converter ........................ 140 Emission control .............................141 Steering lock .................................. 142 Starting and turning off the engine .................................. 144 Manual transmission .................... 145 Automatic transmission ............... 147 Parking brake .................................156 Driving instructions .......................157 Drive sensibly Save Fuel ........157 Drinking and driving .................157 Pedals ...........................................157 Power assistance .........................158 Brakes ...........................................158 Driving off ....................................159 Parking .........................................159 Tires ..............................................160 Snow chains ................................163 Winter driving instructions ......163 Block heater .................................165 Deep water ...................................165 Passenger compartment ............165 Traveling abroad .........................165

Cruise control ................................. 166 Brake assist system (BAS) ........................................... 169 Antilock brake system (ABS) ........................................... 171 Electronic stability program (ESP) ........................................... 173 What you should know at the gas station ....................... 177 Check regularly and before a long trip ...................... 179

Instrument cluster displayMalfunction and indicator lamps in the instrument cluster .................... 182 On-board diagnostic system ..... 182 Check engine malfunction indicator lamp ............................. 182 Brake warning lamp .................. 183 Brake pad wear indicator lamp ............................. 184 Seat belt nonusage warning lamp .............................. 184

Supplemental restraint system (SRS) indicator lamp .................. 184 Fuel reserve and fuel cap placement warning .................... 185 Electronic stability program (ESP) warning lamp ............... 185 BAS / ESP malfunction indicator lamp ............................. 185 ABS malfunction indicator lamp ............................. 186 Telescoping steering column warning lamp .............................. 186 Low engine coolant level warning lamp .............................. 187 Low windshield and headlamp washer system fluid level warning lamp .............................. 187 Low engine oil level warning lamp .............................. 188 Charge indicator lamp ............... 188 Exterior lamp failure i ndicator lamp .............................. 189 Additional function indicator lamps (in the odometer display) .......... 189

Malfunction and indicator lamp in the center console ................190 AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp .....190

Practical hintsFirst aid kit ......................................192 Stowing items in the vehicle ........192 Fuses ................................................192 Hood .................................................194 Automatic transmission fluid level ....................................196 Checking engine oil level ..............197 Coolant level ....................................198 Adding coolant ............................198 Windshield and headlamp washer system .........199 Air pump, spare wheel, vehicle tools, storage compartment (except SLK 32 AMG) .............. 200 Vehicle jack (except SLK 32 AMG) .............. 201

Storage box, TIREFIT-Kit, air pump, Vehicle tools (SLK 32 AMG only) ...................202 Wheels .............................................203 Tire replacement ........................203 Rotating wheels ..........................204 Spare wheel ....................................205 Spare wheel bolts .......................206 Changing wheels ...........................207 Inflating the collapsible spare tire ..................................... 212 Storing spare wheel in wheel well ................................... 213 TIREFIT ........................................... 214 Tire inflation pressure .................. 219 Battery .............................................220 Jump starting ..................................222 Towing the vehicle .........................224 Transmission selector lever, manually unlocking ..................229 Exterior lamps ................................230 Headlamp assembly ................... 231 Taillamp assemblies ..................234

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Changing batteries in the remote control ....................236 Synchronizing remote control ............................237 Raising hardtop manually ............238 Replacing wiper blade insert .......243 Antenna ...........................................244 Manual release of fuel filler flap ........................244

Vehicle careCleaning and care of the vehicle .......