W124 External Temp LCD + Sensor

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  1. shanksy

    shanksy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm going to be taking my instrument panel out soon and thought while I was at it I may as well put in the missing LCD temperature sensor.

    Does anyone have the LCD display with the loom and the sensor ?

    Or some multiple of those parts ?.........

    Cheers
     
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    Rockin' Horse I'm afraid. I keep asking Rob Parker and other breakers but they are rare.

    Good Luck with you search.
     
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    Cheers John, is it generally the LCD's that are the problem or the sensors ?
     
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    Sorry I have not enough knowledge to say for sure.
     
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    The temp sesnor is only about £50 from the dealer and I think Nick and Euromerc has them listed for £40. The LCD panel on the other hand is nearer £450 from the dealer.
     
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    Ouch.
     
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    yea, and it's the display that goes wrong.
     
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    It's kid of hard to believe someone out there couldn't kludge one together from £5 worth of parts from maplin. After all, a digital thermometer can be bought for about 99p on ebay and it can't be too hard to fit something out of sight behind the cluster.

    For that matter, I'm sure the the outside temp gauage was standard on the w140 and r129 and there must be plenty of those being broken, and may be adapted to fit somehow.
     
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    The sensor is basically a thermocouple, finding out what type is the tricky bit, when you do they can be easily bought.

    Try looking for complete instrument clusters on ebay for the display, there was one on there a while ago.

    Also be aware that very early temp displays are different to later ones and the wiring requires modification.
     
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    Cheers for the thoughts guys, i've managed to locate a celsius display unit with the sensor and the wire back to the fuse box but not the rest of the loom.
    Would I be able to make use of any existing wiring or is my best option still finding something from a donor car ?
     
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    If you have the display and the sensor, the only other part is the loom which is £76 from inchcape part number A1245409210 . Try all the usual suspects for a used one such as three pointed parts, or Euromerc.
     
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    Certainly don't want to pay £76, the display and sensor already cost me £35.
    I'm only interested in doing it on the cheap really so will have to wait until I can source from breakers.
    Was kind of hoping I could maybe improvise or something but guess not :(
     
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    Appreciate the part no. though millo
     
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    Yep there is a diffrence beetwen early/late cars. AFAIK on late ones there is signal input from speed sensor (yes that's right) so when you stop the warm air from engine bay is not interfering with correct reading, and it sort of locks the display.
     

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