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1994 C180. Dashboard lights go almost off when headlights are turned on.

Makes it very diffucult to see instrument panel dials at night. Is there an adjustment somewhere?

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    i need to change a few bulbs in the dash board so how can i take off the dash to change the bulbs???

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Hi,

The dashboard in the benz c180 is always good and highly illuminated.
I doubt that there may be some problem with the power to the lights present in the dashboard.

And i am sure there are no adjustment for illuminating the dashboard.
you need to call benz service centre for this problem.

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