Install the bulb to the base. All gauges displays and fluid levels are functioning perfect. Can be dimmed with dash control if needed. No speedometer, gas gauge, tachometer, temperature. I needed to take everything apart to repair a motor that went out and wanted to go ahead and just fully recondition the entire instrument panel.
The service manager contacted gm and then told me they would not since my vehicle has more than 70,000 miles and gm does not consider this a safety issue. Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Trim Plate Replacement. There are 3 different engine options for this truck and 3 different transmissions. I have done the hvac cluster too, it's soldered directly to the board for the bulbs. In the summer of 2007 my speedometer started to malfunction by displaying the wrong speed or sticking at zero. Now you need to remove all the stock bulbs from the board by unsoldering them. Remove the bulb from the socket.
When dimmed to 50% or low the light fluctuated from dim to bright in its own and does not function properly. Another option is to go cut a harness pigtail from a truck in the junkyard and you can then power the cluster on your workbench with a 12v power supply. You will need to mark where each needle is pointing, and re-install each needle in the same exact position when you re-assemble the cluster. I have done the hvac cluster too, it's soldered directly to the board for the bulbs. You will need to mark where each needle is pointing, and re-install each needle in the same exact position when you re-assemble the cluster.
I'm glad someone else had the info! Parked in my driveway, the speedometer reads 65 mph. The speedometer is often stuck at random speeds when at rest, and when in motion is unreliable. First, remove the cluster from the vehicle, and lay it out on your table or workbench. It is hard to remember correctly. A simple solution is to repeatedly turn the vehicle off and restart it.
Feb 11, 2018 Transmission Floor Shift Control Indicator Lamp Replacement Remove the front floor console. So as far as plug and play, I don't consider this mod in that category. The current mileage was 63,000. I have heard but not seen that on the 2003 - up models, the bulbs are soldered into the cluster. Tighten 2 N·m 18 lb in 2 Front Floor Console Bolt Qty: 2 Tighten 10 N·m 88 lb in 3 Front Floor Console Assembly 4 Front Floor Console Retainer Clip Qty: 2 Feb 24, 2017 Check connection at the 4X4 control module , check power and grounds.
Now this is what you have with everything removed except the back of the cluster. I have a 2000 and my bulbs can be replaced by untwisting the old ones from the back of the clustrer. You just want to mark where the needles go because you need to take the them off of the stepper motors to get the gauge face off and then get the back housing off. When I decelerated while exiting the interstate, the speedometer remained at 65 mph. Now you have to lift out the clear light diffuser that is laying inside the cluster. Re-assembly is the reverse of the dis-assembly process. The manufacturer was called and stated that there was nothing they could do to assist with the repair cost.
You can see some dots in the pic. It has been about 6 years or so. Goodwrench that dealer is seeing an average of one similar vehicle per day with the same problem. In August 2006 my oil pressure gage started to malfunction. On rare occasions the speedometer will register a lesser speed for a short period of time but the normal speed shown is 120 mph or higher.
Just carefully pop the overlay up off of each nub. Now with all the needles removed, you can then remove the guage overlay. We feel this is a manufacturer defect in material and workmanship, and not an expense to repair that should be wholly the responsibility of loyal vehicle owners. I believe this could be a very hazardous condition and should be investigated. Now you need to remove the white surround to get to the actual circuit board. Thanks for helpin out over here! Any lower than that and you have to hold the soldering iron to the circuit board longer in order to melt the solder.
The service manager informed me the actual problem was the instrument panel. I have heard but not seen that on the 2003 - up models, the bulbs are soldered into the cluster. Driving on the interstate at 55 mph with cruise control engaged. But before taking the dash out I would like to know how to remove those. Now go have a cold beer.