No, I didn't realize that. There was a standard dash bulb recessed in the back of the display. This is what I replaced. I did not take the cluster out completely. I believe I have the correct bulb for this also. (I thought the supplier had sent me the incorrect one). I've read in the posts that it is helpful to take the steering wheel off to remove the cluster. I don't think I am ready to tackle that yet. If you can give me a step by step on removing the wheel, I may want to try. If not, I may be able to slide it out if I remove the wiring harness(s). I could not figure out how they unsnap from the cluster.
Your help is very much appreciated.
MB owner of 2 weeks and counting...