Replacing Dash lights.

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  1. chevyman0191

    chevyman0191 New Member

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    I have a 1997 chevy silverado, most of the dash and door panel lights are burnt out. Im considering replacing them myself since it costs so much to pay sumone else to do it. Has anyone ever changed them? What all does it take to replace them?. Is it a hard to fix? any help will be greatly appreciated thanks.
     
  2. Ginger

    Ginger kissin hands shakin babie

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    the cluster ones are a breeze, you pull off the dash bezel, then there is 2 or 4 bolts, then the cluster comes out, then the bulbs are in the back, the twist into it.

    the other things i think you have to sodier new lights, which is a pain.
     
  3. ScottyBoy

    ScottyBoy Whatcha wanna do???

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    On the OBS trucks all the bulbs are replaceable, not just the cluster. The NBS ones are soldered in tho.
     
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    Southern Pride HAPPY NEW YEAR

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    Hey man I JUST got done doing all of my gauge bulbs in my 95' truck. I wanted some new LED style bulbs so I ordered from Superbrightleds.com *DO NOT ORDER FROM THERE* After waiting a week and having my dash completely pulled apart only 2 of the 6 I ordered worked.

    I would suggest just going to your local autozone to buy your bulbs. You will need (6) 194 bulbs for all of your speedometer guages. The HVAC controls (heat and AC) take (4) of the 74 or 79 bulbs, I can't remember. Just check your manual it will clear that up. There is a complete detailed write up I will get for you, but don't listen the original poster (phil) says that the heater and AC controls are t1.5 style bulbs. I had to find that out the hard way. As far as any other bulbs like the ones for your windows, etc. just check your manual. It has a complete list of each bulb and its #. I'm going to find the thread that shows you exactly how to pull everything apart. Overall, It's quite simple. No big deal. The main key is patience. Pulling apart the dash and door panels being careful not to break clips and being careful disconnecting connections.
     
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    Southern Pride HAPPY NEW YEAR

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    Here is the thread with everything you need to know step by step. Again, I would highly suggest NOT using supershittyleds.com and just going to Autozone. All bulbs for the guages and heater/ac controls will run you $20-$25

    Anyway, here it is. If you have any other questions, PM me.
    http://www.gmfullsize.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45975
     
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    thanks yall for the help. helps alot i greatly appreciate it thanks.
     

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