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GMC Sierra 1500 Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically

GMC Sierra 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007

Average Mileage: 85,769 mi (42,000 mi - 130,000 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.

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    Fuel and volt gauge don't work

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  • Visitor, , 127,000 mi

    cluster replacement

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  •  Rookie

    seedometer is stuck all the way to right and will not move.

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  • Visitor, , 64,000 mi

    Complete failure of gauge cluster and display panel...Devoe GMC in Naples fixed it under extended warranty promptly and without issue...very pleased

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  • Visitor, , 42,000 mi

    Speedometer/dash lights out. Replaced headlight/dimmer switch module; no effect.

    Truck has been garaged and looks like NEW.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Half of my instrument panel and half of air conditioning fan is out

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  • Visitor, , 103,000 mi

    Attempting to fix

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  • Visitor, , 107,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    Speedometer would either not work at all, or get stuck in position. It was covered under the "extended" warranty, but I had to pay $263.25 for the part - labor was "free" from the dealer

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  • sometimes the gages stop working while driving and the shift from 1st to 2nd geer is very hard .The truck has
    been looked at by many people at a dealership on atleast 15 occasions and they can't figure it out.

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