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Morning all..

Craige and I have been having discussions about instrument clusters, and changing from pre-facelift, over to the newer facelifted ones ...

It's got to the point where we're trying to work out which models have which cluster fitted - are there differences between the facelifted clusters in the 200's and 350's for example...? (we're not going into the whole how to change and whats involved here, just which is which)

So - if you have some spare time, can you snap a pic of your cluster and post here, along with the model and year of your car - you'll know if you have a facelift R171 (or you should do by now!!) if you have the arrow style mirror indicators, black buttons in the Overhead control panel, later steering wheel etc etc

So - to start off - here is a PRE facelift AMG cluster from a 2005 55



And here's a FACELIFTED one - note the change in font, RPM's go to 8k, more numbers on the speed side, black rings around the clock and fuel gauge and the non linear scale on the speed side to name a few changes



Thanks in advance ....
 
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Sean, it would appear that not all AMG clusters are the same. Here's a snap of my pre-facelift 2005 AMG 55 (Sept 2005) cluster and, although it's similar to your pre-facelift cluster, the needles are different:

 
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See my sig, Sean. It's a UK spec 350 FL.
 

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Sean, it would appear that not all AMG clusters are the same. Here's a snap of my pre-facelift 2005 AMG 55 (Sept 2005) cluster and, although it's similar to your pre-facelift cluster, the needles are different:

Oops .. forgot to mention that I'd already changed the needles on that cluster - they were they same as yours!!
 

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Oops .. forgot to mention that I'd already changed the needles on that cluster - they were they same as yours!!
Why does it not surprise me that you'd already changed something on yours Sean, even before swapping it out for another?! :D :D
 

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Mine exactly the same as Dave's pre-facelift, original needles. I noticed the needle change on yours too Sean and came the conclusion that you must have been tinkering!

I think I'd miss my V8 decal if I switched to the facelift. Are there many useful functional differences between the 2 clusters?
 

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Mine exactly the same as Dave's pre-facelift, original needles. I noticed the needle change on yours too Sean and came the conclusion that you must have been tinkering!

I think I'd miss my V8 decal if I switched to the facelift. Are there many useful functional differences between the 2 clusters?
TPMS functionality was the biggie for me, plus the laptimer, gear indicator, display going red when you approach the redline, and oil temperature are also nice to have ...
 
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Display

Does anyone know the name of the bottom display screen between the guages? Mine has a couple pixels missing so may want to replace it at some point according to how much work and expense is involved
 
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