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i have a 1990 500SL and the mechanical odometer & the backlighting for the temp gauge have failed. i found a 2000 SL cluster on ebay and was wondering if it would work in my 90. i've read that you can put the clusters with the digital odometers in the old style as mercedes replaces the mechanical ones with digital ones only. so will it work?

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Devon
 

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I believe any cluster from '96 on will definitely not work. From a technical standpoint they are incompatible because they use the CAN data communication bus to exchange information with the other devices. And physically the electrical connectors are completely different.
 

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darn it. i cant find a good priced cluster.... this 2000 seemed like a good deal. im on a very short budget as i just replaced all the hydralic cylinders for the softtop.

okay thanks a bunch.

Devon
 
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