One or More Instrument Cluster Display May Fail on Mercedes-Benz E320

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Instrument cluster displays tend to fail, especially the clock and gear indicators. Our technicians tell us the instrument cluster will require replacement to correct this issue.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 111,100 (30,000–259,000)
11 model years affected: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
154 people reported this problem
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All instrument cluster – in the dashboard will not light up, will not come on, speedometer will not move, temperature gauge, gas gauge, none of those instruments comes on
I have the same problem. I had the instrument panel replaced a couple of years ago along with having to pay for a new key related to Mercedes resetting the mileage and labor. The display is fading on the mileage, clock, and etc. Horizontal lights flash across the middle of the screen at times.

I am a girl who needs help with this problem.

Cluster not working,fuel lever keeps fluttering,temperature indicators not working,rpm not working. My entire cluster not responding.
My instrument panel and my 2003 Mercedes E3 20 will no longer illuminate I have no vision of speed RPM Clock temperature or gas mileage :(
Is there anyway this can be fixed by a fuse or circuit or what do I need to do because I love this car:/
digital temperature display on instrument cluster failed. portions of it light up, but the temperature cannot be read. Was told by mechanic as dealership it was not worth fixing.