Go Back   Blazer Forum - Chevy Blazer Forums > Mechanical & Maintenance > General Tech Help > 1st Gen S-series (1983-1994) Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Blazer Forum!
Welcome to Blazer Forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to start new topics, reply to conversations, privately message other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Blazer Forum today!


Closed Thread
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-02-2012, 05:50 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
red93 is on a distinguished road
Default instrument light replace

I need to replace some bulbs in the gauge cluster but cant figure out how to remove the cluster from the dash. I assume it must come foreward to change out the bulbs because I see no way to get in behind it. I have a 93 s10 chevy blazer 4.3 with manual 4x4 select. I thought it was a 10 min. job but something tells me otherwise now. Hope someone can help. This is a great site. Thanks
  #2  
Old 03-04-2012, 01:28 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Graham, WA
Posts: 760
Toby Hanson will become famous soon enough
Toby Hanson polkaking
Default

I just replaced the cluster bulbs on my '93 Sonoma pickup. Here's a rough recollection of what I did:

1. Remove the trim panel below the steering column. It extends to the left over to where the brake release lever is. You don't need to remove the brake release; you only need to pull the panel back far enough to get to screws behind it.

2. Remove the heater controls and panel with the headlight switch. The headlight switch panel is easy. The heater control panel is harder. There are two ways to do it: take all the vacuum and electrical connections off the control head or take the front panel off the control head. I've done it both ways and I prefer taking the front panel off the control head. There are two 1/4" screws that hold it on. Take those off and then take the ***** off the ends of the levers and the panel comes right off.

3. Remove the bezel that surrounds the cluster. There are about eight screws holding it in. Some of them are harder to find than others. With the headlight and heater control panels removed you should be able to put the transmission selector in 1st gear and then pull the bezel straight forward and remove it.

4. Remove the screws holding the gauge cluster into the dash. You don't need to remove all the screws that hold the clear plastic cover to the cluster. You can just take out the screws that go into the dash and remove the cluster and cover together. Pull the cluster straight out and it will disengage from the dash. Everything plugs into the back of the cluster.

5. You'll need some PC168 bulbs for the cluster. They're the ones that are made with special collars to go into a slotted hole in a printed circuit board. I think there are five of them.

Good luck. Hopefully my information was helpful.
  #3  
Old 03-06-2012, 08:50 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
red93 is on a distinguished road
Default

thanks Toby. There must be a difference cause there is nothing around the column after the trim is removed. The heater control face wont come off, I took out the two screws at the bottom slid the control free then pulled the **** covers off but the face stays put. I have a Haynes but nothing in there looks like mine at all. Guess the local mechanic will get a shot at it next week. I never seen anything like this, I cant even see a screw or bolt. Thanks again.
  #4  
Old 03-06-2012, 11:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Graham, WA
Posts: 760
Toby Hanson will become famous soon enough
Toby Hanson polkaking
Default

When you take the screws off the heater controls you have to take the two screws on one side of it. I don't remember which side. The two screws on one side allow you to remove the front face from the heater controls. The two screws on the other side do something else. The only other thing I remember is that the screws you want to take out have a 1/4" head.
  #5  
Old 03-08-2012, 09:44 AM
Starting Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 178
bertrenolds has a little shameless behavior in the past
Default

Is it the digital cluster or the analog one? What isin't lighting up? If it's the digital guage then you are probably going to need to get a rebuilt board off ebay to get thinkgs like the gas guage and oil guage to light up and work, a bulb won't do anything.
  #6  
Old 03-12-2012, 12:58 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
JuimmyJoe is on a distinguished road
Default

You wouldnt know what kind of board that is having same issue..
Old 03-12-2012, 12:58 PM
 
 
 
Closed Thread

Tags
1994, 2nd, 43, 93, blazer, bulbs, cluster, digital, gauge, gen, instrument, k1500, light, panel, removal, replace, s10


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replace Instrument Cluster now Airbag light is on tpolzin 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech 1 10-02-2011 11:34 PM
Instrument cluster? James1965 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech 2 09-03-2011 07:14 AM
instrument cluster 1986blueblazer Full Size K5 Tech 3 02-18-2010 11:05 AM
Where is / how to replace the brake light switch IRO 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech 7 05-26-2008 07:16 PM
94 Blazer: Wanting to replace instrument cluster elementalnature Paint, Body, & Interior 2 03-24-2008 05:31 PM

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:11 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.