The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault. The warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.Google+
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Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Problem
Average Mileage: 102,606 mi (13,800 mi - 315,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 146,800 mi
Speedometer started to act erratically then failed completely. Searched the internet and discovered this was a common problem on certain GM vehicles. Removed instrument cluster (10 minute job) and took to a repair shop. They replaced all six stepper motors in the instrument cluster for $185.00 and I re-installed the instrument cluster (another 10 minute job). Instrument cluster has been functioning correctly since the repair. Vehicle now has 164,300 miles on it.
I have no oil,battery,temp,fuel or shifting light indicator. The logic bar is blue across. I have checked all fuse. After a certain amount of time the logic light will kick off and I still have no dash indicators. Any suggestions? It sounds like a relay kicking out or something. I can take the ipc/dic fuse out and put it back in and sometime it will work, but it kicks back out in a couple of hours.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 71,238 mi
Replaced instrument cluster, $800
I was sittingat a stop light with my sonone evening and he said, "Slow down mom! You're going 120mph!". I couldn't believe it! The speedometer had shot all the way the right. It works sparadically. How do I fix this?
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
Worked erratically and then finally stopped altogether. Had to replace the entire instrument cluster panel.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 90,000 mi
Erratic speedometer. Turning off ignition & restarting usually corrects problem
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 123,561 mi
Speedometer and tachometer started getting erratic and then the gas gauge stopped working completely. Dealer and local repair shops told me the instrument cluster needed to be replaced with quotes ranging from $500 to $800. By searching the internet I found several places that offered cluster rebuilding for between $110 to $200. Not being a mechanical person I was hesitant to go this route however I found one that was only about 2 hours from my house in La Crosse WI and after talking to them they said they would remove the cluster repair it(complete rebuild with a lifetime warranty) and reinstall it so I went that route. I was amazed as the whole process took 30 minutes, 5 min removal, 20 min to rebuild (all new stepper motors) and 5 min re-install. The company http://www.gmgaugerepair.com saved me over $400 and I am still in awe at how easy and quick the process was. Their main bussniness is from people shipping their clusters to them with same day repair and return.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 130,000 mi
Speedometer became erratic. Replaced all of the solenoids in the dash as they are all the same ones.
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 13,900 mi
My tachometer and my oil gauge are not working properly at the same time. Then sometimes they work fine but my oil gauge will read in-correctly. They alternate from one to the other sparaticly. Do anyone know what causing this problem?
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 178,000 mi
All electrical components (speedometer dashboard components, temp on rear view mirror, gear shift area) either don't work or sporadically work.