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Old 06-25-2005, 07:16 PM   #1
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I followed acg_ssei'* write up in tech info, took it all apart, played around with all of the plugs and what not and now, hurray it works!
It wasn't working at all today to begin with. The hardest part was removing 50 million screws from the back of the cluster.
Well Worth my time, the lights are even brighter now.
Figured I would toss in some pictures I took of the process.

1. Frame removed off of dash
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2.Trim removed from gage cluster
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3. Bolts used to drop steering wheel column, i removed mine compleatly and let it drop down.
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4. Steering Column dropped, cluster tilted rearward, so the two plug connectors can be removed
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5. Bolts on top of cluster to be removed
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6. Rear of cluster
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I took no pictures of the unit apart...I don't know why either.
There is quite a few screws to remove, but it was not to hard. I un plugged the ribbon connector that connects to the DIC, This cleaned the contacts well enough that it now opertates well. I also wiped off all the bulbs, then used PlastX on the inner side and outter side of the clear lense, looks PERFECT now!

Messin around with a flash light
Rear steer light:
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And un-used hazard light?
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Put back Together and Working
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Note: Burnt Tail lamp, low fuel, and open door!
Thats a bit more yellow than I would like to see!
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wow! why GM didnt think to put that hazard light to use?
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They sure know how to mess up the simplest stuff. That rear steer is still a classic though
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i have the "Low Oil Level" light in my car but there is no bulb in there, it might work with the hazards.....you should have tried and put a bulb in there
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let me know what tools i need and i will go back in my dash and put a bulb in all of them
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you could waste the money on two more bulbs, BUT they still wont illuminate. If the PCM does't throw a code for Rear Steer, you won't get a light simply put.
All I used was an allan Key, thats all I had hehe.
And a 10mm socket to remove the 4 bolts around the bottom of the steering column, and drop bolts which were 12mm.
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it'd come on. I have a spare [unused] dummy light, and when I put a bulb in there it turns on with the ignition, then turns off after the car starts.


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okay then, but who would want to see another dummy light illuminated constantly? lol
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i have the "Low Oil Level" light in my car but there is no bulb in there, it might work with the hazards.....you should have tried and put a bulb in there
welp had to go get food, and its not Low Oil Level........i know there is a extra light tho
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Good job matt, now on to the tail light to minus one more yellow warning from the dic
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what is the rear steer for?
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