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2012-2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class W218 FUSES and RELAYS


Are you trying to find the fuse box location on your Mercedes-Benz 2012-2016 CLS? There are several fuse box panels on your CLS, shown in the pictures below. List of fuse assignments are provided for each fuse box. Each fuse slot has a number next to it, which you can match with the numbers below.

Where are the fuses located on my Mercedes-Benz CLS?

  • Interior Fuse Box is located on the side of dash, driver side.
  • Fuse Box in the engine bay. Front SAM N10/1
  • Fuse Box in trunk. N10/2 Rear SAM

Fuse Guide Applications

Model:CLS 250, CLS 350, CLS 300, CLS 550, CLS 63 AMG
Years:2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
cls 2012-2016 fuse box location

Interior Fuse Box

Interor fuse box location CLS w218

Interior fuse box is located on the side of dash. You will find the fuse box if you look at the driver’s (left) side of dash. A plastic cover can easily be removed. Use a Dash Trim Removal Tool to avoid damaging the dashboard.

– 5 ampere fuse for the ignition lock. 

Engine Compartment Fuse Box, Front SAM Control Unit N10/1


The fuse box in the engine bay contains fuses 1 through 36 and several relays listed below. The fuse box is located on the driver side of the engine compartment. Remove the fuse box panel cover to access these fuses. This is Front SAM control unit, also known as the N10/1 control unit.

1Distronic Plus,
Stability Control, ESP
2Door Control Unit, Left Front30
3Door control unit, Right Front30
4Fuel System7.5
5Instrument Cluster,
Rear SAM Control Unit, Rear Fuses and Relays
6Engine Control Unit CDI or ME10
7Starter Relay, Circuit 5020
8SRS, Air Bag, Supplemental Restraint System7.5
9Glove Compartment Outlet 12 volt socket15
10Wiper Motor30
11Audio, Comand7.5
12Air Conditioner,
Upper control panel,
Suspension / AIRmatic
13Steering Column,
14ESP, Distronic Plus,Stability Program Control7.5
15Airbag, SRS, Restraint System7.5
19Igniton Lock20
20ESP Stability Control40
21Stop Lamp Switch,
Child seat recognition for frot passenger seat
22Engine Fan blower motor15
23Rear SAM fuse and relay control unit20
25Engine ME Control15
26Radio, CD Changer, Audio 20, DVD, Navigation, COMAND20
27Engine Electronics, Ignition Lock7.5
28Instrument cluster7.5
29Right front headlight assembley10
30Left front headlight assembley10
33Automatic Transmission Control Unit10
34Distronic Plus7.5
36Night View Assist Control Unit7.5

Relay J – Circuit 15
Relay K – Terminal 15R relay
Relay L – Wiper park heater
Relay M – Circuit 50
Relay O – Engine Circuit, Horn,
Relay P – Not used
Relay Q – Backup
Relay R – Circuit 87


Auxiliary Fuse Panel in Trunk, Rear SAM Control Unit. Fuse and Relay Module N10/2

Fuse Box in Trunk CLS W218

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class W218, also has a fuse box in the trunk. To access these fuses you will have to remove the cover, usually a carpet cover. This is the rear SAM control module, N10/2.

FusePurposeAmpere Rating
37Head Restraint for driver and passenger, NECK PRO,7.5
38Not used
39Door control unit. Left rear.30
40Not used
41Door control unit. Right rear30
42Fuel Pump20
43Not used
44Power seats adjust, Memory – Passenger30
45Power seats adjust, Memory – Driver30
46Antenna for Keyless Go, FM, AM Radio,
Alarm Siren,
Tow away protection
47Not used
48Not used
49Rear window heater, defrost40
50Emergency Tensioner, Front – Right50
51Emergency Tensioner, Front, Left50
52Not used
53Not used
54Not used
55Not used
56Not used
57Not used
58Not used
59Distronic Plus,
Active Blind Spot Assist,
Active lane keeping assist,
Monitor (video & radar) control unit
60Seat pump/ motor for multicontour seat7.5
61Remote trunk lid closing40
62Front seat adjustment and memory. Driver seat control unit.25
63Seat heater. For rear seats25
64Front seat adjustment and memory. Passenger seat control unit.25
65Heated steering wheel.7.5
66Air Conditioner blower motor, rear.7.5
67Sound System Amplifier40
69Sound system, bass speaker in the rear25
70TPMS Tire pressure monitor N885
71Power outlet, cigarette lighter15
73Diagnostic Port, OBD II5
74Keyless Go, Keyfob Remote15
75Stationary Heater, Ventilation Function20
76Power Outlet, Rear Center Console15
77Weight sensing system,
78Media Interface7.5
79Distronic Plus,
Active Blind Spot,
Active Lane Keeping Assist,
Video, radar sysstem monitoring
80Active Parking Assist,
81Telephony, Antenna Amplifier, phone connector5
82Front seat ventilation,
Seat Heating
83TELE Air Emergency Call, Toll Collection, Navigation7.5
84Backup camera, Reverse camera5
85TV Tuner, COMAND7.5
86Not used
87Tele AID Emergency7.5
88Intellignet servo for DIRECT Select15
89Not used15
90BlueTec Diesel exhaust treatment,

Resources and useful links.

What fuse type do I need to replace a blown fuse?

fuse amere ratingWhen replacing blown fuses, make sure to use the same ampere rating fuse. The fuse rating is written on the fuse. You can verify that you are using the correct fuse, by making sure the fuse colors for the blown fuse and the new fuse match. This indicates the same ampere rating.

Your Mercedes-Benz uses Automotive Blade Fuse Type. A box of 100 fuses which include all the different ampere ratings that you need cost less than $20 on Amazon.

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