How-to: Change the color of your 99-02 GMT-800 gauges

Bigredmariner

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Dang, thats a bit unfortunate, but still do-able evidentally. I like the 03+ layout WAY better. I just dislike the plain white. Got a shot of that cluster lit up re-installed? Must look sweet.
Not the greatest shot, but you get the idea.

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That looks sweet Jarrod. :thumbs: One question, the spots where you soldered in the LED's, was it tiny filament bulbs soldered on there from the factory? Cuz thats how my door switches and AC panel were. I unsoldered the stock bulbs and replaced them with resistors and LED's.
 

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That looks sweet Jarrod. :thumbs: One question, the spots where you soldered in the LED's, was it tiny filament bulbs soldered on there from the factory? Cuz thats how my door switches and AC panel were. I unsoldered the stock bulbs and replaced them with resistors and LED's.
Yep, exactly Scott. They had super tiny wire and set in a plastic cradle. I flush cut them off then de-soldered, soldered my resistors to the LED and shaped them. Soldered that LED+resistor assembly to the board. Not bad once I got going on it.
 

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Hopefully someday i'll get the bravery to try such a thing, but I need to work on my soldering skills.
 

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Bump for the new guys. Keep in mind that this write up only applies to all 99-02 GM clusters.
I did a write up for the 03-06 clusters, which can be found HERE.
 
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I did mine a little differently. I didn't buy the twist lock LEDs, I just soldered LEDs and resistors into the hole in the cluster back. I put two LEDs per hole and pointed em different ways to eliminate hot spots.

Good write ups. I had a hell of a time getting that asshole dickhead "tootall" to help me out. He acted like he was the only one with the right to do this.

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Looks like you didn't mess with the passenger airbag light either. Any reason why? It bugs me that it is the only non-blue light in my truck's dash. I looked at taking it apart but it seems to be fastened together pretty well.:dunno:
 
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It can be done. But I ruined 2 of them trying to get it back together. Shit flies everywhere when you pop em apart lol:
 

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