I like the truck so I hope this is the only little hickup I see otherwise it will get a for sale sign placed in the window in a heartbeat just like the last car that I got sick of for similar electrical gremlins. It has been always in my garage and use it three to four times a month. The dealer would repair the failure for free; however, the vehicle was excluded from the free remedy because the mileage exceeded the 70,000 requirement. Definite safety issue since I don't know how fast I am going other than going with the flow, it is consistently doing these symptoms all the time now. Give us a call 1-800-405-1056 or shoot us an — we receive and answer each one personally. Remove tape and snap clear lens back on making sure to line up the odometer selector stalk. I have 73,000 miles on it and have never driven so fast in my life.
You'll need to use a small tool to pry out on the tabs while pulling up on the lens assembly to remove it. Those problems are more advanced than my instructable covers, for options on having your screens re-done by a shop see here: Q. What if I replaced a motor and that gauge still doesn't work? I have done the occassional flat tire, checked oil and have almost always pumped my own gas, but other than that i know nothing about cars. I've seen issues like this happen when the ground wires on the back of either cylinder head have become broken off, or about to break off. There will be one electrical plug in the back.
After a few days, it returned to normal. Visit our order page and print out your shipping label so you can get your panel in the mail today and get back on the road. We pay for you to ship the faulty panel to us and to ship it back good as new, and we guarantee our work for life. Now Gm wants a bail out. Now the problem got worst, when the Speedometer and the battery gauges went crazy.
Now its doing it again but now its also the gas gauge. It stays dimly lit even when the vehicle is off which drains the battery if not run regularly. I've also had just a faulty instrument cluster be the cause. Has this been addressed yet??. Like the lights this is the perfect chance to upgrade your cluster with colored needles, you can get them here: or Q. You'll be rotating the needle around the motor's shaft so there will be some resistance especially at first.
There were no prior warnings. I have cars from the 60's and 70's and the instrument clusters work just fine. Panels on vehicles 7 years old or younger with 70,001 miles 110,001 km to 80,000 miles 130,000 km would receive replacements, but the owner or lessee was responsible for the cost of labor. The Chevrolet Silverado was one of these, and there have, indeed, been many instances of the instrument panel in these and many other General Motors vehicles developing problems. Where can I buy the right parts to do this job? Remove them and you will then be able to angle the instrument cluster out. The current mileage was 47,488 and failure mileage was 38,480.
We know that these instrument clusters can be repaired for far less, and that is exactly what we do. The problem was there when I purchased the truck. The speedometer fails to display the correct speed. My truck is awesome now and it was only a minor setback. Huge pain in the ass. If you found my instructable helpful please share it online with anyone you know who may need this kind of repair by pasting the link into blog posts, forum posts or right on your website! But I could take it to a deal pay the diag ffee and get an estimate. It doesn't matter what angle the needle is pointed at this step but, to make it easy slide them on pointing roughly at the 12:00 position.
Stand behind what yu build not with exceptions but as a whole. Make sure you get the correct part number when you buy your stepper motors see link above for correct parts. You remove it by squeezing the tabs together and then pull back firmly while wiggling. Unplugged scan gauge and light stays on. After a couple of days it worked fine, week later when we were returning from the trip same thing occurred. While driving approximately 80 mph on normal road conditions, the speedometer failed without warning.
When I would turn it back on it would start from that point. The vehicle was not repaired at the time of complaint. If you notice that your instrument cluster is not displaying information correctly, you may also want to check the wires connecting the cluster to the car's computer or the computer itself. It started in may of 2009 and it corrected itself now we are facing the same issue. I have owned the thing for all of 4 days.
I noticed that I was passing the few other vehicles on the road and because of the speed at which I was doing so I checked the speed reading on my gps and found that I was doing almost 100 mph. This can still be fixed but you'll need a shop to do it. I told the dealer and they did not seem to be surprised. What if I have light bulbs out too? I have the same problem that all the gauges are out. In November of 2008, the U. The speedometer was close only about 5-10 mph fast before they did their little check on the system to find out what the problem was. 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.