STICKING GAUGES or NON WORKING GAUGES
Often times this problem results in one or more needles showing inaccuarte readings like a speedometer reading 90 MPH when you're standing still. Or you see gauges that don't reset to a zeroed position when the vehicle turns off and back on. The common culprit for this problem is a faulty stepper motor part that was used in the initial manufacturing of the instrument panel.
We repair GM Instrument Clusters that have sticking or non working gauge needles due to faulty stepper motors. This problem can occur in various GM Brands of SUV's and Pick-up Trucks made during the 2003 - 2006 model years; to include: Trailblazer, Envoy, Hummer H2, Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado, Seirra, 1500, 2500, 3500 series.
Unfortunately this problem can also extend to other GM models and can affect certain passenger car models made by GM between the model years 2000 and 2006.
REPAIR SERVICES & SYMPTOMS
We replace burned out bulbs in the cluster to restore the backlighting brightness you once had when the vehicle was new.
DIM or NO GEAR SHIFT INDICATOR (PRNDL)
This problem is often the result of SMD resistors that have come loose or break free from their solder points. This issue can be corrected by re-working the solder connections to improve or restore the connection.
INTERMITTENT OR NO POWER TO THE CLUSTER
This problem is often found to be the result of broken solder points on the circuit board that cause intermittent loss or total loss of power to the instument cluster. Some people have noticed gauge operation changes with weather conditions which is an indication there are broken solder joints.
MESSAGE CENTER DISPLAY
This problem is often found to be the result of broken solder points on the circuit board that causes the message display to be dim or have no display at all.