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Getting into clocks....

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Uklel, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Uklel

    Uklel Active Member

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    I'm assuming there's no easy way to get into clocks? I have a spider who has moved in and is now spinning his web in there :(

    I'm assuming I can kiss goodbye to £200 to sort this... frigging spider!
     

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    Uklel

    Uklel Active Member

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    Ok, looks like I might be able to get cluster out myself but does anyone know if once I get it out, can I split it to remove the clear lästig front? I know in some old cars they are sealed....

     
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    Uklel

    Uklel Active Member

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    Damn! Mercedes say it's a sealed unit so even if I take it out, I can't get inside to get to it :(
     
  4. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    Normally Heat staked at the Tier 1, so even the MB supplied unit would come with the lastig ;) screen fixed in place.
     
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    Rory Senior Member

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    They must have built it with the spider inside then.....
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    Cover the clock with tape to make it dark , the spider will then choose to die rather than live in eternal soul sucking darkness . If it has lived a decent life it will then ascend to the light :)
     
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    ansta1 Senior Member

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    Or wait till the spider is on just the correct bit of the dial and floor the throttle to splat the little bug(ger) if you don't kill the spider you'll probably write off the car and kill yourself by spinning into a ditch in a ball of fire and twisted metal.

    Either way no longer a problem.
     
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    Ah right, INSIDE the clock? That sucks.
     
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    Uklel

    Uklel Active Member

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    You can say that again, sucks big time....

    Worst thing is, I don't kill spiders, I'm nice to them, and this is how they repay me!
     
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    Uklel

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    I'm wondering though, although the clear screen is sealed, can the individual clock be removed from behind.... hmmmm......
     
  12. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Get an old lady ....
     
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  13. DREAMER NO2

    DREAMER NO2 Senior Member

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    Like above post , there must be a way to replace the speedo head ot the revcounter .This will then give you room to get in there .
     
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    DREAMER NO2 Senior Member

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    If it so much of a problem cut you own hole in the back or side , remove spider with vacuum cleaner with scaled down pipe to get inside suck him out Tape the hole up after ..
     
  15. flowrider99

    flowrider99 Senior Member

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    The spider got in somewhere so leave it to find its way back out. Then you only have the web to deal with.
     
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    Uklel

    Uklel Active Member

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    I'm going to take it apart this weekend. I'm hoping the centre clock can be removed from behind without too much hassle but we'll see....
     
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    I`ve heard spiders do not like lemons, so try leaving lemon peel or lemon cleaner about. Lemon I believe is very acidic, not good for clock innards.
     
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    Uklel

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    Got clocks out, spider evicted :)
     
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    Uklel

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    Clearly Mercedes are idiots
     
  20. BClassChris

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    What goes in must come out right - id take the clocks out just to see if there is a little bit of the housing that has broken away or a rubber that holds a wire in place just popped out if so its time to play that old game where you had to get the ball through the maze that was in a sealed unit only swapping the ball for a spider and then making the instrument cluster spider proof (y)
     
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