Feb 10, 2010 Pretty common problem with these. I removed the fuse for inspection and it was good. Answer I find that they are low on freon by now which is normal as they lose a little every year passed the compressor seal. My 2003 Suburban began having intermittent instrument panel failures in July of 2005. If equipped with an automatictransmission, move the shift lever all the way down to last gear this will allow you room to remove the bezel.
Almost as mystereously as they quit they started working again. Doubt it's the computer; seems an illogical conclusion at this point. Try not to burn the plastic around the edges. As it was the weekend, I decided to continue driving home and take it in to the dealer on Monday. I have an older 93 silverado and was looking into what the pressure should be at both the high and low psi ports. That's not how you find a short, that's for parasitic draw finding.
Others were built as a sealed unit and cannot be taken apart. Also, is this something the dealer must perform? Mine was the opposite, dash lights and headlights worked fine, but you could no longer control the cab light through the dimmer switch, although it would come on with the doors. But I had the same problem as 02Chevy on a 98 model which uses basically the same style switch as these models and that corrected the problem. Replace the back plastic cover of the instrument cluster, ensuring all clips are secured. Tilt thesteering wheel to the full down position. When you turn the lights off, the display reappears. Know my oil gauge is acting up.
I'm going to assume you checked the fuses, and say that the display panel will have to be replaced. I came close, it would cost me the purch … ase of a book that did not garauntee me the answer. I can put the fuse in and turn the key to the on position and turn the lights on and off all day without blowing the fuse, but if I turn on my lights while driving, the fuse will blow immediately. I found the proper fuse in the fuse block located under the hood. I went back out ant started my truck and all gages were working. Need to do some voltage checks when the problem occurs.
Does anyone know how much this would cost out of warranty? Delphi won't seek the payment. Anything I can do personally? Many refer to it simply as a digital speedometer. If not,take it to a pro shop and have them vacuum it down to trace the leak. Mar 31, 2010 Pretty common problem with these. It may need to be reset - again check with the dealer.
But I had the same problem as 02Chevy on a 98 model which uses basically the same style switch as these models and that corrected the problem. My 03' cluster did the same thing. The clips were fairly easy, but it was a pain getting the display loose from the white peg. Posted on Nov 10, 2008 one or more of the stepper motors are bad or have developed bad solder joints this is what is causing your problem the reason the message center is flashing is your cluster is bad enough to actually have caused a short problem to the bcm or body control module it is flashing because this module is detecting a high voltage input if your cluster is not repaired or replaced soon it will take out the bcm and your repair cost will skyrocket one or more of the stepper motors are bad or have developed bad solder joints this is what is causing your problem the reason the message center is flashing is your cluster is bad enough to actually have caused a short problem to the bcm or body control module it is flashing because this module is detecting a high voltage input if your cluster is not repaired or replaced soon it will take out the bcm and your repair cost will skyrocket This is one guy's advice: Replace the speedo head, that should take care of the problem. I would see if it's just low on freon. I assisted a friend in the addition of freon into his system older sub and 100 miles down the road one of his ac hoses exploded. I think the new battery was just in need of a little charging.
Could it be a low battery and resultant volatge drop upon cranking the engine keeps the display from working? I'm not certain it would have caused a problem if I had broken or clipped it off, but I was careful and it's still there. Apparently reset also, but I don't know what was reste. You guys know that all you have to do is tell the dealer you are having instrument panel issues and the dealer will replace the cluster free of charge, no mileage or time limit at least for 03-04 gm pickups, denalis, yukon etc. This simply pulls off, and requires no tools. In some Silverados there is another fuse in the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. Picked up the car and the odometer reading is different by more than 20,000 miles.
Pretty simple at this point, just unclip at various points and the plastic front cover will come off as well as the back black cover. Dead is not too common so I would suspect the 2 fuses, one constant and one ignition. T … here is an aux fuse in there that works with your additional lighter power outputs. I have the radio setup where the radio is by the driver then it has the seperate equalizier in the center of the dash. I'm thinking that it might be under the hood on the drivers side. Thanks any help is appreciated. And the gauges are working.
Apply the parking brake toprevent the vehicle from moving. The one you want is under the hood on the driver side. The electronic mirrors wont retract. I got the white face that light up blue even the drive selector and odometer light up blue. Nothing on the panel worked at all. This is a fancy way of saying digital.