2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD
$
384
to $
1,491
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD
$
229
to $
611
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD
$
171
to $
410
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD
$
129
to $
406
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD
$
1,082
to $
1,612

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Problems

Instrument Panel Lights Flickering and Exterior Lights Intermittent

The headlight switch used on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD and 2500HD is known to fail through normal operation. Since the headlight switch is also integrated into the interior lights, a malfunctioning switch can cause issues with interior lights as well.

  • Symptoms of a failed headlight switch include:
  • Headlights and taillights failing to turn on or off
  • Interior lights flicker, or fail to turn on or off
  • Gauge cluster lighting off or flickering with headlights on
  • Parking light malfunctions  

This issue is well known with General Motors Trucks and SUVs, and is solved by testing and, if needed, replacing the headlight/dimmer switch. Bad grounding wires at the tail-lights, and dirty/corroded tow package wires can also lead to some of these issues. 

Service 4WD Message May be Displayed

The 4WD transfer case encoder motor position sensor or the selector switch may fail causing the service 4WD message to be displayed. Fault code(s) stored in the transfer case control module will be of assistance in determining the exact fault causing the message to be displayed.

Service Stability Message Due to Failed Steering Wheel Position Sensor

The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Questions

car will start fine but when you start to take off and give it gas it hesitates and then once I get it to warm up it will excelerate to normal speed (1 answer)

My truck idiols a little rough and when I take off and put my foot on the gas it will hesitate and sputter then when it warms up it will go to regular speed

my heater on a 2004 silverado LS (1 answer)

when i turn on the heat is blows cold air on driver side and hot air on passenger side what do i need to do to fix it

What is the cost to replace both the front and rear differentials? (1 answer)

Both front and rear differentials are going bad at the same time.

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Recalls

Recall 06V417000
CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING S...
Fuel May Leak from Fuel Rail

The retainer clip for the fuel rail pulse damper may fracture and allow the damper to come loose from the fuel rail. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the engine fuel rail pulse damper free of charge. The recall began August 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 06080.

Recall 05V161000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND BUILT WITH EITHER PBR PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS OR TRW PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS, THE PARKING BRAKE FRICTION LININGS MAY WEAR TO AN EXTENT WHERE THE PARKING BRAKE CAN BECOME INEFFECTIVE IN IMMOBILIZING A PARKED VEHICLE.

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