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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 13, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Late Model Electronic Gauge Clusters

Ok...I'm new to the resto/modification Chevelle world...I want to possibly use a gauge cluster from a 05 Envoy (for style mostly). It it possible? I know I would at least need a BCM unit as well.
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Re: Late Model Electronic Gauge Clusters

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Ok...I'm new to the resto/modification Chevelle world...I want to possibly use a gauge cluster from a 05 Envoy (for style mostly). It it possible? I know I would at least need a BCM unit as well.
Ty,

Anything is possible, but is it worth it? In my opinion, no.

You'll be looking at an enormous amount of work between the fabrication to make it fit and the electronic redesign to make it work.

I believe you would also need the PCM as the tach signal is fed from the PCM directly to the gauge cluster driver as just one example. Also 2005 was almost in the middle of GM's major screw-up of having bad stepper motors in these gauges. The stepper motors that move the needles go bad and "go crazy" requiring them to all be replaced. A lot are sold on eBay, but the problem is, a lot of sellers sell more of the same bad ones instead of the new superseeded motors to actually correct the problem. Typical modern GM garbage to deal with. Why mess with the headache of all of this?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 13, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Late Model Electronic Gauge Clusters

Thanks for the input. The fabrication is not a major concern. I am leery of the electronic reconfiguration....I most likely will not go this direction. There just isn't anything that "modernizes" the appearance the the '67 Chevelle instrument dash....I most likely will do some drawings that are to scale that will fit within the original opening with some slight modifications to the upper form of the dash without changing the dash pad. I may have to form my own fiberglass setup. I want to give a one-off custom look that might have fit the period rather than a original finish with gauge sets that are available through places like AutoMeter, Classic Instruments, etc.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 13, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Late Model Electronic Gauge Clusters

Thanks Rick...I've already come across this...just not quite to my liking style-wise...but definitely an option that is on my list.
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