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Instrument Cluster Displays May Lose Pixels on Mercedes-Benz CLK430

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: 98,448 (10,000–212,054)
5 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003
47 people reported this problem
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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.
Clock pixels don't display properly, just living with it. Bigger problem is with seat controls not functioning properly.
lost pixels on clock and temp.
Temperature and clock pixels are missing from the displays and are unreadable
I'm losing pixels on my digital clock display
The instrument cluster display is losing pixels
Can't read information on dash cluster due to dim and lost pixels.
Dashboard Cluster faded and unreadable
The lights on the dash dim and light up at whim... don't know how to fix
temperature, clock & gear are to dim to read
instrument cluster pixels died in my clk 430
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.
Cannot read electronic display messages under speedometer. Trying to find way to repair it
Pixel on left digit of the digital clock is half-gone. Not repaired.
Digits not readable
No light on odometer
Dealer fixed it but came again a few months later
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.