GMC Sierra 1500 Problem Report

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

(31 reports)

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.

Fuel and volt gauge don't work -
seedometer is stuck all the way to right and will not move. -
Half of my instrument panel and half of air conditioning fan is out -
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. -
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. -
cluster replacement -
Complete failure of gauge cluster and display panel...Devoe GMC in Naples fixed it under extended warranty promptly and without issue...very pleased -
Gauges work intermittently - no solution yet -
speedometer and other instrument panel guages working erratc. -
Gauges erratic -
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...!!! -
Instrument cluster inoperative due to defective stepper motors. -
Speedometer/dash lights out. Replaced headlight/dimmer switch module; no effect. Truck has been garaged and looks like NEW. -
Attempting to fix -
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 -
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. -
Speedometer would just read that I was going 130 mph. Had complete cluster replaced.. (thank you extended warranty... ) -
Volt Meter Varies 14 + to under 12. Have had battery checked it is fine. So much for professional grade product. -
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