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Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically

Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006

Average Mileage: 111,144 mi (13,800 mi - 315,000 mi)


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.

  • faulty cluster , replace cluster

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Speedometer shows 100 mph while going 20 and low speeds when on hiway, etc.

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  •  Rookie

    (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.

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    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.

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  • Visitor, , 183,000 mi

    gas gauge and other instrument gauges not working. They bounce all over the place

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  • Visitor, , 71,238 mi

    Replaced instrument cluster, $800

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  • Visitor, , 178,000 mi

    speedometer and tachometer gauges work erratically and vehicle runs rough when gauges do not work correctly

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    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.

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  • Had the same issue on my '03 got it fully repaired, search google for
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