How To Remove An Instrument Cluster In A GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali

If the instrument cluster in your GMC Yukon or Denali is acting up or stopped working, you can replace it yourself. The cluster is easy to remove and the job requires only a few tools. You’ll save yourself time and have your dashboard looking new again.

NOTE: If your GMC Yukon/Yukon Denali's instrument cluster works but doesn't show the right gear, read this article to help diagnose the issue before removing the instrument cluster. 

Removing The Instrument Cluster In Your GMC Yukon/Denali

GMC Yukon Denali

To get started, you'll need the following tools: 

  • Ratchet wrench
  • Socket extender
  • 7mm socket
  • Trim removal tool

Next, you’ll need to prepare your GMC Yukon/Yukon Denali so you can work on it.

  • Park on a flat, level surface - preferably off the street
  • Turn the key to the auxiliary or first setting,
  • Pull the shifter down to the lowest position to allow room for the trim to pull out.
  • Lower the steering wheel.

Once you have your Yukon/Yukon Denali prepped, follow these steps to remove the instrument cluster:

  1. Remove the dash trim panel from around the instrument cluster using the trim removal tool. Go slow, being careful not to break any of the trim clips or gouge the plastic face.
  2. Once the dash trim panel is removed, use the 7mm socket, extender, and ratchet to remove the screws from around the instrument cluster. These screws are located near the “corners” of the cluster.
  3. After removing the screws, pull the instrument cluster out of the dashboard. Then unplug the master connecter from the backside of the cluster. Be careful not to pull on the wires when unplugging the connector.

Replacing Or Upgrading Your Yukon/Denali Instrument Cluster

Instrument cluster replacement

Once you've removed the instrument cluster on your GMC Yukon or Yukon Denali, you can choose to either replace it or have it repaired. You can also add LED lighting to provide a brighter, clearer display or add personalization.

We offer a lifetime warranty on all repaired or replacement/exchange instrument clusters and a quick turnaround on all repairs. We've been repairing and replacing automotive instruments for more than seventy years - nobody has more experience at this than us!