Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-10-2005, 02:01 AM
banshee350's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW wash
Posts: 143
Lightbulb help No dash lights 83 240D

I finaly had this car running at night and found that there are no dash lights I could not find anything in the owners manual about them is there a switch that dims them that I am missing?
__________________

89 Ford F3504x4CC 7.3 IDI turboed Intercooler and running on wvo now powered by a 1997 Cumins
87 300SDL on bio and wvo killed by chevy truck 5-24-06
1999 E300TD black with gray int.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-10-2005, 09:36 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 82
In my 83 300SD...
on the far left is a knob - it resets the trip odometer by pushing and dims/brightens the gauge lights by rotating. This knob connects to a rheostat on the back of the instrument cluster - rheostat may be corroded or the spring giving variable resistance may be broken. Mine had (2) 3 watt bulbs to illuminate the gauges - they may be burnt. There may be corrosion on the brass strips under the cream colored 4"x6" box that holds the gauge lights. Also, where the bulbs seat - look for corrosion there.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-10-2005, 11:17 PM
banshee350's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW wash
Posts: 143
Thanks I will try that.
__________________

89 Ford F3504x4CC 7.3 IDI turboed Intercooler and running on wvo now powered by a 1997 Cumins
87 300SDL on bio and wvo killed by chevy truck 5-24-06
1999 E300TD black with gray int.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-12-2005, 02:58 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 21
dash light reostat

On the instrument cluster is two quarter inch knobs below and each side of the speedometer the left one is for adjusting the dash lights. The reostat is notorius for disentagrating, I have made repairs to them but with a 1983 you should be looking for a new reostat.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-12-2005, 05:39 PM
banshee350's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW wash
Posts: 143
Talking

It was the reostate I removed it jumped the two pins on the back of the dash and the lights came on .So I took it apart and found that it was a little corroded sanded wiper and put it back to gethere and they work.
__________________

89 Ford F3504x4CC 7.3 IDI turboed Intercooler and running on wvo now powered by a 1997 Cumins
87 300SDL on bio and wvo killed by chevy truck 5-24-06
1999 E300TD black with gray int.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page