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Hi all, i have a 1999 v230 and today a neighbour needed a jump start which i offered to do for them but upon opening my bonnet i was gobsmacked to find that there is no postive post to put a set of jump leads on and the battery is under the drivers seat!! should there be a + post under the bonnet? if so where can i find it as if there is one i couldnt find it
 

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This is actually a extra feature I think. It is so random.

I have it on my 110 CDI not on my 108CDI. Same as your history, tried to help a 112 CDI, no pluss.

Most of them don't have it as far as I have seen.
 

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I don't think it is...the only way i did it is by parking perpendicular to the other car and the cables thru the drivers window or with the drivers door slightly opened.
 

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I have a terminal under the bonnet of my V class.

It's on the passenger side of the engine bay, near the abs manifold, behind a bit of plastic.

Pretty well hidden, but there are some heavy duty +ve leads terminated there which give it away.

I just remove the plastic terminal post cover & attach the jump lead there.

I clip the -ve lead to the engine.

Easy to find once you know where to look, but it's not obvious.

I can only assume it's similar on vitos too.

Hope this helps,

Rob
 

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From Mercedes-Benz UK - New & Used Cars

--> Owners Area
--> Interactive Owner's Manual
--> Viano
--> View the Manual
--> Next (hidden bottom right)
--> J
--> Jump-starting





Jump-starting connection point on the right-hand side (facing forward in the direction of the vehicle) in the engine compartment at the main fuse box
Open rubber cap marked with + in the cover of the main fuse box. (in pre 2011 vehicles remove fuse box cover)
The jump-starting connection point is visible.







Pull the touch-prevention cover off the jump-starting connection point.
Remove the cover from positive terminal of the donor vehicle's battery.
Connect the positive terminal clamp of the jump lead to positive terminal of the donor vehicle's battery, and then to positive terminal of the jump-starting connection point.
Run the donor vehicle's engine at idling speed.
Connect the negative terminal clamp of the jump lead to negative terminal of the donor vehicle's battery, and then to earth contact of your own vehicle.
Insert the key into the ignition lock and start the engine.
You can now switch electrical consumers back on but do not switch on the lights.
Disconnect the negative terminal of the terminal clamp from earth contact and then from negative terminal of the donor vehicle's battery.
Disconnect the positive terminal clamp of the jump lead from positive terminal on the jump-starting connection point, and then from positive terminal of the donor vehicle's battery.
Fit the touch-prevention cover on the jump-starting connection point.
Close rubber cap marked with + on the cover of the main fuse box.
Position the cover on positive terminal of the donor vehicle's battery.
You can now switch the lights on.
Have the battery checked at a qualified specialist workshop.




I just love manuals :)
 

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under my bonnet does not look like that as i have an air box there, ive looked everywhere and i deff do not have a + post so i will be fitting 1 as its just stupid and dangerous as the battery under the seat is so close to the seat frame that + the jump lead could easily touch the frame causing god only knows how much damage down there, does anybody have any diagrams of the route the + cable takes? worst design ive ever seen for an automatic!!!!
 

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:mad:
Hmmm...
Mine is a left hooker, and as I just realised so is the manual of the UK site, gggrrrrrrr...

Taking from the top,
does your car look like this??????


 
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