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Center Gauge Cluster Removal (Read 1960 times)
Apr 10th, 2016 at 11:32am

Ed   Offline
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1981 Corvette. White/Black
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Hi all, I'm new to this forum and the corvette world and I need some info on the removal of the center gauge cluster removal. I have some bulbs out and want to replace them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Reply #1 - Apr 10th, 2016 at 2:03pm

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Welcome to the form, what yr C-3 do you own? It's different for different yrs, but all are a PIA especially reassembly.
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #2 - Apr 12th, 2016 at 5:41pm

Ed   Offline
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Long Island NY

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I have a 1981.
 
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Reply #3 - Apr 13th, 2016 at 6:51am

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Ed,
I'm going through my dash right now on my 80. Just ordered some 194 bulbs and some twist bases that go in the dash. Best thing I can say is to get an assembly manual. The info is priceless sometimes. They are not cheap, but well worth it. Good luck Smiley
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Reply #4 - Apr 13th, 2016 at 4:04pm

Ed   Offline
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Thanks for the info. i'll look into getting one.
 
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Reply #5 - Jun 21st, 2016 at 8:09am

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1975 resto-mod Corvette!
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I too am at the point of tearing our old and putting in new, simple design in polished aluminum for my 1975.
Shift console piece is easy, all I want is dial for fan to blow outside air through cockpit. I live in FL and can do without air easily and rare if ever use of heater. no interest in clock in cluster.
It was easy to pul out and mark wiring … what must I go through if I change to digital. It is dumb to think they plug in?
Are relay's or other electrical components necessary to add?
the finished image is along the lines of what i want.
Thoughts on, changing gauges, eliminating a/c and I am not worried about 'hot to touch, in sun". Car will be a modified street car as daily driver. Strip ready when you want but, not for me
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Reply #6 - Jun 21st, 2016 at 9:53am

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If you go with digital gauges you will need different sending units. They usually come as a kit & 500.00 up. I put digital in my 68, but now I would stick to good analog gauges. You will not be able to read digital in bright sunlight. You still might have to use different sending units but it will be much cheaper & you can read them in any conditions. I eventually put a analog direct line oil gauge in my center console so I can keep an eye on the oil pressure all the time. I've got a whole install procedure in here somewhere...I'll try & find it.
Alan Smiley
 
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