Found this out last week, my original cluster is not working proper, so i went in to the dealer and they told me i would give them mine and i would get back another one with the correct mileage etc... Same deal with the escalade cluster, you have to do an exchange.
Is this something new they started doing? Physh1 when you say they stopped making them, were you able to walk into the dealer and buy it without an exchange?
I did the mileage swap myself...I've bought all my caddy/denali/tahoe limited clusters off ebay. GM still makes the stock 100mpg clusters but they discontinued the 120mph caddy/denali/tahoe limited clusters.
Some dealers may still have some floating around along with some warehouses BUT GM does not make then new anymore last I knew.
You've got to pull the cluster cases apart. After the cases are popped apart you'll see 4 torx screws that are holding the odometers/tripmeter into place. Remove them on both clusters, remover the odometers/tripmeters, swap, then remount.
It's easier to remove them both as the linkage is already aligned....if you try to mate the odometer from one to the tripmeter from another you could fault the odometer...that is what you don't wanna do.
You'll also have to disconnect the wire from the circuit board to get them out...yop'll see what I mean when you pop the cases apart.
So when you say pull them apart, does that mean from the back?? Or take the gauge face and needles off from the front? I guess I can try this later today...I'll just end up being off about 20miles since I have to go to work...lol
The black guage face, with needles, and the guts will seperate from the blue case. One the back of the blue case you'll see a few clips that attach to the circuit board...get them loose and slowly seperate the case from the cluster face assembly.
I just bought a escalade cluster and tried to switch the odometer's, but when i got down the pulling the little box that contains the l.e.d. screen of the odometer i realized that there are these 6-8 prongs on the one side that are soldered through the circuit board that are keeping me from pulling it all the way out. Is this a different model of gauges then what you guys are talking about? Am I doing something wrong? Help me, please. I dont want to spend $200 to have the dealer install and reprogram.
Sounds like your doing that on a NBS truck. You cannot swap odometers on those....you must have them reprogrammed to swap mileage over OR use a mileage sticker to place on your door jam. Here are pics of the cluster we are talking about:
Damn....I didn't want to have to take off the needles. I'm a little nervous about taking them on and off and keeping them in the right spot to function properly. And now since I've driven about 23 miles with the new cluster in, the old one would be off by that much. Should I just save myself the hassle and bring my truck to a shop and have them reset the odo. in new cluster?
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