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instrument cluster led flickering '13 lt

A weird thing happened with my impala today, the "MPH" led has begun to flicker. have any of y'all experienced this or any other leds dying?


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Seems to me I remember someone on here talking about corrosion on the battery terminals causing an LED to flicker, maybe have a look at that.

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My MPH light flickers... Has done it since day 1 when I bought it. Haven't had the nerve to take the cluster apart to attempt a fix. @TeeRev did an LED swap to his cluster and did a nice write up with pics... Kinda gave me a little hope.

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I didn't have an LED die, but one of the incandescent bulbs that light up the rest of the cluster. It bugs me that GM used LEDs for everything else, so why not the numbers and needles?

The MPH is lit up via LEDs already, one single SMD. Maybe the solders are just starting to age and crack? I've seen that happen before.

Here's the write-up for anyone interested. https://www.impalaforums.com/chevy-im...cluster-2.html

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Kinda gave me a little hope.
Hahaha well I'm glad. It's not THAT difficult. I'm on about the same level when it comes to electric work as a well-trained monkey. So if I can get it done, you can too!


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