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Old 01-06-2002, 11:36 AM
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The instrument cluster pulls straight out. There are some special tools that MB sells for this purpose. The bulb filament is probably broken. Ofter times the ends touch back together and the bulbs works until it is turned off and it recieves some sort or mechanical shock which seperates the filament ends. Then if power is applied and the ends happen to touch due to some vibration the bulb comes on and the filament expands and maintains the connection until it is again turned off. It becomes very intermittant is what Im trying to say.

I can post photos of the tools which are easily home made. And a photo of where to catch the cluster using the tool. Let me know if you want to do that.

Photos are on this post;
How to remove instrument cluster.
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Last edited by dpetryk; 07-03-2002 at 05:17 PM.
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