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.
Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically on Chevrolet Suburban 1500
Average mileage: 116,877 (13,800–315,000)
64 people reported this problem
42 people shared problem details
faulty cluster , replace cluster
(2000, Cheverolet Suburban, 1500, Ltd.) Panel lights flickered, all gauges were rapidly fluctuating, then they all stopped, then came back on, then stopped, etc. for just a few miles (to get home). Once home, Suburban wouldn't even start until the panel was disconnected. Once the panel was disconnected, everything else worked fine again. Still searching for a helpful and affordable solution that offers more than a "hope" and does not require returning to the local dealership that has ripped us off and actually *caused damage* to our vehicles before.
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.
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500146,800Visitor
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.
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500100,000Visitor
Speedometer shows 100 mph while going 20 and low speeds when on hiway, etc.
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500183,000Visitor
gas gauge and other instrument gauges not working. They bounce all over the place
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 150071,238Visitor
Replaced instrument cluster, $800
1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500290,000Visitor
Gas gauge is steady when tank is full, but as I use gas, the dial will go down, then fluctuate erratically until tank is nearing empty, then it will stay put at below 'E'.
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500Visitor
Dash went out more gauges the message bord won't work nothing
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500105,000Visitor
All electrical gauges except tach pegged low and high
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500144,000Visitor
light which shows PRND321 stays out most of the time. rare occasions it lights up for a couple minutes. everything else works on dash.
2013 Chevrolet Suburban 150036,450Visitor
Sometimes when I start the vehicle the panel does not light right away.
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500140,000Visitor
Had to have entire instrument cluster replaced and step motor
1995 Chevrolet Suburban 1500178,000Visitor
speedometer and tachometer gauges work erratically and vehicle runs rough when gauges do not work correctly
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500150,000Visitor
speedometer quit working. Then the heated seats. My ABS and 4 wheeldrive light are on and off. My airbag light turns on and off when I turn the steering wheel.
2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500Visitor
Had the same issue on my '03 got it fully repaired, search google for <a href="http://www.drspeedometer.com">www.drspeedometer.com</a> very happy with the whole process!
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 150090,000Visitor
Speedo died out of warranty. Fought gm for two years of free oil changes. No happy
1993 Chevrolet Suburban 1500220,000Visitor
speedo works erratic at times when cold
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?
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