The contact also stated that the speedometer malfunctioned when the vehicle was in park. There is no way to know how fast I am actually going, if that is not a safety concern then I'm not sure what is. It could increase easily, but would stick a bit when decreasing. Now they are back out and I have noticed the eye in the battery does not show blue after the truck's been driven or even when placed on a charger overnight. You ship your part to us. I had taken the car in and could show the speedometer had gone out within the mileage range but chevrolet would not fix the problem.
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. With the significant cost of replacing the panel, I decided to wait on the repair. I didn't take it in to the dealer since it was working properly, however, in a couple of weeks I had the same problem. Without a sense of speed, the driver my wife, or I may unknowingly go much faster, or slower than the posted speed limits allow. I have replaced the battery, alternator and both tension pullies but no luck.
It comes back with no issues when scanned. This may cause inaccurate readings, including the speedometer and. It is Important to Include your 17 digit Vehicle Identification number When shipping your part for Remanufacture. Read this to learn more. The bulb can shatter, melt plastic or burn skin. While replacing one motor it is best to go ahead and replace them all as the others will go out in time as well.
There is a pulse up input and a pulse down input. I noticed that when I start the car, the speedometer will jump down about 10 mph. Now I had to check for the same power conditions at the wiring harness behind the instrument cluster. Pretty simple at this point, just unclip at various points and the plastic front cover will come off as well as the back black cover. I believe that this is a large scale safety problem that warrants a recall by general motors rather than an extension of warranty with unreasonable mileage parameters.
So not a happy camper. This 2005 Chevrolet Suburban came in with the complaint that the instrument cluster gauges do not work. Replace the back plastic cover of the instrument cluster, ensuring all clips are secured. I started the vehicle without any problem. After driving an hour or so with no instruments, I heard a bell and the instrument panel cycled on and began working properly. As you can see by my terrible job it does not need to be pretty to work. The problem was caused by poor soldering of the internal components.
The stepper motor is the motor behind the gauge that controls the movement of the needle. I searched the internet and it looks a common problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the instrument cluster needed to be replaced, but was not repaired. Therefore, it reads higher speeds than actual due to this offset. This is where our story begins.
Now, this was not a problem exclusive to Suburbans. Some of these display panels had in line fuses on the inside circuitry, so you may be able to pull the display and change the fuse. I had the same problem on 2005 silverado. The speedometer is stuck at 70, and is not reading correctly. While in the park position, the speedometer will read 55mph. Anything I can do personally? Tried to post this as a new instructable but that keeps crashing. It's in Step 4, the last picture.
Now the speedometer stopped working today. I am currently waiting for the stepper motors to arrive. The chevy customer service manager claims that it is not a safety issue and they are voluntary replacing cars within the 7 yrs 70,000 miles. The cool thing is that these stepper motors are fairly cheap and easy to replace. Since my soldering pen is huge i just did a few and it worked so I stopped while I was ahead. Busterc, did you ever find out what was going on with your Sierra? This simply pulls off, and requires no tools. Thank You in advance for purchasing our Repair Service to your 2003-2007 Chevrolet Suburban Instrument Cluster.
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. You can definitely tell that all the bulbs were replaced as well. Less than half that, tops. Put everything back together and do a happy dance. I'd like to know when it became available. I was notified that from chevy that this an issue fall of 07, but by that time the vehicle had already surpassed the mileage restraint that gm put on the recall. It is held in place by nine 9 pins and three white clips.
Take the battery loose or disconnect the bell. As it was the weekend, I decided to continue driving home and take it in to the dealer on Monday. The contact stated that the manufacturer should issue a recall since the issue with the dashboard was very common. Does anyone know how much this would cost out of warranty? Chevy will replace your cluster up to 75000 miles for free. No speedometer, no gauges, no driver information center. There are two ground wires, terminal A12 and terminal B12.