Remove the black panel on the back by loosening the clips. Sometimes it is almost a bright flash while everything is failing. Remove the speedometer cable at the speedometer head. Take a dremel tool to the ground point and either hit the terminals and bolts with the dremel or replace them altogether. I re-soldered the connections and it hasn't happened again in 75K. As soon as the gauges hit the position where they are supposed to be they all drop again and so on.
A power and ground issue can cause the display to appear dim or appear to be flickering. Remove the speedometer cable 1 from the clamp. This gentleman lives in my state and does an awesome job. I'm out of ideas and getting answers from Chevy is like asking for the keys for Fort Knox. He will match up your mileage and has a bunch of different configurations to choose from. This is done by illuminating warning lights, displaying a message on the center digital display screen, and moving needles associated with speed and engine revolutions. When my speedometer isn't working, I noticed that my odometer doesn't either.
After an one ignition switch, and an instrument cluster later, it ended up being a corroded ground point on the drivers side frame rail. Read this article to understand what may be causing the problem. So it sounds like it might be the ignition switch? The odometer is still working, as the mileage is being added up. While driving all of the gauges speedometer, gas, voltage, fluid, etc. Jan 13, 2013 is it the lights of the gauges dont light up or the gauges dont work period? If these check out, your problem lies with the motors controlling the gauges. I know there will be that one. Dec 05, 2015 You probably already checked this but the simplest solution is the control used to turn on the interior lights and to dim your dash lights.
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. 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. I have replaced the battery, alternator and both tension pullies but no luck. The cluster contains a series of electronics that communicate with vehicle modules to correctly display these readings. Feel free to contact me at FixYa. The gauge is very sporadic pointing to whatever level of fuel it wants to, never displaying the true amount of fuel in the fuel tank. Im not only one experiencing this problem I knew 3 people with 1899 and 2000 Silverado that have same exact problem with their fuel sending unit.
The needle will sometimes bounce around and then go back to 0mph and stay there. Remove the instrument cluster assembly from the vehicle. Whenever the contact drove various speeds, he heard a squeaking sound coming from the front passenger side suspension. It used to happen daily. This article applies to the.
Using the steering wheel's height adjustment, move the steering wheel to the lowest position. Take the battery loose or disconnect the bell. You might have to do all of them or only half like me. Other times while cranking the truck the gauges will be completely unresponsive. The problem was caused by poor soldering of the internal components. The part is about 250 but the rest is labor. I'm having the same issue with my '09 Silverado and need to get it fixed before it dies for good.
Got to destination when I turned off the truck they were still working. Verifying the correct power and ground levels are reaching the cluster will ensure your wiring is not the problem. Now the darn thing doesn't work at all and it hasn't been cold here for a couple of months. It is held in place by nine 9 pins and three white clips. It either reads full most of the time or just after I fill up it flips to empty intermitently. Sometimes it will continue to do this over and over, many times in row. I now have to use the trip meter to gage how far I have gone.
This meant that you were unable to see what gear you were currently in, unable to determine the mileage of the vehicle, and unable to use the trip computer. Step 1 For me this involved putting the car into the lowest gear so the lever was out of the way and pulling the cover off - there are no screws it jiust pulls off. As we've discussed previously, anything electrical needs a 12 volt feed and ground to work. If the message center display is operational, but the odometer display is not, read on… First off, engage the emergency brake. Replace the back plastic cover of the instrument cluster, ensuring all clips are secured. Even got an oil temperature gauge where it was blank in orig cluster.