clk dash lcd faulty

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  1. david55amg

    david55amg Active Member

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    Hi all, I wonder if anyone can help? I have a 320 clk, w208 2000 model year. The problem is the lcd dash has 4 pixels in-op on the gearbox indicator/clock. is this repairable or is it (as I suspect) an expensive replacement? Any feedback would be appreciated :D :D
     
  2. mobeyone

    mobeyone MB Enthusiast

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    I think this could be an expensive replacement I am afraid...

    Best to get one priced up from a dealer and to take it from there
     
  3. aka$h

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    new cluster im afraid
     
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    david55amg

    david55amg Active Member

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    thanks for your input, I'll give them a bell tomorrow
     
  5. aka$h

    aka$h MB Enthusiast

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    Ive got the same problem on mine its a 2000 model it had a new cluster 2 years ago under warranty and its failed again! It would be interesting to see how many members have the same problem, this effected w208's and w210's
     
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    aka$h MB Enthusiast

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    Sent the guy an e-mail, this was the reply

    Hi
    About 85% success rate.
    £100, no charge if it cant be fixed.
    Eric
     
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    Unfortunatly not a case of just swapping them, they hold a lot of vehicle specific data, to change one over you have to connect your unit to a STAR system and copy data and then write it back onto the new cluster.
     
  10. martynljones

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    'I stand corrected' said the man in the orthopedic shoes :bannana:
     
  11. hotchyboy

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    Try this

    I have a clk 320 w208 and I have missing(intermittent) pixels on the temp gauge. Annoying but not going to pay £300 so it can tell me it is hot or cold outside.

    Anyway, I had a bit of a water ingress problem and my friendly mechanic cleaned out the drain behind the dashboard in the engine bay and I can now tell you it was -3 degrees this morning. Problem is still there but considerable more pixels are operating. I must have drove 5 months with nothing and now most of the time it is perfect.

    Might be a coincidence but worth a try.

    Craig
     
  12. mobeyone

    mobeyone MB Enthusiast

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    Just out of interest - do you get a display error message?
     
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    Classic MB problem, the segments on these displays are always failing, cr*p Seimens VDO kit that MB have never tried to resolve. I have contacted Siemens VDO directly to try and purchase the display modules separately but they are not interested, the fact they have poor quality doesn't bother them since MB have never fed the issue back to them.
     
  14. hotchyboy

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    Warning

    No dashboard warning.
     
  15. zxrichie

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    Hi, Just got a clk 320 2001 (W208) Same thing happened to it. small dash readout's fubar..

    Rich
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2010
  16. noeldorman

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    Hi, I got my CLK320 2000 in feb, was a few miles(300) up the road before spotting no gear indicator and no clock. Brilliant car and would like to fix this, saw on utube a guy had 2 wires about 6 inches long with a right angle bend at one end, slid these in to the side of the instrument facia and pulled this out, he then for a fee would demonstrate how to exchange the carbon ribbon for a copper one, supplied by him.
    Have'nt done this yet though - anyone else done this?
     
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    Had the 320 cluster pixels repaired by a company called Cluster Repairs UK a few months back and all still good. Some one had a ago at repairing it for me and screwed it up but they sorted it all out plus put a warranty onit and it didn't cost the earth. Bit over £100 I think.
     
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