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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Question: all right side front lights went out why would this happen

 

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hbh3, Berlin, MD, January 22, 2012, 17:52
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i had instrument cluster problem and my non-dealer warranty sent the dealer an after market cluster to install. As soon as i picked up the car from the dealer the right side lights began going out. first the low beam then the turn signal, then the high beam and then the standing light

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    dandd January 22, 2012, 20:33
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    Take the car back to the dealer, since this problem seems connected to the cluster replacement. I would also call the warranty company and COMPLAIN!!! A non-Mercedes cluster is not professional.

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    North Fulton Auto Center (22 Answers) , Roswell, GA - (770) 212-2029
    NFAC January 23, 2012, 06:39
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    There is programming that must be performed on the replacment cluster. It is possible the dealer missed something. What does the dealer say?

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    hbh3, January 23, 2012, 12:33
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    They do not act like the two are connected. They are now checking the SAM unit. The problem started right after I reset some of the info such as lights on constant. I think the two problems are related

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    pogiboy September 09, 2013, 17:35
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    this is what i found on this website MB recall page.

    Instrument Cluster Illumination May Fail
    Electrical & Lights, September 29, 2006
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    Our Quick Take:

    The instrument cluster is the component that contains your vehicle's gauges, speedometer, and warning indicators. Mercedes-Benz has found that some instrument clusters have faulty lighting, which makes the gauges and speedometer difficult to read.

    What Should You Do?

    Please contact your Mercedes-Benz dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

    Summary:

    The instrument cluster illumination may fail. This may result in difficulty reading the gauges, indicators, and speedometer. Not being able to see the cluster may lead to an accident. Dealers will replace the instrument cluster modules. This recall started on September 29, 2006.

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