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    Instrument Cluster Safety Recall S and CL Class

    Thought I would close this off by reporting that dealer finally got hold of a new cluster in early January and changed year old cluster whilst I waited (2 hours). Attempted to claim back the £1k I'd spent last year replacing failed instrument cluster from Daimler Chrysler but as somebody...
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    Instrument Cluster Safety Recall S and CL Class

    Car in to dealer today and confirmed cluster installed in March 2006 is in range being recalled. Apparently no new stock in UK right now and on order. They want the car back for a day to replace when new cluster avaiilable. Have also raised a fault/claim with DCUK and now making the case for...
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    Instrument Cluster Safety Recall S and CL Class

    Just been talking to my local dealer. They still want to check cluster that was installed in March 06 as it may be from batch pre fix/modification. They will also support case for reimbursement but I have to initiate with Mercedes UK to get a case number. Problem back in March was failure of...
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    Instrument Cluster Safety Recall S and CL Class

    Received letter from DaimlerChrysler UK today offering to replace my instrument cluster as part of a safety recall. Bit pissed as I paid a grand to have it replaced in March and tried to get Mercedes to acknowlege that it was a worldwide problem and should be a recall. Anyway will now try...
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    S320 CDI Mass airflow sensor replacement

    Gartmore - I shopped around before buying from dealer. It was a few quid more than Eurocar Parts and Ebay but I had it in my hand immediately and knew it was a new part. I'm no mechanic but found the replacing fairly easy with the right tools and satisfaction of saving the manhour charges from...
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    S320 CDI Mass airflow sensor replacement

    Finally got around to changing MAF today. Purchased part from local Merc dealer for £68 inc vat. Change took 10 minutes which given local dealer quoted 2 hours at £90/hr for the job (+ vat) made me feel good. Car now drives as I remember it, smooth acceleration, instant kickdown and masses of...
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    S320 CDI Mass airflow sensor replacement

    Jay Was your part from Mercedes dealership or do you have a better source? Steve
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    S320 CDI Mass airflow sensor replacement

    Thanks all. I managed to extract airflow sensor by: undoing three bolts holding air filter in, undoing clip holding air hose on output (radiator end of filter housing), taking off engine cover by unscrewing the six retaining bolts. This allows cable/connector to sensor to be disconnected. Can...
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    S320 CDI Mass airflow sensor replacement

    My old girl (S320 CDI - Year 2000) just hit 60,000 miles and won't kickdown or accelerate strongly. I just had an independent service a month or so ago and high oil level warning flashed once on a recent long trip so I thought that might be related. Otherwise engine seems fine, no smoke and...
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