I read some where else someone that had a 03' Silverado had the same issue and he would punch his seat to get it working again lol! So as a test to know if your speed sensor may be the cause of your speedometer problems you simply need to pay attention to how your automatic transmission is behaving. Pain in the butt, however, only thing we could do until we figure it out. Im thinking i have a bad ground or body control module. I was told by the mechanic that this problem has shown up on many vehicles like mine, and that gm seems to be at a loss as to what is causing the problem. Then will peg to 130 mph when driven.
Most instances can be repaired and this is included as part of the regular rebuild service. Buy a Used Instrument Cluster Used instrument clusters are typically available at any number of salvage yards but there are several problems with this solution. If anyone has repair tips for this they would be appreciated. My questions for discussion are; 1 Should I have test driven before I attempted to reset the computer by removing the Neg. Nmcb26 answered about a year ago Eric my radio is stock. Also fairly common for the solenoid that shifts from 1st to 2nd gear to go bad and require replacement. It is very random when it decides to do it.
After contacting gm, they told me to take it to an authorized shop for a diagnosis, which I did and they confirmed it was the issue that gm issued the contract adjustment for, but since it has now expired, there is nothing they could do for me. This section will outline all the most common problems that have been identified. First you can install an instrument cluster out of a truck that has the trans temp gauge and it will be fully functional in your vehicle because all Silverados as well as Suburbans, Sierras, Tahoes, Avalanches came pre-wired and have a temp sensor already installed in the transmission right from the factory. It did go back to 0 within a few a days; however, it is again showing 20 mph at a dead stop. I believe that if I had know how fast I was going, this may not have happened. When I would turn it back on it would start from that point. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for the failure.
Once you get it nice and clean, spray some sealant over it. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000. Do not get it too hot for too long or you can damage the circuit board. It is a severe safety factor. Put everything back together, drove it, shifted properly and the check engine light went out. Dim, Dark or Dead Display This issue is most often cause by a failing power supply circuit on the circuit board which requires either replacement components or a solder re-flow. This has never generated any codes but the Low Fuel Light can also come on during these episodes.
A year ago we bought a used 2003 suburban and of course immediatly all dash instruments began to fail. The vehicle was not repaired. Odometer Display On While Vehicle Off — Causing Battery Drain This problem is typically but not always seen in conjunction with an instrument cluster that will not power on or has been displaying intermittent power failure. Gm is obviously aware of the problem but is doing nothing to repair an obvious design flaw in their product. There will be one electrical plug in the back. This can be done during other repair work to the cluster or as a stand alone upgrade.
For example, an instrument cluster with 6 analog gauges will have 6 stepper motors. I have done the occassional flat tire, checked oil and have almost always pumped my own gas, but other than that i know nothing about cars. In March of this year I was traveling in oklahoma during a sudden snow storm in which traffic was traveling at an estimated 20-30 miles per hour. We called a dealership in the area and were told that there are no current recalls for this and told me that they wouldn't be able to do anything for me. Be aware of generic brand stepper motors produced in China, numerous problems have been seen with these aftermarket motors. Its the Brake Pedal Position Sensor is shorted and mesing up the seat module which controls the heaters too.
If the sending unit checks out then you know the gas gauge is bad and needs rebuilt. If the vehicle is not driven for a few days either problem can drain the battery. And it has done this since I bought it. Also, I have unscrewed the cluster and took it out while still connected and gently shook it to see if I can get it to fail on cammand, but it does not. There are two ways to accomplish this. We also changed out the thermostat on the outside of the engine block.
I have had a certified gm guy look at it, but he's at a loss because it wont replicate these conditions while hes looking at it. No deaths or injuries were ever attributed to the erratic gauges, but owners of the vehicles felt the problem was a safety concern. As soon as the gauges hit the position where they are supposed to be they all drop again and so on. I think it too a little over a week turn around. You'll need to use a small tool to pry out on the tabs while pulling up on the lens assembly to remove it. I didn't find any issues with any wires. That's it takes about 15 minutes to replace.
As I have been doing my research this is a very common problem with thousands of people. The failure mileage was 90,000. But it goes off and stays off for a week or longer and the next thing you know its back on again. All this time I've been thinking bad ground on the frame or bad sending unit in the tank but the earlier discussion about instrument cluster and harness fails has been enlightening. Now that you've made your calibration marks firmly rotate each needle further counter clockwise a few inches. If you found my instructable helpful please share it online with anyone you know who may need this kind of repair by pasting the link into blog posts, forum posts or right on your website! However, if you have a bad oil pressure gauge and also other instrument cluster problems you may prefer to have the instrument cluster fully rebuilt first and go from there.