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For those of you who have the CD changer in the glove compartment, where do you put the owner's manual? When the passenger seat is occupied, I can't find a proper place to store it.
 

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I've put my owner's maual and other booklets (contained in the leather zipper case) in the pocket behind the driver's seat at the floor level. This pocket is covered with a mesh netting similar to that in the passenger footwell.
 

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Phat Cat,

It's not a dumb question at all. I tried to fit mine into the same spot slk55er used, but it seemed like too tight a fit. I think that spot is actually for the First Aid kit, but you can try to cram the manual in there. I just put mine on top of the spare tire under the trunk's lift-up floor and it seems fine there.

Gary
 

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Gary is correct in that this apparently is the intended location for the 1st aid kit as stated on p369 of my owner's manual.

However, I found my 1st aid kit in the center armrest, not behind the seat. In fact, I had my car about 2 weeks before I realized that the center armrest lifted up at the front (as well as from both sides) to expose a rather deep storage compartment with the 1st aid kit. It is large enough to hold a Valentine radar detector along with the 1st aid kit and this compartment locks when the car is locked.

The armrest compartment is not large enough to hold the manuals however, so I am pleased with having the manuals behind the seat -- a bit of a tight fit, but really no problem other than having to move the seat. But in case of an emergency, it seems that it would be more important to have the 1st aid kit more accessible in the armrest than awkwardly located behing the seat.

BTW - I have a warning triangle and larger 1st aid kit from an S500 that I drove in January in Stuttgart under a Euro Delivery program (part of the SLK purchase -- I did not buy an S500.) But the triangle and 1st aid kit from the S500 are too large for the SLK. The triangle will not fit into the slot in the trunk lid where the triangle is intended to go.
 

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I put the manuals behind the drivers seat. But the CD changer in the glove compartment doesn't take THAT much space. You could fit it underneath the changer.

My first aid kit is in the trunk.
 

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Shinigami - 2/21/2005 6:50 AM

I put the manuals behind the drivers seat. But the CD changer in the glove compartment doesn't take THAT much space. You could fit it underneath the changer.

My first aid kit is in the trunk.
What kind of CD changer and glove box combo do you have? Could you post a picture of yours? In the US the CD changer takes up over 75% of the glove box space on the driver side. It also fits top to bottom and there is no space underneath it.
 

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I put my manual in a cupboard in my bedroom, and only take it out when required, ie. a service.
 

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Why take up scarce space with the owner's manual in the first place? I have a place in the house for manuals on all my cars.
 

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You can always put the PDF version on your PDA...[;)]
 

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Julien - 2/21/2005 8:39 AM

Shinigami - 2/21/2005 6:50 AM

I put the manuals behind the drivers seat. But the CD changer in the glove compartment doesn't take THAT much space. You could fit it underneath the changer.

My first aid kit is in the trunk.
What kind of CD changer and glove box combo do you have? Could you post a picture of yours? In the US the CD changer takes up over 75% of the glove box space on the driver side. It also fits top to bottom and there is no space underneath it.
Really?

My glove box has a 6 CD CD-Changer that has one slot (a slot-in loader), and 6 buttons on it. It is about 2 inches tall, maybe a bit less. Here's a crude drawing:

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|,---------------------------------,|
||CD   _______________________     ||
||    |_______________________|    ||
||     _______________________     ||
||    |_1_|_2_|_3_|_4_|_5_|_6_|    ||________________
||_________________________________|                 |
|                                                    |
| Free space below the drive                         |
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|                                                    |
|                                                    |
|____________________________________________________|
 

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shinigami,
can you take a picture of your cd-changer in the glove box? Your car may be unique, or perhaps it is that US-spec cars are different from your european-spec car because my SLK55 has absolutely no free space above or below the CD-changer in the glove box. The single-slot 6-disc changer with 6 buttons (as you describe) takes up the entire height of glove box, roughly 80% of the entire left side of the glove box leaving a tiny squarish space on the right for nothing but a set of keys of a few packs of gum.
 

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Shinigami - 2/21/2005 4:42 PM
...My glove box has a 6 CD CD-Changer that has one slot (a slot-in loader), and 6 buttons on it. It is about 2 inches tall, maybe a bit less. Here's a crude drawing:

Code:
 ___________________________________
|,---------------------------------,|
||CD   _______________________     ||
||    |_______________________|    ||
||     _______________________     ||
||    |_1_|_2_|_3_|_4_|_5_|_6_|    ||________________
||_________________________________|                 |
|                                                    |
| Free space below the drive                         |
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|                                                    |
|                                                    |
|____________________________________________________|
Judging by your drawing the European models have about a 4" taller glove box. If so this has to eat into the passengers leg (knee) space. I don't remember the passenger's dash looking that much bigger (and deferent) than US models. I don't understand how this is possible and I'm completely confused. Could someone please post a photo of the larger passenger dash and glove box to compare with the much smaller US model.
 

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shinigami,

Please post a picture of your glove box. Here is a picture of the US glove box with no space above or below the changer.
 

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As I understand the US model have knee airbags. European models have not. So an educated(?) guess would be that the pasenger knee airbag takes up that "lost" space.

/Xanadu
 

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Xanadu - 2/22/2005 9:07 AM

As I understand the US model have knee airbags. European models have not. So an educated(?) guess would be that the pasenger knee airbag takes up that "lost" space.

/Xanadu
Why does MB leave out the (knee) air bags on European models but install them on US cars? They are not required on US cars.
 
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