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Replacing the stock gauges

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by opfor2, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. opfor2

    opfor2 1/2 ton status

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    I would like to replace my stock guages on my 90 Blazer. I know it can be done but what must I do? What kind of guages will fit and can I use the OEM sensors or must they also be replaced. I'm thinking of replacing the guages on the left hand side of the dash, i.e. oil, H2O temp, volts.


    Thanks

    Dan...
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Well, pull the cluster out to see for yourself. Pull the stuff at the bottom of the steering column, and then the dash panel around the cluster and the vents, radio, etc. You can take out the dash pad but I don't think you'd have to -- been a while since I've done this.

    The problem is the circuit board thing at the back of the cluster drives all the gauges, so you'd need to carefully fold it out of the way for the gauges you won't use. I wouldn't cut it as traces for one gauge might go behind the other ones.

    I spose you could bypass the whole PCB and wire whatever gauges you're keeping factory -- the gas gauge, and your speedo if it's electric? ... I'm used to the older trucks -- directly to the wiring harness plug.

    Anyway ,point being it might be easier to replace the lot all at once.

    Dakota Digital has a slick one, or of course you could DIY.

    -- A
     
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    Tweetysuarus 1/2 ton status

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    How about like this?
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    Bill
     
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    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    For the 40th time:
    Gages
    Just kiddin' ...it's only been 20 or so... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    now that's a beautiful dash
     
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