Just wondering how easy it would be to replace dashboard lights and gauge lights. My radio lights up green. And its my favorite color so i want a green theme going on for lighting in my truck. what size light bulbs is helpfull also thanks:rockon
It isn't hard to pull the gauge cluster. Just remember the speedo cable has to be disconnected from the little clamp under the floor board before you try to pull the cluster out. The white clip that holds the cable to the cluster can be a pain to disconnect. You can pull the cluster out far enough at an angle after disconnecting the power cableing from the backside and not disconnect the speedo if you don't want to mess with the white clip. The bulbs are just twisted in the back of it in multiple locations. 16 total I believe. They sell the bulbs at Advanced in two packs for $5. No colored bulbs though. You would have to get the green "condoms" for them if you wanted color.
Cluster Parts & Gauge Similarities, Mounting, & Removal info & pics in 80-96; "...The PSOM, lens, blackout ring, terminal clips, shifter plates, bulbs & holders are interchangeable between cases. 87-96 gauges are only held in by their terminal clips, except the speedo. 80-91 speedos are held in by 2 screws; 92-97 PSOMs are held captive by the surrounding gauge faces. 80-86 use the same case for tach & non-tach, with a blank face for non-tach. 80-86 gauges are held in by stamped nuts on threaded studs. The fuel, oil, & temperature gauge bodies are identical & interchangeable by prying the needle off & removing the 2 screws holding the body to the face plate. To reinstall the needle, the gauge must be powered & have a known signal applied (usually the minimum) before stabbing the needle so it points to the proper reading. The screws are 5.5mm (7/32") hex with T15. Note that both cases have a molded socket for an anti-slosh module (low fuel light, which was never installed at the factory) and both film circuits have 4 traces for the socket..."
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/774679
2.Remove the wiper-washer knob. Use a hook tool to release each knob lock tab.
3.Remove the knob from the headlamp switch. Remove the fog lamp switch knob, if so equipped.
4.Remove the steering column shroud. Care must be taken not to damage the transmission control selector indicator (PRNDL) cable on vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission.
5.On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the loop on the indicator cable assembly from the retainer pin. Remove the bracket screw from the cable bracket and slide the bracket out of the slot in the tube.
6.Remove the cluster trim cover. Remove the 4 cluster attaching screws, disconnect the speedometer cable wire connector from the printed circuit, 4x4 indicator light and remove the cluster.
7.Position the cluster at the opening and connect the multiple connector, the speedometer cable and 4x4 indicator light. Install the 4 cluster retaining screws.
8.If so equipped, place the loop on the transmission indicator cable assembly over the retainer on the column.
9.Position the tab on the steering column bracket into the slot on the column. Align and attach the screw.
10.Place the transmission selector lever on the steering column into the DRIVE position.
11.Adjust the slotted bracket so the pin is within the letter band.
12.Install the trim cover.
13.Install the headlamp switch knob. If so equipped, install the fog lamp switch.
14.Install the wiper washer control knobs.
15.Connect the battery cable, and check the operation of all gauges, lights and signals.