But before we dropped the dough, we wanted to find out if there was a better way. This web site shows complaints of this problem dating back to Dec of 2005. Dangerous problem---when towing heavy loads. It will either stay at 30, or it says I'm going 20 when I know I am going at least 60. The current mileage was 50,000 and failure mileage was 33,000. It will stay at 0 mph or 30 mph then after turning off the vehicle a few times it would reset.
The speedometer currently didn'tt work. You might be curious if your Silverado speedometer problems may be caused by a faulty speed sensor or speedometer cable. Mine has issues as well, my oil pressure has been pegged out for sometime, goes down when key is off, and on occassion, when truck is started, none of them work until I shut the truck off and restart it. That is pretty much widely available at aftermarket auto stores and will most likely fix the problem. Would you mind elaborating on what needs to be repaired? Transmission Temperature Gauge Upgrade All full sized vehicles Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe come equipped with a transmission temperature sensor, but the instrument cluster is not set up to display the information. While driving all the needles across the panel were stuck at zero. Replacing the unit is not the best solution because many of the replacement units often use the same faulty components as the original cluster.
I sometimes have to use a heat gun and overnight it in the freezer to find the exact location of the problem. They then send your old instrument cluster to their 3rd party repair partner to be rebuilt and sold to the next customer needing it. So any instrument cluster being sold now is a used unit or a rebuilt used unit. Other times while cranking the truck the gauges will be completely unresponsive. It is apparent that this is a safety issue and the malfunctions occur at various mileages on these trucks and gm will not repair our vehicle at their cost.
Jan 12, 2010 Pretty common problem with these. He filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. This is a well known and a well documented problem, and I believe it to be a severe nationwide safety issue which needs to be addressed to avoid possible injury or death. This a definite safety issue. Replacement sensors are fairly cheap and are widely available online. The contact called the dealer and they refused to inspect the vehicle for free. Do not use an iron hotter than 750°F or you'll pull the copper foil off the board.
. Our 24 hour in-shop turnaround means that you will probably have it back and ready to re-install in about a week. My speedometer works intermittently if at all. Most instances can be repaired and this is included as part of the regular rebuild service. A local mechanic diagnosed that the instrument panel cluster needed to be replaced.
What if my needles are off a bit after I start up the vehicle? The failure mileage was 90,000 and current mileage was 105,000. It will stay at 0 mph or 30 mph then after turning off the vehicle a few times it would reset. I have seen this similar condition on other models caused by the ignition switch. Thanks, Bruce Hi Coby7 As with the other posts, My battery drains as well over time, But my instrument cluster powers up. If the vehicle is not driven for a few days either problem can drain the battery. The contact would like to make a complaint concerning the speedometer cluster module.
Sometimes it will continue to do this over and over, many times in row. The second cause is due to surface insulation resistance failure on the board. Can I still drive my vehicle while the instrument cluster is out for repair? After I did this to mine, the problem hasn't come back in over 3 months. The contact called the dealer and they refused to inspect the vehicle for free. However, because his vehicle was over 70,000 miles, he would have to repair it at his own expense.
The dealer stated that the electronic control module needed to be reprogrammed. Sometimes it will continue to do this over and over, many times in row. It is not like I did something to make my gauges stop working. Sometimes with the 03 the 2 bigger glass diodes above the speedometer motor will also get a cold solder. I removed the cluster and the world is good , but cant stay like that. Posted speed limit increased to 65. Most instances can be repaired and this is included as part of the regular rebuild service.
I put over 20,000 miles a year on my truck. But it only happened intermittently with no way to diagnose the problem. You never should have gotten any of my bail out money that I worked for to help save your ass and now you wont help me. Problem is very intermittent-has happened several times and always corrects itself before I can get it in for repair- I have talked to several other owners with the exact same problem- the first time this problem occurred the truck only had 30,000 miles on it. I have a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5. The second and perhaps better option is to have a factory transmission temperature gauge installed into your original instrument cluster.