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Old 02-29-2004, 01:14 PM
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C36 temp gauge died, cannot be coaxed

back to life. The famous delicate Thumping The Dash method worked before, now effective no more.

Question is, can I replace just the TEMP/FUEL gauge pair or would I have to replace the whole cluster? I assume that the TEMP/FUEL gauges are identical to the parent C280 cluster and not AMG specific. I fear that the whole cluster would be prohibitively expensive since it carries an AMG part number (HWA 202 540 0111) and I would very much prefer to keep my original odometer if possible.

Inspection revealed no obvious defects (loose connections or solders, frayed wire, etc) and the sending unit is verified as good, but the gauge is dead as a doornail. Is this common in the 202?

Thanks for any inputs gents

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Old 02-29-2004, 01:38 PM
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Old 02-29-2004, 04:00 PM
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Dumb question.
I don't see anything AMG specific about your temp/fuel gauge.
Could you not buy a whole cluster from a C 230/280, ( see them for sale at a reasonable price on ebay all the time ), change the gauge only, and keep or re-sell the rest of it ?
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Old 02-29-2004, 05:43 PM
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yeah happened to my 95 c280, both temp and fuel gauges, I bought another cluster with a bad rpm gauge and moved the good parts into mine... then I sold what was left to someone who needed an external temp display.... before getting a used cluster make sure the parts you need from it are in good working order... another option is to sent it out for repair....
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