The contact stated that the vehicle's shifter indicators did not illuminate and the instrument gauges did not function. Hoping to document further with more solutions if I can. The problem could be the instrument cluster itself because they are not made very sturdy. Both Zwicker and Hall were represented by Beth Terrell, an attorney with the Seattle law firm of Tousley Brain Stephens. Consumer states problem with oil gauge and states instrument cluster panel is defective the consumer stated while driving, he noticed the oil pressure gauge showed zero pressure.
Most of the time it is fine but occasionally it will register a different speed than what we are traveling. It is very random when it decides to do it. For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after September 28, 2007 are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Does anyone have any troubleshooting suggestions? The other more common issue should have been addressed by the re-builder. Note: nothing else is compromised headlights, radio, performance, etc. That one ended up having a small metal whisker found under microscope between 2 pins on that big integrated circuit to the left of the oil pressure stepper motor. .
Ihave check ground wires and battery cables. They also can have parts on them that fail like capacitors. Thanks, Bruce Hi Coby7 As with the other posts, My battery drains as well over time, But my instrument cluster powers up. I then re-assembled the cluster and drove the truck to work today with no issues. Have you ever had to replace the timer? Do not use an iron hotter than 750°F or you'll pull the copper foil off the board. Also once the truck is turned off and the key is out it will still do this because I can see the gauges drop below zero and come back to zero. And it has done this since I bought it.
The instrument panel would illuminate, but the fuel gauge, speedometer, oil pressure gauge, and rpm gauge would malfunction. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act foia , 5 u. I took it to Chevrolet and was told there was a recall on the part but only up to 7years or 70, 000 miles. They also can have parts on them that fail like capacitors. For the past few months I have had issues with the instrument panel gauges.
There are spring loaded clips all around from the left end of the dash to just past the radio. Have you ever had to replace the timer? Tilt the steering wheel all the way down, if it tilts. Claims with repair orders prior to September 28, 2007, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider. Please or to join the conversation. Oct 30, 2015 This is a common problem with this make and model.
Sometimes it is almost a bright flash while everything is failing. This problem would be very hard for me to explain in words. He repaired the burned circuit, and the entire instrument panel came back to life. If that's the case you would need to isolate that unit to be sure the problem was within it and not the result of a failure somewhere else. Oct 30, 2015 This is a common problem with this make and model. Feb 13, 2015 i have the same problem on instrument cluster sometimes its working very well and sometime not.
However, the problem has now been diagnosed and solved. Edited September 1, 2017 by Coby7. Based on the infrequency of the problem it may be a control unit or logic problem. Note: nothing else is compromised headlights, radio, performance, etc. The approximate failure mileage was 28,000. Just make sure that those connections are good before you unhook the battery if you choose this option.
The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was 122,000. Take a dremel tool to the ground point and either hit the terminals and bolts with the dremel or replace them altogether. More recently, I'll be driving down the road and the whole instrument cluster will go nuts. The first thing that people usually notice when the grounds get bad is the dash going crazy so I am pretty sure that this is a classic ground issue case. I would be checking the ground wires first. After filing a complaint, the consumer went back to the second dealer where they found a lock problem.
Jan 13, 2016 Pretty common problem with these. Speedometer can stick at excessive speeds indicated on the cluster, this had intermittently effected the cruise control operation. Then you will see 3 screws holding the radio in. Eventually the needle started moving again but said I was going 120 when I was going 60 on my gps. Also, it was good only for cars with less than 80,000 miles. When the contact turned off the vehicle, the speedometer displayed 10 mph. The part is about 250 but the rest is labor.