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I’ve been having this random issue at least once a week now, searched all over the internet but was unable to find answers. My instrument cluster has been randomly crashing. The top section becomes red indicating something wrong, and all of the gauges get frozen and don’t react to anything I do. Everything works in the car, I just don’t get any feedback from the cluster. The only way I fix this is by reinserting the fuse responsible for the cluster. Anyone ever experience this issue? Thanks.

It’s a 2006 ML 350 with 80k miles.
 

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You must at least read codes in Inst. Cluster with a scanner.
Thanks for the reply. I have a Carly scanner (Mercedes add-on) and the only errors I get for the IC are the following:

Event 9112 Control Module REAR SAM is not sending any data.
Event 9113 Control Module SAM-F is not sending any data.
 

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How's you vehicle battery/alternator voltage?
 

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I followed these steps and my battery/alternator appear to be fine. The only issue is the cluster messing up, it gets annoying having to reinsert the fuse here and there. I’m thinking it’s some bad sensor sending some messed up CAN signal to the cluster, causing this “glitch”.
 

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Since the gauges actually freeze instead of going back to zero, I suspect it its just a bad cluster.
 
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