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Old 08-11-2011, 07:46 PM   #26
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Did you say that on that one the needle went on with N.P.? If so the motor my be good, and the needle makes no contact with the motor.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:48 PM   #27
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Did you say that on that one the needle went on with N.P.? If so the motor my be good, and the needle makes no contact with the motor.
Checked that. The motor is having the problem. I believe I busted something when pulling it out.

I know the needle is fine because it worked for a split secound but it seems like my rigged fix broke x.x

I have to buy a new motor.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:54 PM   #28
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Find a junkyard with a wrecked Camaro in it, maybe you'll find another dash gauge if it comes to that.

I wonder.. if it's just the motor part, how compatible other gauge motors would be to the one in the Camaro?
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:01 PM   #29
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Here is what you need to do, I fixed all of my DENALI'S Guages with the help of this guy, if you can e-mail him. acecore@charter.net

P.S. there called Stepper motors, If you buy a new instrument panel you will need to take it to get programed, The motor is not a lot of cash.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:39 AM   #30
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Thanks for naming the motor. Now I know what to ask for. I'm going to go to the dealership tomorrow after the lady calls and lets me know if they have them and buy one. If it's more than 50 bucks then I'll look elsewhere. I heard some of them cost 10 bucks
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:01 PM   #31
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Okay so I was driving today due to work and the tach needle was at 0 where I set it at when I installed it. It stayed like that all day till I notice it move up a little when I decided to hit some where around 6000 rpm, but after that initial movement it actually moved down passed zero and rested on the black thing that covers the gas needle and never moved again.

So does that mean the motor does function? I hit 6-7k again and it didn't move like it did before.

Also a new cluster from Lonestar Chevy will cost upwards $270. I might end up doing it just to get the motors and I also noticed I'll need to rig two plcc-2's together for each light for the screen to be bright enough, as orange isn't cutting it so instead of 5, it'll be 10 in pairs of two.

When I get the lights in Ill be taking off my cluster one more time to see if I can fix the tach when installing the new lights.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:55 PM   #32
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Did you send that person an e-mail? i got 6 motors for my truck for $30.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:37 PM   #33
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Just changed the rings to red. Gonna try and attack some switches tomorrow.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:39 PM   #34
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Sweet! I wasn't sure you could do just the rings and leave everything else alone. Did you just change the 4 outer most LEDs on each side?

My husband wants to change his rings to red and the numbers to white.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:44 PM   #35
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Yea, it was just the outer ones I changed. It was a lot easier then I though it would be except for getting the needles off.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:46 PM   #36
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Sweet! Looks good
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:46 PM   #37
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:28 AM   #38
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Just changed the rings to red. Gonna try and attack some switches tomorrow.
You should switch the screen to white or red, get rid of that ugly teal...
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:42 AM   #39
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does the leds just pop out or are they soildered in?
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They are soldered in.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:51 AM   #41
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This is a very cool mod. You said you sent yours off to be done.....Did you send the whole unit or just the circuit board? What did it run you to have it done?
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:58 PM   #42
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One question was the center screen green stock or was there a way to change that to green?
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:05 PM   #43
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I took mine apart and only sent in the circuit board. He charges between $40 and $60 depending on which/how many LEDs you want changed. I also purchased the LEDs myself, but those were only about fifty cents each.

The center screen came stock blue, but it was also changed to the green LEDs.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:52 PM   #44
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Really cool mod everyone! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:50 PM   #45
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I really like this! Can you change the colour of the DIC and the stereo LCD as well? I would love to go all orange/red
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The DIC is the screen in the middle, correct? You can change that. There are photos in the first post where I changed them to green.

I haven't played with the stereo yet, but I imagine you'd be able to change those as well. I have changed everything else though; steering wheel controls, HUD knob, headlight know, the 4 pack gauges, and the window switches on the doors.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:10 AM   #47
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I really like this! Can you change the colour of the DIC and the stereo LCD as well? I would love to go all orange/red
Yes, the stereo can be done, you would just have to open it and see what type of leds it uses, more than likely they will be 0603...
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:19 PM   #48
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great write up...thanks for the detailed post.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:33 AM   #49
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Awesome. Looks like I have another winter project to add to the list. Now to decide on the colours!!

For the DIC (yep the screen in the middle) which LED's need to be changed? are they side projection ones? or do you have to peel off the LCD to get at the back of it? I've heard of people doing this on other vehicles to change their colours and ruining their LCD's by fingerprinting the screen or something.

EDIT: Actually I read the whole thread a little more attentively and see that my question has already been answered about the DIC.

Does anyone know how to get the stereo out?
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:00 PM   #50
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next question haha I figured out how to get the stereo out. Now I'm thinking about the window switches and other controls like the steering wheel etc. are they all the same type of LED? If I just buy a bundle of the same ones can I use them everywhere?
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