Daimler DS420 Owner's Manual AKM 8090 Ed 5 (1991)


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This publication AKM8090, with its typical red cover, is (as far as I know) the last version of Owner's Manual (Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook) for the DS420, and it was published in 5 consecutive editions.

We show here the 5th edition of this AKM8090, published in (est.) 1991. The 1st edition (1980) and 2nd edition (1983) are substantially smaller; the 3rd edition (1987) and 4th edition (1989) are similar to (but not identical to) this 5th one.

If anybody knows more about an even later publication AKM9117, then please let me know.

Earlier versions of the Owner's Manual, preceding the AKM8090 family, are from 1974, from 1972, and from 1968.

If you want to start browsing through this manual (143 pp.) from the first page on, click Here.

The different sections of this manual are:

  • Foreword p003
  • Contents p005
  • Pre-driving p007
  • Controls and instruments p019
  • Fittings p033
  • Heating and air conditioning p041
  • Running and safety p049
  • Vehicle care p063
  • Optional equipment p073
  • Vehicle maintenance p085
  • Specification p125
  • Index p135

The following list is an expanded version of the table of contents of the manual:

Accelerator pedal (p026)
Aerial care (p066)
Aerial system (p080)
Air cleaner (p096)
Air conditioning control (p024)
Air conditioning control (p026)
Air conditioning, front (p027)
Air conditioning, front (p046)
Air conditioning, rear (p047)
Air distribution (p045)
Alloy road wheels (p066)
Alloy road wheels (p077)
Alternator (p052)
Anti-freeze (p098)
Anti-freeze (p132)
Asbestos warning (p142)
Ashtrays (p027)
Ashtrays (p036)
Automatic car wash (p065)
Automatic gearbox (p128)
Automatic transmission fluid level (p100)
Automatic transmission selector (p027)
Automatic transmission selector (p056)
Battery charging (p052)
Battery condition indicator (p021)
Battery condition indicator (p113)
Battery connections (p113)
Battery electrolyte - check / top-up (p113)
Battery - state of charge (p113)
Bonnet release control (p025)
Bonnet release control (p029)
Brake fluid / handbrake warning light (p024)
Brake fluid level (p107)
Brake fluid level warning (p024)
Brake pedal and lights (p026)
Brake lights - bulb replacement (p119)
Brake pedal (p026)
Brake pipes - checking (p109)
Brake servo air filter (p108)
Brakes (p055)
Braking system bleeding (p109)
Braking system hydraulic fluid (p132)
Braking system - preventive maintenance (p109)
Bulb chart (p129)
Capacities (p128)
Carburettors, top-up dampers (p101)
Carpets (p068)
Cast alloy road wheels (p066)
Cast alloy road wheels (p071)
Central locking (p014)
Central locking (p027)
Central locking (p030)
Central locking (p031)
Child safety (p017)
Choke control (p025)
Choke warning light (p025)
Chromium plating (p066)
Cigar lighters (p027)
Cigar lighters (p036)
Clocks (p024)
Clocks (p037)
Coachwork washing (p065)
Cocktail cabinet (p078)
Cold weather, heating system (p045)
Combination stalk switch (p026)
Compressor protection (airco) (p048)
Coolant (p132)
Coolant (low) warning light (p024)
Coolant temperature gauge (p021)
Cool box, refrigerated (p075)
Cooling fans (p099)
Cooling system (p098)
Cooling system (p132)
Cooling system - drain and refill (p098)
Curtains (p077)
Data (general) specification (p127)
Dimensions (p128)
Direction indicator bulb replacement (p119)
Direction indicators (p026)
Direction indicator warning light (p024)
Direction indicator warning light (p025)
Discharged battery (p052)
Distributor (p095)
Division blind (p076)
Division switch, front (p027)
Division switch, rear (p030)
Division switch, rear (p031)
Door drain holes (p066)
Door guard lamp - bulb replacement (p123)
Door locks (p010)
Door locks (p013)
Drive belts (p097)
Driving hints (p054)
Emergency starting (p052)
Engine heater (p099)
Engine number (p009)
Engine oil and filter (p093)
Engine oil level (p093)
Engine start (p012)
Facia warning lights bulb replacement (p124)
Fan/steering pump drive belt (p097)
Fan switch, front (p044)
Fan switch, rear (p044)
Final drive oil level check (p103)
Final drive (p128)
Fines, on the spot (p062)
Fire extinguisher (p061)
Fire extinguisher (p083)
First aid kit (p061)
Flagstaff (p083)
Fog guard switch, rear (p027)
Fog guard warning, rear (p025)
Fog lamp - bulb replacement (p121)
Fog switch, front (p021)
Footbrake adjustment (p107)
Footrests (p039)
Fresh air ventilation (p025)
Fresh air ventilation (p045)
Friction pads - renewal (p108)
Front fog lamp switch (p021)
Front wheel alignment (p104)
Front wheel camber angle (p105)
Front wheel castor angle (p105)
Frost precautions (p098)
Fuel consumption (p133)
Fuel filler cap (p014)
Fuel filter (p102)
Fuel level gauge (p021)
Fuel requirements (p132)
Fuel tank changeover switch (p021)
Fuel tank filler flaps (p014)
Fuse guide - main (p115)
Fuse guide - supplementary (p116)
Gear selection (p056)
General data (p127)
Glass surfaces (p065)
Glove compartment locker (p035)
Grease, removal (p065)
Half shafts (p106)
Handbrake adjustment (p107)
Handbrake cable adjustment (p107)
Handbrake lever (p026)
Hazard warning system (p024)
Hazard warning system (p026)
Hazard warning system (p061)
Headlamp beam setting (p117)
Headlamp conversion (left/right driving) (p062)
Headlamp flasher (p026)
Headlamp main beam (p026)
Headlamp (outer) pilot light bulb replacement (p120)
Headlamp unit (inner) - replacement (p118)
Headlamp unit (outer) - replacement (p118)
Headlamp warning light (p024)
Headlamp warning (p024)
Headlining (p068)
Head restraints (p015)
Heated rear screen switch (p025)
Heater controls, front (p027)
Heater control switch, rear (p031)
Heater fan switch, front (p025)
Horn (p028)
Hot weather, heating system (p045)
Identification number (p009)
Ignition key (p010)
Ignition / starter switch (p012)
Ignition / starter switch (p026)
Ignition / steering column lock (p012)
Ignition / steering column lock (p026)
Ignition timing (p096)
Ignition warning light (p024)
Inertia reel mechanism (seat belts) check (p018)
Inner pivot bearings (p106)
Instrument panel dim switch (p021)
Insurance, vehicle (p062)
Intercom (p025)
Intercom (p082)
Interior driving mirror (p028)
Interior lights - bulb replacement (p122)
Interior light switch, front (p021)
Interior light switch, rear (p024)
Interior light switch, rear (p030)
Interior light switch, rear (p031)
Jacking equipment and tool kit (p040)
Keys (p010)
Leather upholstery (p067)
Lighting switch, master (p021)
Lighting switch, master (p057)
Lubricants and fluids (p130)
Luggage compartment light - bulb replacement (p121)
Luggage compartment (p040)
Maintenance, general (p088)
Maintenance, schedules (p089)
Master lighting switch (p021)
Master lighting switch (p057)
Mileage recorder (p025)
Nationality plate (p062)
Number plate light - bulb replacement (p120)
Occasional seats (p039)
Oil filter, renewal (p093)
Oil pressure gauge (p021)
Oil, synthetic (p132)
Oil, used (p132)
Outer pivot bearings (p106)
Paint chips (p066)
Panel light switch (dimmer) (p021)
Parking (p051)
Petroleum spirit in containers (p061)
Pilot light - outer headlamp (p120)
Polishing (p065)
Power steering reservoir (p104)
Precautions, vehicle maintenance (p087)
Propeller shafts (p105)
Quarter lights (p038)
Radio, radio cassette player (p027)
Radio, radio cassette player (p079)
Reading lamps, rear (p037)
Reading lamps rear, bulb replacement (p123)
Rear fog guard lamp switch (p027)
Rear fog guard warning tell-tail (p025)
Rear shock absorbers (p106)
Rear tail light / brake - bulb replacement (p119)
Rear wheel bearings (p106)
Rear window blind (p076)
Refrigerated cool box (p075)
Registration document (p062)
Reversing lights - bulb replacement (p120)
Roof lamp / plaque (p023)
Roof lamp / plaque (p083)
Running-in (p054)
Seat adjustment (p015)
Seat belts (p016)
Service intervals (p089)
Shock absorbers, front (p104)
Shock absorbers, rear (p106)
Side light, front, bulb replacement (p119)
Sight glass (airco) (p048)
Spares kit, advisable (p061)
Spare wheel (p040)
Sparking plugs (p096)
Speedometer (p025)
Starter switch (p012)
Starter switch (p026)
Starting (p051)
Steering column adjustment (p011)
Steering idler lever housing (p105)
Steering lock (p012)
Steering lock (p026)
Steering reservoir (p104)
Steering tie-rods (p104)
Stopping (p051)
Sun visors (p035)
Suspended towing (p059)
Suspension, front (p104)
Suspension, front (p127)
Suspension, rear (p106)
Suspension, rear (p128)
Suspension, rear pivot bearings (p106)
Tachometer (p024)
Tail light bulb replacement (p119)
Tar, removal (p065)
Telephone, cellular radio (p062)
Telephone, cellular radio (p083)
Television (p080)
Temperature controls (p044)
Tool kit (p040)
Torque tightening values (p127)
Touring (p061)
Towing recovery (p060)
Transmission fluid level (p100)
Transmission number (p009)
Transporting (p058)
Trip recorder (p025)
Tyre damage (p110)
Tyre pressures (p110)
Tyre repair (p110)
Tyre replacement and wheel interchanging (p110)
Tyres, specification (p128)
Tyre wear (p111)
Underbonnet lamp, bulb replacement (p124)
Unleaded fuel (p132)
Unleaded fuel (p133)
Upholstery, leather (p067)
Upholstery, non-leather (p067)
Vacuum systems (p045)
Valet kit (p065)
Vehicle identification (p009)
Vehicle recovery (p058)
Ventilation, fresh air (p025)
Video recorder / player (p081)
Warning lamps - bulb replacement (p124)
Warning light cluster (p024)
Warning triangle (p061)
Wheel bearing adjustment (p106)
Wheel bearing, rear - lubrication (p106)
Wheel changing and jacking (p070)
Wheel, spare (p040)
Wheel swivels (p105)
Window, division switch, front (p027)
Window, division switch, rear (p030)
Window, division switch, rear (p031)
Windows, front, electrically operated (p027)
Windows, rear, electrically operated (p030)
Windows, rear, electrically operated (p031)
Windscreen screenwash (p132)
Windscreen washer jets (p069)
Windscreen washer reservoir (p069)
Windscreen washers, operation (p069)
Windscreen washer switch (p026)
Windscreen washer switch (p029)
Windscreen wiper blade - renew (p112)
Windscreen wiper switch (p026)
Windscreen wiper switch (p029)
Winter driving (p054)

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