This web site shows complaints of this problem dating back to Dec of 2005. They should order one for you, takes 1-2 days and replace it for you at no charge. The speedometer will drop 5 mph with each cycle until it reaches 0 mph. After an one ignition switch, and an instrument cluster later, it ended up being a corroded ground point on the drivers side frame rail. I have passed your name and number on to my mechanic, so you may hear from him. First, any used instrument cluster will have the older generation of stepper motors and is likely to have failing gauges at the time of purchase.
No deaths or injuries were ever attributed to the erratic gauges, but owners of the vehicles felt the problem was a safety concern. It is to the point where the radio now shut's off and the power lock's and window's don't work. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer. My speedometer finally became totally inoperable at 105,000 miles, and I took it to the dealership for repairs. This section will outline all the most common problems that have been identified. One is a faulty selector stalk button on the circuit board which can be replaced with careful de-soldering and replacement if a suitable replacement button can be found. Officer: Sir, do you know how fast you were going.
This is yet another common issue with 03-06 Silverados. We feel this is a manufacturer defect in material and workmanship, and not an expense to repair that should be wholly the responsibility of loyal vehicle owners. This should be under warranty. I can repair this issue with our repair service for 03-06 Silverado, Suburban, Sierra, Tahoe, Yukon, Avalanche and Escalade models only. The current mileage was 63,000. I put over 20,000 miles a year on my truck. I wish i would have seen it before I shelled out the cash!! So it sounds like it might be the ignition switch? The contact stated that he must disconnect his battery in order for the speedometer to work.
I pulled the dic fuse and started the engine, let it run a few seconds, turned it off, reinstalled the fuse and the gauge is working like it should be. There is a recall on the gauge cluster. In 2007, Kevin Zwicker filed suit against General Motors in U. Parked in my driveway, the speedometer reads 65 mph. The failure mileage was 54,000 and current mileage was 81,000.
The manufacturer sent a letter stating that there was no recall; however, the warranty was extended to 70,000 miles for this failure. This requires a trip to the dealer for mileage re-programming. They must have charged the battery when they worked on the truck and my cluster was not working when they gave it back to me. It is a real pain in the butt and the bell sound drives you nut's Chevy need's to fix the problem and tell people what the problem is and why it happen's. Like an above owner stated, why am I being penalized for driving more than 10k miles a year? So i took it home and took it all apart.
Hell it aint got a choke! The abs warning light was illuminated sporadically prior to the failure. After I did this to mine, the problem hasn't come back in over 3 months. This is not a worn part or something that I did. I too wanted to mention that the online video allowed me to remove it without any problems and the replacement was just as easy. At this time my vehicle had 71,000 miles. This a definite safety issue.
I see where everyone who owns a Silverado has this same problem with the clusters. I again took the vehicle to the dealer who again said it was the instrument cluster. Most instances can be repaired and this is included as part of the regular rebuild service. This problem typically starts with just one gauge but over time all the analog gauges will start displaying the same symptoms. It was showing 52mph,the fuzz said I was doing yes thats right 62 mph! The check engine light comes on for no reason. The oil gauge does not move at all and the dial becomes stuck all the way at the bottom. It would intermittently read no oil pressure even though the oil level was adequate.
One of them is the same thing. I have already told very nearly everyone I know about your service and would be honored to tell the world. My coworker is having the exact same problem in a very similar vehicle. Today 85,000miles I was driving on the interstate and my speed stopped at 30 mph and wouldn't go to zero. Involved are all 2003 and 2004 model year and certain U.
Most instances can be repaired and this is included as part of the regular rebuild service. This speed has been recorded as anywhere from 5 to 50 mph high. I personally have never received any letter advising of existing problem. I have an 05 that is acting up, but I'm over 100k, so it's not covered. Used the cruise control to increment my speed. It was bought used, so problem may have been around for much longer.
But it only happened intermittently with no way to diagnose the problem. When the instrument panel is not illuminated, the contact is unable to determine the gear in which the vehicle is placed. The current mileage was approximately 150,000. Typically, after it warmed up, the speedometer would become somewhat functional again. Through discussions with gm dealership, it was discovered that a service bulletin and letters of notification have been sent out to warn owners of this problem.