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Old 09-23-2012, 07:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2006 CLK 350 battery removal?

Hey everyone Im new to the board and had a question. I've had my 2006 CLK 350 for about two years and recently had it serviced by the dealer. They told me that there was a short in my battery and it needed to be replaced. I wasnt going to pay the dealer to do something I could do myself. So I went to remove the battery yesterday and it wont budge! I snapped one of the handles trying to pull the battery out. Is there a hold down bolt somewhere? For the life of me I could not see anything else holding the battery down.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, there is a hold down that has to be loosened. Standing in front of the vehicle, it's at the base of the battery, on the right side. You'll need a very long extension to get to it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Appreciate the info rudeny, thanks.
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Remember to connect a solar charger or jumper to your power port . . .

Then you won't have to reset everything !

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I STRONGLY discourage the use of those "setting savers" as they have been known to cause more problems with fried SAMs and such. With the battery disconnected, you have three functions to reset: the clock, the auto-close function on the windows ans sunroof, and the steering angle sensor for ESP. The clock is set via the MFD and steering wheel buttons (or on COMAND if you have NAV). To reset the auto-close functions, just open each windows and the sunroof halfway, then close each one, and hold each button an extra 5 seconds once the glass is closed. To reset the steering angle sensor (and it doesn't always need it - only if you get an error) then start the engine and turn the steering wheel fully lock to lock twice. You won't lose your seat memory or radio presets.

Oh, and I poked my head under the hood to check - there are two bolts you need to loosen - just look on the right side of the battery and you'll see them.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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battery vent tube

Hi there. I just replaced the battery on my CLK320 2004. I put the new battery in place but forgot to insert the battery vent tube. One end of the tube goes into the battery; what about the other end? Is there a hole in the car body near the battery to insert that tube? I totally forgot to see that before putting the new battery in place and the battery is really tight in the location. There's no much room left around the battery to check. I'm asking before taking the battery off again because it is heavy. Can someone tell me about that? Thanks
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