Mercedes M-Class W163

since 1997 release

Repair and operation of the car

Mercedes W163
+ Mercedes-Benz cars of a class M (W163)
+ Governing bodies and methods of safe operation
- Current leaving and service
   Active system of the warning of the term of approach planned THAT (ASSYST)
   Schedule of routine maintenance
   General information on settings
   Check of levels of liquids, control of leaks
   Check of a condition of tires and pressure in them, designation of tires and disks of wheels, rotation of wheels
   Replacement of motive oil and oil filter
   Check of the brake system
   Check of a power supply system, replacement of the fuel filter
   Check of a state and replacement of hoses of a motive compartment, localization of leaks
   Check of a condition of multicostal belts of the drive of auxiliary units
   Check of functioning of the cooling system and frost resistance of cooling liquid, liquid replacement
   Check of a condition of system of production of the fulfilled gases
   Replacement and check of the ATF level, replacement of the AT filter
   Visual check of tightness of automatic transmission
   Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering
   Check of a condition of boots of power shafts
   Check of the air conditioning system
   Lubricant of limiters of doors and cylinders of locks
   Visual control of a seat belt and block of a safety cushion
   Check of operability of headlights and horn
   Check of a state and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   Check of a condition of the battery, care of it and charging
   Replacement of the saloon filter
   Replacement of brake fluid
   Check and replacement of spark plugs, check of a condition of high-voltage wires (petrol models)
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating and air conditioner
+ A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of electric equipment of the engine
+ Manual box of gear shifting
+ Automatic transmission
+ Transmission line
+ Brake and auxiliary systems
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment

Active system of the warning of the term of approach planned THAT (ASSYST)

Indicator of term of approach of routine maintenance (THAT)

The indicator of term of approach planned informs THAT on the OPTIMUM term of carrying out maintenance and its indication are not connected with the level of motive oil in any way.

If the rechargeable battery is disconnected, time of the parking of the car does not join in counting of term of approach planned, - for preservation of frequency of holding procedures of routine maintenance this period of time has to be considered.

Approximately in one month before term next THAT at inclusion of ignition in the field of indications of the odometer of the digital display of a speedometer approximately for 10 seconds is removed value of size of the remained run (in kilometers), or time (in days) until performing procedures of the next service.

Information on terms of approach planned THAT is output in the field of indications of the odometer of the speedometer of the digital display which is built in in the dial

1 — the Button of switching of the display in the odometer mode

At the same time, a conclusion in a forward display space of the pictogram means that planned performance of work according to the List A is necessary, and - according to the List B (see the Section Schedule of Routine Maintenance). In the main display space value of the run remaining before passing THAT in kilometers is highlighted (for example, 1000), or the number of days through which planned amount of works has to be made (for example, 10). The output format of data is defined by car service conditions.

Switching of the display in the mode of the odometer happens automatically in 10 seconds, or by pressing the button (1).

At delay of term of carrying out THAT the indicator begins to work in the flashing mode, besides, ahead of digital data the sign "minus" is highlighted.

Also the possibility of a conclusion of service indications manually is provided for what it is necessary to activate previously a combination of devices (see the Section Combination of Devices, measuring instruments and control lamps and light indicators), and then twice within 1 second to press the button of switching of the display. Return of the display to the normal mode (the odometer mode) happens automatically in 10 seconds, or by pressing the same button.

Dumping of the indicator is made at Mercedes-Benz car repair shop where planned THAT was carried out.

In case of need dumping of the indicator can be made by own forces of the owner of the car: Turn a key in the ignition lock in situation 2 and at once twice within 1 second press switchings of the display the button, the display the latest data on the term of approach planned THAT will be displayed. Turn a key in situation 0. Further, press the button and, holding it pressed, turn a key in situation 2, - on the screen of the display will remain highlighted indication of term of the previous service, then, approximately in 10 seconds, after a sound signal term next THAT will be removed, - release the button. About 10 more seconds later the display will automatically switch in the odometer mode.

At casual dumping of indication of term of approach planned THAT function can be again activated on HUNDRED Mercedes-Benzs.

The size of the run remaining before performance next THAT is defined by a manner of driving and lies ranging from 15000 to 22500 km (365 ÷ 730 days). An economic manner of driving at average turns of the engine and refusal of trips on short distances promote its increase.

The schedule of routine maintenance of the car is presented in the Section Schedule of Routine Maintenance.