How to Remove a W211 Instrument Cluster

Written by daniel valladares
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Most Mercedes-Benz vehicles require a specific Mercedes-produced removal rod to remove the instrument cluster. The W211 vehicles, also known as the Mercedes E-Class, are no exception. This rod can be purchased directly through a Mercedes-Benz dealership or online through various stores. This removal process takes less than five minutes and is one of the easiest tasks you can perform on your Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Mercedes-Benz cluster removal rod

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Adjust the steering wheel as far outward as it can go, and then as low as it can go.

  2. 2

    Insert the rod into the bottom corner slot of the instrument cluster and pop out the cluster. Repeat with the other corner slot.

  3. 3

    Reach behind the instrument cluster and pull off the two wiring harnesses from the cluster.

  4. 4

    Pull the cluster out of the vehicle.

Tips and warnings

  • If you do not own the special cluster rod, you can use a coat hanger to pry out the instrument panel, but it may scratch your vehicle.

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