Trying to find the fuse box location on your Mercedes-Benz? Whether looking for the cigarette, lighter, radio, COMAND, or Navigation fuse location, you will find all of them here.
Location of the fuse box panels on Mercedes-Benz?
- Engine Bay Fuse Box (Passenger Side)
- Engine Bay prefuse Box ( Engine bay, by the hood hinge, pass. side)
- Fuse box in the interior of the vehicle. Side of the dash on the pass. side.
- Prefuse box under the passenger seat.
- Rear fuse box by the rear seat.
- Fuse box for battery protection. By rear battery in the trunk, passenger side.
Fuse Types Used on Mercedes-Benz
The ATO and MAXI fuses are installed on the fuse box panels. All these fuses can be purchased on Amazon; links are provided below. They are inexpensive when purchased online.
Fuse Guide Applications
|Model:||ML350 ML400 ML550 ML63 AMG ML250 Diesel|
|Years:||2012 2013 2014 2015 2016|
Interior Fuse Box -Dashboard, Passenger Side
The interior fuse box is located on the side of the dash. You will find the fuse box if you look at the passenger side of the dash. A plastic cover can easily be removed. Use a Dash Trim Removal Tool to avoid damaging the dashboard.
Fuses located in the dashboard.
|Fuse||Location, Purpose, Designation||Ampere|
|13||Blower fan air conditioner||15|
|15||Upper control panel||5|
|21||Audio / Radio / COMAND /Stereo||5|
Fuse and relay box under the rear seat
To access this fuse box, you must fold the rear passenger seat forward. Under the seat, you will see a box with relays and fuses inside. To access the fuses, press the tabs on the front of the box and lift the panel cover. List of fuses under the rear seat. Here you will find fuses F100 to F157.
|Fuse||Function, Purpose, Designation||Ampere|
|100||Radio, COMAND, Navigation, Stereo DVD, Nav||5|
|102||Driver Seat Controls||7.5|
|103||Passenger Seat Control||7.5|
|110||AdBlue for diesel engines||5|
|111||Trailer Hitch Connection||15|
|116||Districts Plus, Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping SENSORS||5|
|117||Night View Assist||5|
|124||Brake Control Connector||30|
|127||Driver seat Controls||30|
|129||Passenger Seat Controls||30|
|134||Seat occupancy Sensor, child sensor, front passenger||5|
|135||The light bulb glove compartment||5|
|137||Camera, Toll Conection||15|
|138||Anti-roll system, car stabilization||15|
|140||AdBlue System for Diesel Vehicles||7.5|
|141||AdBlue System for Diesel Vehicles||15|
|142||AdBlue System for Diesel Vehicles||20|
|145||Cup Holder / Temperature||7.5|
|146||Rear window heater||30|
|147||Radio / Comand / Audio / Navigation||30|
|148||Cigarette Lighter / Output||15|
|150||Outlet 12-volt back/trunk/cargo area||20|
|151||Outlet back seat, socket 12 volt||20|
|152||Control Unit N10/8||30|
|153||115 Volt Outlet fuse – AC Converter||25|
Relays under the rear seat
|B||Rear window heater relay|
|F||Rear window wiper|
Engine Compartment Fuse Box
A fuse and relay box are located in the engine bay on the passenger side. To access this panel, open the hood and look on the left side of the engine. You will see the fuse box right behind the headlight. Remove the fuse cover by pressing on the locking tabs. Here you will find fuses F201 to F241.
|Fuse||Purpose, Function, Designation||Ampere|
|203||Alarm, Antitheft System||5|
|215||Radiator Actuator, Connector||15|
|216||Engine Compartment Electrical, Engine Mount||15|
|219||PAir cooler pump||10|
|230||ESP Electronic Stability Program||5|
|232||Tranmission control unit||15|
|233||Bi-xenon headlight lamp, intelligent light||15|
|234||DISTRONIC, Active Blind||5|
|237||Intelligent module, Direct Select||30|
|238||AIRMatic Air Suspension, Adaptive Damping System||40|
|239||Windshield wiper motor||30|
Resources and useful links
Here is a list of useful resources related to the fuses and relays on the Mercedes-Benz M-Class W166 and GLE. These are external links.
- Fusebox and relay details
- Fuse charts that come with the car
- Fuse diagram of the W166 /GLE, pictures
- Owner’s Manual for W166 M-Class.pdf
What fuse type do I need to replace a blown fuse?
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.
- 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 match the blown fuse and the new fuse. This indicates the same ampere rating.
- Make sure to close the fuse box cover properly and lock the tabs. This is very important to avoid any moisture getting inside the fuse box. The fuse box panel has a seal to keep water and moisture out of the box.
What is the importance of knowing where the fuse box is?
- Electrical troubleshooting: When a vehicle has an electrical problem, such as a malfunctioning radio or a non-functioning turn signal, the fuse box is the first place to check. By knowing the location of the fuse box, the driver or technician can quickly check the fuses related to the malfunctioning electrical component.
- Preventing damage: Fuses protect the electrical components of a vehicle from damage caused by power surges or overloads. By knowing the location of the fuse box, the driver can quickly replace a blown fuse and prevent further damage to the vehicle’s electrical system.
- Safety: In some cases, a blown fuse can cause a safety hazard. For example, if the fuse for the brake lights is blown, other drivers may not be able to see when the vehicle is stopping. Knowing the location of the fuse box and the function of each fuse can help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of the vehicle’s occupants and other drivers on the road.
- Maintenance: To maintain a vehicle’s electrical system, it is important to check the fuses and replace any that are blown regularly. Knowing the location of the fuse box and how to access it can make this process quicker and easier.
Overall, knowing the location and function of the fuse box is important for maintaining a vehicle’s electrical system and ensuring the safety of its occupants and others on the road.