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Old 05-17-2007, 04:20 PM
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Instrument cluster, Odometer, Speedometer, Tachometer links

Let's Pull the Instrument Cluster!
Lets' Pull the Instrument Cluster!

Mercedes Dash Cluster Replacement Fail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urUYa0h57vs&feature=related

Dash Lighting Problem

KISS dash light fix

DIY tach for 240D w EGR- easy!


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Mercedes Instrument Cluster Pixel Repair:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AuSQZGW65I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5krgYFfBVg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDghjMIwVoo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH4tkVXQ3_Y

Mercedes Benz Instrument Cluster Pixel Display Repair W210 / W202
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313&_nkw=Mercedes+Benz+Instrument+Cluster+Pixel+Display+Repair+W210+% 2F+W202&_sacat=0&_from=R40

http://pixelfix.net/eng/mercedes.html

Exploring the VDO Outside Temperature Display in a W124
Exploring the VDO Outside Temperature Display in a W124

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HOW-TO: W126 Odometer Repair, Clock Capacitor Replace
HOW-TO: W126 Odometer Repair, Clock Capacitor Replace

Mercedes-Benz - 124 Odometer Gears
http://www.odometergears.com/products/Mercedes-Benz/124+Chassis+84-95+Mech./50

Who Rebuilds or Tests Instrument Clusters?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/80155-who-rebuilds-tests-instrument-clusters.html#post510680

Instrument Cluster Repair Shops
Instrument Cluster Repair Shops

How to remove instrument cluster.
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/32102-how-remove-instrument-cluster.html#post176202

Lets' Pull the Instrument Cluster!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/71691-lets-pull-instrument-cluster.html#post447830

Help - removing instrument cluster
Help - removing instrument cluster

Higher watt bulbs for instrument cluster in W124?
Higher watt bulbs for instrument cluster in W124?

So you want to upgrade your instrument cluster bulbs?
So you want to upgrade your instrument cluster bulbs?

Help With Dash Lights Please...
Help With Dash Lights Please...

Brighter bulb hurt cluster....Help please
Brighter bulb hurt cluster....Help please

clearing up some details on instrument panel removal on 87 300e
clearing up some details on instrument panel removal on 87 300e

300D Instrument Cluster Lights
300D Instrument Cluster Lights

Odometer Repair VDO Electronic version
Odometer Repair VDO Electronic version

Broken Odometer
Broken Odometer

How to Repair Your Broken Odometer
http://dieselgiant.com/repairyourodometer.htm

Non-functioning odometers
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/129319-non-functioning-odometers.html#post937816

odometer gears,what tooth count to order?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/sl-forum/346371-odometer-gears-what-tooth-count-order.html

Odometer problems
Odometer problems

Speedometer malfunction
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/89036-speedometer-malfunction.html#post584521

3 broken speedometer cables in a month!
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/45415-3-broken-speedometer-cables-month.html#post261451

Replacement Odometer and Wiper Gears
Replacement Odometer and Wiper Gears

Broken gears on Odometer W124, 260E, 1988, euro
Broken gears on Odometer W124, 260E, 1988, euro

Odometer gears
Odometer gears

Speedometer wobbles
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/14937-speedometer-wobbles.html#post71005

Broken Speedometer and Odometer
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/72616-broken-speedometer-odometer.html#post454298

Speedometer broke...
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/mercedes-benz-sl-discussion-forum/131794-speedometer-broke.html#post962474

Just sharing: My Dash Lighting Project
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/111414-just-sharing-my-dash-lighting-project.html#post781406

no dash lights, flaky tach, temp and fuel gauge not working...what gives?
no dash lights, flaky tach, temp and fuel gauge not working...what gives?

Tachometer link threads
Tachometer link threads

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Old 08-17-2014, 11:26 PM
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The best site for speedo/odometer gears yet. They are cheaper than odometergears.com
Check out garagistic.com I found my 12 tooth drive gear for $7 and the complete set of 3 gears for $18
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:22 AM
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Well, garykane, how are those gears working out.

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The best site for speedo/odometer gears yet. They are cheaper than odometergears.com
Check out garagistic.com I found my 12 tooth drive gear for $7 and the complete set of 3 gears for $18
I got the gears for my 84SD from odometergears.com and they are still working. I reviewed these odo gear replacement threads to freshen up my memory because I'm working on an 85 SE restoration with a 617 engine/trans install. I'm replacing the gears now even though they were working when I parked the car 7 years ago.

I think I'll go with odometergears.com again but let us know how your selection worked out.
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I went with the Garagistic's set for $17 plus $2.94 shipping because I just couldn't see paying $65 for three pieces of plastic. It was hard enough shelling out the $20 but you gotta do what you gotta do sometimes.

About the only difference I can see in the gears is the Odometergear's E3 gear is fully molded and the Garagistic's gear requires you to install a provided spacer. Not enough of a difference to justify the $40 extra in my opinion.

I advise using the Odometergear's installation instructions as the Garagistic's instructions are for a BMW and it is not quite the same as a Benz.

A bit of advice. COUNT the teeth on the E3 gear BEFORE you order the parts. According to the Garagistic's web site, 16 teeth is standard for a gasoline odo and 12 is the standard for a diesel.

Umm, maybe on some cars but on the 1985 300SD I just did, 15 teeth were on the E3 gear. This translates to a 7% difference using the 16 tooth gear and the 12 tooth gears don't even touch.

Had to order another complete set plus pay an additional $5 for a "custom" gear set. I could probably have exchanged them but I have another W126 which needs the gears replaced.

I could also have got a single 15 tooth E3 gear from Odometergear for $25 plus shipping.

Odometer was checked using my portable GPS Speedhut speedometer. The speedo was dead on (50 MPH was 49.9 MPH) but the odo was "fast" using the 16 tooth.

The odometer and speedometer are completely separate components on Mercedes electronic speedometers.
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While you are at it. Just a few more screws and you can freshen up those needles. Do NOT use any type of cleaner on the clear plastic. A soft cloth will clean it up and remove any smudges.

I used the Testor's fluorescent orange. Small bottle, $1.89 at Michael' and a fine bristle brush. Probably have enough to do 20 needle sets in each bottle. Takes two coats for proper coverage.
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You'll need to pull the clock hands off to do it properly. Check the hand alignment when you replace them.
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