Sierra 1500

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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 101,897 (120–284,000)
10 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2016
61 people reported this problem
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Complete failure of gauge cluster and display panel...Devoe GMC in Naples fixed it under extended warranty promptly and without issue...very pleased
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...!!!
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.
The only gauge that works on the instrument panel is the fuel gauge. The speedometer works occasionally, tachometer,temperature,and oil pressure gauge does not work. I'm still trying to figure out what I need to do and how I can fix the issue.? So the instrument panel is currently not functional with the exception of the fuel gauge.
The speedometer would pulse about 5 or 6 times on a row when I opened any of the doors. If you waited it would pulse again and until I closed the door. As of right now it's at the dealership. They have not found the problem.
Gas gauge and temp gauge stopped after I had to put a toggle switch on my solinoid because my starter would engage as soon as I turned the switch on