My folks had the same problem with 2001 E320. The only solution was to
change out the instrument cluster. It cost about $800 to do this. It first
started out with outside temp... then it kept getting worse... last time it
also affected the clock and thus we changed it out.
You can try speedo shop to see how much to repair just that display. But
going this way means you have to remove the cluster to send out to
repair...and car will be out of service until then.
Known problem with the display.
I just received notification from MBUSA that the 2000-2006 S-Class and
CL-Class instrument cluster warranty is extended
to 10 years with unlimited miles from the vehicle warranty start date.
Unfortunately not my S-Class has the display problem.
Our 2001 E-Class display is out, sagments in the display start to die one
after the other. Now only 1 - 2 segments left.
No clock, no temperature and no ATM gear shift position displayed.
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