I have passed your name and number on to my mechanic, so you may hear from him. 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. I have the same problem that all the gauges are out. They told me not to worry about it and they would take care of it. Its Fords forever for this kid. I have done the occassional flat tire, checked oil and have almost always pumped my own gas, but other than that i know nothing about cars. The fix is to replace the cluster, which is about a 30-minute process.
So the best solution is to replace the bad cluster for a brand new one and have them recover my original mileage. The needle is stuck on 120 mph. So why not a fixed price for this service? The vehicle has not been repaired. Rob McCoy - Robert M. So if it got stuck in the middle it would assume that were it is, is at zero. What if I'd like blue or white needles? The consumer stated the speedometer doesn't work. Has this been addressed yet??.
When driving the vehicle the contact noticed that the speedometer would display a speed of 120 mph when the contact was actually traveling at a speed of 45 mph. I was fine with the 5-10 mph figured I would just do the speed limit with temp tags in the window and have nothing to worry about. There were no prior warnings. I hope this is my first and last problem I ever have with it, as I know it is one many other 2003-2006 Silverado owners have had to deal with. I am also aware of several other general motors trucks of the same year with the same problem.
After a couple of days it worked fine, week later when we were returning from the trip same thing occurred. I've been using my gps system to gauge mph. I would take it to your local dealer and tell them that the voltage gauge sticks at times. Right now I am driving around without a cluster, waiting for it to get shipped back to me, repaired better than it came new. The current and failure mileages were 90000. The truck has 38,000 miles as shown by the odometer. Please only post in this section if you have directions on how to do a modification, complete a task, or steps to take to resolve a problem.
What if I replaced a motor and that gauge still doesn't work? As it turns out, every stock gauge cluster will go out eventually, as the speedometer will eventually start reading incorrectly. And also that the 2003 and 2004 gm truck have the same problem with the identical part for which gm has instituted a customer satisfaction recall. Notice that there is only one way these motors fit in each location. You can turn it to the right a little and then back to the left. 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.
They won't do it anyother way 2. The vehicle was not repaired at the time of complaint. Condition Some customers of all 2003-2004 model year and certain U. We offer a lifetime warranty on the functionality of the cluster and gauges. For verified failures between 70,001 miles 110,001 km and 80,000 miles 130,000 km on U. Also if your battery is draining down due to a problem with the gauge cluster we can fix that as well.
All posts in here are put up for all to read and gain information on how to do something to their silverado or sierra. I first became aware of the inaccurate readings while driving on the expressway at an indicated 72 mph. You should feel a stop to the left. The current mileage was 47,488 and failure mileage was 38,480. The dealership was contacted and stated that there were no recalls on his vehicle.
You're now ready to re-install the cluster and test our your job! I bought an air bulb solder sucker from Radio Shack and it did not work well, or it just takes more practice than I was willing to invest - next time, and there may well be a next time, I'll try the copper mesh for removing the existing solder. Do not know if this had anything to do with the failure of the speedometer. Then you use the solder and iron to solder on a small amount of solder to each motor's pin. Claims with repair orders prior to September 28, 2007, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider. I am a 63 yr old man permanent disabled and forced to early retirement, and with my limited income from disability I cannot afford to replace the instrument cluster. Many thanks, the process worked well - it is very disconcerting to be driving down the road with '0' oil pressure. Replacing the unit is not the best solution because many of the replacement units often use the same faulty components as the original cluster.