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can somebody tell me in my cluster for 99 c230 k the km and the watch some times some numbers dissapear in half like the 8 in half is 1.
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your segments are out. you need new cluster. sorry
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your segments are out. you need new cluster. sorry
Do you mean this is the only option to fix the issue at the dealer service? I think this is completely fair as the failing part is not separately available as a spare part.

Haven't seen this model but similar LCD display issues appear on other models and the issue is the zebra elastomer connector. Kind of a rubber band which has conductive sections closely alternating with insulating sections. Either improving the support for the display to gain more even pressure towards the circuit board or preferably changing the zebra elastomer to new could be a DIY fix. Quite a bit of work, might want to try it to fix it cheaper while the more usual motivation for DIY is to learn more about the car
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i dont know of any fix besides replacing the whole instrument cluster..and yes it can only be done at the dealer..
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i dont know of any fix besides replacing the whole instrument cluster..and yes it can only be done at the dealer..
Come on, my comment was intended to support dealer services but you have to accept that a '99 car can be serviced by experts outside MB dealer premises too.

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well yeah i know they can but what i ment was that if you replace the cluster with a new one it has to be programed to the car. i guess there are places to fix the cluster.(segments and such) i just didnt know that. being a mercedes tech i would just replace the cluster.
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Cool WO wo, CHILL WILL YA.

this is a VERY EASY diy fix.
SEARCH ON CLUSTER REPLACEMENT.
btw, I found a used one ( after the Mb fix ) for a few hundred.

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