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Thread: Gauge bulb replacement
12-05-2008, 07:15 PM #1
Gauge bulb replacement
I have a 2001 Silverado, and am planning to replace the stock bulbs in my gauge cluster with blue leds. I took the cluster out today and saw that it would be easy enough to do - just swap the old 194 bulbs for LED equivalents. The one problem I encountered is trying to pull the old bulb out of the littler-twist in sockets that are used. If anyone who has done this mod could help me out with this, that would be awesome.
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12-05-2008, 07:38 PM #2
im pretty sure the 194's just pull out. there probably just stuck a bit. if you just kind of "wiggle" them as you pull them out, they should come out.
i did the same mod to my 04, only i just wired them right in the circuit board in place of the stock ones. i dont have the 194's tho, mine were soldered in. check out this link, this is what it looks like all done. good luck!! http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12901
Cody- Tulsa, OK
12-05-2008, 07:57 PM #3
Sweet truck! I was thinking of doing my climate controls too, but it wouldnt come apart and i didnt want to break it (expensive part). Thanks for the post, when i get my LED's I'll have to try to pry those damn stock lights out of their sockets. It's time for a change. I have one burnt out on the edge and didnt even notice it
12-06-2008, 01:03 AM #4
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12-07-2008, 01:44 AM #6
I got my gauges done tonight - only issue I had was that they put the bulb terminal wires sideways and soldered them to the contacts. easy to work around though. It looks great and I love it - doesn't look as good as Cody's though. Pics and how-to write-up to come later.
12-07-2008, 02:52 AM #7
Kind of a hijack here, but does anyone with an OBS (mine is a '94) know if the buttons on the climate control unit are supposed to light up? My display lights up, but not the buttons.
12-07-2008, 04:10 AM #8
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Nope, display only, would look nicer if they did though......
12-08-2008, 09:30 AM #9
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