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mike_a_mechanic, Mercedes Mechanic
Category: Mercedes
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Experience:  17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
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Hello I have an electrical problem on my W124 E300D Estate

Customer Question

Hello
I have an electrical problem on my W124 E300D Estate 1995. All the dashboard and centre console lights have stopped working, apart from the ash tray light and the speedo light. All the fuses are OK. Any ideas?
Thanks
Carl
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 4 years ago.


Hello, welcome to Just Answer/Pearl. My name is Mike, I will
do my very best to assist you with your question today.

Are there any warning lights coming on at all/

Also any symptoms leading up to this issue?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Hello Mike


 


Yes, all the warning lights work. It's the illumination of all the switches, the outside temperature gauge and the ventilators that's the problem.


Thanks


Carl

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Other.
No answer received, just a request for further information.
Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 4 years ago.
The instant clusters on these models were a problem on these models for shorting out and causing the issue that you are having. The problem is that they are not serviceable or repairable anymore and requires replacement to fix the issue.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Hello Mike


What is an instant cluster? What do I replace?


Regards


Carl

Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 4 years ago.
The instrument cluster is the part in the dash that you view the speed ,Gage's ,lights,etc it is the entire assembly. Thank you.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hello again


Will replacing the instrument cluster make all the other lights in the electric window switches etc. in the central console work?


Regards


Carl

Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 4 years ago.
Yes that is correct,they are all tied in together.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


I have now replaced the instrument cluster from an identical donor vehicle which was not displaying the same problem but my lights still do not work.


Regards


Carl

Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 4 years ago.
Ok,do you have access to a scan tool?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


No, sorry, I don't.

Expert:  mike_a_mechanic replied 4 years ago.
Ok see if you can have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes and let me know what is found,thank you.