Date registered: Jan 2013
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I'm new to this forum.
I just wanted to post my thoughts on an event that has occurred to me twice.
Both occasions happened the same day, and after reading around the web, i have not discovered any answers.
On new years day 2012 the instrument cluster on my w211-08 faulted, no display
i took it to a mercedes specialist who tried to find the problem but couldn't. the cluster wasn't responding. so it was a replacement cluster £1,200.00
I didn't go ahead because of the post Christmas visa extravaganza.
2 days later, hey presto! there she is, all recovered from the hangover.
Not one problem through 2012
New years day 2013!
Now the whole unit packed in, no fuel gauge, no temp, no speedo, no rev counter etc etc. nothing but external lights permanently on in day time.
well, this was different from 2012 so i assumed that she had had a flashback and decided that she couldn't cope with those festive blues ever again.
So i paid for my new part £960.00, and naturally - the pre diagnosis, removal, re-installation and reprogramming cost.
And then ..
today the little devil decided to pop back on.
I think a lot of folks are spending good money at the least convenient time over a merc part that suffers a real bad new years hang over.
I'd love to know if this has happened to any one else?
If happens to any of you guys, just wait! and save yourself a nasty/unnecessary expense.