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Do you drive a GM car (200 and up) and have gone past 70-80 thousand miles only to have your gauges (speedo, temp, and fuel) go out on you? Don't want...
Here are the tools that you are going to need 1. Soldering Iron 2. Solder 3. Needle nose pliers 4. Pick 5. Solder bulb 6. Regular Kitchen Fork
Parts needed: 1. Replacement Stepper Motors - Available from Dr.Speedometer in any quantity, $6.00 per motor + $5.00 shipping. Use this link to order...
First, remove the clear plastic lens by gently prying outwards on the black tabs, use the right angle pick. Or screwdriver , or whatever it is you are...
Here is the unit with the cover removed, Remember that when you do this the button that you used to reset your tripmeter / look at you actual miles wi...
Now tear off several short pieces of low tack masking tape, one for each gauge.
Rotate each needle counter clockwise until they come to their stopping point. Stick the tape to the gauge face plate directly below the needles. Look ...
Break each needle loose from the shaft by firmly rotating it counter clockwise a couple inches
Now slide the fork under the gauge base being sure the fork tines are going around either side of the shaft. Next, pry upwards on the gauge base by pr...
Remove the black back cover from the white inner frame by gently prying outwards on these black tabs
Now remove the circuit board from the white inner frame. It will pull off easily.
Here you can see the 6 white stepper motors on this Silverado cluster
Close up of a defective old generation stepper motor.
one of the four solder points that each stepper motors has. you will have to de-solder each one of these to get the motor out.
Now melt the solder on one of the solder points, as soon as the solder melts use the solder bulb to quickly suck up the melted solder. This may take a...
This is how a solder pad will look after removing the solder. The pad to the left has not been de-soldered yet
After removing the solder from all 4 points of the motor straighten the motor’s 4 wires using needle nose pliers, this will make it easier to pull the...
Now align the plastic posts and the 4 motor wires with the holes in the circuit board and slide the motor onto the board. Because one plastic post is ...
Place the repaired circuit board back on the white inner frame and snap the black backing in place to hold it all together.
Now reinstall all of your needles in roughly the 12 o’clock position (exact position is not critical.)
Now rotate each needle counter clockwise until it lines up with your mark. If you accidently go too far simply keep rotating counter clockwise until y...
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