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I figured it out. The manual is wrong of course. The fuse for the back seat cigarette lighter is in the fuse panel in the trunk on the drivers side behind a cover with two twist lock knobs next to the navigation cd player. The fuse is the highest vertically wise of the 2-15 amp blue fuses in this fuse block.
The front seat cigarette lighter is located under the hood, drivers side of the engine compartment towards the back. The fuse Block is under a rubber cover which comes off with two twist knobs. Under the rubber cover, the fuse block has a black plastic cover that has 2 slide locks on it. remove the cover and out of several blue 15 amp fuses in this terminal, it is the last one in the very back of the fuse block closest to the windshield. It is right behind one that is offset just a little. Very tight to get to. Use plastic fuse puller to get out.
The 2 local dealerships were clueless, both times car was in for service and this was one of the items, it came back without it being fixed. Numerous other forums had no clue or wrong info, one guy who claimed he was a mercedes mechanic said it was under the seat on this car, wrong of course. i really love this car but the service challenges of this car are a joke and out of 3 dealerships the car has been to, rarely are items fixed right. I have a 2002 chevy truck with 200k miles on it that I have yet to put a dime into it for repairs, just maintenance. This car has oil leaks, a/c problems, bad brakes from day one, finally we were told by the dealership to have the brakes done elsewhere as they know the MB brake pads are worthless so we did and wow no problems since, no squeals, no fading, no slippage in the rains amazing. a miserable non user friendly GPS system that when updates come out, they are out of date already by over a year, its so bad that we finally bought a Garmin Nuvi 350 that we use instead that was only $300 that is 100 times better and easier to use with more and better more up to date info on it. Love the looks, styling, ride, power of the car but never imagined that an $80,000 car would be so unreliable and expensive to maintain repair wise vs my chevy truck that only cost $20,000.
Last edited by jma318; 06-27-2009 at 08:12 PM.