When you pop the hood open as you look on the headlight there should a long piece of tube metal that is holding the headlight onto your car. This problem is most commonly seen on Silverado, Sierra, Suburban, Yukon, Avalanche, Tahoe, Escalade and H2. Our service is 100% guaranteed or money back. Remove the black plastic that are under the bars. Remove tape and snap clear lens back on making sure to line up the odometer selector stalk.
Now,thecluster has 6 to 8 screws, remove them w … ith a magnet tip driver. Hell it aint got a choke! Your instrument cluster has gone bad, to pinpoint. The other smaller bulbs for turn signal arrows, fuel light, and all others were working. Depressing two clips, lower the plastic cover above the foot pedals and let it hang carefully on the footlight wires exposing two screws holding a panel below the steering column. The dealer said it had a shortin the steering column. The vacuum connector has one or two pressed on lock washers. Remove this single screw and the whole dashboard can now be pulled off from around the instrument cluster, radio and steering column for its full length.
Hit the bricks in my oppinion. This done, the whole dashboard can be removed carefully from the car. The steering wheel should be lowered fully and the gear lever put in first gear to get it out of the way. 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. An automotive stethoscope can help. This will be important when you put it back together to maintain calibration so don't skip this step.
I cut this, and re-taped with electrical tape upon reassembly. You may need to tilt the steering wheel down and move the shifter down to make room. Remove them and you will then be able to angle the instrument cluster out. Now pull straight out on the instrument cluster. The solder should flow on smoothly, quickly and cool to a even shiny finish if done properly. There are no screws holding in place. Ok now you'll need a few pieces of masking tape and a pen or marker.
You can undo the harness from the cluster for easy bulb replacement. Then set the gauge face down, and snap into place. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer. Those problems are more advanced than my instructable covers, for options on having your screens re-done by a shop see here: Q. Remove the 2 screws underneath heater controls. Remove two screws from the dashboard above the instrument cluster.
Open front doors and leave them open. Remove the retaining screw and position the cable aside. On older models it was likely to be a broken cable or one that was disconnected or stripped somehow. Gauges on the instrument cluster can fail because of a bad battery cable connection or high voltage spikes. So if it got stuck in the middle it would assume that were it is, is at zero. Ne … xt check fuse to see if it is burned looking, replace and try again if snaps or burns out right away you have a short you'll to look around to see if wires are touching together or to ground repair as necessary and hope it solves problem.
Find a woman with small hands. You'll see a wire harness attached to the back of the cluster. Remove three electrical connectors using a small screwdriver. Replacing the unit is not the best solution because many of the replacement units often use the same faulty components as the original cluster. Clean the lens before installing if needed. The idea is to get the needle back to the stop and line up with the mark on the tape made in step 4.
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. Remove the trim around the radio and temperature controls. Transmission Temperature Gauge Upgrade All full sized vehicles Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe come equipped with a transmission temperature sensor, but the instrument cluster is not set up to display the information. Changed the same thermostate and still had the problem. Dealers are to replace the instrument panel cluster after the condition has been verified. Lower the steering wheel to the lowest position. Re-programming of the instrument cluster is necessary to make the new gauge functional and should be included as part of the gauge upgrade service.