Mystery Instrument Panel Buzz - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Mystery Instrument Panel Buzz

January 20, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

Our long-term 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG is fantastic on the highway. Its super-quiet cabin probably makes it a fantastic trip for long road trips. On a recent freeway journey though, the CL65 revealed what would appear to be our first issue.

A tiny buzzing noise seemed to be coming from the instrument panel, specifically from behind the stereo display. The noise persists whether the car is on or off, and whether or not any music is playing. It leads me to believe some moving part of the radio is the issue. There wasn't a CD inserted in the dash either, so that helps rule out the possibility of the CD player being the culprit.

Fellow editor James Riswick says he doesn't hear it once the car is warmed up and moving, but that's exactly when I started to hear the buzz. Whatever the case, it doesn't interrupt the functionality of the CL65's stereo, so I doubt we'll be tearing apart the dash any time soon.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 58,800 miles

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