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 GMC Sierra 1500
Average mileage: 100,000 (30,000–183,571)
38 people reported this problem
25 people shared problem details
2004 GMC Sierra 1500140,000Visitor
The entire dash cluster is dead at this point, but it started with the speedometer, then the tachometer. The entire cluster died at 243,000. It is amid other problems as well mainly involving electrical components.
2007 GMC Sierra 150090,000Visitor
Half of my instrument panel and half of air conditioning fan is out
2004 GMC Sierra 150064,000Visitor
Complete failure of gauge cluster and display panel...Devoe GMC in Naples fixed it under extended warranty promptly and without issue...very pleased
2004 GMC Sierra 1500107,000Visitor
First the speedometer would settle at 0 when the truck was stopped... And work its way up to beyond 120 mph at moderate speeds. About a week later, the water temperature gauge went haywire and read only between high and very high (and settled at above normal range when the truck wasn't running). In reading blogs online, I discovered a guy on Ebay from Minnesota who repairs these clusters for about $60... And has lots of positive reviews. I'm mailing mine off to him this week. By the way, removing the cluster is a pretty easy job... You can find a youtube video that shows the process that is excellent.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500138,000Visitor
Temp. guage and amp not working also tac. not working all the time
2011 GMC Sierra 150061,000Visitor
My speedometer, engine temp and shift light stopped working all at the same time. Also, my seatbelt light kept blinking even when the seatbuckle was connected.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500127,000Visitor
2004 GMC Sierra 150094,000Visitor
speedometer and tachometer read incorrectly and erratically if at all. Had it replaced last year at a shop and still having same issues just 8 months later.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500121,000Visitor
intermittent issue; the whole dash goes dead a few min at a time. if so many people have the same dangerous problem why doesn't GMC have a recall? That's what's wrong with this country nobody will own up to mistakes.
2003 GMC Sierra 1500170,000Visitor
Gauge cluster went in sperts where it would work and now it does not at all.
2000 GMC Sierra 1500125,000Visitor
Didn't fix it. Still does it once in a while
2004 GMC Sierra 1500100,000Visitor
Replaced with aftermarket
2003 GMC Sierra 1500156,000Visitor
Gauges work intermittently - no solution yet
2003 GMC Sierra 1500183,571Visitor
speedometer and other instrument panel guages working erratc.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500120,000Visitor
2011 GMC Sierra 150030,000Visitor
All the gauges wouldn't work after I started the truck....Drove a short distance and parked the truck...About two hours later I started the truck and all gauges worked properly....Hasn't happened again so far...34000 miles now...!!!
2004 GMC Sierra 150080,000Visitor
Instrument cluster inoperative due to defective stepper motors.
2002 GMC Sierra 150042,000Visitor
Speedometer/dash lights out. Replaced headlight/dimmer switch module; no effect. Truck has been garaged and looks like NEW.
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