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Ever since I got my 190e (about a month ago), the speedometer has worked intermittently and the odometer has not worked at all; now, even the speedometer doesn't work.  I wouldn't be surprised if the PO loosened a cable or something to stop the mileage from racking up (but that's just the skeptic in me).  Is there anything I can access/check relatively easily?  I'd really like to avoid taking the dash apart and I'm still relatively new to all of this.


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MBFanatic  8 months ago

You need to remove the cluster and check all the cables and wires on the back. If they are all tight, you may need a new cluster.

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Here is your 190E IC removal DIY.

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vmancini  8 months ago

So, I wasn't able to get the cluster out but I was able to pull it out a little and tug/wiggle it.  When I put it back into place, the speedometer started working again (still not the odometer as far as I can tell).  My novice hunch tells me that the cable(s) are loose?

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MercedesMedic  8 months ago

Loose cables or damaged IC.


If you want to get it fixed, it will have to come out.

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gazamg  7 months 4 weeks ago


Mine did the same and I am sure you tried this

My speedo worked fine via the cable but the trip did not work nor the miles

It was the trip reset button was stuck a bit. I did notice a clicking and flicked the button and its fine now

If its the mileometer its probably the clocks but worth a try

I am in uk but have some spare clocks I wont be using

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MBFanatic  7 months 3 weeks ago

How are all your projects going? Got the 190E on the road yet? 


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gazamg  7 months 3 weeks ago

The engines in and the clocks and alarm are ok

Its just the starting and sorting airbag module etc to get it to run

A nightmare as no one knows. Im sick of looking at wiring diagrams but I will do it im sure

Thanks for asking