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Technical Service Bulletin # Mercedes Benz Truck GL 450 S-54_10-243 Date: 110708

Technical Service Bulletin # Mercedes Benz Truck GL 450 S-54_10-243 Date: 110708

Electrical - Battery Test & Inspection Information

Date: July 8, 2011

Order No.: S-B-54.10/243

Group: 54

SUBJECT:

MY-All, Models 163, 164, 170, 171, 203, 204, 208, 209, 211, 212, 215,216, 219, 220, 221, 230, 240, 251, 463

Battery Test and Inspection

Since April 2006 the following procedure is the battery warranty process. The battery test sheet is discontinued.

Procedure

1. When testing the battery, the battery test devices "Midtronics EXP717" or "Midtronics MCR717" (Version 2.0)" must be used. For additional

information including application of Midtronics test equipment see: AR54.10-P-1129**.

2. Only the new operation items should be used for test work on the battery:

3. On the repair order please include the following information in the technician's story: Terminal Stamp, Battery Part Number (being removed from

the car) and the Midtronics Test Code. The Midtronics printout should be stored in a tamperproof manner with the repair documents. To ensure that

the Midtronics printout can be assigned at any given time to the repair documents, the Midtronics printout must bear the test date and the vehicle

identification number.

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4. When preparing the warranty or goodwill claim, the repair order data mentioned in "Step 3" (battery data and Midtronics test code) should be

entered in the beginning of the claim text field.

5. When testing the alternator (15 5010 or 15 5015) record battery data and Midtronics test code after any negative Midtronics findings. Again, any

warranty claims should include the battery data and Midtronics test code in the beginning of the claim text field.

6. Any submitted claim with incomplete or implausible data will be rejected.