FAQs—Mercedes Benz CLK55 AMG
Recently, the pixels of my vehicle's instrument cluster LCD display have been fading. Since then, I'm having a hard time looking at my mileage. It was the first time this has happened to my car, and I don't know what I should do. What specific part do I need to replace?
It is normal that the instrument cluster LCD display of your Mercedes Benz may lose its pixels. This is a common complaint of CLK55 AMG owners. The solution is as simple as replacing the ribbon cable that connects the LCD display to the circuit board of the instrument cluster. While replacing the ribbon could already fix the display, you also need to check the back lighting bulbs if they are still working fine. These bulbs are locatedat the center of the cluster. If they are already burned out, then youshould also replace them immediately. This is to ensure that you will be able to monitor your mileage in your odometer properly.
Recently, I've been having a problem with my Mercedes Benz CLK55 AMG's engine. It cranks, but it does not start. I tried this when the engine is warm. When I tried starting it when my engine has cooled off, it runs roughly and suffers from a poor performance. I wonder what's wrong with my engine. What should I look for?
When you experience problems with your engine, you should never ignore it. In your case, it is possible that the problem is caused by a failed crankshaft position sensor. This sensor is the primary sensor of the electronic fuel injection and ignition systems. When this part fails, your vehicle will definitely not start. Another symptom of a bad crankshaft position sensor is frequent stalling when the engine is hot. What you can do is to visually inspect your sensor for cracks, loose connector pins or other obvious damage. If you are positive that the sensor has problems, you should replace it immediately to avoid damaging your entire engine. It is cheap to replace the sensor with a new one than to repair your engine.
One day, I was driving my Mercedes Benz CLK55 AMG when suddenly I heard a repetitive clicking noise coming from my dashboard. I inspected it, and found that it is coming from behind the center area of the dash panel. I don't know what's wrong with it, but I'm getting distracted with the sound. What should I do?
The noise coming from your dash panel is commonly caused by a broken stepper motor actuating arm. This arm is responsible for controlling the direction of air flow in the climate control system. The noise indicates that this part is already damaged or broken. When this happens, you should bring your vehicle to the car repair shop to have it checked by a technician. They need to disassemble the center console to access and change the broken arm with a new one. It is important that you replace it immediately to get rid of the noise that could distract you as you drive.