Instrument cluster repair

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by state guy, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. state guy

    state guy New Member

    I'm trying to replace the stepper motor in my 2005 Silverado cluster myself. I've got the panel out and apart, but I cannot get the indicators, or pointers, off the motor shaft. I've pulled about as hard as I dare and not one of them even budges. What's the trick?
  2. TJ smith

    TJ smith New Member

    Ok just replaced a couple on my 05 trailblazer.Use an ordinary fork. Slide fork under the needle base and pry up. Put a piece of masking tape down first and mark needle location.
    I had to replace 2 stepper mtrs and it worked fine.
    Take care
  3. state guy

    state guy New Member

    Thanks, TJ. Sounds like that should work. Let you know how it turns out soon as I get the motors.
  4. BlueBullet04

    BlueBullet04 Member

    when i got my new gauge cluster face it came with a golf divot repair tool? everyones got one laying around and it worked just fine, didnt mark up the plastics at all

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