If you can't find the problem we could take a look at it for you, I'm sure we could get it. Then it got worse and wouldn't work for 2-3 days at a time. Has the speedometer on your Chevy Silverado stopped telling you you actual speed? I really believed that I would be without it for a month or better. It really is great being able to see how much gas I have, how fast I am going and being able to see it at night. If your vehicle currently has the transmission temperature gauge, there is no additional cost associated with the rebuild.
This time it has stopped completely. We pay big money for these vehicles, and they have a known problem and you will not fix them? If light bulbs fail after repair, we will be happy to replace them for a nominal fee. I have already told very nearly everyone I know about your service and would be honored to tell the world. Of course it was covered. Next up you'll need to remove the clear plastic lens. I don't think it's right, especially something that they know is common.
At 60k I tried to get the item covered but they were not helpful. 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. So if anyone else has this problem get it in to the dealer before the 6 of February or you will be paying out of pocket. This may include the speedometer and odometer, tachometer, fuel level, temperature, oil pressure, gauges and more. It simply acts as if it's turned off. But before we dropped the dough, we wanted to find out if there was a better way. The dealership has been nothing but a source of frustration and a waste of my time.
We bought the truck brand new so we should of been informed of the problem. Make sure you get the correct part number when you buy your stepper motors see link above for correct parts. Now went out to start it a couple days ago to let it warm up, came back in and the cab was filling up with smoke. Chevy informed us to fix the problem ourselves. Extremely common problem, and an even bigger annoyance for people not skilled or apt in working a soldering iron. Like the lights this is the perfect chance to upgrade your cluster with colored needles, you can get them here: or Q. They know they have an electronic defect, maybe not a safety problem, maybe so.
I too wanted to mention that the online video allowed me to remove it without any problems and the replacement was just as easy. If you notice that your instrument cluster is not displaying information correctly, you may also want to check the wires connecting the cluster to the car's computer or the computer itself. It is a pain in the ass cause no gauges work. It is a shame that they don't admit their mistakes and fix this problem for the hundreds of thousands of chevy drivers out there. Replacing the unit is not the best solution, because many of the replacement units often use the same faulty components as the original cluster. Rotate all the needles counter clockwise gently until the come to a stop, they should all stop at or just below the zero marks.
Gauges on the instrument cluster can fail because of a bad battery cable connection or high voltage spikes. Really sucks, only gas gauge works, thank god. Maybe momentarily maybe not at all. Please call us with any questions and pricing for your specific vehicle. 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 solder should flow on smoothly, quickly and cool to a even shiny finish if done properly. We pay big money for these vehicles, and they have a known problem and you will not fix them? Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not myself. The dealership has been nothing but a source of frustration and a waste of my time. It can be seized in place, pull and wiggle firmly and it will break loose. 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. When he bought it the oil pressure gauge was acting up he thought it was just a sending unit no biggie but then the gauge cluster goes out. A year ago we bought a used 2003 suburban and of course immediatly all dash instruments began to fail.
This provides an even backlighting, as can be seen in our actual product photos to the left. I use my gps to determine my speed and just wait for the low fuel light to come on as my remedy for the past year or so. Then as I would drive they would come back on. I took the truck when it first started happening around 100000 miles and they said it wasn't covered. My oil pressure is also on the fritz. My oil pressure is also on the fritz.
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. My next truck will be a Toyota at least they fix recalls!!!! This is 3 for me, is this a lemon? Now went out to start it a couple days ago to let it warm up, came back in and the cab was filling up with smoke. It wasn't long after that my speedometer began displaying faulty readings. It is a pain in the ass cause no gauges work. This is 3 for me, is this a lemon? Then it got worse and wouldn't work for 2-3 days at a time. Make adjustments to the needle a little bit at a time while unplugged until you get it to point right at the zero mark. This is the perfect time to replace them, you can get the correct bulbs along with the stepper motors here: they simply solder onto the board.