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

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: 96,213 (40,000–200,000)
2 model years affected: 2001, 2002
19 people reported this problem
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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.
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
only temperature pixels disappearing although some days it appears. Dealer says whole panel would need replacing at over $1,000.