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Quick cluster question

Discussion in 'Interior' started by UmmScott, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. UmmScott

    UmmScott Full Access Member

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    So, I have read the sticky threads about the cluster swaps. Definitely some good looking mods in there!

    On my 2000 NBS yukon, I want to add a trans temp gauge and change some decals/etc.
    On the 00-02 styles, are these clusters pretty much plug n play excluding mileage?
    Can I add in the factory trans gauge and overlay and itll function normally like it always had it?

    So weird that the 00-02 years and the 03-05 are so different yet they look very similar. Seeing tons of info on the 03-05 years but my model year is kinda vauge.
    Much appreciated guys
     
  2. NoReverseYukon

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    Yeah, the aftermarket kinda forgot about us with 1999-2002s.

    We cannot just add the gauge - the electrical "plug" connectors on the circuit board are not there.

    I am in the middle of soldering those connectors from a sacrificial circuit board onto my original and adding the correct type air core stepper motor.

    ********* as an aside, if anyone knows of a source for these connectors, please let me know. Thanks **********

    Haven't gotten around to swapping clusters yet - too cold for that here in NE Wis. I understand that it is about a 50/50 chance of a cluster with the TT gauge as stock working. I don't know if my mod will work until I try.
     
  3. HiHoeSilver

    HiHoeSilver Away!

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    Not sure what "plug connectors" you are talking about. Do you have pics? I thought that you just solder the stepper in, add the needle and the overlay.

    The whole 50/50 working thing occurred in three middle of 2004. Anything early 04 and before should work without changing the eeprom chip coding.
     
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    The joys of working on pre-2003 Yukons !

    This is the type of stepper motors we have :
    air core stepper.jpg
    Those posts on the bottom plug into electrical contact points on the circuit board. My camera will not focus in too closely, but this is what they look like :
    upload_2019-12-15_17-6-31.jpeg
     

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