2004 Mercedes CLK-Class Owner's Manual

2004 Mercedes CLK-Class Manual

2004 Mercedes CLK-Class manual table of contents:

  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    CLK 320 CLK 500 CLK 55 AMG
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... and staff congratulate you on the purchase of your new Mercedes-Benz. Your selection of our product is a... recommendations contained in this manual. They are designed to acquaint you with the operation of your Mercedes-Benz. Please pay attention to the warnings and cautions contained in this manual. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...s Manual ...10 Service and warranty information .. 10 Important notice for California retail buyers and lessees of Mercedes-Benz automobiles ...11 Maintenance ...12 Roadside Assistance ...12 Change of address or ownership...12 Operating your vehicle outside the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Contents Safety and Security ...Occupant safety...Airbags ...Seat belts ...Children in the vehicle...Blocking of rear side window operation...Panic alarm ...Activating ...Deactivating ...Driving safety systems...ABS ...BAS ...ESP...Anti-theft systems...Immobilizer...Anti-theft alarm system ...Tow-...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ......Gear ranges ...Gear selector lever position ...Steering wheel gearshift control (Speedshift) CLK 55 AMG ...Program mode selector switch...Accelerator position...Manual shift program CLK 55 AMG ...Emergency operation (Limp Home Mode) ... 129 129 ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... 1000 miles (1500 km)...Driving instructions...Drive sensibly - save fuel...Drinking ......Tire speed rating ...Winter driving instructions ...Standing water...Passenger compartment ...Driving ... and operation of radio transmitters ...Catalytic converter...Emission control ...Coolant temperature... 265...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ......Clearing the service indicator ...Service term exceeded ...Calling up the service indicator...Resetting the service indicator...Vehicle care...Cleaning and care of .../ SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* ...345 Fuel filler flap ...347 Manually unlocking the gear selector lever ...347 Opening/closing in an ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...Warranty coverage...Loss of Service and Warranty Information Booklet...Identification labels...Layout of poly-V-belt drive ...CLK 320/CLK 500/CLK 55 AMG. Engine...Rims and tires...Same size tires ...Mixed size tires ...Minispare wheel ...Electrical ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... in your own best interest: We recommend using genuine Mercedes-Benz parts as well as conversion parts and ... of your vehicle. Please do not use them. Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts as well as conversion parts and accessories approved by us are available at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center where you ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    .... For your own safety and longer service life of the vehicle, we urge you ... about the operation of any equipment, your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will be glad to demonstrate the proper ...not shown or described in this Operator's Manual, your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will be glad to inform...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    Introduction Operator's Manual Important notice for California retail buyers and lessees of Mercedes-Benz automobiles Under California law you may be ... to a replacement of your vehicle or a refund of the purchase price or lease price, if Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and/or its ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...service in the booklet for you. Roadside Assistance The Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance Program provides factory ... days a year. For additional information refer to the Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance Program Brochure ... arise. If you sell your Mercedes, please leave all literature with the vehicle ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... fuel can cause engine damage. Certain Mercedes-Benz models are available for delivery in Europe under... European Delivery Program. For details, consult your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or write to: In the USA: ... Drive Montvale, NJ 07645-0350 In Canada: Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc. European Delivery ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    .... The following publications are part of your vehicle documentation: this Operator's Manual the Service Booklet Separate operating instructions will be ... need for your first drive. You should read this section first if this is your first Mercedes-Benz vehicle or if you are renting or borrowing this...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    Introduction Symbols Symbols The following symbols are found in this Operator's Manual: * Optional equipment is identified with an asterisk. Since standard equipment varies between models, the descriptions and illustrations in this manual may differ slightly from the actual equipment of your ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... Electronic malfunctions could seriously impair the operating safety of your vehicle. See your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for repairs or modifications to electronic components.... appears unsafe, have it towed to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or other qualified maintenance or ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...immediately contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center to have the problem diagnosed and corrected ... to your satisfaction, please discuss the problem with the Mercedes-Benz Center management, or if necessary ...07645-0350 In Canada: Customer Relations Department Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc. 849 Eglinton...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, ... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. To contact NHTSA, you may either call ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    At a glance Cockpit Instrument cluster Multifunction steering wheel Center console Overhead control panel Door control panel 19
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    At a glance Cockpit Cockpit 20
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... High beam 3 Cruise control lever Cruise control Distronic* 4 Multifunction steering wheel 5 Instrument cluster 6 Lever for voice control system*, see separate operating instructions 7 Starter switch 31 218 221 24, 130 22, 126 48 48 48 Page 166 Item 8 Front Parktronic* warning indicator 9 Overhead ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    At a glance Instrument cluster Instrument cluster 22
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    At a glance Instrument cluster Item 1 2 Page 48 310 129 134, 144 134, 138 127 310 6 cator lamp Item Page 48 127 309, 323 128 312, 334 306 cator lamp 7 Coolant temperature indicator with: Item a Clock with: Page 144 307 L Left turn signal indiv ESP warning lamp K Right turn signal indi- ; Brake ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    At a glance Multifunction steering wheel Multifunction steering wheel Item 1 Multifunction display Operating control system 2 Selecting the submenu or setting the volume Page 129 130 Item 4 Menu systems: Press button Page è for next system ÿ for previous system 5 Moving within a menu: Press ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    At a glance Center console Center console Upper part Item 1 Seat heater*, driver's side Seat ventilation*, driver's side 2 Parking.... AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp b Audio system or COMAND* (see separate operating instructions) c Automatic climate control Rear window defroster d Ashtray Page 83 84 114...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    At a glance Center console Lower part Item 1 KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button 2 Storage compartment 3 Thumbwheel for setting distance in Distronic* 4 Distance warning function* on/off switch Page 33 246 228 229 Item 5 Program mode selector for automatic transmission 6 Gear selector lever for automatic ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    .../off 6 Interior lighting control Page 251 125 172 214 125 124 Item 7 Hands-free microphone for Tele Aid (emergency call system), telephone* and voice control system* (see separate operating instructions) 8 Rear view mirror 9 Garage door opener a Left reading lamp on/off Page 250 38, 167 259 125 27
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    At a glance Door control panel Door control panel Item 1 Door handle 2 Seat adjustment 3 Memory function (for storing seat, exterior mirror and steering wheel settings) 4 Switches for opening/closing front door windows 5 Rear window override switch 6 Switches for opening/closing rear windows 7 ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Getting started Unlocking Adjusting Driving Parking and locking 29
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Getting started Unlocking Unlocking The "Getting started" section provides an overview of the vehicle's most basic functions. First-time Mercedes-Benz owners should pay special attention to the information given here. If you are already familiar with the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    Getting started Unlocking Starter switch positions Warning! G ! If the SmartKey cannot be turned in the starter switch, the battery may not be sufficiently charged. Check the battery and charge it if necessary ( page 363). Get a jump start ( page 366). To prevent accelerated battery discharge and...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Getting started Unlocking Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO* If you have the KEYLESS-GO function, your vehicle checks whether the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is valid when you pull the door handle. If your SmartKey is valid, the doors will unlock, and you can open them. The function of the SmartKey overrules ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Getting started Unlocking Make sure the gear selector lever is set to P. Do not depress the brake pedal. Position 1 Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button once. This supplies power to some electrical consumers, such as seat adjustment. Ignition (or position 2) Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... and/or serious personal injury. Children 12 years old and under must never ride in the front seat, except in a Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM1 compatible child seat, which operates with the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Getting started Adjusting Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch to position 1 or 2 ( page 31). or Press the KEYLESS GO* start/stop button once or twice ( page 33). or Open the driver's or passenger door. Seat fore and aft adjustment Press the switch forward or backward in the direction of arrow...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...arrow 3 until your upper legs are lightly supported. Seat backrest tilt Press the switch ... restraint so that the center of the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye level. This will reduce... to help reduce injuries during an accident. Manually adjust the angle of the head restraint. Push...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    Getting started Adjusting Folding front seat backrests forward Folding backrests forward Pull release lever 1 forward and fold the backrest forward. The head restraint will automatically move down. Folding backrests back Fold and press the backrest rearward until it engages in driving position. 1 ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...The memory function ( page 116) lets you store the setting for the steering wheel together with the setting for the seat position and exterior rear view mirrors. Interior rear view mirror Manually adjust the interior rear view mirror. For more information, see "Rear view mirror" ( page 167) 38
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    Getting started Adjusting Exterior rear view mirror Warning! ! G Exercise care when using the passenger side exterior rear view mirror. The mirror surface is convex (outwardly curved surface for a wider field of view). Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Check your interior rear view ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...( page 58). Warning! G Children 12 years old and under must never ride in the front seat, except in a Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM1 compatible child seat, which operates with the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the passenger...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...'s seat belt and top tether strap, or secured via lower anchors and top tether strap, fully in accordance with the child seat manufacturer's instructions. A child's risk of serious or fatal injuries is significantly increased if the child restraints are not properly secured in the vehicle and the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Getting started Driving With a smooth motion, pull the belt out of the seat belt presenter. Place the belt over your shoulder. Push latch plate 1 into buckle 3 until it clicks. If necessary, tighten the lap portion to a snug fit by pulling shoulder portion up. Proper use of seat belts Do not twist ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... impair the effectiveness of the belts. Damaged seat belts or belts that were highly stressed in an accident must be replaced. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Warning! G Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to your health. All ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Getting started Driving Automatic transmission Starting with the SmartKey Make sure the gear selector lever is set to P. Do not depress accelerator Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch to position 3 ( page 31) and release it again immediately ("touch-start"). The engine then starts ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... start ( page 366). If the engine does not start after several starting attempts, there could be a malfunction in the engine electronics or in the fuel supply system. Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. 45
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... brake. Release the parking brake. After a cold start, the automatic transmission shifts at a higher engine revolution. This allows the catalytic converter to reach its operating temperature earlier. 1 Parking brake pedal 2 Parking brake release handle Release the parking brake by pulling on handle...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... premature brake and drivetrain wear. 1 Off 2 Low beam headlamps on Turn the switch to B. For more information, see "Exterior lamp switch" ( page 119). ! Do not run cold engine at high engine speeds. Running a cold engine at high engine speeds may shorten the service life of the engine. 47
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    Getting started Driving Turn signals and high beam The combination switch is located on the left of the steering column. High beam Push the combination switch forward. The high beam headlights are switched on. The high beam symbol A in the tachometer comes on. For more information, see "High beam...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    Getting started Driving Switching on windshield wipers Turn the combination switch to the desired position depending on the intensity of the rain. 0 Windshield wipers off I Intermittent wiping II Normal wiper speed III Fast wiper speed ! Do not leave windshield wipers in intermittent setting when ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...windshield wipers checked at the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center Problems while driving The engine ...very little gas. Have the problem repaired by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.... of the damage cannot be determined: Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. If no damage...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    Getting started Parking and locking Parking and locking You have now completed your first drive. You have properly stopped and parked your vehicle. End your drive as follows: Warning! Warning! G G Wait until the vehicle is stationary before removing the SmartKey from the starter switch. The ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    Getting started Parking and locking Parking brake Warning! G Warning! G 1 Parking brake 2 Release handle Step firmly on parking brake 1. When the engine is running, the indicator lamp ; (USA only) or 3 (Canada only) in the instrument cluster will be illuminated. When leaving the vehicle, ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... the gear selector lever in position P. Press the seat belt release button ( page 42). Allow the retractor to completely rewind the seat belt by guiding the latch plate. ! With the SmartKey removed and the driver's door open, a warning sounds if the vehicle's exterior lamps are not switched off...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... from starter switch ( page 31). Press the seat belt release button ( page 42). Allow the retractor to completely rewind the seat belt by guiding the latch plate. Warning! G G To prevent possible personal injury, always keep hands and fingers away from the door openings when closing the doors. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... ( page 86). To prevent possible personal injury, always keep hands and fingers away from the door openings when closing the doors. Be especially careful when small children are around. Before closing doors, make sure there is no possibility of someone getting caught in a door during closing. 55
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    Safety and Security Occupant safety Panic alarm Driving safety systems Anti-theft systems 57
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... comes on after the engine was started or while driving. For safety reasons, we strongly recommend that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have the system checked. More information can be found in the "Practical hints" section ( page 312)....
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ..., we strongly recommend that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have the system checked; otherwise the SRS may not be activated when ...be performed by qualified technicians. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. G Airbags are designed to reduce the...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... steering wheel. If you have any problems, please see your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Do not lean with your head or chest close ... old and under must never ride in the front seat, except in a Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM1 compatible child seat, which operates with...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... upon your written request to do so at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center at an additional cost. Please contact your local authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or call our Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes (1-800-367-6372) for details. i Airbags are designed to ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...Only use belts installed or supplied by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Airbags and ETDs ...performed by qualified technicians. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. For your protection and ... are available from your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Given the considerable deployment speed and...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    Safety and Security Occupant safety Front airbags The airbags will not deploy in impacts which do not exceed the system's deployment thresholds. You will then be protected by the fastened seat belts. The passenger front airbag will only be deployed if: the front passenger seat is occupied. the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    Safety and Security Occupant safety Side impact airbags, window curtain airbags The side impact airbags 1 and 2 and the window curtain airbags 3 are not deployed in impacts which do not exceed the system's deployment threshold. The front passenger side impact airbag 1 will only deploy if the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Safety and Security Occupant safety i For information on infants and children traveling with you in the vehicle and restraint systems for infants and children, see "Children in the vehicle" ( page 68). Warning! G Warning! G Always fasten your seat belt before driving off. Always make sure...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... be checked. Only use seat belts which have been approved by Mercedes-Benz. Do not make any modifications to the seat belts. ... unintended activation or to failure. Have all work carried out only by qualified technicians. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Seat belts can only work when used ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...be replaced. When disposing of the emergency tensioning device, our safety instructions must be followed. These are available at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. ! Do not place objects heavier than 20 lbs (9 kg) on the front passenger seat. This ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...to the age and size of the child and recommended for use by Mercedes-Benz. Ensure that the infant or child is properly secured by a... and child restraint seats and information on choosing an appropriate restraint system can be obtained from any Mercedes-Benz Center. Infant and child restraint systems ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... Safety Standards 213 and 210.2. Children 12 years old and under must never ride in the front seat, except in a Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM1 compatible child seat, which operates with the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... Occupant safety Special BabySmartTM compatible child seats, designed for use with the Mercedes-Benz system and available at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, are required for use with the BabySmartTM airbag deactivation system. With the special child seat properly installed,...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...goes out. If the indicator lamp should not come on or is continuously lit, the system is not functioning. You must see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center before seating any child on the passenger seat. More information can be found in the "Practical hints" ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Safety and Security Occupant safety Installation of infant and child restraint systems Guide top tether strap between head restraint and top of seat back. Head restraint must be installed and positioned such that the top tether strap can pass freely between the head restraint and the top of seat ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...s seat belt system. Install child seat according to the manufacturer’s instructions. i For safety, please make sure the hook has attached to ...audibly lock in place. Install child seat according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Warning! G Children too big for child restraint systems must ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... a booster. Before installing the child seat, make sure anchors 1 are folded out and locked in place. Install child seat according to manufacturer's instructions. The child seat must be firmly attached in the right and left side anchor 1. An incorrectly mounted child seat may come loose during an ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... 1 for at least one second. Deactivating Press button 1 again or Insert SmartKey in starter switch. i For operation in the USA only: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    Safety and Security Driving safety systems Driving safety systems In this section you will find information on the following driving safety systems: ABS (Antilock Brake System) BAS (Brake Assist System) ESP (Electronic Stability Program) Warning! ABS G The following factors increase the risk of ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    Safety and Security Driving safety systems The - indicator lamp in the instrument cluster ( page 22) comes on when you turn the SmartKey in the starter switch to position 2 or press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button twice. It goes out when the engine is running. Braking At the instant one of the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    Safety and Security Driving safety systems ESP Warning! The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) monitors the vehicle's traction (force of adhesive friction between the tires and the road surface) and handling. The ESP recognizes when a wheel is spinning or if the vehicle starts to skid. By applying ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    Safety and Security Driving safety systems ! Because of the ESP's automatic operation, the engine must be shut off (SmartKey in starter switch position 0 or 1 or KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button in position 0 or 1) when the parking brake is being tested on a brake test dynamometer the vehicle is ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... wheel for an extended period with the ESP switched off. This may cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. 1 ESP off 2 ESP on Press upper half 1 of the ESP switch until the ESP warning lamp v in ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... deactivates the immobilizer. i In case the engine cannot be started (yet the vehicle's battery is charged), the system is not operational. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or call 1-800-FOR-MERCedes (in the USA), or 1-800-387-...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... automatically by the Tele Aid system ( page 251) provided Tele Aid service was subscribed to and properly activated, and that necessary cellular service and GPS coverage are available. Arming the alarm system The alarm system is armed after locking the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... vehicle is lifted on one side. If the alarm stays on for more than 20 seconds, an emergency call is initiated automatically by the Tele Aid system ( page 251) provided Tele Aid service was subscribed to and properly activated, and that necessary cellular service and GPS coverage are available. 83
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    Safety and Security Anti-theft systems Disarming tow-away alarm To prevent triggering the tow-away alarm feature, switch off the tow-away alarm before towing the vehicle, or when parking on a surface subject to movement, such as a ferry or auto train. The switch is located on the center console. i...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Seats Memory function Lighting Instrument cluster Control system Automatic transmission Good visibility Automatic climate control Audio system Power windows Sliding/pop-up roof* Driving systems Loading Useful features 85
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...of particular interest to you. To quickly familiarize yourself with the basic functions of the vehicle, refer to the "Getting started" section of this manual. The corresponding page numbers are given at the beginning of each segment. SmartKeys Your vehicle comes supplied with two SmartKeys, each...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Factory setting Global unlocking Press button Œ. All turn signal lamps flash once. The locking knobs in the doors move up. The vehicle will lock again automatically within approximately 40 seconds of unlocking if neither door nor trunk is opened, the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... ( page 344). If the SmartKey is malfunctioning, contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Checking the batteries Press button ‹ or ... discharged. Replace the batteries ( page 345). You can obtain the required batteries at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. ! The trunk lid swings open upwards ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... key, you should do the following: Have the SmartKey deactivated by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Report the loss of the SmartKey or the mechanical key .... If necessary, have the mechanical lock replaced. Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will be glad to supply you with a replacement. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking the fuel filler flap Warning! Important notes on using KEYLESS-GO* You can also use the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO like a normal SmartKey ( page 86). You can combine KEYLESS-GO functions with normal SmartKey functions (e.g. unlocking with KEYLESS-GO and ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking To lock or unlock the vehicle, the SmartKey with KEYLESS-Go must be located outside the vehicle within approximately 3 ft (1 m) of a door or the trunk. In order to start the engine with the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO: the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must be ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... and: the door handle is splashed with water, or you attempt to clean the door handle. Global locking Press lock button at door handle ( page 55) or trunk lid ( page 93). When leaving the vehicle, always remove the SmartKey from the starter switch, take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* with you and ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is malfunctioning, contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. or Vehicles with trunk lid opening/closing...55). Replace the batteries ( page 345). You can obtain the required batteries at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. i If the batteries are checked within signal...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...stop the opening procedure, press button Š. The Trunk lid stops moving. Closing the side windows and sliding/pop-up roof* Press and hold lock button at door ( page 55) until the side windows and the sliding/pop-up roof* are closed. Warning! G i If the trunk lid does not open, it is still locked ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... with KEYLESS-GO, you should do the following: Have the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO deactivated by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Report the loss immediately to your ... the mechanical lock replaced if necessary. Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will be glad to supply you with a ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking i If you open a door, the side windows on that side of the vehicle will lower slightly. The windows close again when you close the door. Opening the trunk Opening the trunk from outside (vehicles without KEYLESS-GO*) A minimum height clearance of 5.71 ft ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Opening the trunk from the inside You can open the trunk from the inside if the vehicle is stationary. A minimum height clearance of 5.71 ft (1.74 m) is required to open the trunk lid. The switch is located on the driver's door. ! The trunk lid swings ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Trunk lid opening/closing system* Opening the trunk from the inside You can open the trunk from the inside if the vehicle is stationary. A minimum height clearance of 5.71 ft (1.74 m) is required to open the trunk lid. The switch for opening and closing the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking The trunk can also be opened using the SmartKey ( page 88) or from its inside in an emergency, see "Trunk lid emergency release" ( page 103). Limiting opening height of trunk lid The trunk lid opening height can be limited when transporting goods on a ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Closing the trunk from the outside (vehicles without KEYLESS-GO*) Warning! G Warning! G 1 Trunk lid closing switch Press trunk lid closing switch 1 briefly. The trunk lid closes. If the trunk lid comes into contact with an object while closing (e.g. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Closing the trunk from the outside (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*) i To prevent a possible inadvertent lockout, the trunk lid will open automatically if a SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is recognized inside the vehicle or in the trunk. Warning! G Warning! G 1 ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Closing the trunk and locking the vehicle from the outside (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*) If the trunk lid comes into contact with an object while closing (e.g. luggage that has been piled too high), the closing procedure is stopped and the trunk reopens ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Trunk lid emergency release The emergency release button is located on the inside of the trunk lid. i The emergency release button does not open the trunk lid if the vehicle battery is discharged or disconnected. Briefly press emergency release button 1. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Separately locking the trunk Your vehicle may be equipped with a function permitting the separate locking of the trunk using the mechanical key. If present, this feature can permit you to deny any unauthorized person access to the trunk by locking the trunk ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Separately unlocking the trunk Pull the mechanical key out of the SmartKey ( page 343). Insert the mechanical key in the trunk lid lock. Turn the mechanical key counterclockwise to neutral position 1. You can now open the trunk ( page 96). A minimum height ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Locking and unlocking from the inside You can lock or unlock the doors and the trunk from inside using the central locking switch. This can be useful, for example, if you want to lock the vehicle before starting to drive. The fuel filler flap will not be ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Controls in detail Seats Seats Information on seat adjustment can be found in the "Getting started" section ( page 34). Easy-entry/exit feature With the easy-entry/exit feature activated, the steering wheel tilts upwards and the driver's seat moves to the rear. This allows easier entry into ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... ( page 36). G For your protection, drive only with properly positioned head restraints. Adjust head restraint so that the center of the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye level. This will reduce the potential for injury to the head and neck in the event of an accident or similar ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... restraints. Adjust head restraint so that the center of the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye level. This will reduce the potential for ... 1. The head restraints will fold backward. 1 Release button Raising: Manually adjust the height of the head restraint by pulling it upward. If ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    Controls in detail Seats Folding head restraints back with switch in the center console Placing rear head restraints upright Warning! G For safety reasons, always drive with the rear head restraints in the upright position when the rear seats are occupied. Keep the area around head restraints ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...to desired position. G For your protection, drive only with properly positioned head restraints. Adjust head restraint so that the center of the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye level. This will reduce the potential for injury to the head and neck in the event of an accident or ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... the backrest to provide additional lumbar and side support. The seat cushion movement, backrest cushion height ... Seat cushion depth Adjust the seat cushion depth to the length of your upper leg using switch 1. ... the backrest side bolsters so that they provide good lateral support using switch 4. 112
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    Controls in detail Seats Seat ventilation* Both switches for the front seats are located in the center console. Make sure the ignition is switched on. All lamps in the instrument cluster come on. Switching on seat ventilation Press lower switch position 1. Two blue indicator lamps on the switch ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    Controls in detail Seats Seat heating* Vehicles without seat ventilation* Both switches for the front seats are located in the center console. Switching on seat heating Press upper switch position 1. A red indicator lamp on the switch comes on. Switching off seat heating Press upper switch position...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Controls in detail Seats Vehicles with seat ventilation* Both switches for the front seats are located in the center console. Make sure the ignition is switched on. All the lamps in the instrument cluster come on. Switching on seat heating Press upper switch position 1 twice. A red indicator lamp ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    Controls in detail Memory function Memory function ! Prior to operating the vehicle, the driver should check and adjust the seat height, seat position fore and aft, and seat backrest angle if necessary, to ensure adequate control, reach and comfort. The head restraint should also be adjusted for ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Controls in detail Memory function Storing positions into memory Adjust the seats, steering wheel and rear view mirrors to the desired position ( page 34). Turn button 2 to selected memory position. Press memory button 1. Release memory button and push button 2 within three seconds. All the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Controls in detail Memory function Storing exterior rear view mirror parking position For easier parking, you can adjust the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror so that you can see the right rear wheel as soon as you engage reverse gear R. For information on activating the parking position ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... of the road than the country where the vehicle is registered, you must have the headlamps modified for symmetrical low beams. Relevant information can be obtained at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center 119
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...the multifunction display the message Turn off lamps! appears in the multifunction display Manual headlamp mode The low beam headlamps and parking lamps can be ... the engine running, the low beam headlamps cannot be switched off manually. G If the exterior lamp switch is set to U, the headlamps may...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...mode, see "Setting daytime running lamp mode (USA only)" ( page 145). i The front fog lamps and rear fog lamp cannot be switched on manually with exterior lamp switch in position U. To activate the fog lamps, turn exterior lamp switch to position B and pull the exterior lamp switch to first or ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... so while driving in low ambient lighting conditions may result in an accident. The front fog lamps and rear fog lamp cannot be switched on manually with exterior lamp switch in position U. To activate the fog lamps, turn exterior lamp switch to position B and pull the exterior lamp switch to first...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Controls in detail Lighting Combination switch The combination switch is located on the left side of the steering column. Switching on high beams Turn exterior lamp switch to position B or to U ( page 119). Push the combination switch in direction 1. The high beam indicator A on the instrument ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    Controls in detail Lighting i With the hazard warning flasher activated and the combination switch set for either left or right turn, only the respective left or right turn signal will operate when the SmartKey in the starter switch is in position 1 or 2. Switching off the hazard warning flasher ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... rocker switch 3. The interior lighting remains switched off in darkness, even when you: unlock the vehicle open a door remove the SmartKey from the starter switch Manual control Switching all front interior lights on and off Press the W symbol on rocker switch 3. The front interior lights come on. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Controls in detail Instrument cluster Instrument cluster A full view illustration of the instrument cluster can be found in the "At a glance" section of this manual ( page 22). The instrument cluster is activated when you open a door turn on the ignition press the reset button, see ( page 126) ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... rise close to 120°C. The engine should not be operated with the coolant temperature above 120°C. Doing so may cause serious engine damage which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. 127
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ..., as it may result in serious engine damage that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. To help protect the engine, the fuel supply is interrupted if the engine is operated within the red marking. CLK 55 AMG The tachometer of the CLK 55 AMG does not have a red marking...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... about your vehicle change vehicle settings For example, you can use the control system to find out when your vehicle is next due for service, to set the language for messages in the instrument cluster display, and much more. Warning! Multifunction display G A driver's attention to the road and ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    Controls in detail Control system Multifunction steering wheel The displays in the multifunction display and the settings in the control system are controlled by the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel ( page 24). 1 Multifunction display in the speedometer Operating the control system 2 ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ..., in the current menu. In the Settings menu, instead of functions you will find a number of submenus for calling up and changing settings. For instructions on using these submenus, see "Settings menu" ( page 139). The number of menus available in the system depends on which optional equipment is...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    Controls in detail Control system Menus This is what you will see when you scroll through the menus. The table on the next page provides an overview of the individual menus. 132
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Controls in detail Control system Menus, submenus and functions Menu 1 Standard display Digital speedometer Commands/submenus Call up FSS Menu 2 AUDIO Menu 3 NAVI* Menu 4 Distronic* Call up settings Menu 5 Malfunction memory Menu 6 Settings Menu 7 Trip computer Menu 8 Telephone Select radio ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... are not necessarily identical to those shown in the control system displays. The first function displayed in each menu will automatically show you which part of the system you are in. Standard display menu You can select the functions in the standard display menu with button k or j. The following ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...on the radio ( page 186). Vehicles with COMAND*: Refer to separate operating instructions. Press button è or ÿ repeatedly until you see the currently tuned ... the radio ( page 191). Vehicles with COMAND*: Refer to separate operating instructions. You can also operate the radio in the usual manner. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... (USA only)" ( page 192). Vehicles with COMAND*: Refer to separate operating instructions. Operate the CD player* Turn on the radio and select the CD ... player ( page 196). Vehicles with COMAND*: Refer to separate operating instructions. Press button è or ÿ repeatedly until the settings for the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... Nav active is shown in the display. Please refer to the COMAND* manual for instructions on how to activate the route guidance system*. Distronic* ... inactive. Please refer to the "Driving systems" section of this manual ( page 221) for instructions on how to activate Distronic. Press button è ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...the vehicle's operating safety by having all required maintenance and safety checks performed on the vehicle and by bringing the vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center to address the malfunction and warning messages ( page 314). 1 ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    Controls in detail Control system Should any malfunctions occur while driving, the number of malfunctions will reappear in the display when the SmartKey in the starter switch is turned to position 0 or removed from the starter switch. Settings menu In the Settings menu there are two functions: The ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    Controls in detail Control system Submenus in the Settings menu Press button k or j. In the display you see the collection of the submenus. The submenus are arranged by hierarchy. Scroll down with the ç button, scroll up with the æ button. Move within the submenus with the k or j button to the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Controls in detail Control system The table below shows what settings can be changed within the various menus. Detailed instructions on making individual settings can be found on the following pages. INSTRUMENT CLUSTER TIME Select temperature display mode Set time (hours) LIGHTING VEHICLE ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    Controls in detail Control system Instrument cluster submenu Access the Instr. cluster submenu via the Settings menu. Use the Instr. cluster submenu to change the instrument cluster display settings. The following functions are available: Function Select temperature display mode Select speedometer ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    Controls in detail Control system Selecting language Move the selection marker with the æ or ç button to the Instr. cluster submenu. Press button j or k repeatedly until you see this message in the display: Language. The selection marker is on the current setting. Press æ or ç to select the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    .... The selection marker is on the hour setting. i Vehicles with COMAND*: For information on setting the time, refer to the separate COMAND operating instructions. Access the Time submenu via the Settings menu. Use the Time submenu to change the time display settings. The following functions are ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... 148 Press æ or ç to set the minutes. Press the reset button in the instrument cluster to confirm. The minutes are set and stored. Press æ or ç to select manual or daytime running lamp (constant) mode. This function is not available in countries where daytime running lamps are mandatory. 145
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    Controls in detail Control system With daytime running lamp mode selected and the exterior lamp switch at position 0, the following lamps will come on automatically when the engine is turned on: Parking lamps and low beam headlamps License plate lamps (in low ambient light conditions) Setting ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    Controls in detail Control system Setting night security illumination (Exterior lamps delayed shut-off) Use the Headlamps delayed shut-off function to set whether and for how long you would like the exterior lamps to illuminate during darkness after all doors are closed. When the delayed shut-off ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...shut-off feature is deactivated. 5 s, 10 s, 15 s or 20 s, the delayed Setting station selection mode Use the Audio Search function to select the manual or memory station selection mode for the radio ( page 135). Move the selection marker with the æ or ç button to the Vehicle submenu. Press button...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    Controls in detail Control system Setting automatic locking Use this function to activate or deactivate the automatic central locking. With the automatic central locking system activated, the vehicle is centrally locked at vehicle speeds of approximately 9 mph (15 km/h). Move the selection marker ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    Controls in detail Control system Activating easy-entry/exit feature Use this function to activate and deactivate the easy-entry/exit feature. When the feature is activated, the steering wheel and driver's seat will move back to facilitate exiting when you remove the SmartKey from the starter ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    Controls in detail Control system Move the selection marker with the æ or ç button to the Convenience submenu. Press button j or k repeatedly until you see this message in the display: Function Easy-entry feature. The selection marker is on the current setting. The easy-entry/exit feature is ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    Controls in detail Control system Move the selection marker to the Convenience submenu using the æ or ç button. Press button j or k repeatedly until you see this message in the display: Mirror adjustment parking aid. The selection marker is on the current setting. Trip computer menu Use the trip ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    Controls in detail Control system i All statistics stored since the last engine start will be reset approximately four hours after the SmartKey in the starter switch is turned to position 0 or removed from the starter switch. Resetting will not occur if you turn the SmartKey back to position 1 or ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Controls in detail Control system TEL menu* Which messages will appear in the display field depends on whether your telephone is switched on or off: If the telephone is off, the message in the multifunction display is: Tel off. If the telephone is on: The telephone will then search for a network. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... up to 30 seconds. In the display you will see the message Please wait. When the message Please wait disappears, the phone book has been loaded. Press button í. You have answered the call. In the display you see the length of the call. i If you do not wish to accept a call, press button ì. 155
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    Controls in detail Control system Press button j or k repeatedly until the desired name appears in the display. The stored names are displayed in ascending or descending alphabetical order. If you press and hold j or k for longer than one second, the system scrolls rapidly through the list of names...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... on: the gear selector lever position D with gear ranges 4, 3, 2, 1 ( page 159) the selected shift program (C/S) ( page 163) or (C/S/M) (CLK 55 AMG only) ( page 164) the position of the accelerator pedal ( page 163) the vehicle speed The current gear selector lever ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    Controls in detail Automatic transmission One-touch gearshifting Even with an automatic transmission you can change the gears manually when the gear selector lever is in position D. Downshifting Briefly press the gear selector lever to the left in the D- direction. The transmission will shift from...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Controls in detail Automatic transmission Gear ranges With the gear selector lever in position D, you can limit the transmission's gear range by pressing the gear selector lever to the left (D-), and reverse the gear range limit by pressing the gear selector lever to the right (D+). The selected ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    Controls in detail Automatic transmission Gear selector lever position Effect Effect The SmartKey can only be removed from the starter switch with the gear selector lever in position P. With the SmartKey removed, the gear selector lever is locked in position P. If the vehicle's electrical system ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... lever in N can result in transmission damage that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Steering wheel gearshift control (Speedshift) CLK 55 AMG In the...This may cause serious damage to the drive train which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. 161
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    .... Downshifting Press button 2 on the left side of the steering wheel. When driving in the manual program mode ( page 164), the transmission will shift ... Upshifting Press button 3 on the right side of the steering wheel. When driving in the manual program mode ( page 164), the transmission will shift ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    Controls in detail Automatic transmission Program mode selector switch The program mode selector switch is located on the lower part of the center console. Press the program mode selector switch 1 repeatedly until the letter of the desired shift program appears in the multifunction display ( page ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Controls in detail Automatic transmission Manual shift program CLK 55 AMG In the manual shift program mode you can change...off on slippery road surfaces. This may cause serious damage to the drive train which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. The selected shift program (C/S/M) is ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... seconds before restarting. Restart the engine. Move gear selector lever to position D (for second gear) or R. Have the transmission checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. G On slippery road surfaces, never downshift in order to ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Controls in detail Good visibility Good visibility Windshield wipers More information on the windshield wipers can be found in the "Getting started" section ( page 48). ! Do not leave windshield wipers in intermittent setting when the vehicle is taken to an automatic car wash or during ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Controls in detail Good visibility Rear view mirror Warning! More information on setting the rear view mirrors can be found in the "Getting started" section ( page 38). Automatic antiglare rear view mirror The reflection brightness of the exterior rear view mirror on the driver's side and the...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    Controls in detail Good visibility Activating exterior rear view mirror parking position Follow these steps to activate the mirror parking position so that the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror will be turned downward to the stored position. Make sure you have stored a parking position for ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    Controls in detail Good visibility Sun visors The sun visors protect you from sun glare while driving. Warning! G Do not use the vanity mirror while driving. Keep the mirrors in the sun visors closed while vehicle is in motion. Reflected glare can endanger you and others. Swing sun visors down ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... SmartKey to starter switch position 1 or 2. Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: press the start/stop button once or twice. Press the switch briefly at 1 to raise the sunshade. Press the switch briefly at 2 to lower the sunshade. Always raise the sunshade fully for its support against the window frame. 170
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    Controls in detail Good visibility Rear window defroster The rear window defroster uses a large amount of power. To keep battery drain to a minimum, switch off the defroster as soon as the rear window is clear. The defroster is automatically deactivated after approximately 6 to 17 minutes of ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control Automatic climate control 172
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... Temperature control, left, raising 3 Left-side air distribution (automatic or manual operation) 4 Activated charcoal filter 5 Display 6 Right-side air distribution (automatic or manual operation) 7 Temperature control, right, raising 8 Temperature control, right,...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...is running. You can operate the climate control system in either the automatic or manual mode. The system cools or heats the interior depending on the selected ...of the air vents. Always keep sufficient distance between unprotected parts of the body and the footwell air vents. If necessary change the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control Setting the temperature Use temperature controls ( page 173) 1 and 2 for the left side or 7 and 8 for the right side to separately adjust the air temperature on each side of the passenger compartment. You should raise or lower the temperature setting in ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... vehicle interior Directs air to the footwells Adjusting manually Press left or right U button. The U pops ... are visible. Air distribution can be adjusted manually. Adjusting automatically Press left or right ... "Windshield wipers" ( page 48). Switch to manual mode. Close the air vent at dashboard ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control Adjusting air volume Adjusting manually Seven blower speeds are available. Press left M or right Q side of air volume control switch until the requested blower speed is attained. The display "AUTO" disappears and the automatic mode is switched off. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control Air recirculation mode Switch to air recirculation mode to prevent unpleasant odors from entering the vehicle from the outside. This setting cuts off the intake of outside air and recirculates the air in the passenger compartment. Warning! i If you ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control Deactivating Press button , ( page 173). The indicator lamp on the button goes out. i The air recirculation mode is deactivated automatically: after five minutes if the outside temperature is below approximately 41°F (5°C) after five minutes if the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control Warning G i Never operate the side windows and the sliding/pop-up roof* if there is the possibility of anyone being harmed by the closing procedure. In the event that the procedure causes potential danger, the closing of the side windows can be ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... system is losing refrigerant. The compressor has turned itself off. The air conditioning cannot be turned on again. Have the air conditioning system checked at the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. 181
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control Deactivating Press button ° ( page 173). The indicator lamp on button ° goes out. The residual heat is automatically turned off: when the ignition is switched on after about 30 minutes if the battery voltage drops Rear passenger compartment adjustable ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... Audio and telephone, operation These instructions are intended to help you become familiar with your Mercedes-Benz audio system. They contain useful tips ... service work on electronic components carried out by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. G In order to avoid distraction which ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    Controls in detail Audio system Operating and display elements 184
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    Controls in detail Audio system Item 1 CD mode selector 2 Manual tuning (radio) Fast forward/reverse (cassette, CD) Speed dialing memory (telephone*) 3 Radio mode selector 4 Display panel Cassette compartment behind display panel Page 199 189 198, 202 207 189 Item 5 Alpha-numeric keypad Band ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    Controls in detail Audio system Button and soft key operation In these instructions, the alpha-numeric keypad (right side of radio panel) and the function buttons (left side of radio panel) are referred to as "buttons". The four keys below the display panel are referred to as "soft keys". ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    Controls in detail Audio system Bass Regardless of operating mode, press the AUD key repeatedly until BASS appears on the display. Treble Regardless of operating mode, press the AUD key repeatedly until TREBLE appears on the display. Fader i Your vehicle may or may not have the fader function, ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    Controls in detail Audio system Balance Regardless of operating mode, press the AUD key repeatedly until BALANCE appears on the display. Returning audio functions to factory settings Audio system sound selection (EXT)* Regardless of operating mode, press the AUD key. The sound settings menu appears...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... upper left-hand corner of the display. Selecting a station The following options are available for selecting a station: Direct frequency band input ( page 190) Manual tuning ( page 190) Automatic seek tuning ( page 190) Scan tuning ( page 191) Preset buttons ( page 191) Automatic station memory (...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    Controls in detail Audio system Direct frequency input Select the desired frequency band. Manual tuning Select the desired frequency band. Automatic seek tuning Select the desired frequency band. Press " button. Enter desired frequency using buttons 4 to M. Press and hold either the d or c ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... system Scan tuning Starting scan tuning Select desired frequency band. Manual station memory (Presets) You can store ten AM and ...) The Autostore memory function provides an additional memory level. The station memory for manually stored stations is not overwritten. Calling up Autostore memory level ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... date for availability of optional equipment required for satellite radio operation had been set. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for details and availability for your vehicle. Satellite radio service may be unavailable or interrupted from time...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... on the display. Call the telephone number and give provider your ESN number. i Credit card information is also required for your application. The activation process takes approximately five to ten minutes after calling the SIRIUS Service Center. The last channel selected is called up. 193
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... following options are available for selecting a channel: Direct channel input ( page 194) Manual tuning ( page 194) Preset channels ( page 194) Direct channel input Manual tuning Press and hold f, d, c or e button until the desired channel has been reached....
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    Controls in detail Audio system Program type (PTY) mode In PTY mode, you can tune in and select channels of a specific program type. Calling up PTY mode Start SAT radio mode. Press the PTY key. The name of the channel currently being received is shown. Leaving PTY mode Press the CH key. The number ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    Controls in detail Audio system Cassette operation Playing cassettes Press 3 button. The display panel folds down and the cassette compartment becomes accessible. Insert cassette into the cassette compartment until it engages and tap it gently. The cassette will be pulled in automatically. The ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    Controls in detail Audio system Cassette eject Press eject button 3. The display folds down and the cassette is ejected. The system will switch back to radio mode automatically. Fold display panel back up and press gently on the display panel frame to lock it. Track search Track search forward ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Controls in detail Audio system Scanning Starting scan Fast forward/reverse Starting cassette fast forward mode Skipping blank sections (skip blank) Switching on the skip blank function Press the SB key. SB is highlighted in the display. Press 2 button. SC will appear on the display. Press d ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    Controls in detail Audio system Dolby NR1 (noise reduction system) To enable optimum sound reproduction of cassettes recorded using Dolby B NR, the Dolby NR system should be switched on. Switching on Press the NR key. NR is highlighted in the display. CD changer* operation General notes Should ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...original CDs. Using copied CDs may create problems during playback. Clean CDs from time to ...single-CDs (80 mm) with an adapter. The CD changer* is a Class 1 laser product. There is a danger of invisible laser... changer* does not contain any parts which can be serviced by the user. For safety reasons, ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    Controls in detail Audio system i CDs which have been inserted improperly or are unreadable will not be played. Push magazine into CD changer in direction of arrow and close sliding door. Playing CDs 1 CD 2 CD changer 3 CD tray 4 CD magazine Remove magazine and pull CD tray fully out. Place CD in ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    Controls in detail Audio system Skipping tracks forward/backward Skipping tracks forward Press f button. The next track will be played. Skipping tracks backward Press e button. If the track has been playing for more than ten seconds, it will revert to the start of that track. If it has been playing...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...display. The CD main menu appears again after eight seconds. Further operating instructions not covered here can be found in the operating instructions for the multifunction steering wheel, voice control* and the telephone*. Press the RPT key. RPT is highlighted in the...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    Controls in detail Audio system Switching on the telephone Press h button. If you have programmed an unlock code for the telephone, you must enter the code now. Enter the desired telephone number using buttons 4 to M. If necessary, correct number entered with the CLR key. Press key briefly to ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    Controls in detail Audio system Phone book The numbers stored in the phone book can be called up either by name or number. Calling up the phone book or Press the NUM key. The number search is called up. Searching and calling up phone book entries by name Press d, c, f or e button. or Press the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...key. Repeat dialing If the number dialed is busy, you can again place calls to the last ten telephone numbers dialed using the repeat dialing function. Manual repeat dialing (redial) Press the SND key. The last number dialed is shown in the display. Select the desired telephone number using d, c, f...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    Controls in detail Audio system Automatic repeat dialing (redial) If a call cannot be connected, press the SND key. REDIAL will appear on the display and repeated attempts to place the call will be made for the next four minutes. Speed dialing Input desired entry number using number keys 4 to M. A...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... not be possible with all telephone networks or if certain network services and/or telephone functions are active. Check with your local network operation ... call. ! Please be aware that the 911 emergency call system is a public service. Using it without due cause is a criminal offense. You can make ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    Controls in detail Audio system Accepting an incoming call in cassette, CD or radio mode If the telephone is activated in the background (receiving symbol S visible on display), the audio source is muted when a call is received. The ringing tone is heard and the caller's telephone number or the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    Controls in detail Power windows Power windows Opening and closing the windows Warning! The side windows can be opened and closed electrically. The switches for all the side windows are on the driver's door. The switches for the respective windows are on the front passenger door and the rear side...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    Controls in detail Power windows i You can also open or close the windows using the: SmartKey (summer opening/convenience feature) ( page 212) button , in the control panel of the automatic climate control ( page 173). button e in the control panel of the automatic climate control ( page 173). ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    Controls in detail Power windows ! If the upward movement of a door window is blocked during the closing procedure, the door window will stop and open slightly. Remove the obstruction, pull the switch again past the resistance point and release. If the door window still does not close when there is...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... closed before leaving the vehicle. Closing the side windows and sliding/pop-up roof* with KEYLESS-GO Press and hold lock button at door ( page 55) until the side windows and the sliding/pop-up* roof are closed. Warning! Synchronizing power windows The power windows must be resynchronized each time ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Controls in detail Sliding/pop-up roof* Sliding/pop-up roof* Opening and closing the sliding/pop-up roof The sliding/pop-up roof can be opened and closed electrically. The switch for the sliding/pop-up roof is on the overhead control panel. With the roof closed or tilted open, a screen can be slid ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    .../pop-up roof if there is snow or ice on the roof, as this could result in malfunctions. The sliding/pop-up roof can be opened or closed manually should an electrical malfunction occur ( page 348). i You can also open or close the sliding/pop-up roof using the: SmartKey (summer opening/convenience ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    Controls in detail Sliding/pop-up roof* Stopping the sliding/pop-up roof Move the switch in any direction. If the movement of the sliding/pop-up roof is blocked during the closing procedure, the roof will stop and reopen slightly. Opening and closing the sliding/pop-up roof with the SmartKey The ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...is operated with the SmartKey. Press and hold lock button at door ( page 55) until the side windows and the sliding/pop-up roof are closed. Synchronizing... has been disconnected the sliding/pop-up roof has been closed manually the sliding/pop-up roof does not open smoothly a malfunction Synchronizing ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    Controls in detail Driving systems Driving systems The driving systems of your vehicle are described on the following pages: Cruise control and Distronic*, with which the vehicle can maintain a preset speed Parktronic*, which serves as a parking assistant. For information on the BAS, ABS, and ESP ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Controls in detail Driving systems i On uphill or downhill grades, cruise control may not be able to maintain the set speed. Once the grade eases, the set speed will be resumed. Canceling cruise control There are several ways to cancel cruise control: 1 Set current or higher speed 2 Set current or...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    Controls in detail Driving systems Setting a higher speed Lift cruise control lever to position 1 and hold it up until the desired speed is reached. Release cruise control lever. The new speed is set. i When you use the cruise control lever to decelerate, the transmission will automatically ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ..., always rests with the driver. Distronic cannot take street and traffic conditions into account. i For operation in the USA only: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference, and this ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Controls in detail Driving systems Warning! G Warning! G Distronic cannot take street and traffic conditions into account. Only use Distronic if the road, traffic and weather conditions make it advisable to travel at a steady speed. Close attention to road and traffic conditions is imperative...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    Controls in detail Driving systems Distronic displays in the speedometer dial Immediately brake the vehicle to avoid a collision. Under no circumstances should the driver await the intermittent warning sound before braking. See the following warning note. The intermittent warning sound ceases and ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    Controls in detail Driving systems Distronic menu in the control system In the Distronic menu you see the current settings for Distronic. What appears in the display depends on whether Distronic and the distance warning function are turned on or off. Press button è or ÿ repeatedly until you see ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Controls in detail Driving systems Distronic deactivated If Distronic is deactivated the standard display of Distronic appears in the multifunction display. Distronic activated When you turn Distronic on, you will see the set speed in the multifunction display for about five seconds. If Distronic ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    Controls in detail Driving systems Activating Distronic You can activate Distronic if you are driving between 25 mph (40 km/h) and 110 mph (180 km/h) the ESP is activated ( page 78) If Distronic has not been activated after pressing the cruise control lever you will see the message --- in the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Controls in detail Driving systems Setting a lower speed Briefly tip cruise control lever in the direction of arrow 2 ( page 225) to decrease vehicle speed in increments of 5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h). The new speed is set. The stored speed is displayed in the multifunction display for approximately ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    Controls in detail Driving systems Deactivating Distronic There are several ways to deactivate the Distronic system: Briefly tip cruise control lever in the direction of arrow 3 ( page 225). or Step on the brake pedal. Distronic will be deactivated. The last speed set will be stored into memory. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... warning sounds. If these warnings are issued, you must brake manually to maintain a safe distance and avoid a collision with the... on while driving and/or an intermittent warning sounds, immediate attention on the part of the driver is required. As required by the traffic situation, apply the brakes ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...the multifunction display. Warning! Driving with Distronic This section describes a number of driving situations where special precaution is required on the part of the driver. Be prepared to brake in such situations. This will deactivate the Distronic system. Distronic regulates only the distance ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...will switch off, and the message Distronic Currently unavailable! see oper. manual i If the message Distronic Currently unavailable! see oper. manual Turns and bends appears in the multifunction display. For cleaning and care of the Distronic sensor,...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Controls in detail Driving systems Offset driving Lane changing Narrow vehicles A vehicle traveling in your lane but offset from your direct line of travel may not be detected by Distronic. There will be insufficient distance to the vehicle ahead. Distronic has not yet detected the vehicle ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    Controls in detail Driving systems Parktronic (Parking assist)* Warning! Warning! The Parktronic system monitors the surroundings of your vehicle with six sensors in the front bumper and four sensors in the rear bumper. G G Parktronic is a supplemental system. It is not intended to, nor does it ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    Controls in detail Driving systems Range of the sensors To function properly, the sensors must be free of dirt, ice, snow and slush. Clean the sensors regularly, being careful not to scratch or damage the sensors. Front sensors Center Corners Rear sensors Center Corners approx. 47 in (120 cm) ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    Controls in detail Driving systems Warning indicators Visual signals indicate to the driver the relative distance between the sensors and an obstacle. The warning indicator for the front area is located above the center air vents in the dashboard. The warning indicator for the rear area is ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    Controls in detail Driving systems Switching the Parktronic system on/off You can switch off the Parktronic system manually. The Parktronic switch is located in the center console. Switching off the Parktronic system Press upper half 1 of the switch. Indicator lamp 2 comes on. Switching on the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... in the roof. Secure the roof rack according to manufacturer's instructions for installation. Warning! G Only use roof racks approved by Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model to avoid damage to the vehicle. Follow manufacturer's ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    Controls in detail Loading 4 Velcro strap Unfasten velcro strap 4. Pull ski sack into passenger compartment and unfold. 5 Button Open trunk lid. Press button 5. The flap opens downward. From trunk, slide skis into ski sack. Warning! G The ski sack is designed for up to four pairs of skis. Do ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    Controls in detail Loading Unloading and folding Loosen both straps. Disconnect hook 7 from eye 8. Unload skis. Close flap in trunk. Fold and flatten ski sack lengthwise. Place folded ski sack inside recess of backrest. Fasten velcro strap 6 Strap Tighten strap 6 by pulling at the loose end (arrow...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    Controls in detail Loading Removal of ski sack You can remove the ski sack for cleaning or drying. Warning! Split rear bench seat To expand the cargo area, you can fold down the left and right rear seat backrests. The two sections can be folded down separately. Warning! G Never drive vehicle with...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    Controls in detail Loading Folding the backrest forward The release handle 1 is located in the trunk. Pull release handle 2. Fold seat cushion 3 forward. Fold rear seat backrests 4 forward. Pull release handle 1. Fully retract and fold rearward head restraint ( page 110). 241
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    Controls in detail Loading Setting up rear seat bench Warning! Loading instructions G If a red indicator is visible with the backrest up, then the backrest is not properly locked into position. Always lock backrest in its upright position when rear seat bench is occupied, or the extended trunk ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death. Four rings are located in the cargo compartment. Carefully secure cargo by applying even load on all rings with rope of sufficient strength to hold down the cargo. Always follow loading instructions ( page 242). 243
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    Controls in detail Useful features Useful features Interior storage spaces Glove box Opening the glove box Pull lid release 2. Warning! The glove box lid opens downward. Closing the glove box Push lid up to close. G To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, exercise ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    Controls in detail Useful features Cup holder in the dashboard Warning! Closing cup holder G Push the cup holder back until it engages. Cup holder in rear seat armrest Warning! When not in use, keep the cup holder closed. Place only containers that fit into the cup holder to prevent spills. Use ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    Controls in detail Useful features Armrest storage space Opening telephone compartment Lift armrest by pushing button 2 or 3. Closing telephone compartment Lower armrest until it locks into place. Locking compartment Remove the mechanical key from the SmartKey ( page 343). Opening compartment in ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    Controls in detail Useful features Storage bags Storage bags are located on the rear side of the front seats. Warning! Parcel net in front passenger footwell A small convenience parcel net is located in the front passenger footwell. It is for small and light items, such as road maps, mail, etc. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Controls in detail Useful features Removing ashtray insert Warning! Rear seat ashtray Cigarette lighter G Remove front ashtray only with vehicle standing still. Set the parking brake to secure vehicle from movement. Move gear selector lever to position N. With gear selector lever in position N, ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    Controls in detail Useful features Floormats* Warning! Warning! G G Never touch the heating element or sides of the lighter; they are extremely hot. Hold the knob only. When leaving the vehicle, always remove the SmartKey from the starter switch, take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* with you and ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... that is installed on the outside of the vehicle. The external antenna must be approved by Mercedes-Benz. Please contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for information on the installation of an approved external antenna. Refer to the radio transmitter operation instructions ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...Demand) The Tele Aid system consists of three types of response: automatic and manual emergency roadside assistance and information The Tele Aid system is ...you will have access to account information, remote door unlock, Info Services profile and more. i The SOS button is located above the interior ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... ( page 83). An emergency call can also be initiated manually by opening the cover next to the interior rear view mirror ... is indicated as outlined above, the system may not operate as expected. Have the system checked at the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. i The Tele Aid system ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...an occupant of the vehicle. The Tele Aid system is available if: it has been activated and is operational. Activation requires a subscription for monitoring services, connection and cellular air time the relevant cellular phone network and GPS signals are available and pass the information on to the...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    Controls in detail Useful features Initiating an emergency call manually Wait for a voice connection to the Response Center. Close cover ...the center armrest cover. Press and hold the button (for longer than two seconds). A call to a Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance dispatcher will be initiated. The ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...in the multifunction display. Describe the nature of the need for assistance. The Mercedes-Benz Roadside assistance dispatcher will either dispatch a ...tire are obtainable. Remote Vehicle Diagnostics: This function permits the Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance dispatcher to download malfunction codes ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... - Info call active appears in the multifunction display. Information regarding the operation of your vehicle, the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or Mercedes-Benz USA products and services is available to you. For more details concerning the Tele Aid system, please ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ..., and may not initiate a call. Visit your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center and have the system checked or contact... 1-800-756-9018 (in the USA) or 1-888-923-8367 (in Canada), or Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes (1-800-367-6372) in the USA or Customer Service at 1-800-387-0100 in ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...In case you have locked your vehicle unintentionally (e.g. SmartKey inside vehicle), and the reserve SmartKey is not handy: Contact the Mercedes-Benz Response Center at 1-800-756-9018 (in the USA) or 1-888-923-8367 (in Canada). You will be asked to ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... services In the event your vehicle was stolen: Report the incident to the police. The police will issue a numbered incident report. Pass this number on to the Mercedes-Benz Response Center along with your password issued to you when you subscribed to ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... integrated opener. If you should experience difficulties with programming the transmitter, contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, or call Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center (in the USA only) at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes, or Customer Service (in Canada) at 1-800-...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    Controls in detail Useful features Programming or reprogramming the integrated remote control Step 1: Switch on ignition. Step 2: If you have previously programmed an integrated signal transmitter button and wish to retain its programming, proceed to step 3. Otherwise, press and hold the two outer ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...other rolling code devices) with the rolling code feature, follow these instructions after completing the "Programming" portion (steps 1 through 6) ... the transmitting button, refer to the garage door opener operator's manual. Step 9: Press "training" button on the garage door opener motor ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    Controls in detail Useful features Step 12: Confirm the garage door operation by pressing the programmed integrated signal transmitter button (2, 3 or 4). Step 13: To program the remaining two buttons, repeat the steps above starting with step 3. Gate operator/Canadian programming Canadian radio-...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    Controls in detail Useful features Erasing the integrated remote control memory Switch on ignition. Simultaneously hold down the signal transmitter buttons 2 and 4, for approximately 20 seconds, until the indicator lamp 1 blinks rapidly. Do not hold for longer than 30 seconds. The codes of all ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    Operation The first 1000 miles (1500 km) Driving instructions At the gas station Engine compartment Tires and wheels Winter driving Maintenance Vehicle care 265
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...only when driving at moderate speeds (for hill driving). ! Additional instructions for AMG vehicles: During the first 1000 miles (1500 km), do not exceed a speed ...speeds above 4500 rpm in each gear. All of the above instructions, as may apply to your vehicle type, also apply...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    .... Have all maintenance work performed at the intervals specified in the Service Booklet and as required by the FSS. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Fuel consumption is also increased by driving in cold weather, in stop-and-go traffic, on short trips...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... brake system inspected immediately. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. All checks and service work... by qualified technicians only. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Only install brake pads and brake fluid recommended by Mercedes-Benz. Warning! G After driving in heavy rain ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... wheel to spin for an extended period. Doing so may cause serious damage to the drive train which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Parking Warning! G If other than recommended brake pads are installed, or other than recommended brake ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    .... Inspect the tires and the vehicle underbody for possible damage. If the vehicle or tires appear unsafe, have it towed to the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center or tire dealer for repairs. G Although the applicable federal motor vehicle safety laws consider a tire to be ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... on a dry road. You should pay particular attention to the condition of the road whenever the outside temperatures are close to the freezing point. Warning! Mercedes-Benz recommends M+S rated radial-ply tires with a minimum tread depth of approximately ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...obeyed. Use prudent driving speeds appropriate to prevailing conditions. Warning! CLK 320 Your vehicle is factory equipped with "H"-rated ...An electronic speed limiter prevents your vehicle from exceeding a speed of 130 mph (210 km/h). CLK 55 AMG Your vehicle is factory equipped with "Y"-rated...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    Operation Driving instructions Winter driving instructions The most important rule for slippery or icy roads is to drive sensibly ... produce the normal braking effect. Depressing the brake pedal periodically when traveling at length on salt-strewn roads can bring road-salt-impaired braking efficiency ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... damage. Any such damage is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Warning! G Always fasten ... carry objects. Abroad, there is an extensive Mercedes-Benz service network at your disposal. If you... areas which are not listed in the index of your Mercedes-Benz Center directory, you should ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... in an accident and/or serious personal injury. Your Mercedes-Benz is equipped with monolithic-type catalytic converters, an important element in conjunction .... Otherwise, excessive unburned fuel may reach the catalytic converter, causing it to overheat and start a fire. Radio ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... the engine should therefore be carried out only by qualified Mercedes-Benz Center authorized technicians. Engine adjustments should not... altered in any way. Moreover, the specified service jobs must be carried out regularly according to Mercedes-Benz servicing requirements. For details refer to the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... with the coolant temperature over 248°F (120°C). Doing so may cause serious engine damage which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. G Driving when your engine is badly overheated can cause some fluids, which may have leaked into the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    Operation At the gas station At the gas station Refueling Open the fuel filler flap by pushing at the point indicated by the arrow. Warning! G The fuel filler flap springs open. Turn the fuel cap to the left and hold on to it until possible pressure is released. Take off the cap and set it in ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... 96 RON/86 MON). Information on gasoline quality can normally be found on the fuel pump. More information on gasoline can be found in the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet. i Leaving the engine running and the fuel cap open can cause the ? lamp to illuminate. More information can be found ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...the minimum mark or below, have the brake system checked for brake pad thickness and leaks immediately. Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center immediately. Do not add brake fluid as this will not solve the problem. For more information, see also "...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...is in motion. Otherwise the hood could be forced open by passing air flow. G Opening To help prevent personal injury, stay clear of moving parts when the hood is open and the engine is running. Make sure the hood is properly closed before driving. When closing the hood, use extreme caution not to...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ..., spark plug sockets, diagnostic socket) of the ignition system with the engine running while starting the engine if ignition is "on" and the engine is turned manually G Be careful that you do not close the hood on anyone. Let the hood drop from a height of approximately 1 ft (30 cm). The ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... lubricant additives, as these may damage the drive assemblies. Using special additives not approved by Mercedes-Benz will restrict your warranty entitlement. More information on this subject is available at any Mercedes-Benz Center. One of the following messages will subsequently ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... If engine is not yet at normal operating temperature, wait 30 minutes before repeating check procedure. Have excess oil siphoned or drained off. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. 284
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...damage to the engine and catalytic converter not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. More ...pertaining to the engine oil needing to meet a specific Mercedes-Benz specification (e.g. MB 229.5). If ... will result in engine damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. 1 Filler cap ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...could cause damage to the engine and catalytic converter not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Screw filler cap 1 back on filler neck. More... fluid loss or gear shifting malfunctions, have an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center check the automatic transmission. Coolant ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...level is correct if the level for cold coolant: reaches the black top part of the reservoir for warm coolant: is approx. 0.6 in (1.5 cm) higher Add coolant as required...blown out under pressure. Do not spill antifreeze on hot engine parts. Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which may burn if it comes...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... to have the battery charge checked more frequently. When replacing the battery, always use batteries approved by Mercedes-Benz. If you do not intend to operate your vehicle for an extended period of time, consult an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center about steps you need to observe. G...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... 14°F (-10°C) should be sufficient. Warning! G Washer solvent/antifreeze is highly flammable. Do not spill washer solvent/antifreeze on hot engine parts, because it may ignite and burn. You could be seriously burned. ! Only use washer fluid which is suitable for plastic lenses. Improper ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... See your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for information on tested and recommended rims and tires ... damage, replace them. When replacing rims, only use genuine Mercedes-Benz wheel bolts specified... and type as shown on the original part. See your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for further information...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... Important guidelines Only use sets of tires and rims of the same type and make. Tires must be of the correct size for the rim. Break in new tires for approximately 60 miles (100 km) ...same-sized wheels all around). Life of tires The service life of a tire is dependent upon various factors ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... them, possibly causing a blowout. Check the tires for punctures from foreign objects. Check to see whether air is leaking from the valves or from around the rim. Correct the tire pressure only when tires are cold. Regularly check your tire pressure at intervals of no more than 14 days. If the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...checked after changing a wheel. Wheels could become loose if not tightened with a torque of 80 lb-ft (110 Nm). Only use genuine Mercedes-Benz wheel bolts specified for your vehicle's rims. On vehicles with the same wheel size all around, wheels can be...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ..., have your vehicle winterized at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. This service includes: Check of anticorrosion ... even at low ambient temperatures. Tire change. Mercedes-Benz recommends M+S rated radial-ply ... at your tire dealer or any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Warning! G G Winter tires ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    .... The electrical cable may be installed at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Snow chains Snow chains should ... on roads without snow. Only use snow chains that are approved by Mercedes-Benz. Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will be glad to advise you on this subject. Use of snow chains may be ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...recommend that you have your vehicle serviced by your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, in accordance ...may result in vehicle damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. FSS will notify... signal will also sound. The Mercedes-Benz Center will reset the service indicator following a completed...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...on your vehicle is not carried out by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, you can reset the ... service indicator was inadvertently reset, have a Mercedes-Benz Center correct it. Only reset if the... which will result in engine damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. i If the battery is...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... rustproofing in the body cavities which will last for the lifetime of the vehicle. Post-production treatment is neither necessary nor recommended by Mercedes-Benz because of the possibility of incompatibility between materials used in the production process ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... cases it is best to seek aid at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. The following topics deal with...give important "how-to" information as well as references to Mercedes-Benz approved car-care products.... is recommended. Paintwork, painted body components Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Care should ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... water or wash your vehicle in direct sunlight. Only use a mild car wash detergent, such as Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo. Thoroughly spray the vehicle ...turn signal lenses Use a mild car wash detergent, such as Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water. To...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...* system sensor cover Use a mild car wash detergent, such as Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water to clean ... sensors with a dry cloth or sponge. 1 Parktronic* system sensors Use a mild car wash detergent, such as Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water to clean ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    Operation Vehicle care Wiper blades Fold wiper arm forward until it snaps into place. Warning! Window cleaning Fold wiper arm forward until it snaps into place. Warning! ! Fold the windshield wiper arms back onto the windshield before turning the SmartKey in the starter switch. Hold on to the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... Vehicle care Light alloy wheels Mercedes-Benz approved Wheel Care should ... possible, clean wheels once a week with Mercedes-Benz approved Wheel Care, using ... cloth and dry thoroughly or clean with Mercedes-Benz approved Leather Care. Cup...-Benz approved Interior Care onto soft lint-free cloth and apply...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... a damp cloth and dry thoroughly or clean with Mercedes-Benz approved Leather Care. Exercise particular ... not become wet. Nubuck leather upholstery (CLK 55 AMG) The nubuck leather upholstery is treated with a... as these may be abrasive. ! Do not use Mercedes-Benz approved Leather Care or any solvents ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    Practical hints What to do if ...? Where will I find...? Unlocking/locking in an emergency Opening/closing in an emergency Replacing bulbs Replacing wiper blades Flat tire Battery Jump starting Towing the vehicle Fuses 305
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    .... Wheels will lock during hard braking, reducing steering capability. Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure to follow ... ABS is operational again. If necessary, have the generator (alternator) and battery checked. Problem - 306
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... on while driving. There is insufficient brake fluid in the reservoir. Risk of accident! Carefully stop the vehicle and notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Do not add brake fluid! This will not solve the problem. You are driving with the parking ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...). The fuel cap is not closed tightly. Your gas tank is empty. Suggested solution Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. An on-board diagnostic connector is used by the service station to link the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... Have the cooling system checked. If the coolant temperature is below 257°F (125°C), you can continue driving to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Avoid high engine loads (e.g. driving uphill) and stop-and-go driving. • If this warning lamp ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    Practical hints What to do if ...? Problem Possible cause The red Distance warning lamp comes on while driving. ...If the ESP cannot be switched back on, have the system checked at an authoAdapt your speed and driving to the prevailrized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as ing road and weather conditions. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    Practical hints What to do if ...? Problem Possible cause The yellow ESP warning lamp flashes while driving. The ESP ... Do not deactivate the ESP. Exceptions: ( page 79). Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of an accident. v A < The yellow fuel tank reserve warning lamp comes on...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... accident. Suggested solution Drive with added caution to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. 1 Warning! G In the event that a malfunction of the SRS ... your safety, we strongly recommend that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have the system checked; otherwise ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... remains out, have the system checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Do not use the BabySmartTM restraint ... until the system has been repaired. 1 Suggested solution Have the system checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. TM1 BabySmart TM is a ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... of and, where a malfunction is indicated, addressed as soon as possible at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Failure to repair the condition noted may cause damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty, or result in property damage or personal injury. ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... hard braking, reducing steering capability. Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure to follow these ... braking, reducing steering capability. Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure to follow these ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... hard braking, reducing steering capability. Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure to follow these .... Continue driving with added caution. Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure to follow these ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... again. Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure ... cruise control or Distronic* checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Try activating Distronic*... 301). Restart the vehicle. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. External...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... solution Continue driving with added caution. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure to .... Continue driving with added caution. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of an accident. not ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    Practical hints What to do if ...? Display Display message Selector lever in park position Possible cause You have turned off the engine with the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button in gear selector lever position N and opened the driver's door. or You have attempted to switch off the engine with the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...water pump which may result in damage to the engine. Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. # The battery was charged with a battery charger or jump ...If it is intact: creased. Drive immediately to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Adjust driving to be consistent with reduced braking ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...the brake pads replaced as soon as possible. Release the parking brake ( page 46). Risk of accident! Stop the vehicle and notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Do not add brake fluid! This will not solve the problem. 2 ; ! ; 3 (USA only) (...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... solution Have the measuring system checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. ? B Coolant Check level ... frequently, have the cooling system checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Warning! G ! Do not ... serious engine damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Do not ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... with the coolant temperature above 248°F (120°C). Doing so may cause serious engine damage which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. During severe operating conditions and stop-and-go city traffic, the coolant temperature may rise ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... overheat due to an inoperative water pump which may result in damage to the engine. Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. If it is intact: Do not continue... could result in serious engine damage that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Ï Coolant Visit workshop The...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...have malfunctioned. Possible solution Continue driving with added caution. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Have the electronic systems checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Have the electronic systems checked by an authorized Mercedes-...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...level Reduce oil level! Engine oil level Stop, engine off! You have added too much engine oil. There is a risk of damaging the engine or the catalytic converter. There is no oil in the engine. There is a danger of engine damage. Have oil siphoned or drained off. Observe all legal requirements with...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... is malfunctioning. Have the measuring system checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. When the message Add 1 qt. engine oil when next refueling (Canada: 1 liter) appears... could result in serious engine damage that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. 327
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... Possible solution Refuel at the next gas station ( page 278). Close the hood ( page 282). Remove the SmartKey from the starter switch. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Change the batteries ( page 345). Stop the vehicle as ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    .... Possible solution Take the SmartKey out of the vehicle. I Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Insert SmartKey in the starter ... SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* with you when leaving the vehicle. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Replace the bulb as ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... to manual ( page 145). Switch on headlamps using the exterior lamp switch. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. . License plate lamp.... possible. Replace the bulb as soon as possible. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Visit an ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... is being used. Possible solution Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Visit ... the bulb as soon as possible. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Visit ... Center as soon as possible. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. . 331...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    Practical hints What to do if ...? Display symbol Display message Turn off lamps! Possible cause Lamps have been turned on although the SmartKey in the starter switch is in position 0. The left front turn signal lamp is malfunctioning. A backup bulb is being used. Possible solution Turn off the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... and your passengers to fasten seat belts. The seat belt system is malfunctioning. Possible solution Fasten the seat belts. Fasten the seat belts. < Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. 333
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... system defective Visit workshop! Drive with added caution to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Warning! G In the event a malfunction of the SRS ... your safety, we strongly recommend that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have the system checked; otherwise the...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... low. There is a danger of steering gear damage. Possible solution Have the system checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. _ Warning! G If the level of steering ... drive the vehicle. Have the system checked at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. 335
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Practical hints What to do if ...? Display symbol Display message Close sunroof! Close sunroof! Function Not available Possible cause You have opened the driver's door with the SmartKey removed from the starter switch and the sliding/pop-up roof open. You have opened the driver's door with the...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    Practical hints Where will I find...? Where will I find...? First aid kit The first aid kit is stored in left hand side of the trunk. Vehicle tool kit The vehicle tool kit is stored in the compartment underneath the trunk floor. The following is included: Towing eye bolt Alignment bolt Wheel wrench...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    Practical hints Where will I find...? ! To prevent damage, always disengage trunk floor handle from upper edge of trunk and lower trunk floor before closing the trunk lid. Loosen retaining screw 1 in the middle of storage well casing 2. Remove storage well casing 2. 3 Arrow 4 Minispare wheel 5 ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... the vehicle. To help avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift the vehicle during a wheel change. Never get beneath the vehicle while it is supported by the jack. Keep hands and feet away from the area under the lifted vehicle. Always firmly set parking brake and block wheels before raising ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    Practical hints Where will I find...? Minispare wheel The Minispare wheel is located in the compartment underneath the trunk floor. Removing the Minispare wheel Lift trunk floor cover and engage trunk floor handle in upper edge of trunk. Loosen the retaining screw ( page 337) in the middle of ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    Practical hints Where will I find...? i The arrow 2 on vehicle tool kit storage well casing 4 must point in the direction of travel, otherwise you cannot place the storage well casing ( page 337) on top and secure the Minispare wheel with the retaining screw ( page 337). Warning! G In the case ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... damage the vehicle's brakes. Warning! 1 Wheel bolt for light alloy rims 2 Wheel bolt for Minispare wheel or other steel rims (located in trunk with spare wheel) G Be sure to use the original length wheel bolts when remounting the original wheel after it has been ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    Practical hints Unlocking/locking in an emergency Unlocking/locking in an emergency Unlocking the vehicle If you are unable to unlock the vehicle with the SmartKey or KEYLESS-GO*, open the driver's door and the trunk using the mechanical key. Unlocking the driver's door i Unlocking your ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... locking switch in the cockpit ( page 106). Check to see whether the locking knob on the passenger door is down. If necessary push it down manually. Lock the driver's door with the mechanical key. 1 Unlocking in an emergency 2 Handle Lock the trunk lid if necessary with the mechanical key ( page ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...be locked or unlocked. It is recommended to have the batteries replaced at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Warning! SmartKey Remove mechanical key 1 ...always replace both batteries. The required replacement batteries are available at any Mercedes-Benz Center. G Keep the batteries out of reach of...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...2025 or equivalent. i When changing batteries, always replace both batteries. The required replacement batteries are available at any Mercedes-Benz Center. 3 Battery 4 Contact spring Using a lint-free cloth, insert new batteries under the contact spring with...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... locking system does not release the fuel filler flap, you can open it manually. Manually unlocking the gear selector lever In case of power failure, the gear selector lever can be manually unlocked, e.g. to tow the vehicle. Insert a tool 3 (e.g. screwdriver) into the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    Practical hints Opening/closing in an emergency Opening/closing in an emergency Sliding/pop-up roof* You can open or close the sliding/pop-up roof manually should an electrical malfunction occur. The sliding/pop-up roof drive is located behind the lens of the interior overhead light. Pry off lens 1 ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...-up roof is adjusted. Obtain crank 3. Insert crank 3 through hole. Turn crank 3 clockwise to: slide roof closed raise roof at the rear Turn crank 3 counterclockwise to: slide roof open lower roof at the rear The sliding/pop-up must be resynchronized after being operated manually ( page 349). 349
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    .... Have headlamps checked and readjusted at regular intervals and when a bulb has been replaced. See your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for headlamp adjustment. i Backup bulbs will be brought into use when the following lamps malfunction: Turn signal lamps Brake lamps...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Halogen headlamps: Low beam Type H7 (55 W) Rear lamps Lamp Type Notes on... headlamps: High beam/high beam H7 (55 W) flasher Bi-Xenon* headlamps: H7 (55 W) High beam flasher Parking and standing lamps 3 Additional turn signal lamps... LED 1156 NA W5W HB4/9006 (55 W) Vehicles with Bi-Xenon headlamps* do ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... dry and free of oil and grease. If the newly installed bulb does not come on, visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Have the LEDs and bulbs for the following lamps replaced by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Additional turn signal lamps in the exterior rear view...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    Practical hints Replacing bulbs Low beam and high beam bulb Switch off the lights. Open the hood ( page 281). Turn housing cover 1 or 2 counterclockwise and remove. Turn bulb holder 4 or 5 with the bulb counterclockwise and remove. Press the bulb backwards and turn counterclockwise out of the bulb ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    Practical hints Replacing bulbs Front lamps Bi-Xenon*-type High beam bulb for high beam flasher Switch off the lights. Open the hood ( page 281). Turn housing cover 2 counterclockwise and remove. Turn bulb holder 4 with the bulb counterclockwise and remove. 4 High beam flasher bulb 5 Parking and ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    Practical hints Replacing bulbs Front turn signal lamp bulb Switch off the lights. Open the hood ( page 281). Twist bulb socket 1 counterclockwise and pull out. Push bulb into socket, turn counterclockwise and remove. Insert new bulb in socket, push in and twist clockwise. Reinsert bulb socket in ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    Practical hints Replacing bulbs Replacing bulbs for rear lamps Tail lamp assemblies Twist bulb counterclockwise and pull out of bulb holder. Insert new bulb into the holder and turn it clockwise. Reinstall bulb holder. The tabs must audibly click. Close trim panel. Place the housing cover back on ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... wiper blades may cause windshield damage. For your convenience, we recommend that you have this work carried out by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Warning! G Slide the wiper blade into the cutout on the wiper arm. Slide the tab back in the direction ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    Practical hints Flat tire Flat tire Preparing the vehicle Park the vehicle as far as possible from moving traffic on a hard surface. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. Engage the steering wheel lock in the straight ahead position and set the parking brake. Move the gear selector lever to P. Have ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... the vehicle. To help avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift the vehicle during a wheel change. Never get beneath the vehicle while it is supported by the jack. Keep hands and feet away from the area under the lifted vehicle. Always firmly set parking brake and block wheels before raising ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    Practical hints Flat tire Removing the wheel 2 Jack 3 Take-up bracket Place jack 2 on firm ground. Position jack 2 under take-up bracket 3 so that it is always vertical (plumb-line) as seen from the side, even if the vehicle is parked on an incline. Jack up the vehicle until the wheel is a ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...Damaged wheel hub threads should be repaired immediately. Do not continue to drive under these circumstances! Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or call Roadside Assistance. Incorrect wheel bolts or improperly tightened wheel bolts can cause the wheel to...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... (1 to 5), until all bolts are tight. Observe a tightening torque of 80 lb-ft (110 Nm). Only use genuine equipment Mercedes-Benz wheel bolts. Other wheel bolts may come loose. Do not tighten the wheel bolts when the vehicle is raised. Otherwise ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... the alternator and other electronic components could be severely damaged. Have the battery checked regularly by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Refer to Service Booklet for maintenance intervals or contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for further information. Failure to follow these ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... the battery Remove the screw securing the battery. Remove the battery support and bracket. Take out the battery. Charging and ... paint damage, corrosion or personal injury. Charge battery in accordance with the instructions of the battery charger manufacturer. Reinstall the charged battery. Follow ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... out following any interruption of battery power (e.g. due to reconnecting): Set the clock ( page 144) (vehicles with COMAND*: see COMAND operator's manual). Resynchronize side windows ( page 213). Resynchronize sliding/pop-up roof* ( page 217). Batteries contain materials that can harm the ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... damage the vehicle's electrical system, which will not be covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Only use jumper cables ... engine does not run after several unsuccessful starting attempts, have it checked at the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Excessive unburned fuel generated by ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... and then from the positive terminals 1 and 2. You can now turn on the lights. Have the battery checked at the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Warning! G Keep flames or sparks away from battery. Do not smoke. Observe all safety instructions and precautions ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    Practical hints Towing the vehicle Towing the vehicle Towing the vehicle Mercedes-Benz recommends that the vehicle be transported with all wheels off the ground using flatbed or appropriate wheel lift/dolly equipment. When circumstances do ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    Practical hints Towing the vehicle ! To be certain to avoid a possibility of damage to the transmission, however, we recommend the drive shaft be disconnected at the rear axle drive flange for any towing beyond a short tow to a nearby garage. Warning! G Warning! G Prior to towing the vehicle ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... rope or tow rod to the vehicle chassis, frame or suspension parts. 1 Cover on right side of front bumper i The gear...battery ( page 363) or on jump starting ( page 366). Manually unlocking gear selector lever ( page 347) ... towing eye bolt Towing eye bolt CLK 320/CLK 500 2 Cover on right side of rear ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    Practical hints Towing the vehicle Towing eye bolt CLK 55 AMG Towing eye bolt in front bumper The cover ... towing eye bolt in the front bumper is identical to the cover on the models CLK320/CLK500. To remove and to reinstall cover,see "Towing eye bolt CLK 320/CLK 500" ( page 370) 1 Cover on right ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...i Only install fuses that have been tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz and that have the specified amperage rating. Never attempt to repair or bridge a blown fuse. Have the cause determined and remedied by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Fuse box in passenger compartment Opening Pull...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    Practical hints Fuses Fuse box in engine compartment The fuse box is located in the engine compartment on the left-hand side. Removing/installing cover Twist screws 3 90° counterclockwise. Pull up cover 2. Slide out retainer 4 and remove cover by pulling towards front. Install cover 2 in reverse ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    Practical hints Fuses Auxiliary fuse box in trunk The auxiliary fuse box is located in the trunk on the left hand side. Opening auxiliary fuse box Pull off trim 1. Remove cover 2. Closing auxiliary fuse box Place cover 2 back on. Press trim 1 back into place. Spare fuses Spare fuses are found in ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    Technical data Spare parts service Warranty coverage Identification labels Layout of poly-V-belt drive Engine Rims and tires Electrical system Main dimensions Weights Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc. Consumer information 375
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...-Benz Centers maintain a stock of genuine Mercedes-Benz parts required for maintenance and repair work... service. More than 300000 different spare parts for Mercedes-Benz models are available. Genuine ... should be installed. ! The use of non-genuine Mercedes-Benz parts and accessories not authorized by...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    .... Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will exchange or repair any defective parts originally ... and accessories are covered by the Mercedes-Benz Spare Parts and Accessories warranties, copies ... Information booklet, have your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center arrange for a replacement. It will be mailed ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... Number (VIN) 3 Information label, California version Vacuum line routing for emission control system 4 Emission control label 5 VIN, visible (lower edge of windshield) 6 Engine number (engraved on engine) When ordering spare parts, please specify vehicle identification and engine numbers. 378
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    Technical data Layout of poly-V-belt drive Layout of poly-V-belt drive CLK 320/CLK 500/CLK 55 AMG 1 Automatic belt tensioner 2 Power steering pump 3 Air conditioning compressor 4 Crankshaft 5 Coolant pump 6 Generator (alternator) 7 Idler pulley 379
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...Total piston displacement Compression ratio Output acc. to SAE J 1349 CLK 320 (209.365)1 112 CLK 500 (209.375)1 113 CLK 55 AMG (209.376)1 113 4-stroke engine, ... data apply only to the standard vehicle. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for the corresponding data of all special bodies ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...vehicle and tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz. Other tires and rims can have detrimental ...fuel consumption ! Moreover, tires and rims not approved by Mercedes-Benz may, under load, exhibit...i Further information on tires and rims is available at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. A tire inflation...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... 500 CLK 320 (Appearance Package*) Rims (light alloy) Wheel offset Winter tires (radial-ply tires) 1 CLK 500 CLK 55 AMG CLK 320 (Appearance Package*) - 7J x 16 H2 1.45 in (37 mm) 205/55 R16 91H M+S CLK 55 AMG 71/2 J x 17 H2 1.45 in (37 mm) 1 71/2 J ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    Technical data Rims and tires Mixed size tires CLK 320 Front axle: Rims (light alloy) Wheel offset Summer tires (radial-ply tires) ... (radial-ply tires) All-season tires (radial-ply tires) 1 CLK 320* CLK 500 CLK 320 (Appearance Package*) CLK 55 AMG 71/2 J x 17 H2 1.42 in (36 mm) 225/45 R17 91W 71/2 J...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    Technical data Rims and tires Minispare wheel CLK 320 CLK 500 CLK 320 (Appearance Package*) Rim Wheel offset Tire 1 CLK 55 AMG 3.5 B x 17 H2 0.67 in (17 mm) 1 3.5 B x 16 H2 0.67 in (17 mm) T 125/90 R 16 98M 1 3.5 B x 17 H2 0.67 in (17 mm)...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...system Electrical system Model Generator (alternator) Starter motor Battery Spark plugs Electrode gap Tightening torque CLK 320 14 V/120 A 14 V/1.4 KW 12 V/100 Ah ... PFR 5R-11 0.039 in (1.00 mm) 18.5 - 22 lb-ft (25 - 30 Nm) CLK 55 AMG 14 V/150 A 14 V/1.7 KW 12 V/100 Ah NGK...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...height Wheelbase Track, front Track, rear CLK 320 182.6 in (4638 mm) 68.5 in (1740 mm) 55.4 in (1406 mm) 106.9 in (...) 58.0 in (1474 mm) CLK 500 182.6 in (4638 mm) 68.5 in (1740 mm) 55.4 in (1408 mm) 106.9 in (2715 mm) 58.9 in (1497 mm) 58.2 in (1478 mm) CLK 55 AMG 182.6 in (4638 mm) 68.5 in (1740 mm)...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    Technical data Weights Weights Roof load max. Trunk load max. 220 lb (100 kg) 220 lb (100 kg) 387
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... must match. Therefore only use brands tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz. Model Engine with oil filter Capacity Please refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet, or inquire at your Mercedes-Benz Center. Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc. Approved engine oils CLK 320 8.5 US qt ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc. Model Cooling system Capacity Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc. CLK 320 approx. 10.7 US qt (10.0 l) MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze CLK 500 approx. 12.8 US qt (12.0 l) Agent CLK 55 AMG approx. 12.8 US qt (12.0 l) 16.35 US gal (62...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ...and will result in engine damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Please follow ...resulting from blending oil additives are not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Air conditioning... to the engine oil needing to meet a specific Mercedes-Benz specification (e.g. MB 229.5). If...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... vapor pressure, etc. Gasoline additives A major concern among engine manufacturers is carbon build-up caused by gasoline. Mercedes-Benz recommends only the use of quality gasoline containing additives that prevent the build-up of carbon deposits. After an ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...blending specific fuel additives are not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Coolants The engine... 325.0 anticorrosion/antifreeze solution or other Mercedes-Benz approved products of equal specification... are not sure about the water quality, consult your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. 392...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... Anticorrosion/antifreeze quantity Model CLK 320 CLK 500 CLK 55 AMG Approx. freeze protection -... is strongly recommended for use in your vehicle: Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze Agent ... checked each time you bring your vehicle to your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... Windshield Washer Concentrate "S" and water: 1 part "S" to 100 parts water [40 ml "S"... available premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze: 1 part "S" to 100 parts solvent [40 ml "S"... not spill washer solvent/antifreeze on hot engine parts, because it may ignite and burn. You ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... of passenger cars under Title 49, Code of U.S. Federal Regulations, Part 575 pursuant to the "National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety ... and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. Traction ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    Technical data Consumer information Temperature The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ...such a seat is properly installed (indicator lamp PASS. AIRBAG OFF in the center console comes on). See your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for availability. BabySmartTM compatible child seats Special restraint system for children. The sensor system for the passenger ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    Technical terms CAC (Customer Assistance Center) Mercedes-Benz customer service center, which can help you with any questions about your vehicle and provide assistance in the event of a breakdown. CAN system (Controller Area Network) Data ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... seat belts. ->SRS FSS (Flexible Service System) Service indicator in the multifunction display that informs the driver when the next vehicle maintenance service is due. Gear range Number of gears which are available to the automatic transmission for shifting. The automatic gear shifting process ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...as it may result in serious engine damage that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Parktronic (Parking assist)* System ... switch Used to switch the automatic transmission between regular operation S and comfort operation C. CLK 55 AMG with steering wheel gearshift control and manual ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... Vehicle Diagnostics Transmission of vehicle data and current location to the Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center for subscribers to Tele Aid...inadvertently moved out of position P without SmartKey turned and brake pedal depressed. Speedshift (CLK 55 AMG) Steering wheel gearshift control. You can...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...) The Tele Aid system consists of three types of response: automatic and manual emergency, roadside assistance and information. Tele Aid is initially ...which threaded fasteners such as wheel bolts are tightened. Tire speed rating Part of tire designation; indicates the speed range for which a tire is ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... 123 Ignition 31 Ignition with KEYLESS-GO* 33 Immobilizer 53, 81 Manual shift program CLK 55 AMG 164 Rapid seat heating* with ... Seat heating* without seat ventilation* 114 Seat ventilation* 113 Steering wheel gearshift control (CLK 55 AMG) 164 Tow-away alarm 83 Trunk lid opening ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    Index Air conditioning (cooling) Turning off 181 Turning on 181 Air conditioning refrigerant 390 Air distribution Adjusting 176 Air pressure see Tire inflation pressure Air recirculation mode 178 Activating 178 Deactivating 179 Air vents, rear passenger compartment Adjustable 182 Air volume ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... Manual shift program mode (CLK 55 AMG) 164 One-touch gearshifting 158 Program ... selector switch 163 Program mode selector switch CLK 55 AMG 164 Speedshift (CLK 55 AMG) 161 Sport (S) program mode 163, 164 Starting the engine 44 Steering wheel gearshift control (CLK 55 AMG) 161 Transmission fluid 286 ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...) 398 Calling up Distronic* settings 137 Range (distance to empty) 153 Service indicator 297 CAN system 398 Canceling Cruise control 219 Capacities ...243 Cassette operation Playing cassettes 196 Cassette player Operating 136 Catalytic converter 275 CD changer* 199 CD operation 199 CD player Operating ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ...Instrument cluster 303 Leather upholstery 304 Light alloy wheels 303 Nubuck leather upholstery (CLK 55 AMG) 304 Parktronic* system sensor 301 Plastic and ... Upholstery 304 Windows 302 Windshield 49 Wiper blades 302 Wood trims 304 CLK 55 AMG Manual shift program mode 164 Clock 23,...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ...pop-up roof* In an emergency 348 Cockpit 20, 398 Cockpit management and data system (COMAND*) 398 COMAND* 398 COMAND* see separate operating instructions Combination switch 123 High beam flasher 48, 123 Turn signals 48 Windshield wipers 48 Comfort driving Transmission program mode C (Comfort) 163, ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ...SmartKey 53 ESP 79 Exterior lamps 120 Hazard warning flasher 124 Headlamps 53 Immobilizer 81 Interior lighting delayed switch-off 148 Manual shift programm CLK 55 AMG 165 Rapid seat heating* with seat ventilation* 115 409
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ...* with seat ventilation* 115 Seat heating* without seat ventilation* 114 Seat ventilation* 113 Steering wheel gearshift control (CLK 55 AMG) 165 Tow-away alarm 83, 84 Trunk lid opening limiter* (control system) 149 Deceleration With Distronic* ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... from outside 87, 92 Downhill driving Cruise control 219 Downshifting Manual shift program mode (CLK 55 AMG) 165 One-touch gearshifting 158 Steering wheel gearshift control (CLK 55 AMG) 162 Drinking and driving 267 Driving General instructions 40, 267 ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    Index E Easy-entry/exit feature 107 Activating 150 Interrupting movement 150 Electrical fuses 372 Electrical system Technical data 385 Electronic Stability Program see ESP Emergency call system* 251 Emergency calls Initiating an emergency call 254 Telephone* 208 With Tele Aid 252 Emergency ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... wheel 340 Mounting the Minispare wheel 358 Preparing the vehicle 358 Flexible Service System (FSS) 296, 399 Floormates* Installing 249 Removing 249 Floormats...108 Removing 108 Front seats Heating* 114 Ventilation* 113 FSS (Flexible Service System) 296, 399 Fuel 279 Additives 391 Fuel reserve warning ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... 159 Displaying in Speedometer 159 Limiting 159 Gear selector lever 23, 347 Cleaning 303 Lock 44 Message in display 319 Position 23, 157, 160 Unlocking manually 347 Global Locking 87 Locking with KEYLESS-GO* 92 Unlocking 87 Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO* 92 Global Positioning System (GPS) 399 Glove box...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... Infant and child restraint systems 72 Towing eye bolt 370 Towing eye bolt (CLK 55 AMG) 371 Wiper blades 357 Instrument cluster 22, 126, 399 Cleaning 303 Coolant... Deactivating automatic control 125 Delayed switch-off 148 Manual operation 125 Interior rear view mirror Adjusting 38...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    Index J Jack 337, 339 Jump starting 366 K Key, mechanical 343 Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* Changing the batteries 346 Key-dependency memory Settings 151 KEYLESS-GO* 399 Activating ignition with 33 Closing side windows with 94 Closing sliding/pop-up roof* with 94, 213, 217 Closing windows with ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... OFF 63, 313 Seat belts 311 Service indicator 296 SRS 59, 312 Turn ...124 Locator lighting 121 Low beam 119 Manual headlamp mode 120 Night security illumination ... 237 Cargo tie-down rings 243 Instructions 242 Roof rack 237 Ski sack... buttons 399 Door handle (KEYLESS-GO*) 55 Locking 51, 86 Fuel filler flap...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ...gear selector lever 347 Unlocking the driver's door 343 Manual shift program mode (CLK 55 AMG) Downshifting 165 Upshifting 165 Manual shift programm CLK 55 AMG Activating 164 Deactivating 165 Manual shift programm mode CLK 55 AMG 164 MAXCOOL maximum cooling 177 Mechanical key...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    Index Menus 130 AUDIO 134 Control system 400 Distronic* 137, 224 In control system 132, 133 Malfunction memory 138 NAV 137 Settings menu 139 Standard display 134 Submenus 131 TEL* 154 Trip computer 152 Microphone Hands-free microphone 27 Miles/kilometers in speedometer Setting 142 Minispare wheel ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... Buttons 130 N Navigation system Operating 137 See separate COMAND* operating instructions Night security illumination 121 Nubuck leather upholstery (CLK 55 AMG) Cleaning 304 O Occupant safety 58 Airbags 59 Children and airbags 60 Children ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ...95 Fuel filler flap 278 Fuel filler flap manually 347 Glove box 244 Hood 281 Side ... 13 Operating safety Audio system 183 Operator's Manual 10 Ornamental moldings 300 Outside temperature indicator 128 Overdue service 296 ...* 233, 400 Sensor 301 Parts see Spare parts service PASS. AIRBAG OFF indicator ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... kit 337 Premium unleaded gasoline 391 Problems While driving 50 With vehicle 17 Product information 9 Program mode selector switch 400 Automatic transmission 163 Automatic transmission, CLK 55 AMG 164 422
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    Index Q Quick search Phone book* 156 R Radio Selecting stations 135 Selecting stations (satellite*) 135 Station search 135 Station selection setting 148 Radio operation 189 Radio see Radio operation Radio transmitters, control and operation 275 Range (distance to empty) Calling up 153 Reading ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ...139 All functions of a submenu 140 Fuel consumption 153 Service indicator (FSS) 297 Trip odometer 127 Residual... child restraint systems 72 Restraint systems 401 Rims 381 Roadside Assistance Tele Aid 254 Roadside... Roof rack 237 Rotating wheels 293 Rubber parts Cleaning 304 S Safety Occupant 58 Safety ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...Service B) 296 Minor service (Service A) 296 Overdue 296 Spare parts 376 Types 296 When due 296 Service (maintenance) 296 Service and Warranty Booklet ... and warranty information 10 Service indicator 296 Calling up 297 Clearing... life (tires) 291 Service System see FSS Setting Convenience functions 141...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    Index Speed in Distronic* 226 Speedometer display mode 142 Station selection mode 148 Temperature (interior) 175 Temperature indicator 142 To last stored speed ("Resume" function) in cruise control 220 To last stored speed ("Resume" function) in Distronic* 227 Units Speedometer 142 Temperature 142...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... Speedometer 23 Displaying gear range 159 Distronic* displays 223 Settings units 142 Speedometer display mode Selecting 142 Speedshift (CLK 55 AMG) 161 Split rear bench seat 240 SRS 66, 401 Indicator lamp 312 Standard driving Transmission program ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...Message in display 335 Steering wheel 37 Adjusting 37 Buttons 24 Cleaning 303 Height adjustment 38 Steering wheel gearshift control (CLK 55 AMG) 161 Activating 164 Deactivating 165 Downshifting 162 Upshifting 162 Stolen vehicle Tracking services...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... 388 Coolants 392 Electrical system 385 Engine 380 Engine oil 390 Engine oil additives 390 Fuel requirements 391 Fuels 388 Gasoline additives 391 Lubricants 388 Main dimensions 386 Premium unleaded gasoline 391 Rims and tires 381 Weights 387 Windshield and headlamp washer* system 389, 394 429
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ...395 Direction of rotation 291 Driving instructions 270 Retreads 290 Rims and tires 381 Service life 291 Temperature 292 Temperature ... Disarming for transport 83 Towing eye bolt (vehicle tool kit) CLK 320/CLK 500 370 CLK 55 AMG 371 Installing 370 Installing (CLK 55 AMG) 371 Towing the vehicle 368 430
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    Index Tracking services For stolen vehicle 259 Traction 163, 395, 402 Transmission see Automatic transmission Traveling abroad 274 Tread depth...Driver's door in an emergency 343 Fuel filler flap 278 Gear selector lever manually 347 Global 87 Global with KEYLESS-GO* 92 In an emergency 343 Selective ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... driving Cruise control 219 Upholstery Cleaning 304 Upshifting Manual shift program mode (CLK 55 AMG) 165 One-touch gearshifting 158 Steering wheel gearshift control (CLK 55 AMG) 162 Useful features 244 Ashtray (Center console) 247 Ashtray (Rear seat)...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    Index Vehicle jack 339 Vehicle lighting Checking 280 Vehicle tool kit 337 Alignment bolt 337 Removing 337 Spare fuses 337 Towing eye bolt 337 Vehicle jack 337 Wheel bolts 337 Wheel wrench 337 Vehicle washing 300 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Voice control system* 402 Hands-free microphone 27...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    Index Winter driving instructions 273 Winter tires 294 Wiper blades Cleaning 302 Installing 357 Removing 357 Replacing 357 Wiping And washing simultaneously 49 Interval 49 With windshield washer fluid 49 Wood trims Cleaning 304 X Xenon headlamps Bi-Xenon 397 434
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    Service and Literature Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center has trained technicians and original Mercedes-Benz parts to service your vehicle properly. For expert ... literature for your vehicle, please contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. We consider this the best way for you ...
  • 2004 Mercedes CLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 440



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