Mercedes C-Class

W203 since 2000 of release

Repair and operation of the car



Mercedes-Benz
+ Mercedes-Benz cars of class C (W-203)
- Operation manual
   Main bodies and panels of management/control
   Locks, keys and locks. Uniform lock
   Protection against theft
   Simplification of landing and disembarkation from the car
   Seats
   Systems of safety
   Steering wheel, rear-view mirrors
   Memory of provisions of seats, steering wheel and external mirrors
   Control panel
   Multipurpose steering wheel, universal display
   Switches
   Automatic heater and conditioner of air. Ventilation. Independent heater
   Heater of back glass
   Window regulators, roof hatch
   Equipment of salon
   Driving and auxiliary systems
   Precautionary alarm and control lamps, and also messages of the information display on the registered malfunctions
   First-aid kit, fire extinguisher, tool, sign of an emergency stop and compartment of a spare wheel. Sealing of punctures of tires
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ Cooling system and heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment







Precautionary alarm and control lamps, and also messages of the information display on the registered malfunctions

Precautionary alarm and control lamps on the control panel

The control panel - see the Section the Control panel.

Control lamp of the ABS system


When turning a key in the ignition switch in situation 2 the control lamp of system of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS) lights up.
It dies away at the working engine.

If this control lamp lights up at the working engine, means because of malfunction the system of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS) is disconnected.

In this case the regular brake system without anti-blocking function works.

At malfunction of BU of the ABS system there is a risk of malfunctions and other systems as, for example, the Parktronic systems, the navigation system and automatic transmission. (Emergency operation of automatic transmission - see the Section Driving and auxiliary systems).

In case of malfunction of the ABS system also electronic antistrange system (ESP) and the amplifier of emergency brake application (BAS) are switched off.

Indication of the warning system and alarm system of malfunctions appears on the universal display.

Immediately address on HUNDRED "Mercedes-Benzs" for check of the ABS system".

When falling voltage below 10 V, on the control panel the control lamp also lights up, and the ABS system is disconnected. At increase in tension above the specified value the control lamp dies away, and the ABS system is ready to work again.


(System of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS) - see the Section Driving and auxiliary systems).

Control lamp of the brake system


When turning a key in the ignition switch in situation 2 the control lamp lights up.
It dies away at the working engine.

If this control lamp lights up at the working engine, means the parking brake or in the tank of brakes owing to leak of too little brake fluid is not released.

Precautionary alarm lamp of electronic antistrange system (ESP)


When turning a key in the ignition switch in situation 2 on a speedometer the precautionary alarm lamp lights up. It dies away at the working engine.

If the precautionary alarm lamp lights up or blinks during the movement - see. "Electronic antistrange system (ESP)" (Section Driving and auxiliary systems).

Lamp without function


It lights up when turning a key in the ignition switch in situation 2 and dies away at the working engine.

Control lamp of diagnostics of the engine


When turning a key in the ignition switch in situation 2 the control lamp lights up.

It dies away at the working engine.

If the control lamp lights up at the working engine, then malfunction of system of injection of fuel, system of ignition or system of release of OG can take place.

Extreme parameters of release of OG can be exceeded.

Immediately address on HUNDRED "Mercedes-Benzs" for check of the car.


 

DTR the Lamp without function


It lights up when turning a key in the ignition switch in situation 2 and dies away at the working engine.

Precautionary alarm lamp of imposing of seat belts


When turning a key in the ignition switch from situation 1 in situation 2 approximately for 6 seconds the precautionary alarm lamp on the control panel lights up. To these it is reminded that before start-off from the place it is necessary to impose seat belts.

SRS Control lamp of the SRS system (Supplemental Restraint System)

When turning a key in the ignition switch in situation 1 control lamp lights up approximately for 4 seconds.
In situation 2 the control lamp constantly burns and dies away at the working engine.

Operability of security systems of passengers is confirmed by it (safety cushions, natyazhitel of seat belts and system of automatic recognition of existence of a children's seat).

Fir-trees it does not light up, the long time does not die away, does not die away absolutely, blinks or lights up during the movement, so malfunction takes place.

There is a danger of accident!

With malfunction failure of security systems of passengers in an emergency is possible. In exclusively exceptional cases also spontaneous operation of safety cushions or natyazhitel of seat belts is possible.

Carefully continue the movement to next HUNDRED "Mercedes-Benzs"!

Precautionary alarm lamp of a reserve of fuel

If the precautionary alarm lamp (1) on the index of a reserve of fuel lights up at the working engine, so will reach a fuel reserve. In addition on the universal display there is an indication of "RESERVE FUEL" (the FUEL RESERVE) of "VISIT FILLING STATION" (FILL FUEL).

After the made fuelling at the following inclusion of ignition on the universal display indication "1 MALFUNCTION" appears (1 MALFUNCTION). It is necessary to remove this indication.

Precautionary alarm and control lamp on the average console

Control lamp of AIRBAG-OFF

When turning a key in the ignition switch in situation 1 or 2 approximately for 4 seconds the control lamp lights up.

If it does not light up, so malfunction takes place.

The control lamp constantly burns when the children's seat with system of recognition of existence of a children's seat is established on a seat of the forward passenger, and displays that the safety cushion of the forward passenger is switched off.

(System of automatic recognition of existence of a children's seat - see the Section of System of safety).

Indication of the warning system and alarm system of malfunctions on the universal display

Indication of the warning system and alarm system of malfunctions for the systems specified further immediately appear on the universal display.

They are subdivided into three categories.

Category K1

Messages of the highest priority.

Malfunction on the universal display is displayed until malfunction is eliminated.

Categories K2 and K3

Messages of an average and lowest priority.

These messages can be removed from the display and at the same time are written down in memory of displays of faults (Undressed the Multipurpose steering wheel, the universal display). For removal press the button, or on a universal steering wheel, or the button of dumping of indications on the control panel (Undressed the Multipurpose steering wheel, the universal display).

Certain messages of system in addition are confirmed by a sound signal.

At emergence of red indications of the warning system and alarm system of malfunctions the sound signal in addition is distributed.

At emergence of red indications of the warning system and alarm system of malfunctions the sound signal is always distributed.

Indications of the warning system and alarm system of malfunctions, as, for example, "TRUNK OPEN!" (The LUGGAGE CARRIER is OPEN!) do not register in memory of displays of faults.


SYSTEM OF ANTI-BLOCKING OF BRAKES

Category K2
ABS SYSTEM; VISIT WORKSHOP!
(SYSTEM OF ANTI-BLOCKING OF BRAKES; ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!)
VISIT WORKSHOP! DISPLAY FAULTY
(ADDRESS ON HUNDRED! MALFUNCTION OF THE INDICATOR) 1

1 Failure of indication for system or the system.

ACCUMULATOR BATTERY / GENERATOR

Category K2
ACCUMULATOR BATTERY / GENERATOR; ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!

The rechargeable battery is not charged.

Immediately eliminate malfunction.

The break of a ridge maple belt is possible.

In this case replacement of a ridge maple belt is necessary for continuation of the movement. Otherwise because of failure of the pump of cooling liquid are possible an overheat and thereof, damage of the engine.

AMPLIFIER OF EMERGENCY BRAKE APPLICATION (BRAKE ASSIST)

Category K2
NOT AVAILABLE!
(DOES NOT WORK!)
VISIT WORKSHOP!
(ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!)
DISPLAY FAULTY
(MALFUNCTION OF THE INDICATOR)

WEAR OF BRAKE SHOES

Category K2
WEAR OF BRAKE SHOES.
ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!

Brake shoes reached a limit of wear and have to be immediately replaced.

BRAKE FLUID

Category K2
BRAKE FLUID

ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!

If the level of brake fluid fell in the tank below norm, it can lead to failure of the brake system!

Do not add brake fluid as thus malfunction is not eliminated.

It is impossible to continue the movement. It is necessary to notify one of the Mercedes-Benz station.

ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEM OF INJECTION OF DIESEL FUEL

Category K2

AL. CONTROL SYSTEM OF FUEL INJECTION.
ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!

Malfunction of the electronic control system of injection of diesel fuel. Malfunction of system of injection of fuel takes place. The engine does not reach full capacity any more. Immediately address on HUNDRED for check systems of injection of fuel.

In the mode of emergency work not to move with the pedal of an accelerator which is squeezed out against the stop and do not exceed 2500 rpm, otherwise there is a danger of damage of the engine.


ELECTRONIC ANTISTRANGE SYSTEM

Category K2

NOT AVAILABLE! (DOES NOT WORK!) 1,2,3,4
VISIT WORKSHOP! (ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!) 1,5
DISPLAY FAULTY (MALFUNCTION OF THE INDICATOR)

1 Electronic antistrange (ESP) and antiprobuksovochny systems do not work.
2 After interruption of giving of supply voltage (a detachment of clips or the category of the rechargeable battery) the system should be otjyustirovat anew.
For this purpose turn a steering wheel from an emphasis against the stop and then back in provision of the movement on a straight line - indication of malfunction does not die away.
3 The system temporarily does not work. For this purpose unfinished self-diagnostics can be the cause.
After the short run with a speed over 20 km/h indication dies away.
4 At the lowered tension the system does not work, for example, if charging of the rechargeable battery is not made.
5 At malfunction of the ESP system a precautionary alarm lamp of the ESP system on the average console do not function.
If, besides, the ABS system is faulty, deceleration of power of the engine is possible.
6 Failure of indication for system or the system.

PARKING BRAKE

Category K1

APPLY BRAKES! (COCK THE PARKING BRAKE) 1
RELEASE BRAKE! (RELEASE THE PARKING BRAKE!)

FUNCTION

Category K3
FUNCTION IS NOT PROVIDED!

Indication appears if on a multipurpose steering wheel the button is pressed or and the car is not equipped with phone.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Category K2

APPLY BRAKES! (COCK THE PARKING BRAKE)
ENGAGE N! (TO INCLUDE A N BROADCAST!)
VISIT WORKSHOP! (ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!)

Sequentronic check point

Category K2

1st line

(TO INCLUDE) APPLY
SELECT GEAR (TRANSFER)
TRANSMISSION (TRANSMISSION)
ENGAGE N! (TO INCLUDE A N BROADCAST!)
ENGAGE N (FOR START-UP)

Below:

BRAKES! (BRAKE!) 1
AGAIN! (AGAIN TO REQUEST!) 1
VISIT WORKSHOP! (ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!) 2

TO START! (INCLUDE A N BROADCAST!) 1

1 cm. Section driving and auxiliary systems.
2 cm. Section driving and auxiliary systems.

SEAT BELTS

Category K1

SEAT BELTS

ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!

LUGGAGE CARRIER

Category K2

THE LUGGAGE CARRIER IS OPEN!

LEVEL OF COOLING LIQUID

Category K2

COOLING LIQUID

TO CHECK LEVEL!

(Dolivaniye of cooling liquid considered in the Head Routine maintenance).

TEMPERATURE OF COOLING LIQUID

Category K1

COOLANT; STOP, ENGINE OFF! (COOLING LIQUID. OSTANOVITEL, VYKLYUCHITE DVIGATEL!) 1

Category K2

COOLANT; VISIT WORKSHOP! (COOLING LIQUID. ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!) 2

1 The break of a ridge maple belt is possible. In this case it is necessary for continuation of the movement replacement of a ridge maple belt.
During emergence of indication of COOLANT (COOLING LIQUID) by STOP, ENGINE OFF! (STOP, SWITCH OFF the ENGINE!) the engine cannot be started: danger of damage of the engine.
2 The fan for cooling of cooling liquid is faulty. You monitor the index of temperature of cooling liquid (Undressed the Multipurpose steering wheel, the universal display).

LIGHTING

First line of the display

LOW BEAM, L
(PASSING BEAM, AT THE LEFT), K2
LOW BEAM, R
(PASSING BEAM, ON THE RIGHT), K2
TRAILER TURN SIGN, L
(INDEX OF TURN OF THE TRAILER, AT THE LEFT), K2
TRAILER TURN SIGN, R
(INDEX OF TURN OF THE TRAILER, ON THE RIGHT), K2
TRAILER BRAKE LIGHT
(LAMP OF THE SIGNAL OF BRAKING OF THE TRAILER), K2
TRAILER TAIL LIGHT, L
(BACK LAMP, AT THE LEFT), K2
TRAILER TAIL LIGHT, R
(BACK LAMP, ON THE RIGHT), K2
AUTOMAT. LIGHT ON
(AUTOMATIC MACHINE. LIGHT INCLUSION), K1
TURN SIGNAL, L,
(INDEX OF TURN, BACK LEFT), K2
TURN SIGNAL, R
(INDEX OF TURN, BACK RIGHT), K2
L.TURN SIG. RFLECTR
(THE INDEX OF TURN ON THE LEFT MIRROR), K2
R.TURN SIG. RFLECTR
(THE INDEX OF TURN ON THE RIGHT MIRROR), K2
TURN SIGNAL, F, L
(INDEX OF TURN, FORWARD LEFT), K2
TURN SIGNAL, F, R
(INDEX OF TURN, FORWARD RIGHT), K2
TRAILER BRAKE LAMP (SIGNAL OF BRAKING OF THE TRAILER) 3, K2
STOP LAMP (BRAKING SIGNAL) 3, K2
BRAKE LIGHT, L (BRAKING SIGNAL, LEFT), K2
BRAKE LIGHT, R (BRAKING SIGNAL, RIGHT), K2
3RD STOP LAMP (3RD LAMP OF THE SIGNAL OF BRAKING) 4, K2
HIGH BEAM, L (DRIVING BEAM AT THE LEFT), K2
HIGH BEAM, R (DRIVING BEAM ON THE RIGHT), K2
LICENSE PLATE, L (LAMP OF ILLUMINATION OF REGISTRATION PLATE, LEFT), K2
LICENSE PLATE, R (LAMP OF ILLUMINATION OF REGISTRATION PLATE, RIGHT), K2
LIGHTS (LIGHT), K1
FRONT FOGLAMP, L (FOG LIGHT, LEFT), K2
FRONT FOGLAMP, R (FOG LIGHT, RIGHT), K2
REAR FOGLAMP (BACK FOGGY LAMP), K2
REAR FOGLAMP (BACK FOGGY LAMP), K2
FR.LEFT PARKG LAMP (PARKING LAMP FORWARD LEFT), K2
FR.RIGHT PARKG LAMP (PARKING LAMP FORWARD RIGHT), K2
REVERSE LIGHT, L (BACKING LIGHT AT THE LEFT), K2
REVERSE LIGHT, R (BACKING LIGHT ON THE RIGHT), K2
TAIL LIGHT, L (TAIL DIMENSIONAL LIGHT AT THE LEFT), K2
TAIL LIGHT, R (TAIL DIMENSIONAL LIGHT ON THE RIGHT), K2
SIDELIGHT, L (PARKING LIGHT, AT THE LEFT), K2
SIDELIGHT, R (PARKING LIGHT, ON THE RIGHT), K2
VISIT WORKSHOP (ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!) 1, K2

Second storka of the display

CHECK LAMP! (CHECK THE LAMP!)
REMOVE KEY! (TO TAKE OUT THE KEY!)
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON! (ADDITIONAL LIGHT IS INCLUDED!) 2
VISIT WORKSHOP (ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!)
SWITCH OFF LIGHTS! (TURN OFF THE LIGHT)
(SWITCH OFF) SWITCH OFF
DISPLAY DEFECTIVE (MALFUNCTION OF THE INDICATOR)

1 Failure of indication of system or system.
2 At failure of certain glow lamps other lamps are in exchange excited.
3 The luminescence of a lamp of a signal of braking is made with delay or is constant - immediately address on HUNDRED!
4 Lamps of a signal of braking are equipped with several light-emitting diodes. Precautionary indication joins only at failure of all light-emitting diodes. (Replacement of faulty glow lamps is considered in the Head Onboard electric equipment).

LIGHT SENSOR

Category K2

THE SENSOR OF LIGHT ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!

At malfunction of the sensor of light the light of headlights is automatically turned on.

In the LIGHTING menu of the Individual Installation system the menu of the HEADLAMP MODE installation (SWITCHING SVETA) on "MANUAL" (MANUAL CONTROL) can be established (Undressed the Multipurpose steering wheel, the universal display).

Inclusion and switching off of light of headlights then again are possible light switch.

COWL

Category K2

THE COWL IS OPEN!

LEVEL OF MOTIVE OIL

LEVEL OF MOTIVE OIL

CHECK LEVEL! (CHECK LEVEL!) 1, K2
STOP, ENGINE OFF! (STOP THE ENGINE!) 2, K1
REDUCE OIL LEVEL! (REDUCE THE MASLA)3 LEVEL, K2
VISIT WORKSHOP (ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!) 4, K2
VISIT WORKSHOP (ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!) 5, K2

1 It is necessary to check the level of motive oil immediately (see. "Indication of level of motive oil", Head Routine maintenance).
2 In the engine there is no oil. Damage of the engine is possible.
3 There is a danger of damage of the engine or catalytic converter. It is necessary to check immediately the level of motive oil (see the Head Routine maintenance).
4 Falling of level of motive oil to a critical mark.
It is necessary to check immediately the level of motive oil (see the Head Routine maintenance) and to make visual control of the engine on tightness (oil leak).
It is possible also that motive oil contains water.
Check motive oil.
5 The system of measurement is faulty.

SECURITY SYSTEMS OF PASSENGERS

Category K1

SECURITY SYSTEMS OF PASSENGERS

ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!

KEY

Category K2

REPLACE THE KEY WITH HUNDRED

"SPEEDTRONIC»\\TEMPOSTAT

Category K2

The Speedtronic system is faulty
ADDRESS ON HUNDRED

FUEL RESERVE

Category K2

FUEL RESERVE

FILL FUEL

TELEAID SYSTEM

Category K1

TELEAID (TELEAID SYSTEM)
TELEAID BATTERIE (TELEAID SYSTEM BATTERY)

ADDRESS ON HUNDRED!

At emergence of indication of "TELEAID" "VISIT WORKSHOP!" it is possible that all three main functions of the TeleAid system are broken.

At emergence of indication of "TELEAID BATTERY" "VISIT WORKSHOP" the battery of emergency supply of the TeleAid system is faulty.

If the rechargeable battery of the car in addition fails, for example, at the lowered tension, all three main functions of the TeleAid system are broken.

PHONE

Category K2

PHONE

ENTER THE CODE

DOOR

Category K2

THE DOOR IS OPEN

THE LOWERED TENSION

Category K1

UNDERVOLTAGE (THE LOWERED TENSION)

ENGINE ON! (START THE ENGINE!)
CONSUMER DEFECTIVE! (SWITCH OFF CONSUMERS OF THE ELECTRIC POWER)

ADDRESS ON HUNDRED

Category K2

ADDRESS ON HUNDRED

THE DISPLAY IS FAULTY ADDRESS ON HUNDRED

Category K2

ADDRESS ON HUNDRED

THE DISPLAY IS FAULTY

The control unit of the engine registered malfunction. Information transfer from the block to the display is impossible.

WINDSCREEN WASHER TANK LIQUID LEVEL

Category K3

WATER IN THE SCREEN WIPER TANK

TO CHECK LEVEL