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  1. #11


    yea i want the red with the white needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    I like the blue! Is there anyway to change the color of the needle on the cluster though???

    I believe the only way to change the colour of the needle is to get a new one. The needle itself is orange. I guess you could change the colour if you don't mind some kind of orange/other colour meld!

    Just as an FYI - I opened up the 2WD/4WD push button module to see what the insides were like. I made a post about it - click here to see it and the few photos. It seems easy enough to change the LEDs in here if you are good with a soldering iron.

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    ^^agreed^^ The needles are orange plastic, so even with a color swap such as my blue, they stay orange (the smaller ones turned a little whitish, but not the speed & tach) If you want a different color needle, you will have to find new ones somewhere and replace them. This is not something I would want to take on due to the risk of not resetting them in the exact proper positions.

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  4. #14


    I edited your first post to include a safety warning for when you pull it out of park. Also, what pattern bulbs wiw you use to illuminate the dash?

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  5. #15


    Thanks for putting that in. I forgot because I usually just hold the brake pedal for the time I need the lever down. For the bulbs, I used type 194 with 2 LED's per bulb and a plastic refractor around the rest of the bulb, so they basically have a 360 degree light pattern. There are still some darker spots, but they are not very noticable as long as all the lights are working.

  6. #16


    where in the world would look for new needles to go on there though?

  7. #17


    Very cool! I am curious as to where you bought your bulbs and what you paid for them.

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  8. #18


    you might be able to find needles on a custom parts site or also check other gm vehicles for needles you like in roughly the right sizei bought the bulbs at canadian tire, and i believe they were about $5.50 CAD each.

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    So i found this post and told myself i have to have blue gauge lights so i printed out the thread and headed to the local autozone and bought what i needed. Got home and ripped apart my dash and when i came time to pull the bulbs out of the base i broke every single one of them and after digging out what was left of the bulb the pieces of wire were also broke.

    Anyhow i got the part numbers and ordered new bases and bulbs from

    Hopefully the install will go better than he tear down lol

    Yours looks nice by the way.

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    thanks. good luck on your swap. When i did mine, I had not been able to find any bases that I didn't have to reuse the stock ones. Shortly after, they showed up. Now that I know they are not a part you would need to special order of the internet, I would strongly suggest just using new bases.

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