Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Problems with the rear window 
defroster - Rear window defroster - Operating the climate control system - Climate control - Mercedes-Benz E-Class Owners ManualMercedes-Benz E-Class: Problems with the rear window defroster

The rear window defroster has deactivated itself prematurely or cannot be activated.

•► Switch off any consumers that are not required, e.g. reading lamps or interior lighting.

When the battery is sufficiently charged, the rear window defroster is activated again automatically.

    Activating/deactivating
    WARNING Any accumulation of snow and ice should be removed from the rear window before driving. Visibility could otherwise be impaired, endangering you and others. The rear window defroster ...

    Activating/deactivating airrecirculation mode
    You can deactivate the flow of fresh air if unpleasant odors are entering the vehicle from outside. The air already inside the vehicle will then be recirculated. The operation of air-recirculat ...

    See also:

    Instrument Panel Fuse Block
    The instrument panel fuse block is located in the instrument panel, on the driver side of the vehicle. To access the fuses, open the fuse panel door by pulling down at the top. Press in o ...

    Reverse Lockout
    6-speed manual transmission only The manual transmission has a lockout so you cannot accidentally shift from any forward gear to reverse while the vehicle is moving at a certain speed. If you ...

    Recreational Vehicle Towing
    Recreational vehicle towing means towing the vehicle behind another vehicle, such as behind a motor home. The two most common types of recreational vehicle towing are known as dinghy towing and dolly ...