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Old 05-13-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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just wondering if any of the dash lighting is replacable in my GXP without buying a new piece? i had an old 02 radio that i took the board out of with the leds still attatched, wondering if anybody ever tried to repair. i was planning on transplanting, but would like some advice before i start digging. on a related note, my shifter console light is out, i have dissasembled the shifter bezel and have gotten to the housing, but i cant seem to get the top off to get at the light inside. any suggestions?
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I have never torn into one of these cars but somebody should be along shortly to help ya out!
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If your any good at soldering. THey are all soldered in place LED'*. One member, long gone, changed his all out for blue.
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soldering is no problem, i do alarms and remote starts with all soldered connections so i can do that. i was just wondering if anybody had any tips before i pull this apart and start. what are the chances that the lights arent actually burned, but the solder connection is weak? im thinkin about just heating the boards to try to reset the connections. ill let you guys know when im done how it came out.
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the bulb in the shifter twists out from underneath. small little thing think it'* a 74 type bulb
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just wondering if any of the dash lighting is replacable in my GXP without buying a new piece? i had an old 02 radio that i took the board out of with the leds still attatched, wondering if anybody ever tried to repair. ...?
The radio is backliighted by 3X incandesant bulbs that are soldered in. I got replacement bulbs for $20 delivered, but I heard they could also be found at Radio Shack. Check this thread:
https://www.gmforum.com/2000-2005-90/radio-display-light-bulb-294193/
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