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Old 05-23-2001, 11:52 PM
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The digital read-out is fading out starting form the clock side along the bottom happens after about a half our and going on 'til it is invisible (clock) If i stop the engine for a few minutes it regains its brightness a bit and it fades out after..Any ideas where to look for the problam... Regards George
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Old 05-24-2001, 12:17 AM
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inst cluster

george is your benz under warr. This is what going on either the LCD display light bulbs are on there way out.
Or the electronic portion of the inst cluster is defective and will have to change out your inst cluster for a new one.
hope this helped you

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Old 05-24-2001, 10:57 AM
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This is not a DIY diagnosis and are loking at a complete instrument cluster assembly replacement (hopefully under warranty?)

Had an '86 Cavalier Z-24 with the digital instruments that did the same thing. Pulled the entire thing out and tried to bench check it. So many things wrong, that I threw up my hands and exchanged it for a reconditioned unit ($237 back in '90). Noticed that certain components had been redesigned and realigned on the reconditioned unit. I was told that this was a manufacturers defect, but most cars were out of warranty by the time the problem convenient!
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Old 05-25-2001, 09:27 PM
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I will get you a watch for Christmas Georgiboy.


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