Now is a good time to change any bulbs that are burnt out. Open both doors and pop off the platic covers normally hiden when the doors are closed. The point right before it starts. You might have to do all of them or only half like me. Either one or both screen will typically be affected.
Be aware of generic brand stepper motors produced in China, numerous problems have been seen with these aftermarket motors. My 2003 Suburban began having intermittent instrument panel failures in July of 2005. Only while applying a small load would the ground become open. Not sure where to go from here, but something sure isn't right. Without a sense of speed, the driver my wife, or I may unknowingly go much faster, or slower than the posted speed limits allow. I reached back into that location and found this broken wire.
Step 1 For me this involved putting the car into the lowest gear so the lever was out of the way and pulling the cover off - there are no screws it jiust pulls off. Finally, rotate each needle counter clockwise until the tip of the needle points right to the mark on the masking tape that you made in a previous step. This will be important when you put it back together to maintain calibration so don't skip this step. Picked up the car and the odometer reading is different by more than 20,000 miles. I believe this is a safety hazard for two reasons: first, the failure is insidious and can cause an overreaction one case ii know of where someone was pulling a boat trailer on a wet road, looked down and saw 90mph, hit the brakes and skidded off the highway , and second, because of the high cost of repair for older vehicles owners as I am will be hesitant to spend the money to fix one indicator needle.
This is where our story begins. It broke loose with a very light tug. Speed is safety, is in it? If light bulbs fail after repair, we will be happy to replace them for a nominal fee. Nothing on the panel worked at all. If the speed limit is 45 miles around a curve and my speed odometer is no correct I could flip my car. Do not get it too hot for too long or you can damage the circuit board. Could it be a low battery and resultant volatge drop upon cranking the engine keeps the display from working? Services range from single gauge repairs to fully warrantied complete rebuild services.
If the message center display is operational, but the odometer display is not, read on… First off, engage the emergency brake. The speedometer is stuck at 70, and is not reading correctly. Most instances can be repaired and this is included as part of the regular rebuild service. The problem was caused by poor soldering of the internal components. For example, an instrument cluster with 6 analog gauges will have 6 stepper motors.
Replace the back plastic cover of the instrument cluster, ensuring all clips are secured. We need to put the public safety first. Thank You in advance for purchasing our Repair Service to your 2003-2007 Chevrolet Suburban Instrument Cluster. After stating my case to the first representative I was told there was nothing we could do. This is yet another common issue with 03-06 Silverados. Now the speedometer stopped working today.
I was going 45mph and the speedometer said I was going 20 then went to 30 and just stopped. Less than half that, tops. This is a safety issue and should fall under a mandatory recall. If you paid to have them replaced during this extended warranty, you may be eligible for a reimbursement. The dealer repaired it for free. Those problems are more advanced than my instructable covers, for options on having your screens re-done by a shop see here: Q.
I took this picture of my ratchet and extension so that you could have a better idea of just where the bolt is located. I have been noticing, though, for a few weeks that the speedometer is clicky when it goes up in speed, it is not a smooth movement, it jumps or clicks up. Any labor costs will be the responsibility of the vehicle owner. A shorted actuator would cause a problem in the control head in the dash. One is a faulty selector stalk button on the circuit board which can be replaced with careful de-soldering and replacement if a suitable replacement button can be found. 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. Searching on-line, this is obviously a problem that gm is not willing to fix as many, many other people have reported this same problem.