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Old 02-07-2006
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Gauge Cluster Clear Plastic

I was wondering if the clear cover over the gauges comes apart from the cluster? I am going to color match the black inside the cluster.If I am confusing you I am talking about the clear cover on the cluster seperating from the cluster so I can get to the black piece that is under the clear piece.
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the clear part is glued to the part you plan to match, there are about 6-8 screws holding that whole thing then just take a heat gun or bake it carefully, but it does come apart
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ok kewl i got a heat gun i can use so just take out the screws in the cluster and remove the clear part with heat
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that glue is freakin hard to remove. i used a large, sharp kitchen knife to slowly pry it apart.
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i got sand up behind my clear plastic... yeah i said it
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i got sand up behind my clear plastic... yeah i said it

Wtf?

where'd that come from ( not the sand, the statement)
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what glue? man i think between the states and canda they build these trucks diff..i took mine off took the screws out and it popped off...like something that was just screwed on would do lol no glue at all
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Mine didn't have any glue on it either.....Came right off....
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mine had glus on it but it just came right off.....But after i took it off my mom knocked it off the tabel and broke it....i havent had one on my gauges in like 8 months....i think i should i get one of them soon!
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Matthew....I would hit a j/y up for one if I were you....
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the whole assembly screws off and then you have to seperate the clear from the black plastic. i used a hair dryer and a knife. TAKE YOUR TIME!!! the first time i rushed it and broke the clear.

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the dealer ship next door to wear i work said they would sell me new plastic for 25 bucks....not to bad
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yeap, screwes to take it off the entire bezel and then glue to take the clear off.

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force what type of gauges are those and what did they cost ya ???
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ohh crap, it has been so long that i don't remember where i got them :(

i will try to find them though. they cost about $35 and i live near where they where distributed

edit: i think it was procarparts, but it doesn't look like they show as many as they used to. they used to have an animated image that showed mine going from off and on. also the one they now shows says that it has like 6 colors, mine is blue and green with a dimmer switch

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what glue? man i think between the states and canda they build these trucks diff..i took mine off took the screws out and it popped off...like something that was just screwed on would do lol no glue at all

Nope, my Canadian truck has glue. I wanted to take off my clear plastic but didn't have the patience and the hair dryer was taking too long.
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