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Tooth Fairy
06-05-2016, 06:27 AM
I did a quick search for removing instrument cluster from a NCV3 but nothing showed up.
Anyone got a vid on doing it?

The new (to me) 4wd truck I bought the other day has a button stuck in on the cluster so I was hoping to remove the cluster and fix the button.....

06-05-2016, 05:59 PM
Hey Al
Fellow & mutual bespoke repairer of garbology handling machines like me ( now retired) :lol:--this should be NO challenge.
Remove the bezel surround and nearby plastic dash appendages then a firm pull and it will come out of the clasp "zonkers" part of the main dash carcass.
Refit is a simple reversal--don't get too aggressive with it!
Like a rat in the garbage pile!

As a foot note the biggest bloody aggressive rats were to be found in Baghdad down on the side of the Tigris where the local folk tossed their household trash--Big as bloody cats they were!
Cheers Dennis

Tooth Fairy
06-06-2016, 09:26 AM
Its no challenge Dennis, I just dont wont to bugger up the thing while taking it off/out.
It has two slots for an implement of kinds to fit in, what are they, where do I acquire such implements?

The biggest rats I have seen were at a shopping centre at a place called Frankston, Frangers for short, Frangers are also know as condoms in this part of the world so its not a flattering name for the town, when you see the general population of the place you have to wonder why more frangers werent used?

The Franger rats, nice slick glossy coats and about 300mm long in the body, all sorts and manner of colours and all very well fed, they reminded me of the rats off the young ones.


Eric Experience
06-06-2016, 11:04 AM
Don't just yank it out it will crack the screen. The factory tool is a pair of high tensile hooks. The best way to make them is to get a pair bicycle spokes and grind the sides off the knob without getting it hot. Insert the hook and turn it 90 degrees and pull. Eric.

Tooth Fairy
06-06-2016, 08:25 PM
Thasks Eric.

I found some tools on Ebay, (http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_odkw=mercedes+dash+removal+tool&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xmercedes+ cluster+removal+tool.TRS0&_nkw=mercedes+cluster+removal+tool&_sacat=0) Ill pop into my local MB dealer to see how much for them here.

I have to drop the new vehicle off there on wednesday as it is to get a RWC as there are just around the corner from work.

06-06-2016, 08:55 PM

Part number of the tools here, plus a bit of similar blurb on removal, most dash pods in the MB camp are the same technique.

All the best

Tooth Fairy
06-07-2016, 09:27 AM
Thanks Steve...:thumbup:

Tooth Fairy
06-11-2016, 12:42 AM
I bought the tool from MB cost all of $23.
Ill have a crack at pulling the cluster later on today hopefully.


Sprinter Bob
12-29-2018, 01:07 AM
I know this is an old posting and that the OP may no longer need help.

However, I've been experiencing my own instrument cluster issues with my 2007 Sprinter and wanted to at least attach a video that shows how to remove a Sprinter's IC.

I know it works because I just used this technique to remove mine and hope this helps others.



12-29-2018, 03:33 AM
And way back then we may not have had the 2007 service manual: http://www.diysprinter.co.uk/reference/2007-sprinter-service-information.pdf
and wiring diagrams: http://www.diysprinter.co.uk/reference/2007-sprinter-wiring-information.pdf

to refer to.