Originally Posted by MOTOunplugged
So I won't need the board to mod my stock cluster?
The board has all of the circuitry on it. The blubs that come stock sit in the little holders that screw into the board. If your planning on doing things like I did, your going to need to modify one of those little holders by soldering 2 small wires to the positive and negative leads on this holder. This way you will have a holder that can provide power to your custom lighting. I am assuming your going to buy the oznium ribbon LED's, and that your going to stick them to the white backing. Drill a hole in the white backing and run the wires from the inside out of the hole, and then the wires will be attached to the bulb holder, which will twist into the stock location. I used the center one of the 5 on the back. I am fairly certain the bottom metal tab on the center connector is the positive, and the top one is the negative. The other 4 connectors are reverse (top is hot, bottom is ground)
I can make a map showing which sides are hot in a photo. If you want me to make you a "wired holder" I can do it and mail it out.
The only part that holds the board to the rest of the innards is the odometer chip (after you take the screws out)
To seperate the "innards"
1: Take off 1 sock on one foot and place your bare foot firmly against a metal vent in your house to ground your body
2: Use a flat ruler and slightly, slowly and evenly push against the sharp pins that rest in the female housing on the board
3: After the flat piece pops out some, use a eyeglass screwdriver to carefully get it the rest of the way out
After this you can toss the green piece of plastic behind the odometer chip out the window: You now have a free board.
Maybe when you get your cluster we can do a webcam to webcam chat so I can help you in real time.
But to answer your question briefly: Your stock board itself will remain 100% unmodified.