Mercedes-Benz C Class Dashboard Lights And Meaning

Mercedes-Benz C Class Dashboard Lights and Meanings

Mercedes C class is stylish and has seductive designs. The C 300d is functional with the AMG line only and is powered by the exact 2.0-liter engine that also powers the E-Class LWB.

Dashboard warning lights and warning messages are listed below for both models of the Mercedes-Benz C class i.e., the W204 model and W205. Different models of the Mercedes C class has different dashboard instrument display layout and warning light location. Warning lights not exhibited on the dashboard display are detailed towards the end of this page.

We have developed this simple guide to help you understand more common warning lights that may appear on your Mercedes-Benz vehicle. To reduce any additional damage to your car and to ensure that your car is safe, you must know how to react to each warning light. If you are doubtful how to carry out an action or repair on your vehicle, our Mercedes-Benz trained experts know your Mercedes-Benz better than anyone.

Audi A3 Seat belt reminder
Audi A3 Airbag system
Audi A3 Hand break, Break system
Audi A3 ABS or Anti lock break system
Audi A3 ABS or Anti lock break system
Audi A3 DSC, Dynamic stability control deactivated or DTC, Dynamic traction control activated
Runflat indicator RPA
Audi A3 Engine functions
Audi A3 Engine functions
Audi A3 Engine functions
Audi A3 Turn indicator
Audi A3 Side lights, low-beam head lights
Audi A3 Front fog lights
Audi A3 Front fog lights

Many of the Mercedes C class's warning signs are illuminated with an ignition or engine start. This is a standard procedure, as many vehicle systems undergo a self-test. The Mercedes C class dash warning lights on this page are detailed with the meaning of each symbol and what action you should take.

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Mercedes Benz dashboard lights and meaning
Audi A3 Seat belt reminder

Seat Belt Reminder in Mercedes-Benz C Class

The seat belt warning light with an audible buzzer will alert vehicle passengers to fasten their seat belts, along with the ignition key for the ON / RUN position. If a driver or passenger in the vehicle does not tighten the seat belt, the light will begin to flash and a chime will sound. Fasten your seat belt for safety reasons as it will protect you.

Audi A3 Airbag system

Airbag System in Mercedes-Benz C Class

Under normal operating conditions, the Alfa Romeo Giulia airbag warning light will come ON/RUN status as a standard bulb with the ignition on for between 4 and 8 seconds. If this indicator light turns on or blinks during engine ignition or while driving or when an audible chime is heard, there is a malfunction in the airbag system. Check your vehicle as soon as possible.

Audi A3 Hand break, Break system

Hand Break or Break System in Mercedes-Benz C Class

The brake warning light is also shown as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class brake warning light symbol depending on your country. The brake warning light indicates that the increase in braking force is not working correctly, and the braking characteristics may be affected, or there is not enough brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir.

ABS or Anti lock break system

Anti-Lock Break System, ABS in Mercedes-Benz C Class

ABS is responsible for preventing wheels from locking during emergency braking. If the yellow ABS warning light is on while the engine is running, the ABS is not working properly. If there is an additional warning tone, the Electronic Brake Force Distribution does not function properly. EBD applies varied brake pressure to the individual wheels to help improve braking performance. You can continue driving, but avoid hard braking if possible and have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

Audi A3 Dynamic stability control or DSC

Dynamic stability control or DSC in Mercedes-Benz C Class

Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is a combination of vehicle stability systems that help maintain safety and stability. There are specific modes available that limit the amount of ESP involved, or there is an option to disable it. ESP is activated by default every time the vehicle is started.

Audi A3 DSC, Dynamic stability control deactivated or DTC, Dynamic traction control activated

Dynamic Stability Contorol, DSC Deactivated or Dynamic Traction Control, DTC Activated of Mercedes-Benz C Class

The electronic Stability Program (ESP) has been switched off or automatically deactivated. It is usually safer to keep ESP switched on at all times, however, if your vehicle becomes stuck in snow or dirt, turning off ESP/traction control can prove useful for getting the car unstuck.

Audi A3 Runflat indicator RPA

Runflat indicator RPA of Mercedes-Benz C Class

The yellow tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light illuminates, indicating the loss of pressure detected in at least one of the tires. Pull off the road carefully and avoid sudden braking or steering movements. Stop the car and check the tire pressure or replace the wheel with a spare one.

Audi A3 Engine functions

Engine Functions of Mercedes-Benz C Class

The yellow check engine warning light illuminates to indicate a malfunction in the engine, exhaust system, or fuel system. In this situation, the engine can enter emergency mode. Emergency mode is a safety system that overrides regular use to reduce engine power. It helps reduce the chances of failure. Engine check light turns on due to engine management, fuel injection system, exhaust system, ignition system, and fuel system.
You can generally continue driving, but have the vehicle checked as soon as possible. Diagnostic equipment is required to read fault codes.

Audi A3 Read fog lights

Rear Fog Lights of Mercedes-Benz C Class

This symbol represents the rear fog lights of Mercedes-Beanz C Class being switched on.

Audi A3 Particualte filter

Dipped head lights of Mercedes-Benz C Class

Mercedes-Benz C Class's dipped headlight symbol indicates that dipped light is on. It is basically used at nights. Pull the lever towards you for a temporary high beam, "Flash to pass" scenario.

Audi A3 Particualte filter

Turn Indicator of Mercedes-Benz C Class

The turn indicator symbols represent the indicator is switched on of Mercedes-Benz C Class.

Audi A3 Particualte filter

Side Lights, Low-Beam Head Lights of Mercedes-Benz C Class

This Mercedes-Benz C Class dashboard warning light informs the driver that the exterior lights/sidelights/parking lights/headlights are switched on.

Audi A3 Front Fog Lights

Front Fog Lights of Mercedes-Benz C Class

This symbol represents the front fog lights of Mercedes-Benz C Class being switched on.

 Audi A3 High-Beam Headlights

High-Beam Headlights of Mercedes-Benz C Class

Alfa Romeo Giulia's high beam/main beam headlight symbol indicates that high beam headlights are on. 

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Mercedes Benz Dashboard Lights and Meaning