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#1 (permalink) Old 04-24-2008, 05:24 PM
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DIY: Instrument Cluster LCD Display Fix with Pictures

Hi everyone,

Just put together this fix for the cluster pixel problem most of us are familiar with that I was able to do on my wagon. It covers the temp and clock displays fix. I posted it on the W210 section and figured I would post it here as well.

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Amazing...Thanks Franasia!! Anyone tried this yet??

This looks TOO simple. I'm tempted to try it this weekend...a little scared I'll mess something up.

Well has anyone tried this yet?

Thanks for the great PDF!
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I have easily figured out how to remove the cluster...leery about disconnecting cables.

DO I SIMPLY DISCONNECT THE CABLES? ANY CAUTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT HOW TO DO THIS? OF COURSE, CAR OFF AND KEY OUT.

Any further advise appreciated and welcomed.
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Thanks for your write up. nice work.

I tried it by using a rubber eraser but it didn't work. I'll try your second foam method and hope it will work.

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More Questions....Related to Removal of Cluster Cables

OK...do you need to disconnect cables in any particular order? ALSO...do you need to disconnect battery? Any danger of buggering up something like speedometer or tach?
I want this fixed, of course, just don't want to make something irritating worse.

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There are only two connectors to unplug

before removing cluster. Absolutely no need to disconnect battery. Just make sure your key is OFF the ignition. Speedometer is electronic, so no speedo cable either.

Hope it helps.
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hmmmmm? I tried opening the file and I'm getting an error message saying that the file is damaged and cannot be opened. Is anyone else able to open this now?
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I got it just fine... looking for a mousepad to steal on my way out of the office. This is definitely a project for this weekend.
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Thumbs up

Got it to open on the W210 forum, thanks.
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Franasia: Are there Error Messages after re-connecting cluster?

I've been searching this subject and am concerned about this. Some have reported either Error messages after reconnecting the cluster and some others have reported losing the even more important center display.

I am so wanting to do this over the weekend. Just a little scared over what I've read.

ANYONE done it yet? Experiences appreciated.

Thanks all
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