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97c1500
01-23-2011, 05:06 PM
Today i swapped an 99 esky cluster into my 97 x-cab c1500 with a 350 and now when i come to a stop the fuel gauge move a good 1/4 tank in either direction i'm guessing my old cluster had a buffer in it to accommodate the longer tank
any help in regard on how to make it stop doing this is greatly appreciated

Sully
01-23-2011, 05:08 PM
idk but mine does the same thing with stock cluster and new sending unit (the common problem with the fuel gauges)

sixfive
01-23-2011, 05:29 PM
^^^^ mine as well does the same thing with the stock cluster and so does a buddy of mines.

97c1500
01-23-2011, 05:34 PM
right now i'm looking up schematics to see what different between the two and from what i can tell the esky uses the PCM to buffer the singal my 97 does not but that doesn't help because the two pcm are different and i don't have the time for my truck to be down to re pin to a 0411 or esky PCM

DRAGGIN95
01-23-2011, 05:41 PM
My 96 dually does that too with the stock cluster.

1badgmc
01-23-2011, 06:27 PM
Maybe you're just noticing it more since it's a new cluster to you? :think:

When I put an Escalade cluster in my '99 Yukon, the thing I noticed was that when I filled up the tank, the gauge would only go to about 7/8 tank.

97c1500
01-23-2011, 08:18 PM
Has any one tried GM Cure described in this service bulletin

Bulletin No.: 76-83-05

Date: September, 1997

Subject:
Excessive Fuel Gauge Fluctuation
(Install Fuel Level Damper Kit) Models:
1995-97 Chevrolet and GMC C/K 4 Door Utility Models Condition Some owners may comment about excessive fuel gauge needle fluctuation when making turns or braking with less than a half tank of fuel.

Correction

Install fuel level damper module kit P/N 12167652 following the procedure described on the instruction sheets included with the kit.

Parts Information

P/N Description Qty

12167652 Module Kit, Fuel Level Damper 1 Parts are currently available from GMSPO.

Warranty Information

For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:

Labor Op Description Labor Time

N4844 Module, Anti-slosh - Install 0.8 hr

DRAGGIN95
01-23-2011, 08:21 PM
That's a good find!

Dragit
01-25-2011, 09:02 PM
I got a dumb question lol whats the difference in the escalade cluster and the stock one? Trying to find a pic of the swap but cant come up with anything yet.

1badgmc
01-25-2011, 09:03 PM
I got a dumb question lol whats the difference in the escalade cluster and the stock one? Trying to find a pic of the swap but cant come up with anything yet.

Escalade cluster has white needles vs. the stock orange needles and goes to 120mph vs. the stock 100mph. The illumination color is also slightly different.

Butch
01-25-2011, 09:32 PM
This is what the esky cluster looks like...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/crazybryant1/Picture10462.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/crazybryant1/Picture10465.jpg

Jason
01-25-2011, 09:35 PM
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/3098/3241/7744120039_large.jpg

found this on cardomain

Problem2420
01-26-2011, 12:50 AM
I wonder what color the escalade bulbs are???

1badgmc
01-26-2011, 05:48 AM
I wonder what color the escalade bulbs are???

They're just normal, clear 194s. The difference is the color on the backside of the gauges.

DroppedAsAChild
01-26-2011, 01:14 PM
I Didnt have a problem swapping my escalade cluster. Everything was exactly the same as my stock cluster. Yeah there is a green plastic similar to the 88-91 clusters. I swapped blue LEDs in right away, but they lite up a kind of aqua green before I swapped them. I love my cluster, one of my favorite interior mods along with my LEDs.

Edit: Pics

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/DroppedAsAChild20/My%20Truck/002-6.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/DroppedAsAChild20/My%20Truck/003-6.jpg

Problem2420
01-26-2011, 11:08 PM
Oh got it. I just thought it would be kool to make my cluster light up like a stock esky cluster. Maybe there's some other way??

DRAGGIN95
01-26-2011, 11:11 PM
I Didnt have a problem swapping my escalade cluster. Everything was exactly the same as my stock cluster. Yeah there is a green plastic similar to the 88-91 clusters. I swapped blue LEDs in right away, but they lite up a kind of aqua green before I swapped them. I love my cluster, one of my favorite interior mods along with my LEDs.

Edit: Pics

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/DroppedAsAChild20/My%20Truck/002-6.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/DroppedAsAChild20/My%20Truck/003-6.jpg
Look's amazing man!

DroppedAsAChild
01-27-2011, 03:43 AM
Look's amazing man!

thanks man. Heres a day time shot

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/DroppedAsAChild20/210-3.jpg

97c1500
01-27-2011, 04:20 PM
Yea i'm not a huge fan of the teal lighting so i plan on doing some white leds to make a a bit more blue than teal and i contacted the yard that sold me the cluster and there going to pay for 1/2 the repair which will be 100$ so
in this swap i'm at 125$ which i think is a decent deal for a esky cluster that i know is good

DroppedAsAChild
01-27-2011, 04:30 PM
Yea i'm not a huge fan of the teal lighting so i plan on doing some white leds to make a a bit more blue than teal and i contacted the yard that sold me the cluster and there going to pay for 1/2 the repair which will be 100$ so
in this swap i'm at 125$ which i think is a decent deal for a esky cluster that i know is good

Thats Not bad. I stole mine for $50 :Dwith 207.9km on it which is 129.1 miles on it. nearly brand new minus the lightly scratched lens. I swapped the odometers and then threw the LEDs in it and them put my billet overlay on it. I have about $145 in my whole cluster.

97c1500
01-27-2011, 06:47 PM
Mine when I got mine the odometer said 120000 miles

DroppedAsAChild
01-27-2011, 08:30 PM
Mine when I got mine the odometer said 120000 miles

Thats alot more then mine lol. Mines not even in the thousands 129.1 Actual miles. Doesnt matter how many miles as long as everything works. I might get a custom made overlay for my gauges. There is a some what local company thats makes custom clusters and overlays. I know a few people that had some done, they turned out awesome. http://www.blackcatcustom.com/

Butch
01-27-2011, 08:45 PM
Dropped, do you have any pics of them installed? I wonder what they look like in our trucks, they look awesome!

99redburb
04-23-2011, 10:16 AM
thanks man. Heres a day time shot

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n54/DroppedAsAChild20/210-3.jpg


I love that trim around the gauges. where did you get that? Thats the finishing touch I need for my sub...

Shawn

silverado13
04-24-2011, 02:21 PM
you know you can switch out the mileage right? and mine did the moving neddle with the stock and escalade cluster

DroppedAsAChild
04-24-2011, 05:42 PM
I love that trim around the gauges. where did you get that? Thats the finishing touch I need for my sub...

Shawn

I bought that from a buddies shop. Its an empire motorsports billet gauge overlay. You can also find them on ebay, stylin' or any place that sells billet pieces.


you know you can switch out the mileage right? and mine did the moving neddle with the stock and escalade cluster

I did change my mileage over from my stock cluster. I didnt wanna deal with the needles, I picked this cluster up pretty much brand new for $50. Im not complaining. Its one of my favorite mods to my truck.

silverado13
04-24-2011, 08:03 PM
yeah i paid like $30 from my local yard for mine