Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically on Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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.

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Average mileage: 103,682 (38,000–245,000)
10 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
95 people reported this problem
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the whole front panel, all gauges dont work at all
all cluster panel stops working for awhile then comes back on after awhile no warning at all,battery starts over charging.had alternater checked and battery checked,all good.
I had this problem. I sent the cluster off for repair,cost me 145.00,that included shipping it back to me. I used this web site Speedorepairman.com He replaced all the motors on the gauges. He said the stock motors were junk from the factory. All the gauges use the same part number.
At 40,000 miles the speedometer and tach worked off an on and now the speedometer works and the tach has stopped completely. The cd player went out at 50k and now the windshield washer fluid reservoir has a leak. I switched to Chevrolet because EVERY Ford I have ever bought has had Tie Rod problems. Chevrolet is very non-commital on recalls. We've also owned Toyotas and have never had any major problems and have gotten many many many miles on them. Folks it's all about making money but they are too dumb to understand that future business from a satisfied customer will aid them better in this endeavor.
I always, have NO GAS... sometimes a bump will make it read how much i actually have.... but you only have a few minutes to look, before it goes back to empty.
no gauge at all cluster panel replaced at 82000 now at 98000 its doing it again
Fuel gage works whenever it feels like it.
mileage and PRND123 not visible
The speedometer stopped working. The needle would sometimes come up off the zero but wouldn't show the proper speed. Then the gas gauge start malfunctioning. I replaced the instrument panel and that fixed the problem.
None of the gauges work. Odometer is out now. I will never own another Chevy, seeing as every Chevrolet has had electrical problems with gauges, windows, batteries. Never again
The gas gauge and mileage display just shuts down. No mechanical problems
Abou two weeks ago the entire gauges stopped working. Dealer ship wants $1000 to fix it. lol
On or about 28 Sep 12, I stopped at the end of my driveway to let my son check for mail in my postal box. Upon looking down at my gauges, I noticed that the speedometer was stuck on 40 (+) mph and I was not even moving; I pulled on into my driveway and parked my truck. Later that afternoon, I went back out to the truck and with the ignition off, the speedometer indicated 40 (+) mph. I inserted the key and cranked the truck and the speedometer dropped some 4-5 mph - I repeated this action several times and the speedometer finally fell back to 0 mph. The next day I drove the truck to work (12 + miles) and by the time I got there the speedometer was stuck on well over 120 mph, and it has been there ever since. I do not want to wear the starter out just trying to get the speedometer back to zero just so it will climb to 120(+) mph daily when I drive to work. This appears to be a genuine GM problem that should be corrected by a recall. Another instrument problem I have experienced is the "oil pressure" gauge is always and has always been on the MAX posiition. I bought this truck (used in 2008 with 22,000 miles) from Allison Chevrolet in Sylva, NC just before dear old Chevrolet yanked their dealership from this family owned business. Please contact me at twebb59@hotmail.com Sincerely, Tony Webb Clyde, NC
I just replaced the instrument cluster on Saturday and today Tuesday 11/3/2015 it quit working
Instrument cluster "stepper motors" are giving up. Speedometer not working; tachometer intermittent. Found inexpensive replacement part: Rock Auto....(rebuilt all stepper motors by Dorman Products)....part #599-300....approx. $180 including return shipping on core. Incredibly easy to install yourself. Front panel molding just snaps off....several bolts hold the cluster in place....one integrated plug serves all gauges....about a 10 minute job. You can find videos of the repair process on 'You tube." Dealer wanted nearly $600 for this repair.
We have not fix the problem yet because I am a Chordoma cancer patient with with very low income my truck was sabotaged also along with this problem 4 wheel drive Center went out and the truck will not run in four cylinder mode it stays weak all the time and is not running in true 8-cylinder mode also other damage created by someone sabotaging my vehicle my inboard computer will not read anything other than tire pressure all the other settings give me blanks or dashes where the true reading should be the truck runs like it has a four cylinder when it has a 5.3 liter v8 engine which means the control system for the 4 to 8 cylinder mode has been knocked out as well and someone has damaged my truck and its sitting in my yard I need help to find out what problems to look at first a starting point because I can't afford $500 for the Chevrolet place just to check it and tell me what's wrong with it when I already know what it's doing. John Dew 7420 Gibson Road Gibson North Carolina 28343 please if anyone has any suggestions contact me at 910-280-4119 or you can always send me an email at justdewit1@gmail.com it is very sad to have a nice vehicle and a diagnosis of seven and a half years to live and the vehicle has been damaged by other people so if you know anyone that will help a cancer patient excuse me a limited lifespan cancer patient fix their vehicle please contact me because mind has been sabotaged on purpose by someone and if I can find out who I would be in court Monday morning but because I cannot prove it I have to spend a lot of money to prove to the insurance company that the vehicle was vandalized all of those things do not go out at one time there's just no way I have worked for parts of GM and have built this complete motor for GM over 10 years and I am electronic specialist so I know the vehicle was sabotaged are vandalized now I have to prove to the insurance company that it was so how does someone with a very low and limited income do this without help please respond with some simple and hopefully cost efficient resolutions to my problem John
I just replaced my battery yesterday Monday and today my speedometer stopped working it started working again
My cluster gauge work sometimes.
My instrument cluster does not like cold days... after the day warms inside the cab or I turn up the heater and warms up the instrument panel, it starts working.. i have opened it up and found no problems with the soldering which leads me to believe it is a micro chip or something.
2013 silverado LT - Tachometer reading 4000 rpm at idle. Actual 550 rpm. Truck runs normal. Clearly a gauge issue. Stopped at dealership. Told me it would be $550 to fix. Advised them that there was a bulletin on line indicating GM will replace gauge cluster up to 7 years 70,000. Response was it only applies in California. (if that's true or not I don't know) I went home and disconnected positive cable on battery. Gauge reset and is now reading accurately. Hope it continues!
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