A year ago we bought a used 2003 suburban and of course immediatly all dash instruments began to fail. Make sure you get the correct part number when you buy your stepper motors see link above for correct parts. The current and failure mileages were 62,000. Found a few similar complaints in blogs but no action from gm. Gauges on the instrument cluster can fail because of a bad battery cable connection or high voltage spikes. I'm not certain it would have caused a problem if I had broken or clipped it off, but I was careful and it's still there.
I asked about any recalls or complaints regarding the cluster gauges malfunctioning at every visit for service. You will be the first that I recommend should I find anyone with the same problem. The contact was able to elevate the vehicle and move the wheel about a half inch in both directions. I knew the cluster must have been going out soon because a month prior the cluster would randomly reset my total engine hours so now I will never even know how many engine hours on my truck even when I do get it fixed. Boosting a dead battery with a battery charger on boost. District Judge John Coughenour, who decided to certify the lawsuit as a class-action. The vehicle was not repaired at that time and has since worsened.
I see that you must have cleaned even the inside of the faceplate. All segments illuminated Illuminates all odometer segments. And finally there will be 1 or 2 wire harness plugs in the back that need to be simply unplugged. Put everything back together and do a happy dance. Corrosion on the back of the cluster circuit board. This may include the speedometer and odometer, tachometer, fuel level, temperature, oil pressure, gauges and more.
We almost got rammed by a truck. Finally, remove the dashboard surround. The contact waited several minutes before restarting the engine. Can I still drive my vehicle while the instrument cluster is out for repair? If the vehicle is not driven for a few days either problem can drain the battery. My oil pressure gage is not right. Any additional costs, including labor to replace the instrument panel cluster, will be the responsibility of the customer.
Silverado tachometer problem — Silverado tachometer quit working If your Silverado tachometer quit working you can be certain that the cause is a bad gauge in the instrument cluster caused by a failing stepper motor. Dealers are to replace the instrument panel cluster after the condition has been verified. This problem typically starts with just one gauge but over time all the analog gauges will start displaying the same symptoms. While the contact was driving between 55-60 mph, smoke expelled from the instrument panel and air vents. Obviously this situation can lead to potential speeding tickets and even unsafe conditions if the driver is startled at the incorrect reading while driving.
The vehicle was under warranty, but the dealer stated that the failure was not a warranty item. Don't worry, you won't break the needle if you keep your fingers near the base of the needle and away from the tip while you do this step. Please note: there is a small percentage of clusters that cannot be repaired or rebuilt for various reasons and we will suggest purchasing a remanufactured cluster. My wife and I are looking at new vehicles this year. No way to do it yourself and the dealer can't help you. If you found this article helpful please give back by sharing it on Facebook —. Ruling out the speed sensor you can be certain you need speedometer repair to fix the issue.
Replacement requires de-soldering of the faulty stepper motors for removal and soldering in of the new X27. Either one or both screen will typically be affected. He also stated that the tachometer occasionally operates in the same manner as the speedometer. Each of instrument cluster gauges will move sequentially through each calibration point. This eliminates on extra day of shipping compared to 24 hour turn-around.
Over time the defective parts, called stepper motors, will wear out causing erratic movement of the gauges including the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge, volt gauge and the optional transmission temperature gauge. Did some research on the subject. Sep 10, 2012 your cluster gauge is broken or has a loose connection. Do not get it too hot for too long or you can damage the circuit board. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.
The problem is the instrument cluster. Then you use the solder and iron to solder on a small amount of solder to each motor's pin. We rebuild the entire unit, replacing all of the gauge stepper motors and illumination lamps, and send it back better than new. Gm refused any coverage of the cost. Cluster needs reprogramming by a good speedo shop or maybe it's time for that Escalade cluster swap? They have a bad part in or installed it wrong they need to fix it.
If it's they're too difficult to remove you need to suck off more solder. We replace malfunctioning parts with brand new factory ones and get your panel back to you better than new within a week in most cases. If gauge needle is not calibrated properly, a problem in instrument cluster exists. Ok you're now ready to remove the old and replace them with new ones. This problem is most commonly seen on Silverado, Sierra, Suburban, Yukon, Avalanche, Tahoe, Escalade and H2.