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Old 11-20-2009, 10:57 PM
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How many turns does it take to get the W115 dash lights working?



Ahhhh ONE

Ahhhh Two


AHhhh Threeee


Three hundred turns to get the dash lights working correctly.








The world may never know.

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Old 11-20-2009, 10:59 PM
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(my dash lights work awesomely now. today's small triumph.)
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:37 AM
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WOO HOO!!! So how many was it?
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:51 AM
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just bypass that rheostat , make your life easy, no more turns , just brightness
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:14 PM
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One of the many rules for my 250CE is as follows.

"Touching the dimmer knob for the dash lights incurs an instant death penalty, thinking of touching the knob also results in swift death."
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:23 PM
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After 14 million back and forths I finally bypassed the dimmer.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:36 AM
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I know this doesn't look like much, but it's the most glorious thing to me.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:40 PM
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I did quite a few back and forths and finally figured out it didnt make any difference if I did 10 or 10 million of them, replaced the rheostat and I have lights now! I had to go out after dark and sit in the car and smile...its the small things in life!
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:18 PM
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you are not alone, after cleaning guages, painting the dials , cleaning the bulbs, fixing the wiring , rheostat, spent many a day in the dark admiring my work on several of the ol gals. Which reminds me I need to do the 84

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