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Complete Insturment Cluster failure C180 2002

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by Tony Mackey, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Tony Mackey

    Tony Mackey New Member

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    Morning All,

    Started the car this morning to discover;
    no instrucment cluster at all, no background lighting, no speedo, revs, fuel gauge, computer display.
    No high beams except if I flash stick manually.
    No indicators at all, not even through parking lights.

    Radio works but not through steering wheel interface.

    I read through the other threads but nothing jumps out other than loose cable & fuse gone.

    I've had a number of electrical fauolts with this car over the years & I suspect this is an intermittent fault. Car drives fine otherwise.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I do not think there is any fuse for this, but I can check later in the day,,, if the cluster is at fault then firm fix them for just over £100 plus vat
     
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    Tony Mackey

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    Cluster came back to life at lunchtime !!!

    Thanks Television, don't go to trouble.

    Instrument cluster operating as normal again 4 hours later. Not sure should I be happy about that. Still It all helps to persuade herself that I need a new car.

    Still intermittent faults however, SRS & airbags.

    If anybody has experience of this they might advise.
     
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    NW_Merc Banned

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    Has the instrument cluster ever needed to be out of the car, if so the loom which plugs into it could be loose.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    That could all be tied up with some EIS fault, and it is not switching the circuits in or it cannot find them
     

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