How to Jumpstart an E350 Mercedes

Written by marlo peterson
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Keeping jump leads in your car can be the difference between being stranded on the side of the road and doing a quick repair to go about your day. Jumping your Mercedes-Benz E350 is the same as jumping any other vehicle; you must find the correct battery terminals on your car as well as a car with a working battery. The car with the working battery will give your Mercedes' battery a charge, allowing it to have enough power to operate once again.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Battery jump leads
  • A vehicle with a live battery

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Park a car with a live battery beside the Mercedes E350 and pop both bonnets, so you have easy access to the batteries.

  2. 2

    Attach the positive jump lead clip to the positive battery terminal on the Mercedes E350. The cable is red on most jump leads, and most batteries have a "+" sign to indicate positive.

  3. 3

    Attach the other positive jump lead clip to the positive terminal on the other car.

  4. 4

    Attach the negative jump lead clip to the negative battery terminal on the vehicle with the working battery. The cable is black on most jump leads, and most batteries have a "-" sign to indicate negative.

  5. 5

    Attach the other negative jump lead clip to a piece of metal under the hood of the Mercedes to ground the current.

  6. 6

    Start the vehicle with the working battery. Allow it to sit and run for a few minutes, which will charge the Mercedes' battery.

  7. 7

    Unclip all jump leads in reverse order.

  8. 8

    Allow the Mercedes to run for several minutes before turning it off.

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