Instrument Cluster Displays May Lose Pixels on Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG

The instrument cluster display may lose pixels and need replacement. However, if the back lighting bulbs for the odometer display in the center of the cluster burn out, they can be replaced.

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Average mileage: 96,213 (40,000–200,000)
2 model years affected: 2001, 2002
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 110,000 mi,
Lose some pixels on time display. Solution - Bought on ebay a set of two ribbon cables with a special solder gun (from Britain) and replaced both cables.
The numbers gradually faded away the air condition and heater started to malfunction at the same time. I haven't repaired it yet.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 120,000 mi,
no pix in the cluster
Clock and temperature displays lost pixels. $20 for new ribbon cables and I fixed it.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 200,000 mi,
a few pixel have gone out in the dash display panel
The pixels are not displaying. However, the center pixels are still working.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 135,000 mi,
Pixels have failed on the RH lower area of the Instrument Cluster
Several pixels are out and I cannot read the time, temperature or gear I am on!
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 169,000 mi,
Just bought it, and was messed up.
About five years ago the left cluster (outside temperature)faded out. Now the right side is tarting to fade. Too expensive to fix so just left as is
I bought my AMG with this problem. Both the temperature and time displays don't work. Any ideas how to fix it?
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 106,000 mi,
pixels sometimes partialy go out then may return
only temperature pixels disappearing although some days it appears. Dealer says whole panel would need replacing at over $1,000.
lost pixels on temp and clock