Instrument Cluster Displays May Lose Pixels on Mercedes-Benz CLK320

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 99,124 (21,000–178,000)
6 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003
41 people reported this problem
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Pixels for gear location and clock displays are almost unreadable. Any idea how a fix should cost?
My temperature and my clock and my shift pixels are going crazzy.
They are all turning off one by one. Can it be fixed? Or do I have to replace the instrument cluster ?
Clock and Temp unreadable
Pixels for gear indication are unintelligible.
Center displaying telemetry including, gas milage, speed, etc is out.
The instrument cluster display has lost pixels
Cannot read clock because losing pixels.
So far I haven't had the clock fixed because the whole front part needs to be removed, but it sometimes looks like alien time!
Pixels went out. I just left them. I'd like to know the outside temp and the gear the car's in, but whatever...
pixels burnrd out in dash
The digital clock has lost pixels, cannot read it. Would like to change it out but cannot find any reference to the part online.
Bought the car with 128k miles. pixels blown for outdoor temp and clock. Clock set function doesn't work. Presume related.
Lost pixels for gear indicator and clock. Very annoying to look at.
instrument panel display, lost pixels. brake light failure & warnings displayed.
Cluster display had a few pixels out for some time . Now all went out at once.
Temperature pixels not working
dose not read shift our the time