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Instrument cluster

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / On-board computer and displays / Displays and operation / Instrument cluster

Instrument cluster: miles

Instrument cluster: miles

1 Speedometer with segments  2 Fuel gauge
3 Tachometer 
4 Coolant temperature  5 Multifunction display  6 Instrument cluster lighting 

Instrument cluster lighting

The lighting in the instrument cluster, in the displays and the controls in the vehicle interior can be adjusted using the brightness control knob.

The brightness control knob is located on the bottom left of the instrument cluster  .

Turn the brightness control knob clockwise or counter-clockwise.

If the light switch is set to or ,
, the brightness is dependent upon or
the brightness of the ambient light., the brightness is dependent upon
the brightness of the ambient light.

The light sensor in the instrument cluster automatically controls the brightness of the multifunction display.

In daylight, the displays in the instrument cluster are not illuminated.

Coolant temperature display


Driving when your engine is overheated can cause some fluids which may have leaked into the engine compartment to catch fire. You could be seriously burned.

Steam from an overheated engine can cause serious burns which can occur just by opening the engine hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it.

Stop the vehicle in a safe location away from other traffic. Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle and do not stand near the vehicle until the engine has cooled down.

A display message is shown if the coolant temperature is too high.

If the coolant temperature is over 248 ), do not continue driving. The(120
engine will otherwise be damaged.), do not continue driving. The
engine will otherwise be damaged.

The coolant temperature gauge is in the instrument cluster on the right-hand side  .

Under normal operating conditions and with the specified coolant level, the coolant temperature may rise to 248 ). (120


Do not drive in the overrevving range, as this could damage the engine.

The red band in the tachometer indicates the engine's overrevving range.

The fuel supply is interrupted to protect the engine when the red band is reached.

Outside temperature display

You should pay special attention to road conditions when temperatures are around freezing point.

The outside temperature display is in the multifunction display  .

Changes in the outside temperature are displayed after a short delay.

Speedometer with segments

The segments in the speedometer indicate which speed range is available.

Х Cruise control activated  : The segments light up from the stored speed to the maximum speed.

Х DISTRONIC PLUS activated  : One or two segments in the set speed range light up.

Х DISTRONIC PLUS detects a vehicle in front: The segments between the speed of the vehicle in front and the stored speed light up.

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