Pull the knee bolster panel straight out. Glad to find a great forum for help with my new truck. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Unscrew all of the bolts, too. I dropped my Suburban off and 4-hrs later was happy to find the dash replaced. Each smaller panel can be removed individually, though you must remove some of them before you can remove others. I was surprised at how easily it came out.
It is a safety hazard because it works sometimes but is way off under the real speed. A lot of folks will probably not be able to get this repaired soon enough or at all due to high repair costs. The failure mileage was 174,000. Easy - Assuming the truck dash here. The Silverado has been more troublesome. If I turn the truck off and restart it the cluster fails to come online.
Picture is of actual item. I have owned many vehicles over my lifetime I am 60 years old , and I have never had any with instrument cluster failures. Used that combo for years on my 3 vehicles. You want them to be about half an inch apart. Warrenty replaced instrument cluster a couple of years ago. The approximate failure mileage was 4,280.
The temperature gauge read that the temperature was above the highest reading on the gauge. The vehicle had sixteen failures, and had been taken to the dealer on nine occasions. All gauges, tachometer, speedometer, battery, engine temperature, oil pressure odometer, fuel gauge and odometer fail to operate at all. The contact stated that instrument panel gauges would fail sporadically. On the rare occasion while driving the truck with a non functional instrument cluster the cluster will suddenly turn on. Remove the instrument panel dash trim screws.
Insert the slotted screwdriver in between the windshield and the upper dash trim. The pieces below the radio and stuff. In a nutshell, you have to remove the dashboard and then make surface repairs by sealing the crack shut. I've also had the door latches replaced. I have vehicles much older than that and the dash is intact.
Remove the negative terminal from the battery. Remove the four securing screws from the instrument panel. I know some of you have taken your dashes apart a dozen times already so I am sure someone will be able to give me some guidance here. But in the meantime, I have no accurate speedometer reading, and must attempt to gauge my speed by that of the other vehicles surrounding me at any given time. Try to note where everything goes it helps to keep notes, yes this adds time, however reinstalling will become easier.
The speedometer failed, the steering column was loose, and the rear axle seal was replaced. Many 2007 to 2013 Chevy Tahoe owners have complained about a cracked or cracking dashboards, usually above the passenger airbag and on the steering column cowling. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. We have 86,800 miles on the truck. Disconnect the remaining electrical-plug connectors. The vehicle had been taken to the dealer several times but never at the time when the failure was actually occurring so the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. Update from Jun 11, 2013: cracks are spreading - Gregory C.
Fits over existing cracked or broken dashboard. Therefore, it's a good idea to repair the cracked dash at your first opportunity. The manufacturer was notified of the multiple failures to determine the guidelines to repair the vehicle. Very solid truck with almost no problems. Even some of the new trucks from the factory have shown up with cracks. Then remove the 'hidin' screws. There are videos on YouTube that show how and where to pry them off.
Separate the plastic frame from the radio by pulling it away until it comes off. Pull the devices out of the center console and disconnect their electrical-plug connectors. I called the Chevy dealer, my warranty is out. Interior Forum Discuss the cabin of your Silverado or Sierra truck. If the truck sits overnight and is restarted the cluster functions normally until the truck is turned off and restarted, at which time the cluster fails to come on. The contact stated that the windshield molding had to be replaced on the front of the vehicle.