The instrument cluster on my wife's 1997 MB C280 has failed. The dealer
wants about $1000 to replace it. I have found a couple of places that claim
to be able to repair it and a couple of places that appear to have
replacements (used but guaranteed).
However, I have been told by my local garage mechanic (who would likely do
the removal/replacement work) that the new/repaired cluster must be
"reprogrammed" by the dealer and that could be almost as costly as having
them replace it.
Can anyone provide me the correct information on this issue, please.