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. A list of fuse assignments is 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 the dash, the driver’s side.
- Fuse Box in the engine bay. Front SAM N10/1
- Fuse Box in the 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|
Interior Fuse Box
The interior fuse box is located on the side of the dash. You will find the fuse box at the driver’s (left) side of the 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’s side of the engine compartment. Remove the fuse box panel cover to access these fuses. This is the Front SAM control unit, also known as the N10/1 control unit.
Stability Control, ESP
|2||Door Control Unit, Left Front||30|
|3||Door control unit, Right Front||30|
Rear SAM Control Unit, Rear Fuses, and Relays
|6||Engine Control Unit CDI or ME||10|
|7||Starter Relay, Circuit 50||20|
|8||SRS, Air Bag, Supplemental Restraint System||7.5|
|9||Glove Compartment Outlet 12-volt socket||15|
Upper control panel,
Suspension / AIRmatic
|14||ESP, Distronic Plus, Stability Program Control||7.5|
|15||Airbag, SRS, Restraint System||7.5|
|20||ESP Stability Control||40|
|21||Stop Lamp Switch,
Child seat recognition for the front passenger seat
|22||Engine Fan blower motor||15|
|23||Rear SAM fuse and relay control unit||20|
|25||Engine ME Control||15|
|26||Radio, CD Changer, Audio 20, DVD, Navigation, COMAND||20|
|27||Engine Electronics, Ignition Lock||7.5|
|29||Right front headlight assembly||10|
|30||Left front headlight assembly||10|
|33||Automatic Transmission Control Unit||10|
|36||Night View Assist Control Unit||7.5|
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
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class W218 also has a fuse box in the trunk. To access these fuses, you must remove the cover, usually a carpet cover. This is the rear SAM control module, N10/2.
|37||Head Restraint for driver and passenger, NECK PRO,||7.5|
|39||Door control unit. Left rear.||30|
|41||Door control unit. Right rear||30|
|44||Power seats adjust, Memory – Passenger||30|
|45||Power seats adjust, Memory – Driver||30|
|46||Antenna for Keyless Go, FM, AM Radio,
Tow away protection
|49||Rear window heater, defrost||40|
|50||Emergency Tensioner, Front – Right||50|
|51||Emergency Tensioner, Front, Left||50|
Active Blind Spot Assist,
Active lane-keeping assist,
Monitor (video & radar) control unit
|60||Seat pump/ motor for multi-contour seat||7.5|
|61||Remote trunk lid closing||40|
|62||Front seat adjustment and memory. Driver seat control unit.||25|
|63||Seat heater. For rear seats||25|
|64||Front seat adjustment and memory. Passenger seat control unit.||25|
|65||Heated steering wheel.||7.5|
|66||Air Conditioner blower motor, rear.||7.5|
|67||Sound System Amplifier||40|
|69||Sound system, a bass speaker in the rear||25|
|70||TPMS Tire pressure monitor N88||5|
|71||Power outlet, cigarette lighter||15|
|73||Diagnostic Port, OBD II||5|
|74||Keyless Go, Keyfob Remote||15|
|75||Stationary Heater, Ventilation Function||20|
|76||Power Outlet, Rear Center Console||15|
|77||Weight sensing system,
Active Blind Spot,
Active Lane Keeping Assist,
Video and radar system monitoring
|80||Active Parking Assist,
|81||Telephony, Antenna Amplifier, phone connector||5|
|82||Front seat ventilation,
|83||TELE Air Emergency Call, Toll Collection, Navigation||7.5|
|84||Backup camera, Reverse camera||5|
|85||TV Tuner, COMAND||7.5|
|87||Tele AID Emergency||7.5|
|88||Intelligent servo for DIRECT Select||15|
|90||BlueTec Diesel exhaust treatment,
Knowing the fuse box locations of your vehicle is important for several reasons:
- Safety: If there is an electrical issue with your vehicle, it may be caused by a blown fuse. Knowing the location of the fuse box and which fuses correspond to which electrical components can help you quickly identify and replace a blown fuse, which can help prevent further damage to your vehicle’s electrical system.
- Maintenance: Your vehicle’s fuses are designed to protect the electrical components from damage caused by electrical surges or other electrical issues. Regularly checking and replacing fuses can help ensure that your vehicle’s electrical system is functioning properly, which can prevent more costly repairs down the road.
- Troubleshooting: If you are experiencing issues with a specific electrical component in your vehicle, knowing the location of the fuse box can help you quickly identify and check the corresponding fuse. This can help you troubleshoot and potentially fix the issue without taking your vehicle to a mechanic.
Overall, knowing the fuse box locations of your vehicle can help you ensure the safety and proper functioning of your vehicle’s electrical system, as well as save you time and money on repairs and maintenance.
Resources and useful links.
- Wiring information and colors for Mercedes Benz CLS Class W2185 (External link, Copyright DirectWire)
What fuse type do I need to replace a blown fuse?
When replacing blown fuses, 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 ensuring 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 that include all the different ampere ratings you need costs less than $20 on Amazon.
Download this Fuse Guide (Complete Fuse List).
Download: 2012-2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS W218 Fuse and Relay Box Location Diagram MercedesMedic