Now you need to remove the white surround to get to the actual circuit board. That said, the inverted design would provide suitable results as well. This is what the stock bulbs look like. Please click the link below for more information on shipping, packaging and payment options. Please contact us via phone at if you have any questions.
Use a sharpie and mark each one postive and negative. Another option is to go cut a harness pigtail from a truck in the junkyard and you can then power the cluster on your workbench with a 12v power supply. If you have any questions regarding any upgrades just let me know by email or phone. Here are links to those bulbs: Selecting the color As for the color, if you want to preserve the factory appearance, the warm white bulbs are the same color light produced by an incandescent bulb. You could also do this before you remove the bulbs if you choose to. Shipping Information will be provided through eBay Messenger after purchase. This is what the stock bulbs look like.
Determine the Bulb Purpose Gauge clusters use lights for two general purposes: 1 Illumination of the Gauges and 2 Indicator and Warning Lamp Illumination. At this point, you need to go plug the cluster back into your truck and use a meter to find out which solder terminals for each bulb are positive and negative. Now with all the needles removed, you can then remove the guage overlay. We will calibrate all of the gauge motor needles. Another way to get them in perfect position is to let the truck idle for 20 mins or so operating temp and mark where the needles pointed. Changing the gauge face may be required to get a brighter light. Yes, I said dinner fork.
These vehicles range from 2003-2006 and include Silverado, Sierra, Suburban, Yukon, Denali, H2, Escalade and more. All kits are available for purchase in our eBay store at this link: We do not take orders over the phone for these kits. You do not need to add any wiring or sensors with this upgrade. If you prefer a green or blue light, simply select the bulb that you like. Now once you get the cluster all back together, go plug it in your truck and be amazed at how frikkin awesome your cluster now looks.
You will want to take off the clear guage lense first. We offer a lifetime warranty on the functionality of the cluster and gauges. We will power up and test all functions of your instrument cluster. You will need to remove the stock light bulb as shown in the install guide that will come with your kit. Obviously this situation can lead to potential speeding tickets. Remember, you need to have it pointing in the same spot when done.
First, remove the cluster from the vehicle, and lay it out on your table or workbench. And I reccommend using at least a 30 watt soldering iron. Now this is what you have with everything removed except the back of the cluster. Over time the defective parts, called stepper motors, will wear out causing erratic movement of the gauges including the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge, volt gauge and the optional transmission temperature gauge. I need balls of steel to take the cluster apart.
Patience, a steady hand and soldering skills are a must if you want to tackle this upgrade. We have carried them for over ten years and they still remain a popular bulb with our customers. Our kits replace your dim and dead dash bulbs so commonly found in the 2003 through 2006 General Motors vehicles. Do this by prying up the tabs, and slowly working your way around the cluster. We will test and replace the gauge motors with high quality with new, lifetime warranty stepper motors. If you are ready to ship your cluster for repair please fill out the repair form located at the top of the page under the Let's Get Started Tab. Obviously this situation can lead to potential speeding tickets and even unsafe conditions if the driver is startled at the incorrect reading while driving.
Just carefull lift it straight up, it isnt secured to anything. You could also do this before you remove the bulbs if you choose to. And the factory bulbs are not actually soldered to all 4 of those contact points, just two of them, look closer at this pic. Also with this option some of your upgraded options may not work. Instrument cluster upgrades now available with free installation! Kit Contents Color note: Red, blue, green, and white are generally in stock and ship within one business day of your order. Third, you can have your original instrument cluster repaired by a professional speedometer repair business www.