2006 Mercedes SLK-Class Owner's Manual

2006 Mercedes SLK-Class Manual

2006 Mercedes SLK-Class manual table of contents:

  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    Sommer\ Corporate\ Media\ AG Operator's Manual SLK-Class Ê1/tlqsË 1715847681 Order No. 6515 3255 13 Part No. 171 584 76 81 USA Edition A 2006 Operator's Manual SLK-Class
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    SLK 280 SLK 350 SLK 55 AMG
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    ... as possible to operate and provide years of service. Your Mercedes-Benz represents the efforts of many ... 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. ...
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    ...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 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...110 Combination switch ...114 Corner-illuminating front fog lamps* (SLK 280, SLK 350: with Bi-Xenon* headlamps and without Sport Package*)...... memory menu...Settings menu...Trip computer menu...TEL menu* ...Manual transmission ...Shifting into reverse...Automatic transmission*...Gear selector lever ...
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    ...one-touch gearshifting ...Steering wheel gearshift control one-touch gearshifting ...Manual shift program SLK 55 AMG...Emergency operation (Limp Home Mode) ...Good visibility ...Headlamp ...273 Garage door opener*...281 Heated steering wheel* (SLK 280, SLK 350, Canada only). 288
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    ... 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 transmitter ...Catalytic converter ...Emission control...Coolant temperature ... 291...
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    ... and Warranty Information Booklet ...435 Identification labels ...436 Layout of poly-V-belt drive...437 SLK 280, SLK 350 ...437 SLK 55 AMG ...437 Engine ...438 Rims and tires ...439 Same size tires ...441 Mixed size tires...443 Spare ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Contents Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc...Capacities ...Engine oils...Engine oil additives ...Air conditioning refrigerant ...Brake fluid ...Premium unleaded gasoline ...Fuel requirements ...Gasoline additives ...Coolants...Windshield washer system and headlamp cleaning system* ... 449 449 451 ...
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    ...: We recommend using genuine Mercedes-Benz parts as well as conversion parts and accessories explicitly approved by us for ... 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 will ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    .... Vehicle damage caused by failure to follow instructions is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Your vehicle may have... that are not shown or described in this Operator's Manual, your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will be glad to inform you of correct care and operating procedures....
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    Introduction Operator's Manual Important notice for California retail buyers and lessees of Mercedes-Benz automobiles Under California law you may be ... purchase price or lease price, if Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and/or its authorized repair or service facilities fail to fix ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... take the vehicle to your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for service. The service advisor will record each service in the booklet for you. Roadside Assistance The Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance ...toll-free Roadside Assistance number 1-800-FOR-MERCedes (in the USA) 1-800-387-0100 (in Canada)...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... fuel can cause engine damage. Certain Mercedes-Benz models are available for delivery in Europe under our European Delivery Program. For details, consult an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or write to: In the USA: ...Drive Montvale, NJ 07645-0350 In Canada: Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. European Delivery ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... find all the information you 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 vehicle. Operation Here you will find all the information you need for the proper...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... of Siemens Automotive Corp. ® 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 ...
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    ...may produce an undesired effect on other systems. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for repairs or modifications to electronic components. Other improper...If the vehicle appears unsafe, have it towed to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or other qualified maintenance or repair facility ...
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    ...you to immediately contact an 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 ...-0350 In Canada: Customer Relations Department Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. 98 Vanderhoof...
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    ... 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 ...
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    ...or lessee in response to an official request by law enforcement or other government agency for use in dispute resolution involving DaimlerChrysler, its affiliates or sales/service organization and/or as otherwise required or permitted by law...
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    At a glance Cockpit Instrument cluster Multifunction steering wheel Center console Overhead control panel Door control panel 21
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    At a glance Cockpit 22
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... a glance Cockpit Item 1 Automatic transmission*: Steering wheel gearshift control* SLK 55 AMG: Steering wheel gearshift control 2 ... adjustment handle, manual b Steering wheel adjustment lever, electrical* Heated steering wheel* (SLK 280, ... 28, 29 173 307 55, 110 55 56 55 246 97 260 36...
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    At a glance Instrument cluster 24
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ...transmission*: Program mode Outside temperature indicator (or actual speed when selected) 2 Tachometer with: Page Item Page 71, 366 55, 114 Item Page 55 indicator lamp < Seat belt telltale 128 122 51, 158 163, 169 138 L Left turn signal K Right turn...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    At a glance Multifunction steering wheel Item 1 Multifunction display Operating control system 2 Selecting a submenu or setting the volume: Press button Page 120 123 Item 4 Moving within a menu: Press button Page j for next display k for previous display 5 Menu systems: Press button æ up/to ...
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    At a glance Multifunction steering wheel i SLK 55 AMG: The steering wheel in this vehicle will vary from steering wheel shown. However, multifunction steering wheel symbols and feature description apply to AMG vehicles as well. 27
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    At a glance Center console Upper part Item 1 Cup holder 2 Audio system, or COMAND* (see separate operating instructions) 3 AIRSCARF neck-level heating* switch, passenger-side 4 Seat heater* switch, passenger-side 5 Central unlocking switch 6 Hazard warning flasher switch 7 Central locking switch 8 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    At a glance Center console Lower part Item 1 Automatic transmission*: Gear selector lever Manual transmission: Gearshift lever 2 Retractable hardtop opening/closing switch 3 Tow-away alarm deactivation switch 4 Parking brake lever 5 Storage compartment Telephone* compartment Page 157 155 252 89 52...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    At a glance Overhead control panel Item 1 Interior lighting on/off 2 Interior lighting automatic control switch 3 Right reading lamp on/off 4 Tele Aid (emergency call system) button 5 Garage door opener* 6 Sensor for auto-dimming mirrors* 7 Interior rear view mirror 8 Left reading lamp on/off ...
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    At a glance Door control panel Door control panel Item 1 Door handle 2 Power window switch for opening/closing passenger-side window 3 Power window switch for opening/closing driver's side window Page 97 246 246 31
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    Getting started Unlocking Adjusting Driving Parking and locking 33
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Getting started 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 basic ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Getting started Unlocking i Opening a door causes the windows on that side of the car to open slightly. They will return to the up position when the door is closed. ! The side windows will not open or close if the battery is discharged or the windows are covered with ice. As a result, you may no ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... starter switch, take it with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident and/or serious personal injury. Starter switch 0 For removing the SmartKey The steering is ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    Getting started Unlocking i When you switch on ignition, the indicator and warning lamps (except high beam headlamp indicator lamp and turn signal indicator lamps unless activated) in the instrument cluster come on. The indicator and warning lamps (except high beam headlamp indicator lamp and turn...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident and/or ... personal injury. Seats The seats can be adjusted either manually or electrically, depending on the vehicle's equipment. For more information, see ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... engagement before driving. Warning! G Children 12 years old and under must never ride in this vehicle, except in a Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM compatible child seat, which operates with the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... handle 2 up or down and adjust the seat height until your legs are slightly supported. Backrest tilt Pull handle 3 and adjust the backrest until your arms are slightly ... the horizontal switch up or down in direction of arrow 2 and adjust the seat height until your legs are slightly supported. 40
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... arrow 4 until your upper legs are lightly supported. Head restraint height Warning! G For your ... head restraint so that the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye level. This will reduce ... restraint Adjust the height of head restraints manually by pulling them upwards or pushing them ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    Getting started Adjusting Steering wheel Steering wheel adjustment, manual Make sure the steering column is securely locked by trying to ...do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident and/or serious ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Getting started Adjusting Steering wheel adjustment, electrical* The lever for the electrical steering wheel adjustment is located on the steering column (lower left). i The memory function* ( page 107) lets you store the settings for the steering wheel together with the settings for the exterior ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Getting started Adjusting With the easy-entry/exit feature activated, the steering wheel will return to its last set position when you: close the driver's door with the ignition switched on, or insert the SmartKey into the starter switch with the driver's door closed. With the easy-entry/exit ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    .... Warning! Interior rear view mirror Adjust the interior rear view mirror manually. For more information, see "Rear view mirrors" ( page 173). Exterior... with water, and seek medical help if necessary. G Exercise care when using the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror. The mirror surface is...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    Getting started Adjusting ! If an exterior rear view mirror housing is forcibly pushed forward (hit from the rear) or rearward (hit from the front), reposition it by applying firm pressure until it snaps into place. The exterior rear view mirror housing is now properly positioned and you can adjust...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... or be ejected from it. You can be seriously injured or killed. In the same crash, the possibility of injury or death is lessened if you are wearing your seat belt. The air bags can only provide the protection they were designed to afford if the occupants are using their seat belts ( page 64). 47
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... Warning! G Warning! G Children 12 years old and under must never ride in the front seat, except in a Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM compatible child seat, which operates with the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the passenger...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... for the seat belt, emergency tensioning device and air bag" ( page 68). 1 Loop for seat belt guidance 2 Latch plate 3 Release button 4 Buckle Proper use of seat belts Do not twist the seat belt when fastening. Adjust seat belt so that the shoulder portion is located as close as possible to the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    Getting started Driving Never use a seat belt for more than one person at a time. Do ... adequate protection. 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 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... safety interlock. Do not depress accelerator. Gearshift pattern for manual transmission Gearshift pattern for automatic transmission Automatic transmission* For more information, see "Manual transmission" ( page 155). Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... 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. Parking brake Warning! G When leaving the vehicle, always remove...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    Getting started Driving Driving ! Warning! G On slippery road surfaces, never downshift in order to obtain braking action. This could result in drive wheel slip and reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle's ABS will not prevent this type of loss of control. Simultaneously depressing the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Getting started Driving Manual transmission Depress the brake pedal. Fully depress the clutch pedal. Move gearshift lever to first gear to... pedal. i During the brief warm-up, transmission upshifting is delayed. This allows the catalytic converter to heat up more quickly to operating temperature. 54
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... in direction of arrow 1. The high beam headlamp indicator lamp A in the instrument cluster comes on ( page 24). For more information on headlamps, see "Lighting" ( page 110). 1 Turn signals, right 2 Turn signals, left 1 Off 2 Low beam headlamps on Turn exterior lamp switch to position B. 55
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    Getting started Driving Press combination switch in direction of arrow 1 or 2. The corresponding turn signal indicator lamp K or L in the instrument cluster flashes ( page 24). The combination switch resets automatically after major directional changes. Windshield wipers The combination switch is ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...when all doors are closed and the clutch pedal is depressed (vehicles with manual transmission) or the gear selector lever is in position D or R (vehicles with automatic transmission*) or the wiper setting is changed using the combination switch Single wipe Press the combination switch briefly...
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    ...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...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... your drive as follows. Warning! Warning! Parking brake G G Vehicles with manual transmission: Wait until the vehicle is stationary before removing the ...parking brake lever firmly. Move the gear selector lever* to position P (manual transmission: first or reverse gear). Slowly release brake pedal....
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... or objects. Always set the parking brake in addition to shifting to position P (manual transmission: first or reverse gear). When parked on an incline, turn... the parking brake and/or move the gear selector lever* from position P (manual transmission: into Neutral), either of which could result in an...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...the seat belt, and/or cause damage to the door and/or door trim panel. Such damage is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Damaged seat belts must be replaced. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. i Always set the parking brake in addition to shifting ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... leaving the vehicle, always remove the SmartKey from the starter switch, take it with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident and/or serious personal injury. 62
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    Safety and Security Occupant safety Panic alarm Driving safety systems Anti-theft systems 63
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... on after the engine was started comes on while driving For safety reasons, we strongly recommend that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have the system checked. For more information, see "Practical hints" ( page 366). i The 1 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ..., 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 ... only be performed by qualified technicians. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. G Air bags are designed to ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...the steering wheel. If you have any problems, please see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Do not lean with your head or chest close to... years old and under must never ride in this vehicle, except in a Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM compatible child seat, which operates ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... be accomplished upon your written request to do so at an 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. Accident research shows ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... in an accident must be replaced and their anchoring points must also be checked. Only use belts installed or supplied by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Air bags and emergency tensioning devices (ETDs) are designed to function on a one-time-only basis. An ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...only be performed by qualified technicians. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. For your protection and ...instructions must be followed. These instructions are available from your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Given... which have been tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    Safety and Security Occupant safety Front air bags Driver and passenger air bags are deployed in the event of certain frontal impacts if impact exceeds a preset deployment threshold independently of the head-thorax air bags The air bags will not deploy in impacts which do not exceed the system's ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Safety and Security Occupant safety Head-thorax air bags Seat belts When the engine is started, the seat belt telltale < illuminates for a maximum of 6 seconds and a warning chime sounds to remind you and your passenger to fasten your seat belt. If after these 6 seconds, the driver's or the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... and the belt is properly positioned on the body. Warning! G Never let more people ride in the vehicle than there are seat belts available. Be sure everyone riding in the vehicle is correctly restrained with a separate seat belt. Never use a seat belt for more than one person at a time. 72
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...anchoring points must also be checked. Only use seat belts which have been approved by Mercedes-Benz. Do not make any modifications to ... carried out only by qualified technicians. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Seat belts can only work when used properly. Never wear seat belts ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... your body could cause injuries. Pregnant women should also use a lap-shoulder belt. The lap belt portion should be ...emergency tensioning device, our safety instructions must be followed. These are available at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. i The ETDs for the seats will only activate if the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...is in motion. Infant 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 Use only a BabySmartTM compatible child restraint for the passenger ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ...Vehicle Safety Standards 213 and 210.2. Children 12 years old and under must never ride in this vehicle, except in a Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM compatible child seat, which operates with the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... safety BabySmartTM air bag deactivation system 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 air bag deactivation system. With the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    .... If the 75 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. For more information, see "Practical hints" ( page 367). ...
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    Safety and Security Occupant safety Warning! G Do not place powered-on laptops, cell phones, electronic tags such as those used in ski passes, and like electronic devices on the passenger seat. Signals from such devices may interfere with the BabySmartTM system. Such signal interference, for ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Safety and Security Panic alarm An audible alarm and flashing exterior lamps will operate for approximately 21/2 minutes. i 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 ...
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    Safety and Security Panic alarm Activating Press and hold button 1 for at least 1 second. Deactivating Press button 1 again. or Insert the SmartKey in the starter switch. i Without the antenna on the left rear side of the vehicle installed, the SmartKey signaling range for the panic alarm is ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... the BAS, and the ESP® is only achieved with winter tires ( page 348), or snow chains as required. Do not pump the brake pedal. Use firm, steady brake pedal pressure instead. Pumping the brake pedal defeats the purpose of the ABS and significantly reduces braking effectiveness. The Antilock Brake...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    Safety and Security Driving safety systems Braking At the instant one of the wheels is about to lock up, a slight pulsation can be felt in the brake pedal, indicating that the ABS is in the regulating mode. Keep firm and steady pressure on the brake pedal while experiencing the pulsation. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... starts to skid. By applying brakes to the appropriate wheel and by limiting engine output, the ESP® works to stabilize the vehicle. The ESP® is especially useful while driving off and on wet or slippery road surfaces. The ESP® also stabilizes the vehicle during braking maneuvers. The ESP warning...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... driving maneuvers. Do not switch off the ESP® when a spare wheel with collapsible tire is mounted. i The ESP® will only function properly if you use wheels of the recommended tire size ( page 439). To improve the vehicle's traction, turn off the ESP® in driving situations where it would be ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... 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. Switching on the ESP® Press ESP® switch 1. The ESP® warning lamp v in the speedometer dial goes ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... also deactivate the immobilizer. 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-...
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    ...is initiated automatically by the Tele Aid system ( page 273), provided Tele Aid service was subscribed to and properly activated, and that necessary cellular service and GPS coverage are available ( page 273). i If the turn signal lamps do not flash three ...
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    Safety and Security Anti-theft systems Arming tow-away alarm Lock your vehicle with the SmartKey. The tow-away alarm is automatically armed after about 30 seconds. The switch is located on the lower part of the center console. Press tow-away alarm deactivation switch 2. Indicator lamp 1 in the tow-...
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    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Seats Memory function* Lighting Instrument cluster Control system Manual transmission Automatic transmission* Good visibility Climate control Automatic climate control* Audio system Power windows Retractable hardtop Driving systems Useful features 91
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    ... 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. ... for the mechanical key portion of the two SmartKeys are a different color to help distinguish each SmartKey unit. The SmartKey ...
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    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking i Opening a door causes the windows on that side of the car to open slightly. They will return to the up position when the door is closed. i Without the antenna on the left rear side of the vehicle installed, the SmartKey signaling range is considerably ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... the anti-theft alarm system within approximately 40 seconds of unlocking if: neither door nor trunk is opened the SmartKey is not inserted in the starter switch the central locking switch is not activated i You can also open and close the retractable hardtop using the SmartKey* ( page 257). 94
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    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Global locking Press button ‹. With the trunk and all doors closed, all turn signal lamps flash three times. The locking knobs on the doors move down. The anti-theft alarm system is armed now ( page 87). Selective setting If you frequently travel alone, ...
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    ... 395). Have the vehicle battery and the battery connections checked ( page 421). If the SmartKey is malfunctioning, contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Unlocking the trunk lid You can unlock and open the trunk lid separately. Press and hold button ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... 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...page 398). You can obtain the required batteries at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. i If the batteries are checked within signal range of...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking i If the vehicle has previously been centrally locked with the SmartKey, opening a door from the inside will trigger the anti-theft alarm system. To cancel the alarm, do one of the following: Press button Œ or ‹ on the SmartKey. Insert the SmartKey in ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... away from the trunk lid opening when closing the trunk lid. Be especially careful when small children are around. Warning! 1 Handle Lower the trunk lid using handle 1. Close the trunk lid with hands placed flat on the trunk lid. G When leaving the vehicle, always remove the SmartKey from the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    Controls in detail Locking and unlocking Trunk lid emergency release The emergency release button is located on the inside of the trunk lid. With the emergency release button, the trunk can be opened from inside the trunk. Warning! G i The emergency release button unlocks the trunk while the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... impact exceeds a preset threshold. To prevent the vehicle door locks from locking, deactivate the automatic central locking when the vehicle is pushed or towed is on a test stand You can deactivate the automatic locking using the control system, see "Setting automatic locking" ( page 147). 101
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... 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... in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...Open door only when conditions are safe to do so. If the vehicle was previously centrally locked using the SmartKey, it will not unlock using the central unlocking switch 2. If the vehicle was previously locked with the central locking switch 1 while in the selective ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Controls in detail Seats For information on seat adjustment, see "Adjusting" ( page 38). Seat heating* Level The switches are located on the upper part of the center console. 3 Three indicator lamps on (highest level). After approximately 5 minutes, seat heating is automatically switched to ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    Controls in detail Seats Switching off seat heating Press the desired seat heating switch repeatedly until all indicator lamps 2 on the seat heating switch go out. AIRSCARF neck-level heating* Warning! The AIRSCARF neck-level heating provides the area surrounding the occupants' necks with a ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Controls in detail Seats Red indicator lamps 2 on the AIRSCARF switches show which heating level you have selected: Level 3 2 1 off Three indicator lamps on (highest heating level). Two indicator lamps on. One indicator lamp on (lowest heating level). No indicator lamp on. Switch on the ignition ( ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 213 and 255 and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 213 and 210.2. The following settings are stored when using the buttons on the outer side of the respective seat: Driver and passenger seat: Seat and backrest position Driver only: Steering wheel position...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...on activating the parking position feature, see "Activating exterior rear view mirror parking position*" ( page 175). ! Do not operate the power seats using the memory position switches if the seat backrest is in an excessively reclined position. Doing so could cause damage to the seats. Press ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    Controls in detail Memory function* The switches are located on the lower part of the center console. Switch on the ignition ( page 36). Press switch 3 to select the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror. Adjust the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror with adjustment switch 2 so that you ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... is registered, you must have the headlamps modified for symmetrical low beams. Relevant information can be obtained at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. ˆ Standing lamps, right (turn left one stop) , Standing lamps, left (turn left two stops) C ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... open, a warning sounds if the parking lamps or low beam headlamps are switched on. The message Turn off lights appears in the multifunction display. Manual headlamp mode The low beam headlamps and the parking lamps can be switched on and off with the exterior lamp switch. Automatic headlamp mode ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...additionally. turn the exterior lamp switch to position B, the manual headlamp mode has priority over ...deactivated. Activate the daytime running lamp mode using the control system, see "Setting daytime ...you turn the exterior lamp switch to position C or B, the manual headlamp mode has priority over ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... may result in an accident. Fog lamps will operate with the parking lamps and/or low beam headlamps on. Fog lamps should only be used in conjunction with low beam headlamps. Consult your State or Province Motor Vehicle Regulations regarding allowable lamp operation. i Fog lamps cannot be switched ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Controls in detail Lighting Front fog lamps Switch on the low beam headlamps ( page 110). Rear fog lamp (driver's side only) Switch on the front fog lamps ( page 114). Pull out the exterior lamp switch to second stop. The rear fog lamp switches on. The yellow indicator lamp † in the exterior ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...briefly in direction of arrow 2. Corner-illuminating front fog lamps* (SLK 280, SLK 350: with Bi-Xenon* headlamps and without Sport Package*) The corner... are turning left or right, switch on the left or right turn signal ( page 55). The respective front fog lamp comes on and illuminates the road onto...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Controls in detail Lighting i The respective corner-illuminating front fog lamp will stay lit until you switch off the turn signal, even if the steering wheel is in the straight-ahead position. The respective corner-illuminating front fog lamp may stay on for a brief period after the turn signal ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Controls in detail Lighting Hazard warning flasher The hazard warning flasher can be switched on at all times, even with the SmartKey removed from the starter switch. The hazard warning flasher switches on automatically when an air bag deploys. The hazard warning flasher switch is located on the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... unlock the vehicle remove the SmartKey from the starter switch open a door Manual control Interior lighting Press interior lighting switch 1. The ...off. i The footwell lighting* is switched on and off simultaneously with the manual control. i When you open the trunk, the trunk lighting switches on ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    Controls in detail Lighting Reading lamps The standard reading lamps are located to the left and right of the overhead control panel. Reading lamps as part of the interior lighting package* are located on the lower edge of the interior rear view mirror. Press reading lamp switch 3 or 4 to switch on...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... cluster illumination when it is dark outside. i With the exterior lighting switched on, the brightness of the switches in the center console will be adjusted when using knob + or -. Brightening illumination 1 Brightening illumination (knob +) 2 Dimming illumination (knob -) 3 Reset button J Press ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... idling or slow driving. Warning! G ! Avoid driving at excessive engine speeds, 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 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... The clock in the instrument cluster can be synchronized with the time set in COMAND using the time synchronization with head unit feature ( page 139), or set ...to Off. For setting the time in COMAND, see separate COMAND operating instructions. For setting the time with audio system, ( page 139). 122
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... to call up information 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! ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    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. Pressing any of the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel will alter what is shown...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... the control system displays. The first function displayed in each menu will automatically show you which part of the system you are in. i SLK 55 AMG: The steering wheel in this vehicle will vary from steering wheel shown. However, multifunction...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    Controls in detail Control system Menus This is what you will see when you scroll through the menus. The table below provides an overview of the individual menus. 126
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... Digital speedome- Operate the CD ter/outside tem- player perature Call up maintenance service indicator Check engine oil level (SLK 55 AMG only) 1 The vehicle status message memory menu is only displayed if there is a message stored. 127
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... or outside temperature Calling up maintenance service indicator Checking engine oil level (SLK 55 AMG only) 1 Main odometer 2 Trip odometer If ...may cause serious engine damage which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Checking coolant temperature When ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    Controls in detail Control system Displaying digital speedometer or outside temperature Press button j or k repeatedly until you see the digital speedometer. The current vehicle speed is shown in the multifunction display. AUDIO menu The functions in the AUDIO menu operate the audio equipment which...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...the radio ( page 209). Vehicles with COMAND*: Refer to the separate operating instructions. Press button è or ÿ repeatedly until you see the currently ... radio ( page 212). Vehicles with COMAND*: Refer to the separate operating instructions. Selecting satellite radio station* (USA only) The Sirius ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... only)" ( page 214). Vehicles with COMAND*: Refer to separate operating instructions. Operating the CD player Switch on the radio and select the CD player ( page 222). Vehicles with COMAND*: Refer to the separate operating instructions. Press button è or ÿ repeatedly until the settings for the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... direction of travel and maneuver instructions appear in the multifunction display. Please refer to the COMAND* manual for instructions on how to activate the route guidance system. Vehicle status message memory menu Use the vehicle status message memory menu to ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... 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 368). i The...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    Controls in detail Control system Settings menu In the Settings...menu are two functions: The function To reset: Press reset button for 3 seconds for resetting all settings to factory standard. A collection of submenus for performing individual settings for your vehicle. Press button è or ÿ ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... button æ, and scroll down with button ç. With the selection marker on the desired submenu, use the j button to access the individual functions within that submenu. Once within the submenu, you can use the j button to move to the next function or the k button to move to the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    Controls in detail Control system The table below shows what settings can be changed within the various submenus. Detailed instructions on making individual settings can be found on the following pages. Lighting ( page 143) Daytime running lamp mode (USA only) Locator lighting Vehicle ( page 147) ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... submenu Access the Instr. cluster submenu via the Settings...menu. Use the Instr. cluster submenu to change the instrument cluster display settings. ...) for status indicator Press button æ or ç to select the desired language to be used for the multifunction display messages. Press button æ or ç ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    Controls in detail Control system Available languages: German English Italian French Spanish Selecting display (speed display or outside temperature) for status indicator Move the selection marker with button æ or ç to the Instr. cluster submenu. Press button j or k repeatedly until you see ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    .../Date submenu Access the Time/Date submenu via the Settings...menu. Use the Time/Date submenu to change the instrument cluster display settings. The ... on setting the time in COMAND, refer to the separate COMAND operating instructions. Time synchronization with head 139 unit* Setting the time (hours)...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... marker is on the minutes. i Vehicles with COMAND*: For information on setting the time in COMAND, refer to the separate COMAND operating instructions. Press button æ or ç to set the correct hours displayed in the multifunction display. Press reset button Jto confirm the set hours. Press button...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... information on setting the time in COMAND, refer to the separate COMAND operating instructions. i Vehicles with COMAND*: For information on setting the time in COMAND, refer to the separate COMAND operating instructions. Press button æ or ç to set the month. 141
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... you see Set date year in the multifunction display. The selection marker is on the year. i Vehicles with COMAND*: For information on setting the time in COMAND, refer to the separate COMAND operating instructions. Press button æ or ç to set the day. Press button æ or ç to set the year. 142
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... Control system Lighting submenu Access the Lighting submenu via the Settings...menu. Use the Lighting submenu to change the lamp and lighting settings on your ... running lamp mode (USA only) Press button æ or ç to select manual operation (manual) or daytime running lamp mode (constant) activated. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...Function Surround lighting in the multifunction display. The selection marker is on the current setting. Press button æ or ç to switch the locator lighting function On. Turn the exterior lamp switch to position U when exiting the vehicle ( page 55). The locator lighting feature is activated. 144
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... in detail Control system Night security illumination (Headlamps delayed shut-off) Use this function to set whether or not the exterior lamps illuminate during darkness after exiting the... function to On or Off. Turn the exterior lamp switch to position U before turning off the engine ( page 55). 145
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... feature is deactivated. It will reactivate as soon as you reinsert the SmartKey in the starter switch. Interior lighting delayed shut-off Use this function to set whether or not the interior lighting remains lit during darkness for approximately 10 seconds after you have removed the SmartKey from ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... Setting automatic locking Page 147 Setting automatic locking Use this function to activate or deactivate the automatic locking system. With the...Convenience* submenu Access the Convenience submenu via the Settings...menu. Use the Convenience submenu to change the settings for a number of convenience ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    Controls in detail Control system Activating easy-entry/exit feature* Use this function to activate and deactivate the easy-entry/exit feature ( ... current setting. Setting parking position* for exterior rear view mirror Use this function to select whether the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...or k repeatedly until you see Mirror adjustment Parking aid in the multifunction display. The selection marker is on the current setting. Trip computer menu Use the trip computer menu to call up statistical data on your vehicle. The following information is available: Function Page Fuel consumption ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... trip computer menu. Press button j or k repeatedly until you see After reset in the multifunction display. Resetting fuel consumption statistics manually Press and hold reset button Juntil the values of the statistics are reset to 0. Resetting fuel consumption statistics automatically The values ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...conditions permit. Some jurisdictions prohibit the driver from using a cellular telephone while driving a vehicle....accident and/or personal injury. You can use the functions in the TEL menu to operate your ... Audio or COMAND*. See separate operating instructions. Press button è or ÿ repeatedly until...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...appears in the multifunction display. COMAND* This standby message indicates that your telephone is ready for use and you can operate it using the control system. Press button s. You have answered the call. The duration of the call appears in the multifunction display....
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Controls in detail Control system Dialing a number from the phone book If your telephone is ready to receive calls, you may select and dial a number from the phone book at any time. Press button è or ÿ repeatedly until you see the TEL menu and the standby message in the multifunction display. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    Controls in detail Control system Redialing The control system stores the most recently dialed phone numbers. This eliminates the need to search through your entire phone book. Press button è or ÿ repeatedly until you see the TEL menu and the standby message in the multifunction display. Press ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    Controls in detail Manual transmission Manual transmission Manual transmission is standard equipment on select models and not available ...Manual transmission" ( page 51). Warning! G Warning! G For vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, getting out of your vehicle with the gearshift lever ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... overrevving the engine can result in engine damage that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Never hold the vehicle stopped on a hill by using the clutch pedal. The clutch may be damaged which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Do not exceed the engine ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ..., depending on: the gear selector lever position D ( page 159) with gear ranges ( page 160) the selected program mode: (C/S) ( page 163) or (M/C/S) (SLK 55 AMG only) ( page 169) the position of the accelerator pedal ( page 162) the vehicle speed ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...on slippery road surfaces. This may cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. When the gear selector lever ...transmission shifting by: limiting the gear range changing gears manually Warning! G 1 Current gear range/gear selector ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-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 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... vehicle, or driving for any other reason with gear selector lever in N can result in transmission damage that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Gear ranges With the gear selector lever in position D and driving in the automatic shift program C ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... third gear only. With this selection you can use the braking effect of the engine. î The transmission shifts ...shifts through second gear only. Allows the use of engine's braking power when driving: on steep ... operates in first gear only. For maximum use of engine's braking effect on very steep ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... Automatic transmission* Driving tips Accelerator position Your driving style influences the transmission's shifting behavior: Less throttle More throttle Kickdown Use kickdown when you want maximum acceleration. Press the accelerator past the point of resistance. The transmission shifts into a ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Controls in detail Automatic transmission* Automatic shift program The program mode selector switch is located on the lower part of the center console. ! Never change the program mode when the gear selector lever is out of position P. This could result in a change of driving characteristics for ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...Even with an automatic transmission, you can change the gears manually and limit or extend the gear range for automatic shifting ... off on slippery road surfaces. This may cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Briefly press the gear selector...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... speed would be exceeded. Steering wheel gearshift control* SLK 280, SLK 350 The steering wheel gearshift buttons are located to... off on slippery road surfaces. This may cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. 1 Button, inside: downshift 2 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Controls in detail Automatic transmission* i You cannot shift with the steering wheel gearshift buttons when the gear selector lever is in position P, N or R. The last selected program mode (C or S) is switched on when the engine is restarted. Downshifting Warning! Upshifting G Briefly press ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... gearshift control and gear selector lever in the manual program mode M, see "Manual shift program SLK 55 AMG" ( page 169). Steering wheel gearshift control SLK 55 AMG The steering wheel gearshift buttons are located to the left and right of the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    Controls in detail Automatic transmission* Downshifting Warning! Upshifting Canceling gear range limit Press and hold button 2 on the right side of the steering wheel until D reappears in the multifunction display. The transmission will shift from the current gear range directly to gear range D. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    Controls in detail Automatic transmission* Manual shift program SLK 55 AMG In addition to the automatic shift program C or S, your vehicle is equipped with the manual shift program M. In the manual program mode M, system-controlled automatic ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...the engine speed does not reach the red marking on the tachometer ( page 24). Otherwise the engine could be damaged which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. i For information on automatic program modes C or S, see "Automatic shift...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...). The transmission shifts to the next higher gear. If, instead of the manual program mode symbol M, the p symbol appears in the multifunction ...to prevent the engine from overrevving. Downshifting Warning! Kickdown G Using the kickdown when driving in the manual program mode M is not possible. On ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... engine. Wait at least 10 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. 172
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    Controls in detail Good visibility Good visibility For information on the windshield wipers, see ( page 56). Headlamp cleaning system* The button is located on the left side of the dashboard. i The headlamps will automatically be cleaned when you have switched on the headlamps and operated the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...clothing, or the respiratory system. In case it does, immediately flush affected area with water, and seek medical help if necessary. 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 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    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 during parking maneuvers to the stored position. The switches are located...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... will switch off as soon as sun visor is disengaged from mounting* 2. Do not use the vanity mirror while driving. Keep the mirrors in the sun visors closed... endanger you and others. Swing sun visors down when you experience glare. To use mirror and switch on mirror lamp*, lift up mirror cover 3. 1 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    Controls in detail Good visibility Rear window defroster The rear window defroster uses a large amount of power. To keep the 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 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    Controls in detail Climate control 178
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    Controls in detail Climate control Item 1 Thumbwheel for air volume control for adjustable left side air vent 2 Left side air vent, adjustable 3 Fixed air vent for defrosting left side window 4 Left center air vent, fixed 5 Thumbwheel for air volume control for fixed/adjustable left center air ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... unprotected skin in the immediate area of the air vents. Always keep sufficient distance between unprotected parts of the body and the air vents. If necessary, use the air distribution controls ( page 179) to direct the air to air vents in the vehicle interior that are not in the immediate area of ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... ( page 179). The previous settings are once again in effect. Switching off Set air volume control 2 ( page 179) to position 0. Setting the temperature Use temperature controls 1 and 4 ( page 179) to separately adjust the air temperature on each side of the passenger compartment. You should raise or...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    Controls in detail Climate control Adjusting air distribution Use air distribution control 3 ( page 179) to adjust the air distribution. The following symbols are found on the control: Symbol a Z Function Directs air through the center and side air vents Directs air to the windows and through the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... 1 and c ( page 178) in the required direction. Side air vents 2 and b are open or closed. Adjusting air volume Ten blower speeds are available. Use air volume control 2 ( page 179) to adjust the air volume. Basic settings Heating (winter) Turn temperature controls 1 and 4 ( page 179) to the desired...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... level 1 or higher. Turn air distribution control 3 ( page 179) to position a. Open the center and side air vents. Defrosting windshield You can use this setting to defrost the windshield, for example if it is iced up. You can also defog the side windows. Activating Press button P ( page 179). The ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    Controls in detail Climate control Deactivating Press button P ( page 179) again. The indicator lamp on the button goes out. The previous settings are once again in effect. Windshield fogged on the outside Switch the windshield wipers on ( page 56). Turn air distribution control 3 to position a or ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    Controls in detail Climate control Activating Briefly press button , ( page 179). The indicator lamp on the button comes on. Warning! Deactivating Press button , ( page 179) again. The indicator lamp on the button goes out. G Never operate the side windows if there is the possibility of anyone ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... dehumidify the air with the air conditioning. Press button 9 ( page 179) again. The indicator lamp on the button comes on. The air conditioning uses the refrigerant R134a. This refrigerant is free of CFCs which are harmful to the ozone layer. i Condensation may drip from underneath the vehicle. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... With the engine switched off, it is possible to continue to heat or ventilate the interior for up to 30 minutes. This feature makes use of the residual heat produced by the engine. i When the vehicle's interior has cooled down enough, reduce the air volume and increase the air temperature to ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    Controls in detail Climate control Activating Switch off the ignition ( page 36). Press button 9 ( page 179). The indicator lamp on the button comes on. Deactivating Press button 9 ( page 179) again. The indicator lamp on the button goes out. i The residual heat is automatically turned off when ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control* 190
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control* Item 1 Thumbwheel for air volume control for adjustable left side air vent 2 Left side air vent, adjustable 3 Fixed air vent for defrosting left side window 4 Left center air vent, fixed 5 Thumbwheel for air volume control for fixed/adjustable left ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control* Item 1 Air volume control, manual 2 U Automatic mode 3 P Front defroster 4 , To increase temperature on the left side... 7 F Rear window defroster ( page 177) 8 Air distribution control, manual 9 T Residual heat/ventilation a œ AC cooling on/off b ƒ To...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    .... You can operate the automatic climate control system in either the automatic or manual mode. The system cools or heats the interior depending on the selected interior ... unprotected parts of the body and the air vents. If necessary, use the air distribution controls ( page 192) to direct the air to ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control* Deactivating the climate control system Deactivating Press button ´ ( page 192). The indicator lamp on the button comes on. or Press button U ( page 192). The indicator lamp on the button comes on. Air volume and air distribution are adjusted ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... comes on. The air volume and air distribution are adjusted automatically. Use temperature controls 4 and 6 or b and c ( page 192) to separately adjust the ... of air volume and air distribution is switched off. Setting the temperature Use temperature controls 4 and c for the left side or 6 and b for ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control* Adjusting air distribution Use the air distribution control 8 ( page 192) to adjust the air distribution. The following symbols are found on the control: Symbol a Function Directs air through the center, side and cockpit air vents Directs air to the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...2 and d are open or closed. Adjusting air volume Use button U ( page 192) for automatic mode or ... control 1 ( page 192) to adjust air volume manually. Eleven blower speeds are available. Turn air... switches off. Defrosting windshield You can use this setting to defrost the windshield, for example if it...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control* Activating Press button P ( page 192). The indicator lamp on the button comes on. The air conditioning switches automatically to the following functions: cooling on to dehumidify maximum blowing and heating power air flows onto the windshield and the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control* Maximum cooling MAX COOL When operating the automatic climate control system in automatic mode U and there is a high need for cooling, MAX COOL is activated. This provides the fastest possible cooling of the vehicle's interior (when retractable ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... temperature. The cooling function also dehumidifies the air in the vehicle interior, thus preventing the windows from fogging up. The air conditioning uses the refrigerant R134a. This refrigerant is free of CFCs which are harmful to the ozone layer. Warning! G Never operate the side windows if ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    Controls in detail Automatic climate control* Deactivating It is possible to deactivate the air conditioning (cooling) function of the automatic climate control system. The air in the vehicle will then no longer be cooled or dehumidified. Press button œ ( page 192). The indicator lamp on the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... heat and ventilation With the engine switched off, it is possible to continue to heat or ventilate the interior for up to 30 minutes. This feature makes use of the residual heat produced by the engine. Activating Switch off the ignition ( page 36). Press button T ( page 192). The indicator lamp on ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...and telephone*, operation Warning! These instructions are intended to help you become familiar with your Mercedes-Benz audio system. They contain useful tips and ... that you have any service work on electronic components carried out by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. 203
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    Controls in detail Audio system Operating and display elements 204
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...g Soft keys h Volume Page 206 207 206 211 228 211 228 235 229 231 235 j Switching on/off k Manual tuning / seek tuning (radio) Track search, reverse (CD) l Manual tuning / seek tuning (radio) Track search, fast forward (CD) 222 205
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    Controls in detail Audio system Button and soft key operation In these instructions, the alphanumeric 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". ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... Audio system Switching off Remove the SmartKey from the starter switch. or PressDbutton. i If your vehicle equipment includes a Mercedes-Benz specified mobile telephone*, you can adjust its volume separately from the volume of the audio system while the telephone is...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    Controls in detail Audio system Adjusting treble Press O button repeatedly until TREBLE appears in the display. Returning sound functions to factory settings Press O button to call up settings menu in the display. Adjusting balance Press P button. BALANCE appears in the display. Press + or - ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... settings Press P button to call up settings menu in the display. Telephone* muting If your vehicle equipment includes a Mercedes-Benz specified mobile telephone*, you can adjust its volume separately from the volume of the audio system while the telephone* is ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... in the upper left-hand corner of the display. Selecting a station The following options are available for selecting a station: Direct frequency input ( page 211) Manual tuning ( page 211) Automatic seek tuning ( page 211) Scan search ( page 211) Station memory ( page 212) Automatic station memory (...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    Controls in detail Audio system Direct frequency input Select desired waveband. Manual tuning Select desired waveband. Press G or H button for ... time the button is pressed, the radio tunes further by 0.2 MHz. During manual tuning, the radio is muted. Automatic seek tuning Select desired waveband. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... 1 to R briefly. Autostore - automatic station memory The Autostore memory function provides an additional memory level. The station memory for manually stored stations is not overwritten. Calling up Autostore memory level and storing stations Calling up stations Press desired station button 1 to ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Controls in detail Audio system Weather band Search Press G or H button to tune in the next receivable weather band station. Scan search Starting scan search Press SC soft key. SC will appear in the display. The i If no weather band station is received after three consecutive scans of the complete...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... equipment and a subscription to a satellite radio service provider are required for the satellite radio operation described here. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for details and availability for your vehicle. Note that categories and ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... in your vehicle is displayed. This information is required to call the SIRIUS Service Center for an activation request. i The system will tune to a ... previously. corner of the display. Prior to activation of the satellite radio service ( page 215). After activation of satellite radio service ( ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... 216). Tuning via scan search ( page 217). Tuning via manual channel input ( page 216). Tuning via the program category... the PTY function changes to the category corresponding to the station. Tuning via manual channel input Press *. Input line appears in the main radio menu. Use number keys to enter...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... is characterized as follows: Scan search plays a channel for approx. 8 seconds and then skips to the next channel within the current category. Scan search can be terminated manually. Press SC soft key. The search starts. SC appears in the display. Press SC soft key again. The search stops. 217
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Controls in detail Audio system Obtaining additional text information Additional text information (artist, title) related to the current channel can be displayed. Press INF soft key. The title being played is displayed. Press INF soft key again. The name of the artist performing the title being ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... CDs can then no longer be ejected and cause damage to the drive. Such damage is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. G The single CD player and the CD changer* are Class 1 laser products. There is a danger of invisible laser radiation ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...with an 8 cm diameter or playing such CDs with an adapter may cause damage to the CD drive. Such damage is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Should excessively high or low temperatures occur while in CD changer mode*, CD TEMP will appear in ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... Information on copyright The music tracks that you create for use in MP3 mode or that you play in MP3 ...not permitted, even if only for personal use, without the express prior consent of the copyright ...kBit/s or higher and with the specified sampling rates. The use of rates other than those specified ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... a new CD. Inserting a second CD in the slot with another CD still loaded will cause damage to the CD drive not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. i If you do not take the CD out of the CD slot within approx. 15 seconds, the system ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... shows the status of the corresponding magazine slot. CD loading slot 1 is above buttons 2 and is used to load CDs. LEDs no LED is lit Magazine slot is empty. Magazine slot is in use. CD is being ejected. Loading the CD magazine i If a CD has been inserted incorrectly or...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Controls in detail Audio system Briefly press button 2 for the empty magazine slot that you would like to use. The light-emitting diode in the magazine slot button flashes in green. INSERT CD appears in the display along with the slot number. The flashing light indicates that the CD changer is ready...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    Controls in detail Audio system Ejecting CDs i If you do not take the CD from the CD loading slot within 15 seconds, the CD changer will automatically pull the CD back in. The system will then play the CD. If you are listening to a CD while ejecting another CD from the changer: The Audio system ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Controls in detail Audio system i If you do not take the CD from the CD loading slot within 15 seconds, the CD changer will automatically pull the CD back in. The system will then play the CD. With all CDs ejected, press the b button to switch back to the radio mode. Close the glove box. Playing ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...tracks backward Press G button briefly. You can make a direct selection from among the tracks on a CD. Press * button. Enter track number using buttons 1 to R. The number of the track being played appears next to TRACK in the display. You can only enter available track numbers. If the track has been...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    Controls in detail Audio system Fast forward/reverse Fast forward Press and hold H button until desired point has been reached. Reverse Press and hold G button until desired point has been reached. Random play The random function (RDM) plays the tracks of the current CD in random order. Repeat The ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... telephone* ( page 235). Switching on pause function Track and time display GSM network phones Using your Mercedes-Benz specified mobile telephone*, a number of functions and operating steps can be performed and displayed in the audio system display. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... cellular telephone*. If your audio system is set up for telephone operation, the t symbol will appear in the display. When you insert your Mercedes-Benz specified mobile telephone* into the telephone cradle, you will be prompted to enter your PIN for 30 seconds ( ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... telephone. Please refer to the separate telephone operating instructions for more information. Placing a call Entering a ... the dialing process Enter PIN number using buttons 1 to R. If necessary, correct number ... turned. Enter desired telephone number using buttons 1 to R. The number can have up to...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ..., NO NUMBER will be stored in the phone book. Searching and calling up telephone book entries by name You can access your mobile telephone's phone book using the audio system. You can access both the main entries and the sub-entries of your phone book. or Press MEM soft key or press button , or...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    Controls in detail Audio system Press button , or ƒ repeatedly until desired entry has been reached. The stored entries are selected in alphabetical order with the sub-entries. When you have selected a number, press s button. The call will be made. Viewing the telephone number of a telephone ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... calls to the last ten telephone numbers dialed using the redial function. Press s button. The telephone ... a number, press s button. The call will be made. Manual redial i If you have activated the... if there is a busy signal. Refer to the separate operating instructions for the mobile telephone. 234
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...Note that the feature described here is dependent on availability from your mobile phone service provider. Placing/accepting a second call Place new call by entering telephone number manually. Press s button. You are connected to the second caller; the first caller is...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... placing or taking a telephone call. If you choose to use the telephone1 while driving, please use the hands-free device and only use the telephone when weather, road, and traffic conditions permit. Some jurisdictions prohibit the driver from using a cellular telephone while driving a vehicle. Bear...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    Controls in detail Audio system Using your Mercedes-Benz specified mobile telephone*, a number of functions...*. If your audio system is set up for telephone operation, the t symbol will appear in the display. When you insert your Mercedes-Benz specified mobile telephone* into the telephone cradle, you...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... number has been saved together with a name in the phone book, the name will appear in the display. Phone book Enter desired telephone number using buttons 1 to R. The number can have up to 32 digits, but only twelve of these are visible in the display. The numbers stored in the phone book of the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    Controls in detail Audio system Press MEM soft key or press button , or ƒ. Press desired numerical key 2 to 9. The stored entries are selected according to the alphabetical order of the initial letters (e.g. for S -Schneider, press button 7 four times). or Press and hold button , or ƒ. The ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ..., you can again place calls to the last ten telephone numbers dialed using the redial function. i If you have activated the automatic redial ... redialed after a short waiting period if there is a busy signal. Refer to the separate operating instructions for the mobile telephone. Manual redial 240
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    Controls in detail Audio system Press s button. The telephone number last dialed will appear in the display. Select desired telephone number with button , or ƒ. The letter L and the number of the memory position appears in the left-hand corner of the display. The numbers are stored in the order ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... Place new call by entering telephone number manually. Switching between calls Press s button. ... feature is dependent on availability from your mobile phone service provider. Placing a second call Place a new call by entering telephone number manually. Press s button. You are connected to the second ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...The following describes how to dial a "911" emergency call using the audio system head unit when a Mercedes-Benz specified mobile phone* is inserted in the phone cradle.... yourself. G The "911" emergency call system is a public service. Using it without due cause is a criminal offense....
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... audio display. Placing a "911" emergency call using audio head unit with the phone unlocked ...h button to switch to telephone operation. Enter 911 using the number keypad on the audio head unit. ... call on the mobile phone itself, without the use of the head unit. while the telephone establishes ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    Controls in detail Audio system Placing a "911" emergency call using audio head unit with the phone unlocked Press h button to switch to telephone operation. Enter 911 using the number keypad on the audio head unit. Press s button for dialing to begin. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... door. The door windows can also be operated using the retractable hardtop switch ( page 248). ... rear side windows can only be operated using the retractable hardtop switch ( page 248) ... in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment can cause an accident ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Controls in detail Power windows i You can also open or close the windows using the SmartKey* ( page 249) or the retractable hardtop switch ( page 248). You can close and open the windows using the air recirculation switch , in the control panel of the climate control ( page ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... by releasing the retractable hardtop switch. If a door window encounters an obstruction that blocks its path in a circumstance where you are closing the windows using the retractable hardtop switch, the automatic reversal function will not operate. Switch on the ignition ( page 36). 1 Opening all...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... 252) will also be opened or closed when the power windows are operated with the SmartKey. i You can operate the rear side windows only by using the retractable hardtop switch. i If the retractable hardtop is open, only the windows in the driver's and passenger door will close. The rear side ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Controls in detail Power windows Opening (Summer opening feature) Press and hold button Œ. The windows and retractable hardtop begin to open after approximately 1 second. In the multifunction display you will see the message Retractable roof in operation. Release button Œ on the SmartKey to ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    Controls in detail Power windows Synchronizing power windows The power windows must be synchronized If the retractable hardtop does not completely open or close, the roof hydraulics will lose pressure and the retractable hardtop is lowered after approximately 7 minutes when the ignition is switched...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...from the starter switch, take it with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident and/or serious personal injury. ! Never sit or place heavy objects on the rear shelf. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... hardtop Cargo compartment cover The cargo compartment cover is located in the trunk. Opening Press the release handle on the cargo compartment cover. Guide the cargo compartment cover forward to its end stop. Retractable hardtop Warning! G ! To prevent damage to the retractable hardtop or luggage...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    Controls in detail Retractable hardtop i Before operating the retractable hardtop via the retractable hardtop switch, do the following first: Engage the parking brake ( page 59). Close the cargo compartment cover. Close the trunk lid. Switch on ignition ( page 36). The switch for opening/closing ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    Controls in detail Retractable hardtop Locking the retractable hardtop after raising/lowering Warning! Warning! G Warning! G G Be sure to keep the hardtop switch pushed until the hardtop is fully opened or closed. The hydraulic pump will then shut off. To prevent possible accidents, drive the...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    Controls in detail Retractable hardtop Unlocked status noticed when stopped Switch on the ignition ( page 36). To lock the retractable hardtop in its fully closed position, push the retractable hardtop switch forward until the retractable hardtop is fully closed. or: To lock the retractable hardtop...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    Controls in detail Retractable hardtop Opening and closing the retractable hardtop with the SmartKey* The power windows ( page 246) will also be opened or closed when you operate the retractable hardtop with the SmartKey. Warning! Opening (Summer opening feature) Press and hold unlock button Π...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    Controls in detail Retractable hardtop Closing (Convenience closing feature) Press and hold lock button ‹ until the retractable hardtop is fully closed. The retractable hardtop and windows begin to close after approximately 1 second. In the multifunction display you will see the message ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... located on the wall behind the seat backrests. Attach supporting straps 3 to fastening pins 4. Pull wind ... fasteners 2 by pulling out handle cap 6. Loosen supporting straps 3 from fastening pins 4. Fold wind ... Wind screen 2 Snap fastener (with handle cap) 3 Supporting strap 4 Fastening pin 5 Gap 259
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... the speed you set for your vehicle. Use of cruise control is recommended for driving at a constant ... make it advisable to travel at a steady speed. The use of cruise control can be dangerous on winding ... not allow safe driving at a steady speed. The use of cruise control can be dangerous on slippery ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    Controls in detail Driving systems Setting current speed Accelerate or decelerate to the desired speed. Briefly lift 1 or depress 2 the cruise control lever ( page 261). The current speed is set. Remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. The cruise control is activated. The selected speed ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... the automatic transmission* will automatically downshift. i Vehicles with manual transmission: If you depress the clutch .... The last speed set is stored for later use. or Briefly push the cruise control lever.... The last speed set is stored for later use. i The last stored speed is canceled when you...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... operation or switched off with the ESP® switch ( page 84). Vehicles with manual transmission: you depress the clutch pedal for longer than 6...passing), the cruise control will resume the last speed set. i When you use the cruise control lever to decelerate, the brake system will automatically brake...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    Controls in detail Driving systems Fine adjustment in 1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h) increments Faster Briefly tip the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 1 ( page 261). Slower Briefly tip the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 2 ( page 261). Setting to last stored speed ("Resume" ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    .... Roof rails and any roof-mounted devices, unless expressly approved by Mercedes-Benz for use on this vehicle model, must not be used as they will damage the vehicle and retractable hardtop. At time of printing, Mercedes-Benz does not offer any roof racks or any other ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    Controls in detail Useful features Storage compartments Glove box Storage compartment and telephone* compartment under armrest Warning! G To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, exercise care when storing objects in the vehicle. Put luggage or cargo in the trunk if ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    Controls in detail Useful features Telephone* compartment Reach into recess 2 on the left or right side, press in and fold up armrest to the right or left side to open it. The compartment for the telephone* is opened. Fold armrest back until it engages to close the telephone* compartment. Storage ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... on vehicle occupants may cause serious personal injury. Liquids spilled on vehicle equipment may cause damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. When not in use, keep the cup holder closed. An open cup holder may cause injury to you or ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... movement. Move gear selector lever to position N (manual transmission: into second gear). With gear selector lever in position N (manual transmission: into second gear), turn off the engine. ... parking brake. Move the selector lever to position N (manual transmission: second gear). Now you have...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... in its socket after use. The lighter socket can be used to accommodate 12V DC electrical accessories (up to a maximum of 85 W) designed for.... Keep in mind, however, that connecting accessories to the lighter socket (for example extensive connecting and disconnecting, or using plugs that do not fit ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    Controls in detail Useful features Power outlet Floormat (driver's side only) Removing Installing A power outlet 1 is ...the floormat eyelets 4 onto retainer pins 5 in direction of arrow 3. i The power outlet can be used to accommodate 12V DC electrical assessories (e.g. air pump, auxiliary lamps) ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... 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 operating instructions ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... using the buttons s and t on the multifunction steering wheel. Use the control system for performing other telephone functions ( page 151). See separate operating manual for instructions on how to use the telephone. 273
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    Controls in detail Useful features To activate, press the SOS button, the Roadside Assistance button ...inserted in cradle switches off. If you must use this phone, we recommend that you ...continue to run. The display in the instrument cluster is available for use, and spoken commands are only available ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...or air bags deploy. 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 Location of the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    Controls in detail Useful features Initiating an emergency call manually Press SOS button 2 briefly. The indicator lamp in SOS button 2 flashes until the emergency call is concluded. Wait for a voice connection to the Response Center. Close cover 1 after the emergency call ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... of the vehicle will be established. Describe the nature of the need for assistance. The Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance dispatcher will either dispatch a ... or arrange to tow your vehicle to the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center. For services such as labor and/or towing, charges may apply. Refer to the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... will be established. Information regarding the operation of your vehicle, the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center or Mercedes-Benz USA products and services is available to you. For more details concerning the Tele Aid system, please visit www.mbusa.com...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... at 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-...active, and may not initiate a call. Visit your Mercedes-Benz Center and have the system checked or ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... 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... will issue a numbered incident report. Pass this number on to the Mercedes-Benz Response Center along with your password ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... systems. Before the integrated remote control can be used, it must be programmed to the garage door opener, ... you wish to operate. See the following instructions for programming information. Overhead control panel ..., the gate opens or closes. Do not use the integrated remote control with any garage ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    Controls in detail Useful features Step 2: If you have previously programmed an signal transmitter button and wish to retain its ... (2, 3 or 4) to be programmed, while keeping the indicator lamp 1 in view. Step 4: Using both hands, simultaneously press the hand-held remote control button 6 and the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... devices) with the rolling code feature, follow these instructions after completing the "Programming" portion (steps 1...motor head unit. Exact location and color of the button may vary by garage door ..., refer to the garage door opener operator's manual. i If the indicator lamp 1 flashes rapidly ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    Controls in detail Useful features Step 9: Press the "training" button on the garage door opener motor head unit. The "training light" is activated. You have 30 seconds to initiate the following step. Step 10: Return to the vehicle and firmly press, hold for 2 seconds and release the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    Controls in detail Useful features If you live in Canada or if you are having ... a gate operator (regardless of where you live) by using the programming procedures, replace step 4 with the following: ... or other device. You may need it for use in other vehicles, for future programming of an integrated ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    Controls in detail Useful features Operation of integrated remote control Switch on the ignition ( page 36). Select and press the appropriate integrated signal transmitter button (2, 3 or 4) to activate the remote controlled device. The integrated remote control transmitter continues to send the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... device, try the programming steps again using that other hand-held remote control. ... difficulties with programming the integrated remote control, contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, or call Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center (in the USA only) at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes, or Customer Service ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    Controls in detail Useful features i Canada only: This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the ... could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Heated steering wheel* (SLK 280, SLK 350, Canada only) The steering wheel heating warms up the leather ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    Controls in detail Useful features Switching off Turn switch at tip of lever in direction of arrow 3 and release it. The steering wheel heating is switched off. Indicator lamp 2 goes out. i Indicator lamp 2 flashes or switches off in case of power surge or undervoltage steering wheel heating ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 291
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  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    Operation The first 1000 miles (1500 km) Driving instructions At the gas station Engine compartment Tires and wheels Winter driving Maintenance Vehicle care 291
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... km). After 1000 miles (1500 km), you may gradually increase vehicle and engine speeds to the permissible maximum. ! Additional instructions for SLK 55 AMG: During the first 1000 miles (1500 km), do not exceed a speed of 85 mph (140 km/h). ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... the intervals specified in the Maintenance Booklet and as required by the maintenance service indicator. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Fuel consumption is also increased by driving in cold weather, in stop-and-go traffic, on short trips and ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    .... Have the brake system inspected immediately. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. All checks and service work on the brake system should be carried out by qualified technicians only. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Install only brake pads and brake ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    Operation Driving instructions High-performance brake system (SLK 55 AMG only) The high-performance brake system is designed to operate under the extremely high operating demands required to accommodate the performance capabilities of the vehicle. The brakes may produce...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... extended period with the ESP® switched off. Doing so may cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Parking When parked on an incline, turn front wheels towards the road curb. Warning! G Do not park...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...the tires and the vehicle undercarriage for possible damage. If the vehicle or tires appear unsafe, have the vehicle towed to the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center or tire dealer for repairs. Although the applicable federal motor vehicle safety laws consider a tire to be ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... the outside temperatures are close to the freezing point. Warning! Mercedes-Benz recommends winter tires ( page 348) with a minimum tread depth of approximately 1/6 in (4 mm) on all... may cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. 298
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... electronic speed limiter prevents your vehicle from exceeding a speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). SLK 55 AMG Your vehicle is factory equipped with “Yମ. speed limiter prevents your vehicle from exceeding a speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). SLK 55 AMG with Performance Package* Your vehicle is factory ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... by the engine through the air intake, causing severe internal engine damage. Any such damage is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. G Warning! G Make sure not to endanger any other road users when carrying out these braking ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    .... Driving abroad 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 request pertinent information from an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Observe all legal requirements. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    Operation Driving instructions Catalytic converter Warning! Your Mercedes-Benz is equipped with monolithic-type catalytic converters, an important element in ... by qualified Mercedes-Benz Center authorized technicians. Engine adjustments should not be altered in any way. Moreover, ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... 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. Warning! G G Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to your health. All exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide (CO...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... control automatically locks and unlocks the fuel filler flap. i Only use premium unleaded gasoline with a minimum Posted Octane Rating of 91..., see "Premium unleaded gasoline" ( page 452) or the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet. Warning! G Gasoline is highly flammable and poisonous....
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... could cause personal injury. Replace the fuel filler cap by turning it clockwise until it audibly engages. Close the fuel filler flap. Engine compartment (SLK 350, example) i Leaving the engine running and the fuel cap open can cause the yellow fuel tank reserve warning lamp to flash and the ? ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... 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 "Practical ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... 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 catch hands or fingers. The radiator fan may continue to run for approximately 30 seconds or even restart after the engine ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... lubricant additives, as these may damage the drive assemblies. Using special additives not approved by Mercedes-Benz may cause damage not covered by .... More information on this subject is available at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. The engine is equipped with a transistorized ignition ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    Operation Engine compartment Checking engine oil level with the control system (SLK 55 AMG only) When checking the oil level the vehicle must be parked on level ground. with the engine at operating temperature, the vehicle must have been stationary for at ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... Have excess oil siphoned or drained off. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. ! Excess oil must be siphoned or... could cause damage to the engine and catalytic converter not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. For more information on messages in the display concerning engine oil, ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Operation Engine compartment Checking engine oil level with the oil dipstick (SLK 280, SLK 350 only) When checking the oil level the vehicle must be parked ... oil dipstick 1 clean. Fully insert oil dipstick 1 into the dipstick guide tube. The filling quantity between the upper and lower marks on the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... Approved Service Products pamphlet in your vehicle literature portfolio, or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. ... damage to the engine and catalytic converter not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Screw filler ... data" ( page 449) and ( page 451). SLK 55 AMG 1 Filler cap 312
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... does not need to be checked. If you notice transmission fluid loss or gear shifting malfunctions, have an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center check the transmission. Coolant level The engine coolant is a mixture of water and anticorrosion/antifreeze. To check the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... have the battery charge checked more frequently. When replacing the battery, always use batteries approved by Mercedes-Benz. If you do not intend ... operate your vehicle for an extended period of time, consult an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center about steps you need to observe....
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... water and seek medical help if necessary. E C Keep children away. Operator's Manual. F Follow the instructions in this Wear eye protection. Batteries contain ... washer reservoir is located on the passenger side of the engine compartment. SLK 350 (example) 1 Washer fluid reservoir cap ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... suitable container. Warning! Pull cap upward using latch until it opens. Refill the reservoir ... solvent/antifreeze, depending on ambient temperatures). Always use washer solvent/antifreeze where temperatures may ... Push cap down until it engages. ! Only use washer fluid which is suitable for plastic ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... wheels Tires and wheels See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for information on tested and ...type as shown on the original part. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for further information. If ...correct. Retreaded tires are not tested or recommended by Mercedes-Benz, since previous damage cannot ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... Tires and wheels Tire care and maintenance Tire inspection Life of tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including but not limited to:... tires will age and become worn over time even if never used, and thus should be inspected and replaced when necessary. Regularly check ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... tires in a cool, dry place with as little exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with oil, grease and gasoline. Cleaning tires ! Never use a round nozzle to power wash tires. The intense jet of water can result in damage to the tire. Always replace a damaged tire. G 1 TWI (...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...mounted against the direction of rotation (spinning) even with a unidirectional tire for temporary use only until the regular drive wheel has been repaired or replaced. Always observe and follow applicable temporary use restrictions and speed limitations indicated on the spare wheel. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...s door B-pillar. Overloading the tires can overheat them, possibly causing a blowout. Overloading the tires can also result in handling or steering problems, or brake failure. Data shown on placard examples are for illustration purposes only. Load limit data are specific to each vehicle and may ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    Operation Tires and wheels Loading Information placard (Example A), locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kilograms or XXX lbs." on this placard. The combined weight of all occupants, cargo/luggage and trailer tongue load (if applicable) should...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    Operation Tires and wheels Steps for determining correct load limit The following steps have been developed as required of all manufacturers under Title 49, Code of U.S. Federal Regulations, Part 575 pursuant to the "National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966". Step 1 (Vehicles ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and ... and size of occupants. The following examples use a load limit of 1500 lbs. This is for illustration purposes only. Make sure you are using the actual load limit for your vehicle ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    Operation Tires and wheels Example Combined weight limit of occupants and cargo from placard 1 2 3 1500 lbs 1500 lbs 1500 lbs Number of Seating occupants configura(driver and tion passengers) Occupants weight Combined Available cargo/luggage and trailer weight of all tongue weight (total load ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... in the vehicle. The tongue load typically is ten percent of the trailer weight and everything loaded in it. Your Mercedes-Benz has been designed primarily to carry passengers and their cargo. Mercedes-Benz does not recommend trailer towing with your vehicle. 326
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    Operation Tires and wheels Recommended tire inflation pressure The tire inflation pressure should be checked regularly and should only be adjusted on cold tires. The tires can be considered cold if the vehicle has been parked for at least three hours or driven less than one mile (1.6 km). Follow ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    Operation Tires and wheels Placard (Example B) Important notes on tire inflation pressure Warning! Be sure to readjust the tire inflation pressure for normal driving speeds. You should wait until the tires are cold before adjusting the tire inflation pressure. Some vehicles may have supplemental ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...normal. Do not let air out to match the specified cold tire inflation pressure. Otherwise, the tire will be underinflated. Checking tire inflation pressure manually Follow the steps below to achieve correct tire inflation pressure: Remove the cap from the valve on one tire. Firmly press a tire gauge...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... page 321). The tire inflation pressures are not listed in the owner's manual. Warning! G When the multifunction display shows the message Low pressure mode ... tire inflation pressure as specified in the vehicle placard and owner's manual. The Run Flat Indicator does not indicate a warning for...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... situations: If you have changed the tire inflation pressure If you have replaced the wheels or tires If you have installed new wheels or tires Using the tire placard on the driver's door B-pillar or, if available, the inside of the fuel filler flap, make sure the tire inflation pressure of all ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... activation: Press button æ. The following message will appear in the multifunction display: Run Flat Indicator reactivated Potential problems associated with underinflated and overinflated tires Underinflated tire inflation pressure Underinflated tires can: cause excessive and uneven tire wear ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...continuously you notice tears on the tire sidewalls After driving in emergency mode, you must have the rims inspected by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center to check if they are suitable for further use. The failed tire must be replaced in any case. In ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    Operation Tires and wheels Tire labeling Besides tire name (sales designation) and manufacturer name, a number of markings can be found on a tire. Following are some explanations for the markings on your vehicle's tires: 1 Uniform Quality Grading Standards ( page 341) 2 DOT, Tire Identification ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... and wheels General: Depending on the design standards used, the tire size molded into the sidewall may... pressure compact spares designed for temporary emergency use only. Tire width The tire width ...code associated with the maximum load a tire can support. For example, a load rating of 91 corresponds ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... speed rating 6 ( page 334) are also referred to as "service description". G Even when permitted by law, never ... can also result in handling or steering problems, or brake failure. i Tire load rating 5...) and Tire speed rating 6 ( page 334) are also referred to as "service description". 336
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...6 ( page 334) is given, the speed capability is limited by the speed symbol in the service description. Example: 245/40 ZR18 97Y. In this example, "... 186 mph (300 km/h) must include a "ZR" in the size designation AND the service description must be placed in parenthesis. Example: 275/40 ZR 18 (...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... rated tires provide special winter performance. Make sure the tires you use show M+S and the mountain/snowflake.marking on the tire sidewall. ... Association of Canada (RAC) and have been designed specifically for use in snow conditions. 1 Load identification i For illustration purposes only. Actual ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    Operation Tires and wheels DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN) U.S. tire regulations require each new tire manufacturer or tire retreader to mold a TIN into or onto a sidewall of each tire produced. The TIN is a unique identifier which facilitates efforts by tire manufactures to notify purchasers...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... type code The code 4 ( page 339) may, at the option of the manufacturer, be used as a descriptive code for identifying significant characteristics of the tire. .... The maximum tire load is the maximum weight the tires are designed to support. For more information on tire load rating ( page 335). For...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    Operation Tires and wheels Maximum tire inflation pressure Always follow the recommended tire inflation pressure ( page 327) for proper tire inflation. Warning! Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards (U.S. vehicles) Tire manufacturers are required to grade tires based on three performance factors: ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. Traction The ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    Operation Tires and wheels 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 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    Operation Tires and wheels Tire and loading terminology Accessory weight The combined weight (in excess of those standard items which may be replaced... the weight of the vehicle including fuel, tools, spare wheel, installed accessories, passengers and cargo and, if applicable, trailer tongue load. The...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... loaded vehicle weight The sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity weight and production ...they replace, not previously considered in curb weight or accessory weight, including heavy duty brakes, ... battery, and special trim. Rim A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...the maximum load a tire can support. Tire ply composition and material used This indicates the number of plies or the number of layers of rubber-..., temperature and treadwear. Ratings are determined by tire manufacturers using government testing procedures. The ratings are molded into the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... 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. Tire rotation can be performed on vehicles with tires of the same dimension all...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    Operation Winter driving Before the onset of winter, have your vehicle winterized at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. This service includes: Checking anticorrosion and antifreeze ...the driver. Such notices are available at your tire dealer or any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. 348
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...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 ... replaced with a winter tire at the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. i When driving with snow chains...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... vehicle. We strongly recommend that you have your vehicle serviced by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, in accordance with the Maintenance Booklet at the ... will result in vehicle damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. The maintenance service indicator will notify you when your ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... display menu appears in the multifunction display ( page 128). Maintenance service term exceeded If you have exceeded the suggested ... 124). In addition, a signal sounds when the message appears. Any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will reset the maintenance service indicator following a completed ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...event that the maintenance service on your vehicle is not carried out by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center... Center or directly from Mercedes-Benz. i If the maintenance service indicator was inadvertently reset, have... and/or other vehicle damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. 352...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... 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 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... reflect the latest technology. You can obtain Mercedes-Benz approved car-care products at... such cases it is best to seek aid at an 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....
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... Use only a mild car wash detergent, such as Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo. Thoroughly spray the...to painted body components may damage the paintwork. Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Care should be ..., depending on the climate and washing detergent used. Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Cleaner should be ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... that the mirrors are folded out. Otherwise they may vibrate. Ornamental moldings For regular cleaning and care of very dirty chrome-plated parts, use a chrome cleaner. ! Due to the width of the vehicle, fold in exterior rear view mirrors prior to running the vehicle through an automatic car wash ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    Operation Vehicle care Headlamps, tail lamps, side makers, turn signal lenses Use a mild car wash detergent, such as Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water. Cleaning the windows and the wiper blades Warning! G ! The windshield wipers ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ...rear window with the hardtop fully raised and closed. Warning! Light alloy wheels If possible, clean wheels once a week. Use Mercedes-Benz approved Wheel Care, a soft bristle brush and a strong spray of water for cleaning the light alloy wheels. G ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... for several minutes to allow the brakes to dry. When applying Mercedes-Benz approved Tire Care and Mercedes-Benz... washing solution. Hard plastic trim items Use Pour Mercedes-Benz approved Interior Care, a ...a damp cloth and dry thoroughly or clean with Mercedes-Benz approved Leather Care. Carpets Use ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...-discoloration will be prevented. Leather upholstery Wipe leather upholstery with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly or clean with Mercedes-Benz approved Leather Care. Exercise particular care when cleaning perforated leather as its underside should not become wet. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    Practical hints What to do if ... Where will I find...? Unlocking/locking in an emergency Opening/closing in an emergency Replacing SmartKey batteries Replacing bulbs Replacing wiper blades Flat tire Battery Jump starting Towing the vehicle Fuses 361
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    .... Read and observe messages in the multifunction display ( page 368). Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Problem - If the ABS control unit is malfunctioning, other systems such as the Failure to follow ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... brake fluid in the lamp comes on while driv- reservoir. ing. 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. Warning! G ! If you find that the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ...do if ... Problem Possible cause/consequence 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 vehicle to the shop ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...driving. If the ESP® cannot be switched back on, have the Adapt your speed and driving to the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz prevailing road, weather and traffic Center as soon as possible. conditions. When driving off, apply as little throttle as ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...deploy in an accident. strongly recommend that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have the system checked; otherwise the...comes on while driving. Drive with added caution to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Warning! G In the event that a malfunction of the SRS ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... there is no BabySmartTM child seat installed on the passenger seat. Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Make sure there is... lamp remains out: Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Do not use ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... of and, where a malfunction is indicated, addressed as soon as possible at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Failure to repair condition noted may cause damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty, or result in property damage or personal injury. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... journey. No messages will be displayed if either the instrument cluster or the multifunction display is inoperative. Contact your nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. On the pages that follow, you will find a compilation of the most ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    .... Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of an .... Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of an ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... Possible solution Continue driving with added caution. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk .... ESP malfunction Visit workshop unavailable See Operator's Manual The self-diagnosis has not been com- ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... with added caution. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of an ... SRS system is malfunctioning. Drive with added caution to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Drive with added caution to the nearest authorized...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    .... Possible solution Have the Run Flat Indicator* checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, ... each tire. Then reactivate the Run Flat Indicator*. Have the Run Flat Indicator* checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Warning! G Do not drive with a ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... immediately and check the poly-V-belt. If it is broken: Do not continue to drive. Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. If it is in order: Drive immediately to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Adjust driving to be consistent with reduced braking responsiveness. # ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...: Brake fluid Visit workshop There is insufficient brake fluid in the reservoir. 3 2 Risk of accident! Stop the vehicle and notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Do not add brake fluid! This will not solve the problem. Have the brake pads replaced as ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... may result in damage to the engine. Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. If it is in order: Do ... result in serious engine damage that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Drive immediately ... serious engine damage which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. 376
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... frequently, have the cooling system checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Warning! G Driving when your engine...serious engine damage which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. ! Do not ...cause serious engine damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Do not ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... Have the electronic systems checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. ± G Display malfunction Visit ... driving with added caution. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. The displays ...-Benz Center. Close all doors. J Doors open You are attempting to drive with one ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...engine oil level has dropped to a critical level. SLK 55 AMG only: The engine oil level is too... 1 liter) engine oil when next refueling (SLK 55 AMG) or Check oil level when next refueling (... displayed could result in serious engine damage that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. 379
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... engine off Possible cause/consequence SLK 55 AMG only: There is no oil in... oil level Visit workshop SLK 55 AMG only: The measuring system is malfunctioning. SLK 55 AMG only: You have added too much engine oil.... is a risk of damaging the engine or the catalytic converter. SLK 55 AMG only: There may ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... properly: Have the fuel system checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. A K Lock retractable roof You are .... Have the retractable hardtop checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Close the hood ( page 307). Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. O F Close hood! Replace key 381
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... working. Possible solution Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. . Tail ... front foglamp is malfunctioning. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Visit an... Center as soon as possible. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. 382
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... lamp operation to manual ( page 143). Switch on headlamps using the exterior lamp switch ( page 110). Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Left license plate lamp malfunction Right license plate lamp malfunction The left license ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...as soon as possible. Bi-Xenon* headlamp: Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Low beam, right The... malfunc- Halogen headlamp: tioning. Replace the bulb as soon as possible. Bi-Xenon* headlamp: Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Park. light, front...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... the bulb as soon as possible. Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. . Rear... malfunction malfunctioning. This message will Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. only... Back-up lamp on Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. 385...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... brought into use. Possible solution Switch off the headlamps. . Turn signal in mirror, left Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Turn signal in mirror, right Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. Turn signal, front left ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... fluid level in the windshield washer fluid reservoir has dropped below its minimum mark. Possible solution Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible. < t Ê W Close trunk lid! Washer fluid Top up Close the trunk lid. Add washer ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    Practical hints Where will I find...? First aid kit The first aid kit is stored in a parcel net behind the driver's seat. Vehicle tool kit, vehicle jack The vehicle tool kit is stored in a storage compartment under the trunk floor. The following is included: Collapsible chock Vehicle jack ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ...sides of the vehicle. To help avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift the vehicle during ...change. Never get beneath the vehicle while it is supported by the jack. Keep hands and feet ...raised. Be certain that the jack is always vertical (plumb line) when in use, especially on hills. Always try...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... wheel chock serves to additionally secure the vehicle, e.g. while changing the wheel. Tilt both plates upward 1. Fold the lower plate outward 2. Guide the tabs of the lower plate all the way into the openings of the base plate 3. Operational position Turn crank handle clockwise. Before storing ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... is stored in the storage compartment underneath the trunk floor. Storing the spare wheel with collapsible tire If you wish to store the spare wheel after use, carry out the following steps. Otherwise the spare wheel will not fit the storage compartment. Screw the valve insert back into the valve. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... will I find...? In case of a flat tire, you may temporarily use the spare wheel with collapsible tire when observing the following restrictions: Do not... tire mounted. The spare wheel with collapsible tire should only be used temporarily, and should be replaced with a regular road wheel as quickly as...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    Practical hints Where will I find...? ! Wheel bolts 2 must be used when mounting the spare wheel with collapsible tire. The use of any wheel... tire will physically damage the vehicle's brakes. Warning! G Make sure to use the original length wheel bolts when remounting the original wheel after it ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... Unlocking/locking in an emergency Unlocking the vehicle If you cannot unlock the vehicle with the SmartKey, open the driver's door and the trunk using the mechanical key. Removing the mechanical key Unlocking the driver's door i Unlocking and opening the driver's door and/or the trunk with ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ...of the center console ( page 102). Check to see whether the locking knob on the passenger door has moved down. If necessary, push it down manually. The passenger door is locked. Trunk lid lock ! Always make sure there is sufficient overhead clearance. Turn the mechanical key back and remove it from...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    Practical hints Unlocking/locking in an emergency Manually unlocking the gear selector lever (automatic ...of power failure, the gear selector lever can be manually unlocked, e.g. to tow the vehicle. Insert flat, ... indicated by the arrows. Loosen cover 1 using this object. Using your hands, pull cover 1...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... hardtop is a complicated and technically demanding procedure and should only be performed by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or qualified technician. Attempting to manually close the retractable hardtop may cause damage to the retractable ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... be locked or unlocked. It is recommended to have the batteries replaced at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Warning! Batteries contain materials that can ... replace both batteries. The required replacement batteries are available at any Mercedes-Benz Center. G Keep the batteries out of reach of ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...1 ( page 394). Insert mechanical key 1 in direction of arrow in side opening. Using mechanical key 1, push gray slide 2 to unlatch battery compartment ... housing in direction of arrow. Remove the discharged batteries in direction of arrow. Using a lint-free cloth, insert new batteries 4 under contact ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... important. Have headlamps checked and readjusted at regular intervals and when a bulb has been replaced. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for headlamp adjustment. i If the headlamps are fogged up on the inside as a result of high humidity, driving the vehicle a ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...i Vehicles equipped with corner-illuminating front fog lamps*: Front fog lamps use H7 (55 W) lamps. H7 (55 W) W5W Vehicles with Bi-Xenon* headlamps: Low beam and high beam use the same D2S-35W lamp. Do not replace the Bi-Xenon* bulbs yourself. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. 401
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... 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...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    Practical hints Replacing bulbs Replacing bulbs for front lamps Warning! Before you start to replace a bulb for a front lamp, do the following first: Turn the exterior lamp switch to position M ( page 110). Open the hood ( page 307). G Do not remove the cover 1 for the Bi-Xenon* headlamp. Because...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    Practical hints Replacing bulbs Low beam bulb (Halogen headlamps only) Turn housing cover 1 counterclockwise and remove. Turn bulb socket 5 with the bulb counterclockwise and remove. Pull the bulb out of bulb socket 5. Press the new bulb into bulb socket 5. Place bulb socket 5 back into the lamp ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    Practical hints Replacing bulbs Replacing bulbs for rear lamps Before you start to replace a bulb for a rear lamp, do the following first: Turn the exterior lamp switch to position M ( page 110). Open the trunk lid ( page 98). Tail lamp unit Fold corresponding trim to side. Turn the respective bulb...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    Practical hints Replacing wiper blades Removing wiper blades Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch to position 1. Warning! G Turn combination switch to wiper setting II ( page 56). With wiper arms in vertical position, turn the SmartKey in the starter switch to position 0. Fold the wiper arms ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ...a tilted position of the wiper blade, place cover 1 onto attachment 3 so that guide tab 2 is under cover 1. Tilt the wiper blade in direction of the arrow... wiper blades may cause windshield damage. For your convenience, you should have this work carried out by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. 407
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    Practical hints Flat tire The SLK 55 AMG with Performance Package* is equipped with a TIREFIT kit. Preparing the .... Turn off the engine ( page 61). Remove the SmartKey from the starter switch. Sealing tires with TIREFIT i SLK 55 AMG with Performance Package* only. i Open door only when conditions ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ...or on a flat tire, or a damaged wheel. Do not drive the vehicle under such circumstances. Contact your nearest Mercedes-Benz Center for assistance or call Roadside Assistance. Take care not to allow the contents of TIREFIT to come in contact with hair,...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... the tire again. ! The cigarette lighter ( page 270) is not designed for use with the electric air pump. Use the power outlet in the passenger footwell ( page 271) for electric air pump operation. 7 ... now switch on and inflate the tire. Observe safety instructions on air pump label. 410
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... the tire. Do not drive the vehicle. Contact the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center or call Roadside Assistance. If tire inflation...to drive the vehicle. Park your vehicle safely away from the roadway and contact the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or Roadside Assistance. If tire inflation pressure...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    Practical hints Flat tire Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible to obtain ... TIREFIT materials to an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for proper disposal. Warning! Mounting the spare... every 4 years. Replacement containers are available at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. 412...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ...: Place the wheel chock and another sizeable object on the downhill side blocking both wheels of the axle not being worked on. Drive to the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible to have the spare wheel with collapsible tire replaced with a...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ...side of the vehicle. To help avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift the vehicle during ...change. Never get beneath the vehicle while it is supported by the jack. Keep hands and feet ...raised. Be certain that the jack is always vertical (plumb line) when in use, especially on hills. Always try ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    Practical hints Flat tire Removing the wheel Mounting the spare wheel Jack up the vehicle until the wheel is a maximum of 1.2 in (3 cm) from the ground. Never start engine while vehicle is raised. Warning! 4 Alignment bolt Unscrew the upper-most wheel bolt and remove. Replace this wheel bolt with...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ...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...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    Practical hints Flat tire Inflating the collapsible tire Warning! Warning! G Use only genuine equipment Mercedes-Benz wheel bolts. Other wheel bolts may come loose. Do not tighten the wheel bolts when the vehicle is raised. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ...Exercise proper caution to avoid burning yourself when using the equipment. Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch ...bar), release excess tire inflation pressure using the vent screw on air hose 4. ! Do... switch 2. ! The cigarette lighter ( page 270) is not designed for use with the electric air pump...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... sudden deflation (blowout) because they are more likely to become punctured or damaged by road debris, potholes etc. Inflate the collapsible tire using the electric pump ( page 417) before lowering the vehicle. Lower vehicle by turning the crank counterclockwise until vehicle is resting fully on ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    Practical hints Flat tire Fully collapse the jack. Place the vehicle tool kit, electric air pump, and the jack back in the storage compartment underneath the trunk floor. Wrap the damaged wheel in the protective sheet provided with the spare wheel and put the wheel in the trunk. Warning! G Have ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... could be severely damaged. Have the battery checked regularly by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Refer to Maintenance Booklet for maintenance intervals or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for further information. 1 Battery 2 Positive terminal 3 Negative ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ...up parking brake lever firmly and move gear selector lever* to position P (manual transmission to Neutral). Switch off all electrical consumers. Remove SmartKey ... 2 one quarter turn. Remove water tray 1. Read and observe safety instructions and precautions ( page 421). Use a 10 mm open-end wrench to ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... in the vehicle unless the accessory battery charge unit approved by Mercedes-Benz is being used. Gases ... battery charge unit specially adapted for Mercedes-Benz vehicles and tested and ... Mercedes-Benz Center for information and availability. Charge battery in accordance with the separate instructions...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...could damage the vehicle's electrical system, which will not be covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Only use ...unsuccessful starting attempts, have it checked at the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Excessive unburned fuel generated by repeated failed starting attempts may damage ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... 4 and then from positive terminals 2 and 1. 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 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    Practical hints Towing the vehicle Mercedes-Benz recommends that the vehicle be transported with all wheels off the ground using flatbed or appropriate wheel lift/dolly ... for any towing beyond a short tow to a nearby garage. ! Use flatbed or wheel lift/dolly equipment with the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...off the tow-away alarm ( page 88). The vehicle should only be towed using a properly installed towing eye bolt. Never attach a tow cable, ... accordingly. i To signal turns while being towed with the hazard warning flasher in use, switch on ignition and activate the combination switch for the left or ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ...) or on jump starting ( page 424). Vehicles with automatic transmission*: For information on manual unlocking of gear selector lever, see ( page 396). Installing ... ( page 388). Front cover Installing Unscrew the towing eye bolt using the lug wrench. To reinstall cover 1, tilt the marked lower left ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    .... 1 Cover in rear bumper Screw towing eye bolt in to its end stop and tighten with lug wrench. Installing Unscrew the towing eye bolt using the lug wrench. To reinstall cover 1, tilt the marked lower edge towards the opening. Maintaining its tilted position, insert cover 1 by applying the latches at...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... a blown fuse. Have the cause determined and remedied by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Aids for replacing fuses Fuse chart The ... ( page 431). Fuse box in engine compartment ( page 432). G Only use fuses approved by Mercedes-Benz with the specified amperage for the system in question. Using ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... edge of cover 1 at the position indicated by the arrow. Loosen cover 1 from dashboard using the lever. Using your hands, pull cover 1 out and remove. Closing Attach cover 1... 1 in until it engages. 1 Main fuse box cover ! Do not use sharp objects such as a screw driver to open the fuse box cover 1 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    Practical hints Fuses Fuse box in engine compartment The fuse box is located in the engine compartment on the driver's side. Opening Open the hood ( page 307). With a dry cloth, remove any moisture from the fuse box. Release clamps 2. Remove fuse box cover 3. Closing Make sure the sealing rubber ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    Technical data 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. 433
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... quick and reliable parts service. More than 300 000 different parts for Mercedes-Benz models are available. ... Mercedes-Benz parts and accessories not authorized by Mercedes-Benz could damage the vehicle, which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty, or could compromise the vehicle's ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...and Vermont Emission Control Systems Warranty Replacement parts and accessories are covered by the Mercedes-Benz Parts and Accessories warranties, copies of which are available at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Loss of Service and Warranty Information Booklet Should you ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    Technical data Identification labels 1 Certification label (includes paintwork code) 2 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), located behind the passenger seat under the floor cover 3 Engine number (engraved on engine) 4 VIN, visible (lower edge of windshield) 5 Vacuum line routing diagram label 6...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    Technical data Layout of poly-V-belt drive Layout of poly-V-belt drive SLK 280, SLK 350 SLK 55 AMG 1 Idler pulley 2 Idler pulley 3 Automatic belt tensioner 4 Power steering pump 5 Air conditioning compressor 6 Crankshaft 7 Coolant pump 8 Generator (alternator) 1...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    .../2400 - 5000 rpm (350 Nm/2400 - 5000 rpm) 6500 rpm 1-4-3-6-2-5 2404 mm 2 3 SLK 55 AMG (171.473)1 113 4-stroke engine, gasoline injection ... The quoted data apply only to the standard vehicle. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for the corresponding data of all special bodies and ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... your vehicle and tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz can be identified by finding the following on ...-Benz Original equipment tires MOE = Mercedes-Benz Original Extended (tires with limited run-... tires and rims is available at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. A placard with the recommended tire ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ...as standard or optional factory equipment, but can be purchased from an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Depending on vehicle model and the standard or... of two or four wheel rims of the recommended size for use with these winter tires. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for more information. 440
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ... alloy) Wheel offset Winter tires*1,2,3 Rims (light alloy) Wheel offset 1 2 SLK 280 205/55 R16 91H M+S. 7 J x 16 H2 1.34 in (34 mm) SLK 280 SLK 350 225/45 R17 91H M+S. ...-ply tires Not available as factory equipment. 3 Must be used in conjunction with Run Flat Indicator* only. 441
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... and tires Model SLK 280 (Sport Package*) SLK 350 (Sport Package*) SLK 55 AMG 205/50 R17 89H M+S. or 225/45 ... 17 H2 1.46 in (37 mm) SLK 55 AMG SLK 55 AMG (Performance Package*) 225/...Not available as factory equipment. 3 For use with snow chains contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. 442
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ...data Rims and tires Mixed size tires SLK 280 Front axle: Rims (light alloy) Wheel offset Summer tires 1 SLK 280* SLK 350 7.5 J x 17 H2 1.42 in ...x 16 H2 1.34 in (34 mm) 205/55 R16 91W Rear axle: Rims (...50 R16 92W 1 2 Radial-ply tires Must be used in conjunction with Run Flat Indicator* only. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    Technical data Rims and tires SLK 280 (Sport Package*) SLK 350 (Sport Package*) Front axle: Rims (light alloy) Wheel offset Summer...H2 1.46 in (37 mm) 225/45 R17 91W or 225/45 R17 91W MOExtended 2 8.5 J x17 H2 1.18 in (30 mm) 1,3 SLK 55 AMG SLK 55 AMG (Performance Package*) 7.5 J x 18 H2 1.46 in (37...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... the tire inflation pressure of the road tires. Inflate the collapsible tire to approximately 51 psi (3.5 bar). i The SLK 55 AMG with Performance Package* does not have a spare wheel. The SLK 55 AMG with Performance Package* is equipped with TIREFIT ( page 408). 445
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ... Starter motor Battery Spark plugs Electrode gap Tightening torque SLK 280 14 V/150 A 12 V/1.4 kW 12 V/62 Ah ...) 15 - 22 lb-ft (20 - 30 Nm) SLK 350 14 V/150 A 12 V/1.7 kW 12 V/74 Ah ...7 MPP33 NGK PLKR 6A 0.031 in (0.8 mm) 15 - 22 lb-ft (20 - 30 Nm) SLK 55 AMG 14 V/150 A 12 V/1.7 kW 12 V/74 Ah...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ...width Overall vehicle height Wheelbase Track, front Track, rear SLK 280 160.7 in (4082 mm) 70.4 in (1788 ...2430 mm) 60.2 in (1530 mm) 61.0 in (1549 mm) SLK 350 160.7 in (4082 mm) 70.4 in (1788...in (1298 mm) 95.7 in (2430 mm) 60.1 in (1526 mm) 61.0 in (1549 mm) SLK 55 AMG 160.9 in (4087 mm) 70.6 in (1794...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ...SLK 280 SLK 350 110 lb (50 kg) 220 lb (100 kg) SLK 55 AMG 110 lb (50 kg) 220 ... roof-mounted devices, unless expressly approved by Mercedes-Benz for use on this vehicle model, must not be used... the vehicle and retractable hardtop. At time of printing, Mercedes-Benz does not offer any roof racks...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ..., only use products tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz. Model Engine with oil filter SLK 55 AMG SLK 55 AMG Manual transmission Rear axle SLK 280 SLK ...55 AMG Power steering Front wheel hubs Brake system SLK 55 AMG Capacity 8.5 US qt (8.0 l) MB Automatic Transmission Fluid MB...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    Technical data Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc. Model Cooling system SLK 280 SLK 350 SLK 55 AMG Fuel tank including a reserve of ... Agent SLK 280, SLK 350 approx. 18.5 US gal (70.0 l) approx. 2.4 US gal (9.0 l) SLK 55 AMG approx. 18.5 US gal (70.0 l) approx. 2.6 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ... to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet, or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Please ... from blending oil additives are not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Air conditioning ...) will result in engine damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Only brake...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    .... Premium unleaded gasoline ! Fuel requirements Only use premium unleaded fuel: The octane number (... must not exceed 3% plus additional cosolvents. Using mixtures of ethanol and methanol is not allowed... and performance, premium unleaded gasoline must be used. If premium unleaded is not available and...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ... of additives approved by us for use on Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet ... those tested and approved by us for use on Mercedes-Benz vehicles listed in the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet are not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... applicable if MB 325.0 anticorrosion/antifreeze solution or other Mercedes-Benz approved products of equal specification (see Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet)... checked each time you bring your vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for service. 454
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    Technical data Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc. Anticorrosion/antifreeze quantity Model SLK 280, SLK 350 SLK 55 AMG Approx. freeze protection -35°F (-37°C) 5.4 US qt (5.1 l) 5.9 US qt (5.5 l) -49°F (-45°C) 6.0 US qt (5.6 l) 6.4 US qt (6.1 l) 455
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ... and headlamp cleaning* fluid mixing ratio For temperatures above freezing point, use MB Windshield Washer Concentrate "S" and water: 1 part ...) "S" to 1 gallon (4 l) water] For temperatures below freezing point, use MB Windshield Washer Concentrate "S" and commercially available premixed ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ... bag if a BabySmartTM compatible child seat is installed. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for availability. Bar ( page 344) BAS (Brake Assist...Bi-Xenon headlamps produce low beam and high beam. CAC (Customer Assistance Center) Mercedes-Benz customer service center, which can help you with any ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ... pump before using. It should only be used to bring the vehicle to the nearest service station. COMAND* (Cockpit Management and Data System...settings. Information and messages appear in the multifunction display. The driver uses the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel to navigate through the ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    ...display that informs the driver when the next vehicle maintenance service is due. FSS PLUS evaluates engine ... can be adapted to specific operating conditions using the selector lever. GPS (Global Positioning... accelerates the vehicle and should not be used for normal acceleration needs. Kilopascal (kPa...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    ... red marking of the tachometer dial. Avoid this engine speed range, as it may result in serious engine damage that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty. Poly-V-belt drive Drives engine components (alternator, AC compressor, etc.) from the engine. ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    ... comfort operation (C). Vehicles with steering wheel gearshift control and manual shift program: in addition to S and C (for regular S or comfort C operation, see above), you can use M for manual shift program. PSI (Pounds per square inch) ( page 345) Recommended tire inflation pressure (...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ...on Demand) The Tele Aid system consists of three types of response: automatic and manual emergency, Roadside Assistance and information. Tele Aid is initially activated by ...) Tire load rating ( page 346) Tire ply composition and material used ( page 346) Tire speed rating ( page 346) Traction ( page ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    Technical terms Vehicle capacity weight ( page 346) Vehicle maximum load on the tire ( page 346) VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) The number set by the manufacturer and placed on the body to uniquely identify each vehicle produced. Wind screen Screen for deflecting wind from the vehicle ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 465
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  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    ... 82, 457 Display message 370 Indicator lamp 362 Accessory weight 344 Accident 58 Adjusting (Getting started) ... Gear selector lever 157 Gear selector lever (Unlocking manually) 396 Gear shifting malfunctions 172 Gearshift pattern 51 Kickdown 162 Manual shifting 164 One-touch gearshifting 164 Program ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    ... Bead 344 Bi-Xenon* 457 Headlamps 401 Brake Assist System see BAS Brakes 294 Brake fluid 306, 451 Display message 375 SLK 55 AMG 295 Warning lamp 363 Break-in period 292 Bulbs Front/rear lamps 401 Replacing 400, 401 C CAC 457 California, ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    ... Control system 123, 458 AUDIO menu 129 Convenience* submenu 147 Coolant temperature 128 Instrument cluster submenu 137 Lighting submenu 143 Maintenance service indicator 350 Menus 124 Messages in display 368 Multifunction display 123 Multifunction steering wheel 124 NAV* menu 132 Overview (Menus) ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 469
    ... Fuel saving 293 Hydroplaning 297 In winter 299 Instructions 47, 293 Manual transmission 53 Standing water 300 Tires 297 Traveling abroad 301 Driving...) 280 Retractable hardtop 397 Selector lever*, unlocking manually 396 Unlocking/locking the vehicle 394 Emergency tensioning ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 470
    Index F First aid kit 388 Flat tire 408 Inflating collapsible spare tire 417 Lifting vehicle 413 Lowering vehicle 419 Mounting spare wheel 412, 415 TIREFIT kit* 408 Floormat (Driver's side only) 271 Fog lamps 113, 401 Corner-illuminating front fog lamps* 115 Footwell lighting* 118 FSS PLUS (...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 471
    ... High beam Flasher 115 Headlamps 55, 115 Headlamps, bulbs 401 High mounted brake lamp 401 High-performance brake system (SLK 55 AMG) 295 Hood 307 Horn 23 Hydroplaning 297 I Identification labels see Labels Ignition (Position in starter switch) 36 ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 472
    ...lamps 113 Footwell lighting* 118 Hazard warning flasher 117 Headlamp mode, automatic/manual 111 High beam 115 High beam flasher 115 Individual settings (Control..., 460 Locking the vehicle 62 Long trip, checking before 305 Loss of Service and Warranty Booklet 435 SmartKey or mechanical key 97 Low beam ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 473
    ...) 350 Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles) 460 Service indicator, calling up 351 Manual seat see Seats Manual shift program SLK 55 AMG 169 Manual transmission 155 Driving 53 Gearshift pattern 51 Starting with SmartKey 51 Maximum inflation pressure ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 474
    ... vehicle outside the USA and Canada 13 Operator's Manual 10 Ornamental moldings see Vehicle care ... 359 Poly-V-belt drive 437, 460 Potential problems associated with underinflated and overinflated tires 332 ... do if...362 Premium unleaded gasoline 452 Problems While driving 58 With vehicle 17 Product ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 475
    ...252, 461 Locking after raising/lowering 255 Opening and closing 252 Operating manually 397 Problems when operating 255 Summer opening/convenience closing* 257 Wind screen 259 Rims ...Cleaning 360 Fastening 47 Force limiter 74 Proper use of 49, 73 Release button 49 Safety guidelines ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 476
    ... Steering column see Steering wheel Steering wheel Adjusting 42 Heating* 288 Steering wheel gearshift control SLK 280* 165 SLK 350* 165 SLK 55 AMG 167 Stolen vehicle, Recovery services (Tele Aid) 280 Storage compartments 266 Storing tires 319 Summer ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 477
    ...rating 346 Tire ply composition and material used 346 Tire speed rating 336, 346 Tire terminology 344 TIREFIT kit* (Vehicle tool kit) 388, 389 TIREFIT* Instructions for use 408 Tires 317, 439 Cleaning... wheel) 458 Direction of rotation 320 Driving instructions 297 Flat tire 408 Important guidelines...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 478
    ...tires 439 Rotating 347 Run Flat Indicator* 329 Service life 318 Sizes 439 Snow chains 349 ... lock 395 Unlocking with SmartKey 96 Turn signals 55, 401 Additional in mirrors 401 TWI see Treadwear... emergency 280 With SmartKey 34 Upholstery Cleaning 360 Useful features Ashtray 269 Cigarette lighter 270 Cup...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 479
    ...starting 424 Lifting with jack 413 Locking 62 Proper use of 16 Towing 426 Unlocking/locking in an ...seat belt 71 Exterior lighting 61, 111 Maintenance service indicator 351 Panic alarm 80 Parking brake ...406 Wiper blades, cleaning 357 Winter driving 348 Instructions 299 Snow chains 349 Tires 348 Winter ...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 480
    ...Center has trained technicians and original Mercedes-Benz parts to service your vehicle properly. For expert advice and quality service, see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. If you are ...about carrying out any type of service, turn to the advice of an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. We reserve...
  • 2006 Mercedes SLK-Class | Owner's Manual - Page 481



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