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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Instrument cluster totally dead

My E220 2007 has been faultlessly brilliant since new, but today I started it and the instrument cluster totally dead. no lights, needles, warnings info etc etc,,, nothing. Car starts ok.
I have looked on this Forum and tried disconnecting the battery for 12 hours, but still dead.
I know my way around cars pretty well, and I,m thinking that its must be a connector. I cant imagine that all the info displayed would come via one ecu or one fuse ?
Any help really appriciated
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all, good news ,,, fixed.
Thought I would leave update to help others.
I removed instrument surround and cluster. Mine is a 2007, and the surround just pulls off, and cluster is held with 4 screws. Re-seated the plug and check harness.. still inop.
No fuse listed for instrument cluster for my car , but noticed on the internet that other similar year Mercs list 7.5 A fuse in engine compartment fuse box. Struggled to find information on what the fuses in my eng compartment applied to. Finally checked and re-seated all 7.5A fuses and cluster started working again,,,, BRILLIANT.
I think it was fuse 52 or 64? but non were blown.
Hope this helps.
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I have 2003 E320 3.2L engine base. The instrument cluster was also recently dead, no speedometer, no gas gauge, no temp gauge, no center menu display, etc. Did you find what wrong with the instrument cluster in your car. I found out the new instrument cluster cost ~$1500 excluding labor. I am not sure I have to replace it with a new part. I appreciate much all comments and help. Thoi.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Hi thoie320
Sorry to hear you have a similar problem with your cluster.
I would 1st check the fuses in the engine bay,, under a plastic cover. As I mentioned, it seems to be .75amp fuse. if you cant comfirm which one is for the cluster, then check all .75amp fuses ( about 6 of them). You could check them with a simple continuity / Fluke, meter, or just change them all - very cheap!
Your car is earlier so I think you need 2 x small tools to remove cluster. Look on the internet foe correct 'cheap' tools. If you get the cluster out,,, then reconnect the plug a few times - this cleans the pins.
I was also advised to disconnect the car battery for a few hours... but this did not help.
If you cant fix your cluster, look online / Forums to find a company that will do repairs for about 200 uk.
Let us know how it goes?
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I finally brought the car to the dealer in Austin, Texas and they replaced the instrument cluster with a re-manufactured one. It costed me US$1,400. Thank you for your comments and recommendations.
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I know this is an old post but it was the first result that came up as I was looking to find out what the issue could be with my cluster.

After a lot of digging, I came to this post that explains all the things that could go wrong.

https://www.youcanic.com/wiki/merced...meter-problems
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