This is usually the first gauge problem the vehicle owner sees and is experienced as a stuck, sticky or jumpy gauge needle. I explained that this was a safety issue, as for a while I had no speedometer at all or engine temp or tach. My water pump went and from that point it hasn't acted up. The use can reset to English but the cluster will change the language randomly or simply scroll through the options endlessly. From what I know, gm was well aware that they made defective instrument cluster and don't want to replace them. I found the part brand-new on ebay for 200 dollars but this is ridiculous especially if this many people are having the same problem. My vehicle is setup with a tow package allowing you to tow up to 7,000 pounds.
Use the de-soldering bulb and the solder iron to suck off the old solder on each of the four pins of each motor. The vehicle had not been repaired. Work your way around one tab at a time, you can insert a pencil or similar item between the lens and the body to hold them apart while working your way around. The current mileage was approximately 80,000. Fuel gauge had been inaccurate since day one - thought this was my solution to the problem. Was this review helpful to you? 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.
First you can install an instrument cluster out of a truck that has the trans temp gauge and it will be fully functional in your vehicle because all Silverados as well as Suburbans, Sierras, Tahoes, Avalanches came pre-wired and have a temp sensor already installed in the transmission right from the factory. And she refused to honor a new rebuild, because the warranty had expired. You remove it by squeezing the tabs together and then pull back firmly while wiggling. De-soldered the motor and replaced, voila! You could also use the milage shown prorated of course on receipts for new tires or almost any service performed on the vehicle by a reputable service company. This services requires that you send us your cluster for repair.
However since my vehicle has 85k it does not qualify. Do not get it too hot for too long or you can damage the circuit board. What kind of Friendly service is that? Replacing the unit is not the best solution because many of the replacement units often use the same faulty components as the original cluster. 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! This services requires that you send us your cluster for repair. Buy a Used Instrument Cluster Used instrument clusters are typically available at any number of salvage yards but there are several problems with this solution. Offer excludes truck freight and oversize fees.
It is critically important that you know your speed when towing a trailer or you can easily loose control. I took it to Chevrolet and was told there was a recall on the part but only up to 7years or 70, 000 miles. Make adjustments to the needle a little bit at a time while unplugged until you get it to point right at the zero mark. Because of this at home installation of a factory trans temp gauge is not feasible. On or near 12-31-08, engine hour meter zeroed itself and started over. The bulbs are soldered directly to the circuit board and replacements are available through specialty supply houses. This whole process was easy as changing a light bulb.
This services requires that you send us your cluster for repair. Customer responsible for return shipping on core items. I couldn't tell how fast I was going and it was pitch black. These issues are repairable but are not part of our standard rebuild. Sent the cluster back for warranty repairs now the transmission temp gauge is working but there was no calibration of the gauges done they all still read incorrectly based on live data viewed through the computer. In some cases the needle will move smoothly but will be reading noticeably higher or lower than normal at all points.
Most instances can be repaired and this is included as part of the regular rebuild service. The oill pressure gauge bottomed out at 40 and now it bottomed out at 0 and doesn't move even if the rpm goes up. A major safety issue, in my opinion!! Valid on orders shipped in the contiguous United States. Then you simply place the core in the original box and use the return sticker provided. This problem typically starts with just one gauge but over time all the analog gauges will start displaying the same symptoms. Cause of Individual Gauge Problems Individual gauge problems are almost universally caused by failing gauge motors. 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.
The vehicle has not been repaired for the failure. I also started to notice the other gauges, fluctuate. The manufacturer mailed the contact a letter regarding the defect with the instrument cluster. Now pry upwards with a needle removal tool or even a fork, try to pry straight up and not at an angle, the needle will slide right off the motor shaft. At one point it said I was going 130 mph when I was parked. This problem is most commonly seen on Silverado, Sierra, Suburban, Yukon, Avalanche, Tahoe, Escalade and H2.
It is nice to have all the lights and gauges on the cluster working. Prices vary depending on exactly what services are performed light replacement, display repair, power failure repair,etc and whether shipping is involved. All my family members own Chevrolet. Drive it until you get to that mileage you set with Summit and put it in. The contact stated that the gauges on the instrument panel were not functional.
Silverado temp gauge not working — Silverado temp gauge up and down If you have a temp gauge not working or reading up and down you should first make sure you have plenty of coolant in your radiator of course but baring that the only likely cause on a Silverado would be a failing stepper motor on the temperature gauge which requires gauge repair. Also note in the comments that a new engine was installed. The second and perhaps better option is to have a factory transmission temperature gauge installed into your original instrument cluster. And finally there will be 1 or 2 wire harness plugs in the back that need to be simply unplugged. Notes: Instrument Cluster -- Remanufactured; With 6 Gauge Cluster; Instrument Clusters are pre-programmed before shipping and are only available pre-programmed.