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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Instrument Cluster Displays May Lose Pixels
Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Problem
Average Mileage: 97,057 mi (21,000 mi - 175,000 mi)
Visitor, 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320, 125,000 mi
Pixels for gear location and clock displays are almost unreadable. Any idea how a fix should cost?
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320, 80,000 mi
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!
Visitor, 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320, 150,000 mi
Pixels for gear indication are unintelligible.
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320, 65,840 mi
Clock and Temp unreadable
Visitor, 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320, 55,000 mi
Cannot read clock because losing pixels.
Visitor, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320
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 ?
Visitor, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320, 133,000 mi
Center displaying telemetry including, gas milage, speed, etc is out.
Visitor, 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320, 100,000 mi
instrument panel display, lost pixels. brake light failure & warnings displayed.
Visitor, 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320, 90,000 mi
The instrument cluster display has lost pixels
Visitor, 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320, 92,600 mi
Cluster display had a few pixels out for some time . Now all went out at once.