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Old 06-30-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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4 gauge cluster??????

I'm looking to get some gauges (1SS) and wanted to know how accurate the factory ones are........ or would aftermarket ones be better???
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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go factory. they plug and play .... couldnt be easier!
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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How accurate do you need them to be?

The only calibrations on them are the low, mid, and high range of what your car is doing. You can tell if the engine is getting good oil pressure, the transmission temp, engine oil temp, and volts. It's useful for everyday driving, but if you're trying to determine the exact voltage draw, maybe not...
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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good, really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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I guess reliable would be a better word than accurate ....... I just want to make sure the gauges I get I can rely on, I'm comming from a fully modded diesel with gauges for everything and the factory gauges were unreliable
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:40 PM   #6
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How accurate do you need them to be?

The only calibrations on them are the low, mid, and high range of what your car is doing. You can tell if the engine is getting good oil pressure, the transmission temp, engine oil temp, and volts. It's useful for everyday driving, but if you're trying to determine the exact voltage draw, maybe not...
Agreed!

They give enough feedback to let you know what is going on. IMO they fit with the car too and don't stick out like a sore thumb but I always get the "wow" factor from people who come into the car
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #7
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going with the factory ones........... thanks everyone
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:32 PM   #8
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go factory. they plug and play .... couldnt be easier!
The OEM are plug and play as long as you get the right cluster. There are three different 4 gauge clusters so be sure you get the correct one for your Camaro or it won't work at all. (And beware of great deals on ebay because it might not be the right one!)

Here are the correct part #'s for the gauge clusters:

Automatic V6 or V8 - 92247189
Manual V6 - 92247187
Manual V8 - 92247188
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:55 PM   #9
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Can the gauge cluster be installed in my LS without to much hassle?
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:47 AM   #10
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Can the gauge cluster be installed in my LS without to much hassle?
It can be installed
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:44 AM   #11
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You will definitely be happier with the OEM gauges in my opinion. It is the retro look but to each there own. Mine are acurate but came with my 2LT installed and love the look.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:51 AM   #12
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Can the gauge cluster be installed in my LS without to much hassle?
It's so easy...even a girl can do it...lol...and I did mine in less than 30 minutes.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:52 AM   #13
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Can the gauge cluster be installed in my LS without to much hassle?
Took me 15 minutes but that didn't include removing the cig lighter which i hear is the worst part.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:53 AM   #14
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Yes that was a little tricky...but everything else was super easy.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #15
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The lighter removal and stuffing the wires in are the hardest part. There is a GM special tool to remove the lighter,though.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #16
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Don't waste your money on a lighter removal tool. Just slide the metal sleeve out first, then remove the black plastic ring. It takes about 15 seconds.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #17
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I put the GM 4 gauge pack in my 1SS along with the GM switchblade silver door and dash trims. I like both a lot...
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:12 PM   #18
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Can someone plz post a URL to order the correct cluster for my 1 SS 2012?..

Would someone plz post a GM URL for ordering all parts?..

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Old 07-22-2012, 12:14 AM   #19
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Can someone plz post a URL to order the correct cluster for my 1 SS 2012?..

Would someone plz post a GM URL for ordering all parts?..

The auto trans are same for v6 & v8. If u have man trans, select the v8 for correct shift pattern. Gmpartshouse is OEM and lowest I've seen...comes with all necessary parts for install. Good luck!

http://store.gmpartshouse.com/partlo...catalogid=7587
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:16 AM   #20
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Try gmpartshouse.com I bought the 4 gauge pack for my 2012 1SS from them at a show in June. They installed it at the show and it works great! Click on GM accessories then Chevy Accessories the click on switch to Camaro catalog and finally electronics. They only sell GM parts.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:03 AM   #21
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Here are the instructions that I used to install mine: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=gauge+cluster
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:00 PM   #22
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I put them in mine a few months back, easy except for the damned cigarette lighter plug/power outlet thing. everything else is pretty straight forward. contact Gene at Gmpartshouse, check out the vender section on here, gene will hook you up, best prices I have found for pretty much anything camaro you might need!
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:38 AM   #23
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Just installed mine in 2012 LT Convert, couldn't be easier. Bought from GMPartshouse, fast delivery. Hardest part was stuffing wire from Gauge pack .
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