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Old 03-25-2003, 01:10 AM
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96 benz c280

I want to remove the instruments cluster to replace the light bulb
however I don't see any screw, is there a trick way to replace?
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Old 03-25-2003, 01:15 AM
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The cluster pulls out. Your dealer has some specialty tools that make the job pretty easy. You slide in them in at the top on each side, and YANK.

Be careful not to break the cluster, as it's $$$$$$$.

Replace ALL the bulbs so that you're not doing it again soon.

BTE, is you find the job daunting, most dealers charge an hours labour in case you're curious.
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Old 03-26-2003, 12:47 AM
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thanks you very much...
and I have one more question.
if I don't have any special tools. what will make the job easily?
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Old 03-26-2003, 07:15 AM
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Coat hangers can be used.

Do a search on this site, someone posetd pictures of how to make something and how to use it to remove the cluster

good luck
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Old 03-31-2003, 11:53 PM
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Replace Instrument Cluster

Hi,

I have a 1994 C280 and I took it in to have the bulbs replaced. They told me that they had to remove the steering wheel in order to drop the instrument cluster out.

Hope that's helpful.

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Old 04-01-2003, 09:46 AM
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I have a 95 C280 and recently replaced my temp bulb in my cluster. It was fairly easy, and I did not pull off my steering wheel or have any specailty tools. I pulled the tweeter cover to the left of the console and then pulled the tweeter off to the side. Next, pulled off the heater duct cover(under the tweeter)-it comes out with two screws then by depressing two small clips in the bottom of the heater duct cover. I then had enough room to fit my hand behind the cluster and carefully push it out. I did however, cut a small bit of coat hanger, fashioned a small loop on one end(to fit over my thumb) and the other end I bent over in a small catch, to aid me. Once I got it pulled loose, unclipped the two connections on the back, I was able to(at the correct angle) pull the cluster free.

hope that helps,

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Old 04-07-2003, 01:41 AM
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thanks for your suggestion.
I will try it.
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Old 04-07-2003, 01:46 AM
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c 280 water pump

did any one replace the waterpump on the c 280 before?
do i have to replace the radiator? where is the belt tensioner?
and how do i remove the fan ?
i have lack of experience on benz however my parents just brought the car, therefore I have to fix it myself.

thank you
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:22 AM
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Do a search on this forum, I think you will find someone that has done one.

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Old 04-08-2003, 12:48 AM
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I search it for long time
however there is nothing metion how to replace the waterpumps
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