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Old 11-08-2018, 07:59 AM   #1
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Can you replace a bulb in the cluster or do you need to replace them if it goes dark?

My whole instrument cluster is fine but speedometer. It was half dark for a long time but blew it off because it was on the high end of the speed gauge. Now its all black.

The wire connector clip together so I doubt pot holes wiggled anything loose.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:01 AM   #2
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Should be able to. I don't own anything new enough that I cant.

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Its an 05
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The biggest pia is taking the dash apart.

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As he states in the video, replace them all at the same time.
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I found a good video of my specific vehicle but they only mention removing the cluster to send out for service not anything about replacing bulbs.

As Tom said the video Mark posted it's not quite what we're looking for.
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Always helps to post Year Make and Model when asking for any kind of vehicle help.



Go to youtube and run a search quarry for your vehicle and dash light*.

Like "2005 Bugatti Veyron dash light*" May need to remove the year or change it to a similar year even.
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I found a good video of my specific vehicle but they only mention removing the cluster to send out for service not anything about replacing bulbs.

As Tom said the video Mark posted it's not quite what we're looking for.
Depending on the vehicle, there is a whole cottage industry devoted to repairing dash lights on certain GM vehicles. Something about printed circuits. Dont remember the details.
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Depending on the vehicle, there is a whole cottage industry devoted to repairing dash lights on certain GM vehicles. Something about printed circuits. Dont remember the details.
Yeah Saw that. Wouldn't that knock you off the road in the interim? I would hope they handle it like starters or alternators. Give you rebuilt with security you bring back the old one.
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Finally got around to this. Taking the dash apart was a hassle. The wiring harnesses dont give a lot of slack/

I went to pep boys looking for the lights, the guy said, "the computer isnt showing any, take it out and bring it in we will match it up".

Some bitch........after all that hassle I go back and another guy looks in the computer and says, "oh we wont have that, you need to order it".

$37 for a pack of 5. I have to put back together and do it all over again down the road
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Finally got around to this. Taking the dash apart was a hassle. The wiring harnesses dont give a lot of slack/

I went to pep boys looking for the lights, the guy said, "the computer isnt showing any, take it out and bring it in we will match it up".

Some bitch........after all that hassle I go back and another guy looks in the computer and says, "oh we wont have that, you need to order it".

$37 for a pack of 5. I have to put back together and do it all over again down the road
General Motors product? I need to do this with my 2500HD. They sell the stepper motors as a kit, about $55; most important thing is to tape the existing position of each gauge's needle, so that when you replace the stepper motors, everything works as original.
FWIW--been driving for 4 years now, and the only gauge that works in my cluster is the fuel gauge!!
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Its an 05


I had to replace the cluster in my 03 2500. The issue is the computer they need to reset all your settings. Mine had the driver information Center. If I remember right, there are companies that will repair them, but I just ordered new.


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My cluster seems to be fine I put everything back together last night and everything was restored.
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Thee ole take it apart, find nothing wrong, put it back together and it works again - trick?
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No I had to order lights! Come on man lol.

I was hoping for that though. With all of the potholes I was looking for loose connections.

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