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Old 07-17-2008, 10:56 AM
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123 300td cluster lights

w123cluster lights went out no fuses are blown,what could this be? ifind it hard to believe both bulbs would have gone out...
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:02 AM
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If just the bulbs for the gauges went out, your rheostat(dimmer) probably went bad.

You could try turning the knob back and forth about a hundred times to clean the contacts in it, otherwise you could remove the cluster and solder a jumper across the back of the rheostat which would give you 100% brightness all the time.

EDIT: You should take a screen snap of this page before you post again (123 post count )
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:06 PM
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I just went through that same problem.
checked fuses, looking a wire diagrams etc...
I changed the fuel/oil/temp gauge a few days ago because it was weeping oil, with a used one clean one out of a 79 240D. like it because it is not in metric, but good old American.

as far as the center cap being shinny, I popped it off and painted it black, so it all matches.

I pulled the inst. cluster out thinking I didn`t connect something, and some white powder fell out of the left side. (no that isn`t where I keep my stash)

I turned the rheostat (potentiometer) and it was all crusty inside with this white powder, probably from moisture? so replaced it off the old gauge and all fixed.

a new one is $93.00 from Fast Lane.

Using a jumper across the two pins, might be better to crimp two small barrell connectors to a short piece of wire and push on than solder a wire on. you might want to replace with a rheostat some day. PNP has a supply of these.

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

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Old 07-17-2008, 12:54 PM
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The W123 dash lights are none to bright turned up all the way (jumper), but I like em that way. I can think of better uses for $93
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:28 PM
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"Pacing nervously around the room. Thinking...... should I mention the search function? Pacing some more. More thinking....... Should I mention the rheostat which has been posted about numerous times? Should I mention that the answer with pics could have been found almost instantly. Pacing back and forth some more.
Nope. Don't say anything smart-alecky. Be nice for a change.
Hmmmm, baloney sandwich sounds good.
Walks off to make lunch....."




Jumper the rheostat!
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:29 PM
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They can be taken apart and the contacts cleaned. I'm going on 6 months now.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:33 PM
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Dont' put lettuce on the sammie.. A good spicy brown mustard would go nicely though.. lol
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:34 PM
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They can be taken apart and the contacts cleaned. I'm going on 6 months now.
You should screen snap your post count too. w126's are nice as well.
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You should screen snap your post count too. w126's are nice as well.
How often does that happen in the same thread???

Does baloney still have the wrapper around the slice? The gap between my front teeth used to work good at cleaning those up.
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:51 PM
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Does baloney still have the wrapper around the slice? The gap between my front teeth used to work good at cleaning those up.
Come on Dan. Go to the store, go to the deli isle and SEARCH!!
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:56 PM
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I haven't seen baloney with the wrap still on the slice, but Liverwurst always comes that way. Mmmmm. I'll have to hit the deli counter soon.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:43 PM
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mmmmm lliverwurst..
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:17 PM
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I haven't seen baloney with the wrap still on the slice, but Liverwurst always comes that way. Mmmmm. I'll have to hit the deli counter soon.
When I was in the Navy we had a name for that, any Navy guys here?

we called it horse c__k .

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:26 PM
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When I was in the Navy we had a name for that, any Navy guys here?

we called it horse c__k .

Charlie
Yikes!! You will never hear me call it that as I plan to continue enjoying leberwurst. Does the Navy have a name for hotdogs? I've heard them called lips-n-*********s.
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