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  1. #1
    MacRules
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    Default 98 E320 AC Climate control - background light is out

    What is the possible cause on this, background light is not working when
    head lights are on?

    The AC / hot air is working fine, is it fuse got burned?

    Thanks



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    Roland Franzius
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    Default Re: 98 E320 AC Climate control - background light is out

    MacRules schrieb:
    > What is the possible cause on this, background light is not working when
    > head lights are on?
    >
    > The AC / hot air is working fine, is it fuse got burned?


    After 10 years/120,000km the bulbs need replacement. Driven at a mean of
    50km/h half the time in darkness that makes a life span of 1000 hours
    roughly.

    --

    Roland Franzius

  3. #3
    MacRules
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    Default Re: 98 E320 AC Climate control - background light is out

    I thought it uses LEDs not light bulbs. Can I just replace light bulbs
    or I need to replace whole climate control piece?

    Thanks

    Roland Franzius wrote:
    > MacRules schrieb:
    >> What is the possible cause on this, background light is not working
    >> when head lights are on?
    >>
    >> The AC / hot air is working fine, is it fuse got burned?

    >
    > After 10 years/120,000km the bulbs need replacement. Driven at a mean of
    > 50km/h half the time in darkness that makes a life span of 1000 hours
    > roughly.
    >


  4. #4
    Roland Franzius
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    Default Re: 98 E320 AC Climate control - background light is out

    MacRules schrieb:
    > I thought it uses LEDs not light bulbs. Can I just replace light bulbs
    > or I need to replace whole climate control piece?


    Replace bulbs.

    http://www.detali.ru/cat/oem_mb2.asp...SGR=150&SGN=03

    > Roland Franzius wrote:
    >> MacRules schrieb:
    >>> What is the possible cause on this, background light is not working
    >>> when head lights are on?
    >>>
    >>> The AC / hot air is working fine, is it fuse got burned?

    >>
    >> After 10 years/120,000km the bulbs need replacement. Driven at a mean
    >> of 50km/h half the time in darkness that makes a life span of 1000
    >> hours roughly.
    >>


    --

    Roland Franzius

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    WS
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    Default Re: 98 E320 AC Climate control - background light is out

    Roland Franzius wrote:
    > MacRules schrieb:
    >> I thought it uses LEDs not light bulbs. Can I just replace light bulbs
    >> or I need to replace whole climate control piece?

    >
    > Replace bulbs.
    >
    > http://www.detali.ru/cat/oem_mb2.asp...SGR=150&SGN=03
    >
    >
    >> Roland Franzius wrote:
    >>> MacRules schrieb:
    >>>> What is the possible cause on this, background light is not working
    >>>> when head lights are on?
    >>>>
    >>>> The AC / hot air is working fine, is it fuse got burned?
    >>>
    >>> After 10 years/120,000km the bulbs need replacement. Driven at a mean
    >>> of 50km/h half the time in darkness that makes a life span of 1000
    >>> hours roughly.
    >>>

    >


    Have the same problem. I remember someone posting info on a home made
    tool that allows removal of the climate control unit? Any pointers?

    Thanks,
    WS

    --
    replace with leews to mail


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    Kenneth P. Stox
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    Default Re: 98 E320 AC Climate control - background light is out

    WS wrote:
    > Roland Franzius wrote:
    >> MacRules schrieb:
    >>> I thought it uses LEDs not light bulbs. Can I just replace light
    >>> bulbs or I need to replace whole climate control piece?

    >>
    >> Replace bulbs.
    >>
    >> http://www.detali.ru/cat/oem_mb2.asp...SGR=150&SGN=03
    >>
    >>
    >>> Roland Franzius wrote:
    >>>> MacRules schrieb:
    >>>>> What is the possible cause on this, background light is not working
    >>>>> when head lights are on?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The AC / hot air is working fine, is it fuse got burned?
    >>>>
    >>>> After 10 years/120,000km the bulbs need replacement. Driven at a
    >>>> mean of 50km/h half the time in darkness that makes a life span of
    >>>> 1000 hours roughly.
    >>>>

    >>

    >
    > Have the same problem. I remember someone posting info on a home made
    > tool that allows removal of the climate control unit? Any pointers?


    The tool is the same as the Stereo removal tool. $12, last time I bought
    them at the Stealership.

    In a pinch, you can use nail files.

  7. #7
    Roland Franzius
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    Default Re: 98 E320 AC Climate control - background light is out

    Kenneth P. Stox schrieb:
    > WS wrote:
    >> Roland Franzius wrote:
    >>> MacRules schrieb:
    >>>> I thought it uses LEDs not light bulbs. Can I just replace light
    >>>> bulbs or I need to replace whole climate control piece?
    >>>
    >>> Replace bulbs.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.detali.ru/cat/oem_mb2.asp...SGR=150&SGN=03
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Roland Franzius wrote:
    >>>>> MacRules schrieb:
    >>>>>> What is the possible cause on this, background light is not
    >>>>>> working when head lights are on?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> The AC / hot air is working fine, is it fuse got burned?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> After 10 years/120,000km the bulbs need replacement. Driven at a
    >>>>> mean of 50km/h half the time in darkness that makes a life span of
    >>>>> 1000 hours roughly.
    >>>>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Have the same problem. I remember someone posting info on a home made
    >> tool that allows removal of the climate control unit? Any pointers?

    >
    > The tool is the same as the Stereo removal tool. $12, last time I bought
    > them at the Stealership.
    >
    > In a pinch, you can use nail files.


    Pictures

    http://images.google.de/images?hl=de...-8&sa=N&tab=wi

    --

    Roland Franzius

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