This common issue is not actually a problem with the digital displays themselves as they seem to be quite reliable. How can gm set a mileage limit on safety? A recall is a recall no matter the mileage. Light duty trucks can be upgraded with a transmission temperature gauge if you want to monitor your transmission temps during towing or hauling. This is 3 for me, is this a lemon? The second and perhaps better option is to have a factory transmission temperature gauge installed into your original instrument cluster. A month later, I see this notice. These small electronic components are soldered together on circuit boards.
While driving approximately 40 mph, the instrument panel gauges displayed inaccurate readings. This is the second major problem we have had with this truck, The first one was the front hubs went out at 50,000 miles and ended up costing 1200. A local mechanic diagnosed that the instrument panel cluster needed to be replaced. You're now ready to re-install the cluster and test our your job! This simply pulls off, and requires no tools. What if I replaced a motor and that gauge still doesn't work? Be aware of generic brand stepper motors produced in China, numerous problems have been seen with these aftermarket motors.
Sometimes when it is taking a fit, its almost like it can't catch up, it keeps trying to work and failing and trying and failing, sometimes doing that 10 or 15 times in a just a few seconds. Oh no it is only up to 70,000 miles. You may find multiple lights or areas of the cluster indicating more than one bulb could be blown, or a problem with the cluster itself. Remove them and you will then be able to angle the instrument cluster out. 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. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1999-2006. I have a 2015 silverado 1500 on lease.
I need help anyone k ow what to Do? Then as I would drive they would come back on. Sometimes it will continue to do this over and over, many times in row. Any help is greatly apreciated. Re-programming of the instrument cluster is necessary to make the new gauge functional and should be included as part of the gauge upgrade service. I used to drive a dodge but got a great deal on the truck so i bought it and now i know why I will never buy another chevy in my life. I dont why the dash is grounded to the engine, and of all places here, but I just connected a piece of wire and ran it to the front of the engine and grounded it to the block. Services range from single gauge repairs to fully warrantied complete rebuild services.
Where can I buy the right parts to do this job? This article applies to the. I checked the ign1 fuse and the radio fuse, and cruise fuse as in the manual it said the instrument panel was linked to these. Thanks Chevy had several recalls on speedometer and speed sensor problems. The settlement allows the owner or lessee to get their instrument cluster replaced under the terms of a special coverage adjustment to their factory standard warranty. 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 took it to the dealer and they said it was the cluster that needed to be replaced and since I was past 36,000 mikes my warranty wouldn't cover it.
The current mileage was 50,000 and failure mileage was 33,000. Also, I have unscrewed the cluster and took it out while still connected and gently shook it to see if I can get it to fail on cammand, but it does not. This can still be fixed but you'll need a shop to do it. I took the truck when it first started happening around 100000 miles and they said it wasn't covered. Inside the cluster are many electronic components and motors working to keep the cluster operating normally. 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.
You can see the three pins and a white peg next to the pin on the left. Step 3 — Your truck may need a software update Software updates are periodically made to refine and calibrate the modules operations. When driving through town doing 25 and the speedometer would read 120 mph. My water pump went and from that point it hasn't acted up. The speedometer currently didn'tt work. With any scenario you think, there is a problem. I have already told very nearly everyone I know about your service and would be honored to tell the world.
So it sounds like it might be the ignition switch? Now make a pen mark on the tape just below the top of each needle. It didn't happen again until a couple of months later. This problem is unrelated to the stepper motor problem but is often seen in the same clusters. If you find your digital display screens not fully displaying a message dots appear to be missing , the display has been damaged and you will need a replacement. Unfortunately, not many Chevy Silverados qualify these days.
This is a safety issue as I cannot be certain at what speed I'm driving. In some cases the needle will move smoothly but will be reading noticeably higher or lower than normal at all points. Place the circuit board back into the white center housing and snap on the black back housing. Typically, after it warmed up, the speedometer would become somewhat functional again. My speedometer finally became totally inoperable at 105,000 miles, and I took it to the dealership for repairs. It wasn't long after that my speedometer began displaying faulty readings.
The solder should flow on smoothly, quickly and cool to a even shiny finish if done properly. Not a recall but a warranty issue. You probably wont be able to see it, but if you put your hand between the firewall and the head you should be able to find the wires. 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. Next time I drove, however, it starting acting up again. It was running rough and the transmission felt like it was shifting slow and rough. The cluster is the main source of information on the truck's status for the driver.