Thanks for helpin out over here! If you could keep me informed on what you find that would be great! I can thump the panel and they'll stay on until i change something on the panel or shut off the truck. Got it all back together and realized i had used all 12v bulbs, but someone i recall mentioned some were 6v and some were 12v. I'm glad someone else had the info! Our kits replace your dim and dead dash bulbs so commonly found in the 2003 through 2006 General Motors vehicles. You'll need to look around for a good deal unfortunately. Anyone have any other generic numbers? Have you gotten your climate control lights fixed yet? But I am wondering if this is the same case with the climate control lights? There are some videos out there on taking the cluster apart, mainly to replace the gauge face with a different one. Below is a video showing how to replace the speedo lights you need to solder them. How hard is it to change these bulbs and what kind of bulb is it? The whole install took less than 30 minutes.
I'd like to have enough bulbs to replace all that are in this panel when I have it out and are these bulbs the same as what's in the speedo? We offer a lifetime warranty on the functionality of the cluster and gauges. . Gonna see if I can replace the climate control bulbs in spring. Mine too are out along with one other dash light. Good luck with the repairs! I don't have a truck as new as you so I don't have the ability to rip it apart. Pretty much plug and play.
Someone noted the 12V's are Radioshack part 272-1141. Well, it turns out the 3 bulbs around each circle knob must be 6v, because after it was put back together, the middle bulbs were nice and bright, and the others were about half brightness. Looks like 6 - 6V and 2 -12V. All kits are available for purchase in our eBay store at this link: We do not take orders over the phone for these kits. For the general public, desoldering these without damage to the circuit board is generally not possible as it requires equipment most folks just do not have. So as far as plug and play, I don't consider this mod in that category. They popped off without too much effort, and i was able to proceed to do the repair.
I have done the hvac cluster too, it's soldered directly to the board for the bulbs. You may or may not have that option, or even a rear window defrost. Oh well, at least i can see it at all now, and don't have to fumble for the heat when it's dark and cold. These vehicles range from 2003-2006 and include Silverado, Sierra, Suburban, Yukon, Denali, H2, Escalade and more. Anyone have any info on what bulbs I'll need? They are just on pretty tightly. Please call us with any questions and pricing for your specific vehicle.
Plan to pull the ac control this weekend and see what kind of lights they are. So if your little lights are out on your controller, they are solderd on a board, either live with it for being out, or replace the whole unit. Two screws and a plug, after pulling the front bezel off around the dash. You can choose any combination of components to upgrade including your gauge cluster, climate control, radio, steering wheel controls, dash switches or overhead console. I saw sewerrat mention the two slider knobs were glued on, which made me extra cautious, but it turns out the are not. I purchased a new control panel eBay and installed it. Maybe i'll re-do it in the spring.
I had the heated side mirror s option that comes on when you use the rear window defogger. After i popped the two round knobs off, and the 4 screws, i was able to ease a small flathead screwdriver behind the slider knobs and gently twist. Tool recommendations and application temps and suggestions to avoid damage to dash components. But it is not difficult to take the cluster apart. There is no green or blue that you can scratch off. So the rear defrost button has a little squiggle on it.
We look forward to serving you. I had a set of ten 12v lights sitting in a box from when i repaired my 05 Suburban's speedometer stepper motor, so i figured they'd probably work. Please contact us via phone at if you have any questions. You just want to mark where the needles go because you need to take the them off of the stepper motors to get the gauge face off and then get the back housing off. I had the same problem with mine. .
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