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Old 08-21-2001, 04:45 PM
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Replacing bulbs in dash cluster - 500SL

Just read Benzmac's response to Golden Luck and wondered if the
the process for replacing a cluster bulb is the same for a 500SL? My cluster light for the cluster with the fuel gauge is burned out, but I was told they had to pull the steering wheel to change the bulb... a $3.00 item bcame a $150 total with labor added ......
Now I carry a flashlight, but maybe ......
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Old 08-21-2001, 05:19 PM
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I had the same problem in my 260E. First the fuel guage went out then the all three went out. I had it fixed by a reliable independent and the problem wasn't the bulbs but the whole instrument panel was failing and they couldn't replace just the individual bulbs. So that was that.
1989 260E >105K
1980 450 SLC 22k
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Old 08-21-2001, 05:27 PM
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After reading other posts about changing cluster lights I am possibly completely wrong about having the whole instrument cluster changed. Oh well can't cry over spilt milk.
1989 260E >105K
1980 450 SLC 22k
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