It then works for a while and then does it again. The entire dash is held on with about 10-15 screws. I don't think there were any big changes until 2000, but that's only my guess. Then you have to… My Suburban doesn't have bulbs. I have just went over the 70,000 warranty stated in the letter by 712 miles. If you remove the cover trim of the dash, and remove the clear plastic cover, and remove the black plastic trim around the guages, you can see behind the guages, and see the light bulbs.
I have received a notice in the mail regarding this issue elclosure letter 07187. I replaced only one, but bought all 6. Cannot tell what the correct speed of the vehicle due to this problem. You can de-solder the existing one from the instrument cluster circuit board and just solder the new one back in it's place. The dealer repaired it for free. First I do the rotor and the cap followed by a timing adjustment, then I like to do a full compression test on… Are you sure it is water? I installed a new also. Less than half that, tops.
This should be a recall and be repair at no cost since this is clearly a manufactured defect. I checked at the dealership today. There was a recall on the car for this problem but it was only until 2010 or if the odometer was between 70,001 and 80,000 miles. A few times I have been driving 55 mph on the expressway and it will just shut off. Some of these display panels had in line fuses on the inside circuitry, so you may be able to pull the display and change the fuse.
Special Coverage Adjustment This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 7 years or 70,000 miles 110,000 km , whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. So not a happy camper. Your instrument cluster has gone bad, to pinpoint. The pickup had them in 1999. It will have a plastic cap covering it,there are two caps, one is the high port and the other is the low ,recharge port. There are 2 screws that hold on a metal bracket, remove them. The manufacturer took a report and stated that they will not assist with the repair.
The contact stated that the manufacturer should issue a recall since the issue with the dashboard was very common. Need to do some voltage checks when the problem occurs. I know this is an new reply to an old post, but for anyone looking for answers to their cluster dying this may be helpful. You would need a scanner to see if you can communicate with the dash to see if is functioning. The diagnosis located the failure as the cluster program. Now 2008 , gm says they will fix it if the truck has less than 70k.
I too have an intermittent instrument cluster. The housing that is around your odometer can then be removed by simply removing a few screws across the top and under the radio. The body style change along with features like cabin air filters came first for the pickups in 1999 and then for the Suburbans Yukons etc. With this ability comes a dependency on an efficient cooling system. If a part is defective how can that expire. Concerned about driving not knowing the speed I am going. I don't have the money to fix it or to buy another car so I must continue to drive a defective unsafe car.
As it was the weekend, I decided to continue driving home and take it in to the dealer on Monday. All gauges are at the zero mark. Almost as mystereously as they quit they started working again. After driving an hour or so with no instruments, I heard a bell and the instrument panel cycled on and began working properly. I found mine by going to the library and accessing the online automotive service manuals, which have more information than my Haynes service manual.
My 03 Tahoe has developed this issue in the last few months, unfortunately the car had over 85k miles when I bought it from a dealership and I did not purchase any kind of extended warranty. I believe I have checked all fuses at left hand corner of dash, under dash and the under hood fuse box. The contact also stated that the speedometer malfunctioned when the vehicle was in park. Even if it did, the body styles are different. It covered several years of and trucks. Also, regarding the ignition switch as a possible source of the problem; which voltages should be checked when the problem occurs? On these the display is all one piece, and when one gage goes out it effects the whole thing. I have started researching this and have noticed that there have been a few lawsuits filed in various states.
With the significant cost of replacing the panel, I decided to wait on the repair. This should be a recall. I think the manufacturer should recall them and take care of the problem. I had my battery checked and found I had a dead cell. Engine size and rear differential ratio will affect towing capacity. Others were built as a sealed unit and cannot be taken apart. Suburbans have been available continuously since 1934.