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Old 12-05-2003, 11:57 AM
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Question instrument lights 300CE

The instrument panel on my 1988 300CE is very dim, dull, hard to see at night. Is there a upgrade bulb for this problem??? Im old, my cars old but Im sure there must be a solution.
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Old 12-05-2003, 06:35 PM
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it could be a simple solution

just turn the little knob which controls the instrument lighting-it should be similar to the one used to set the trip mileometer.-if you turn it clockwise,it should dim the instrument lighting and then counterclockwise, then it should brighten up-it is bit like a dimmer switch.
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:03 AM
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Thumbs down instrument lights 300CE

No not that simple. The reostat works fine. Goes from dim to dimer. I do not want to go to white faced gauges either. There must be a bulb upgrade from Mercedes.
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:59 PM
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Had the same problem - replacing the 2 instrument bulbs (in the 126 cluster) improved the light quality . You might give it a try. The bulbs do get duller and dirtier with age.
Not the ultimate solution because of the black face plate, but does help.
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Old 12-06-2003, 11:17 PM
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You may just have some bulbs burned out. You need to pull the instrucment pod, yank out every bulb you can, take them to a lightbulb store and replace them all. It should be about $2.
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