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the dash lights work but the clock and temp dose not work the light on the gear selector is also out any help would be fantastic
 

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This is dodgy connectors on the ribbon cables in side the cluster are you OK with working with electronics
 
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how can i fix the problem is it a case of geting behind the dash to remove thethe clocks is there a separate feed to this or is it a bulb in the console dose the gtg have a venu?
 

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The complete cluster has to be dismantled ,,and the ribbon cable connectors tightened up
 
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is there a diagram or photos that can help me with this job
 

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is there a diagram or photos that can help me with this job

Sorry there is nothing in print on this as they were not intended to be repaired. In side you have ribbon cables and these need cleaning and packing out so that connectors are a good fit, most manage the mileometer but fail on the clock
 

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He says it’s the clock and the temperature Malcolm, the reason I ask is because I think the temperature is a plug in unit without the ribbon. It’s all in the way I read the post.

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He says it’s the clock and the temperature Malcolm, the reason I ask is because I think the temperature is a plug in unit without the ribbon. It’s all in the way I read the post.

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Thanks Dec,, any ideas for him,,a breaker maybe
 
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thankyou for the section on the selector bulb you are right dec the temp and time display are the other two things that are playing up at the moment maybe i need to be clearer in how i describe things but thankyou anyway can the other two things be put right?
 
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the illumination is the problem with the temp and clock i can see the time and temp but it dose not light up
 

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Have you got the cluster out yet
 
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the dash has 2 digital sections 1= out side temp 2=time its a clock i can see the didgets are working but there is no illuminstion no malcolm the clustor is not out yet may be at the weekend but its nice to have an insite of the job before i get started
 

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the bulbs are a piece of cake to fix

hiw yourself off down to a good motor factor or mercedes and get the replacement bulbs before you do the job.
Search the site for 202 cluster removal, there are sone great how-tos here.
The bulbs just twist out and new ones twist in, once you have the cluster out and disconnected.
 
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thankyou for the help every one
 

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There is a how too here…
http://202tech.mkosonen.com/howto/instrument.html
There is no need to remove the steering wheel.
When removing the cluster, be sure the ignition is off while the two plugs to the rear of the cluster are disconnected, you can keep the keys in the ignition so you can move the steering wheel as you maneuver the cluster from the dash, just keep the ignition off.

Replace all 3 bottom bulbs… temperature, mileage and clock as the are on all the time and so have the shortest life span.

Proper puller hooks…
http://www.funnyyouasked.com/Mercedes/W126/ExpValve/removal_and_replacement_of_expan.htm

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Dec please put that in the DIY section
 
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i found the 202tech how to site they recomend removel of the steering wheel but dec thinks i can get away with leaving it on i will replace the three dash bulbs on the lower part of the dash i will get back to you guys about the ease of the job and i hope this helps some other members of the forum thankyou for the help
 

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