I don't usually repair truck clusters older than 2003 just because I can't get the parts but yesterday this guy was down on his luck and needed his 2002 Sierra diesel cluster fixed and since all the gauges still worked good and it didn't need stepper motors I decided I'd give it a shot. It took longer for me to find the pin-out than it did for me to fix the 2 problems with the cluster. 1. There was no backlighting. 2. The display was dead. Once I had the pin-out I was able to set up a connector with the proper grounds and B+ to fire it up. It's all fixed now and we have an other happy guy.
Well boys, maybe he's trying to make a point, it's a GM give it 2 years and that's what it would look like anyway. Maybe in 2 years He'll peel it off and he'll have showroom paint underneath, if it doesn't rust from the inside out like mine did. But then again the look of his truck wouldn't change.
Front end parts of 03 to 07 classic are all interchangeable. You cannot interchange any parts from an 02 to an 03up but you can interchange the complete front clip and it will match the door seam perfectly. I have a friend who needed a new truck but didn't like the look of the front, so he bought the truck and found an 02 front clip of the same color and swapped it. The 06 came with 3 different hoods 2 were interchangeable the other hood needed a different grille to fill the gap. Not sure if the ton truck hood fitted the pick up though, that had an aggressive look. There were also a pile of aftermarket hoods...with scoops and rams.
The guy came to get his cluster this morning, never seen any body so happy to get something fixed. Now I know why I like to do this! I was asking $60 and I thought that might have been a bit high for the work I did but he thought otherwise. He gave me $100 and would not take the $40 change. I like it when people really appreciate my work.
Yes, matter a fact I started it today since it was the first of the month. Runs like new. Only preventative maintenance I did was replace the 3 auger 6203 bearings that had seen too much EOD road salt slush. I could hear them begging for grease, so replaced the single sealed bearings with dual precision sealed ones. Tonight I repaired a 2007 Yukon cluster that had lost both displays at the bottom. Seems to work fine now!!! lol
Our Kijiji is similar to Craigslist and people that shop on Kijiji are well not the most reliable and trusting. I have a bunch of different key FOBs that I have accumulated over the years and sell them on Kijiji. I clean them up, install a new battery and make sure they work properly. This works out pretty good for me most of the time but there's always the one person that says " I want it, I need it, consider it sold, I'll pick it up today or tomorrow, can you hold it for me?" These are some of the FOBs that today I put back up for sale because they've been sitting there for at least a month. I just hang them on my shelf as I wait for the pick-up. So at least $300 worth of no shows.
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