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

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I took these pics when I did my LED install on my 2006 Silverado. You can clearly see the plus and negative points for soldering in your LED's and resistors. Hope this helps.

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Jarrod, did you mark those + and - marks yourself with a sharpie? Every cluster I have done I had to test them and mark them myself.
 

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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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How did you change the 4x4 switch LEDs? I'm in the process of doing them right now, any help appreciated
 

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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.

How did you change the 4x4 switch LEDs? I'm in the process of doing them right now, any help appreciated

That post is over 3 years old, and that member is no longer with us. You might ask Scottyboy if he has any tips.
 

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Jarrod, did you mark those + and - marks yourself with a sharpie? Every cluster I have done I had to test them and mark them myself.

Yes I tested and marked each before I snipped the original bulb leads. Have you looked into the new kits that US Speedo offers? They are LED replacements in multiple colors and resistor is built in and they're the same size as OE bulbs.


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I usually use 4 LEDs to do a 4x4 switch. I remove the clear plastic light diffuser and I hot glue an LED in place below each button. You have to get them aligned just right so that the button can still move freely, not much room to play with. I usually wire two LEDs in series on a 330 ohm resistor, its just easier than running a separate resistor to each LED.
 

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