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Chevrolet Monte Carlo Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically

Chevrolet Monte Carlo Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 89,759 mi (9,000 mi - 188,000 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.

  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    speedometer in a stopped position stars out at 25mph or higher as high as 80mph. when driving 35mph will register as 70 or 80mph. didn't get fixed. any suggestions an what's wrong?

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  • Visitor, , 105,700 mi

    Instrument panel light went out first, then the gauges started to not function properly. Speedometer is the only gauge working properly, Temp gauge would go off the chart when in fact it was running at normal temp. Had a mechanic check out the wiring cluster and he found there was a short, he moved one of the lines next to the air handler and the gauges worked normally for a short time. Very frustrating, as many of the complaints that I have seen on this condition that Chevy wouldn't do a recall on them..

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    I have a 2004 Monte Carlo SS. Around 80,000 all my gauges started to act erratically. Also my seat belt and airbag light would come on. In the message center the battery icon light would come on. All this would happen at different speeds while driving. I do not know what the problem is. I would appreciate any good leads on how to fix this problem.

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  • Visitor, , 9,000 mi

    Started with oil pressure gauge pinning, then voltmeter, then gas gauge. Speedometer only quit once, works accurately now. Half the time the smaller gauges work fine, but I use info center to monitor gas amount!

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  • Visitor, , 82,000 mi

    speedometer works erratically, usually slower than actual speed but faster. volt gauge not working at all.

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  • Visitor, , 43,000 mi

    speedometer,tack, and oil pressure gauge are registering erratically.

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  •  Rookie

    The car was used and already had a broken gas gauge. When first starting the car, the gauge will read correctly, but during driving or starting again shortly after driving, it's at random points.

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    My speed odometer stops working in the middle of traveling is slower than actually driving, my other meters are just pointing down has been going on for awhile now

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  • Visitor, , 62,000 mi

    Not sure what to do. Headlights went off the other night while driving, now there is something draining the battety.

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  • Visitor, , 170,000 mi

    My check engine light code says my coolant sensor but it's new and hooked up correctly. Coolant is also filled in it. I'm stressing, help! !!! My baby need me

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