Instrument Cluster Displays May Lose Pixels on Mercedes-Benz CLK430

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: 95,627 (10,000–212,054)
5 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003
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problem details
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 124,270 mi,
Temperature, gear and clock unreadable due losing pixels
There is a kit to repair the pixels. The common issue is a poor contact at the board, the solution is to replace the ribbons going from the display to the contact board.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 85,000 mi,
lost pixels on clock and temp.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 90,999 mi,
Clock pixels don't display properly, just living with it. Bigger problem is with seat controls not functioning properly.
I'm losing pixels on my digital clock display
The instrument cluster display is losing pixels
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 43,000 mi,
Dashboard Cluster faded and unreadable
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 45,000 mi,
Can't read information on dash cluster due to dim and lost pixels.
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 132,000 mi,
Temperature and clock pixels are missing from the displays and are unreadable
temperature, clock & gear are to dim to read
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 137,000 mi,
instrument cluster pixels died in my clk 430
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 137,000 mi,
The lights on the dash dim and light up at whim... don't know how to fix
Pixels out in instrument cluster and cannot read digital speed or clock or gear position i.e P D R 1 2 etc. Fortunately the car has the old fashioned needle speedo so I can tell how fast I am living with it in this condition.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 36,000 mi,
Pixel on left digit of the digital clock is half-gone. Not repaired.
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 70,000 mi,
Digits not readable
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 160,000 mi,
No light on odometer
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 10,000 mi,
Dealer fixed it but came again a few months later
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 150,000 mi,
My instrument display has lost it pixels . Because i don't know how many miles nor what kind of service faults i have on the dash board.
cant read temp on left or gear setting on right still not fixed.