Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum banner
  • Hey Everyone! Enter your ride HERE to be a part of this months Ride of the Month Challenge!
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,587 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So i finally got my truck home last night only to find out about 3/4 of the gauge cluster lights are out. what size are the bulbs in the cluster? Can i just go to radio shack or somewhere similar and buy them?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,323 Posts
Depends on what year your truck is. If its 01-02 you can just put in normal #194 (i beleive) bulbs. But if you have 03-up the bulbs are LED's and are actually soldered to the circuit board. To replace these you have to be really good at soldering and de-soldering or know of someone that is.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,323 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,587 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
well i took on the task of soldering all the lights in. got them all in and working except one- my left turn signal indicator. I cant get it to work with the new light, and I even plugged the dash in and hit it with a test light and i dont think I have power there at all. guess this would mean I need a new cluster if i want that to work?
 

·
Im Superrrrr!
Joined
·
14,517 Posts
well i took on the task of soldering all the lights in. got them all in and working except one- my left turn signal indicator. I cant get it to work with the new light, and I even plugged the dash in and hit it with a test light and i dont think I have power there at all. guess this would mean I need a new cluster if i want that to work?
Not necessary, the relay for the turn signal could be bad I guess.

Something less expensive to try before looking into a new cluster.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,587 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
everything for the turn signals work except that ONE left turn arrow on the dash, thats why im thinking its that
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
103 Posts
Pull it back out and check continuity, if there is none, follow the print on the board until you find where it gets power. Lots of times when soldering you can "burn" the print off the board and cause it not to conduct anymore. Just carefully solder a small gauge wire to the place you found that has power and run it up to your bulb.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top