EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

How to Jumpstart a 2008-2013 Mercedes-Benz C300

Don Jacobs helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

This video shows you how to jump start a dead battery in your 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300. If you get into your C300, turn the key, and your car doesn't start (you may hear nothing or a clicking sound from the engine bay), you have a dead battery and need a jump-start. Check to see if you left your headlights or an interior light on and turn the switch off. Assuming that you have a pair of jumper cables, a pair of safety glasses and a friend to give you a jumpstart, the video above will show you where to connect the cables (and in what order!) for your C300. Once you are finished reviving a dead car battery in your C300, make sure you drive it for at least 5 minutes before turning it off so your battery isn't dead the next time.

So what's up with the safety glasses? There is a small possibility of a battery exploding during the charging process if you don't connect the cables properly (causing a spark) and there is a bunch of hydrogen gas around the battery (car batteries emit hydrogen gas when they discharge) - this is much more of an issue with cars that haven't been driven for a long time than if you drive your C300 regularly and simply forgot to turn your lights off.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • 2008-2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 Oil Leak Fix
    Plug the oil leak

    If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber

    2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L V6
  • Follow These Steps to Add Power Steering Fluid to a Mercedes-Benz C300 (2008-2013)
    Top up power steering fluid

    Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels

    2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L V6
  • Fix Hose Leaks 2008-2013 Mercedes-Benz C300
    Fix leaky hoses

    The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you

    2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L V6
  • Blown Fuse Check 2008-2013 Mercedes-Benz C300
    Check for a blown engine fuse

    Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!

    2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L V6
  • Front Turn Signal Change Mercedes-Benz C300 (2008-2013)
    Replace the front turn signal

    If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L V6
  • Fix a Flat Tire: Mercedes-Benz C300 (2008-2013)
    Change a flat tire

    Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road

    2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L V6
  • See all videos for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
batteries battery chargers terminal clamps safety glasses stop leak battery terminal cleaners tires gloves