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: 101,525 (12,000–245,000)
9 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
109 people reported this problem
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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.
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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.
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the whole front panel, all gauges dont work at all
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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.
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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.
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Fuel gage works whenever it feels like it.
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no gauge at all cluster panel replaced at 82000 now at 98000 its doing it again
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The gas gauge and mileage display just shuts down. No mechanical problems
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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.
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Abou two weeks ago the entire gauges stopped working. Dealer ship wants $1000 to fix it. lol
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mileage and PRND123 not visible
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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.
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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
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The park neutral all that stopped working and RPM gauge and the speedometer
speedometer keeps going off and on
My speedometer sometimes reads low
Odometer and Gear selector became intermittent and then ultimately ceased to function.
Fuel gauge stop working on 3/4 full tank
Starting July 9, 2015 the cruse control would not come on or set and the high beams did not come on. Everything else seemed to work. I was able to manually enable the cruse control by turning it on then holding down the + and - buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds. this would work until I hit the brake or turned it off then I had to through this process again to reset it.
gages power off and on.
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