How to Check Mercedes-Benz Battery Voltage with a Multimeter

DIY Cost: $ 0
Est. Time: 5 mins
Difficulty: Very Easy
This guide provides instructions on how to check the Battery Voltage of your Mercedes Benz GLA Class with a Multimeter.

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the hood of your car. Unlock your car and go to the driver's seat and locate the hood release below the dashboardhood release

     

  2. Go in front of your vehicle, unlock the hood latch and pull the hood up. Use the support rod to hold up the hood.  Opened hood of the Mercedes Benz GLA Class.
  3. Find the positive and negative terminal of your battery. It is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment. To open the positive terminal of the battery simply slide up the red cover.Positive and Negative terminals of the Battery of Mercedes Benz GLA Class

    The red arrow is for the positive terminal and the black arrow is for the negative terminal.  

  4. Connect the Multimeter. Before you connect, set your multimeter first to DC voltage. When you are done, connect the positive probe to the positive terminal and the negative probe to the negative terminal.

    How to connect a multimeter to the battery of the Mercedes Benz GLA Class.
  5. Check the voltage of the battery. If your battery is lower than 12V with the engine running, the alternator is not charging. Checking the voltage of the battery using a Multimeter.

On most Mercedes-Benz vehicles you can also check vehicle voltage via the instrument cluster. We have a number of tutorials on how to check battery voltage via the instrument cluster. The procedure varies between models. 


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How to Check Mercedes-Benz Battery Voltage with a Multimeter What you will need Multimeter Procedure Open the hood of your car. Unlock your car and go to the driver's seat and locate the hood release below the dashboard.