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2003 Chevy 2500HD Dash Gauges not working

I have a 2003 Chevrolet 2500HD and my dash gauges have quit working but, my digital read out is still working (Fuel mileage, Odometer, etc...). What could this be?

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  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    I have a 2003 Silverado 1500HD 4x4 and The temp, fuel,oil pressure gages stopped working at the same time the stereo quit working the dome lights will not go off and the air bag light, ABS, security lights will not go off. The electronic mirrors wont retract. andthi is just a view things that is going wrong. It all started at once. probably a computer problem.

  • blazeblue Oct 24, 2008

    i have a 2003 2500hd my gauges dont work

  • daberkbigler Nov 08, 2008

    My truck just started with the gauges not working.

  • jchase810 Dec 22, 2008

    2003 Duramax, 198,000 miles on it. This morning, first time ever, all gauges inop. Everything else normal. Doubt it's the computer; seems an illogical conclusion at this point. Will check fuses/relays later today.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    04 2500 HD DURAMAX DASH PROBLEMS. Tach works for awhile then stops altogether, will work when I drive the next time.
    Know my oil gauge is acting up. Checked with GM dealer, they informed me that the warranty on the dash ran out at 70,000mi. (85000) when my problems started. Whole panel has to be replaced.


  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    2003 silverado duramax all guages and digital display quit working, approx 90000 miles.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    i have an 2003 chevrolet silverado 2500 HD and my cluster isnt working correctly since ive bought the truck and the gauges only work when its the first time ive started my truck that day.. whats the problem with my gauges???

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Would like to learn or understand why and how to fix a fuel gauge that reads empty even when full.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Gauges don't work but light up.

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In my case, simply removing and reseating the IPC/DIC fuse restored the gauges to full functionality.

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I had my instrument cluster repaired by Mr Whizard this summer as several of the guages were intermittently failing,  The recent failure of the entire cluster (as above) was fixed by pulling and replacing the IPC/DIC Fuse.

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2005 silverado - guages not working , no odometer diplay

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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Pull out and re-set the DIC fuse. It's i the fuse box under the hood. This solution worked for me.Kind of funny the DIC was still working but all the guages weren't.

Posted on Jan 07, 2012

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Chevrolet recalled the instrument cluster about a year ago.
Had mine replaced ~3 years ago out-of-pocket (2004 2500HD Duramax) and Chevy reimbursed me after sending them my receipts.
take it to dealer and ask about recall. they should replace at no cost...if the problem is actually the cluster.

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There are known issues with the gauges on the 03 silverado. Even though the cages appear analog, they are stepper motor controlled by the computer. This is a fancy way of saying digital. Check with the dealer about a recall! Since all gauges appear to have quit at one time I would agree with a previous post that the computer program is flawed. It may need to be reset - again check with the dealer.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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I have a 2002 chevy 2500hd 4x4 my fuel,trans temp,and engine temp,gear select and message center flashes what is the problem it happens and stops and starts up again went almost a year and started again

Posted on Sep 04, 2011

  • Mark Callahan Jan 09, 2013

    I have the same truck with the same problem please post if you find the problem.

  • Toby Clements Sep 01, 2014

    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

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Dorman has a rebuilt unit for @ $190.00 plus core. You need your Vin and miliage when you order Part # 599-300 is just one of the available part numbers

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I have a 2003 silverado 2500hd and sometimes when I start the truck the message center won't come on but if drive it about five miles and shut the truck off and start it again it will come on

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I had the same problem with my 2003 Chevy 2500HD .. I wound up getting a used one from another Chevy Silverado at a junk yard. I took both the old one and the one that cost $120 to a dealer to see if there is anyway to transfer the mileage information onto the used one and was told that both instrument clusters would have to be shipped to GM to transfer the info and would cost anywhere from $600-$800. I said the heck with it and noted the milage from the old one in my owners manual along with the milage showing on the one from the junkyard as a "starting" milage so I can calculate the exact milage if I need to. To swap out instrument clusters is pretty simple. The dashboard all around the cluster pretty much all just snaps together so once you pop it all apart (but if I remember right there might be 2 screws) the instrument cluster should be able to slide forward and there will be a big plug on the back of it. Undo that plug and plug in the replacement then put your dash back together and you should be good to go..

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