Question about 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
2003 chevy cavalier. the temp gauge has gone past its top position and is now interfering with the speedometer. can i fix this?
Both my temp and tach have gotten stuck like all of yours. When either does not zero out after you turn the engine off there is one thing that seem to work every time: 1) put key in ignition, 2) turn the key until you start to feel resistance and then turn it back (turn the key so that the battery is on and stop just before the engine is about to turn over.)
The temp and/or tach will slowly fall a little closer to zeroing out each time you do this.
Generally I have to repeat this half turning of the key a up to a few dozen times before the temp or tach will zero out. From what I have read this is a result of poor wiring that is common with cavaliers of the early 2000s.
Posted on May 05, 2009
I took my Cavalier to an auto electric specialist who diagnosed the problem and told me I needed the cluster replaced. Simply recalibrating it did not fix the issue, as the temperature gauge was just going in circles. The cost for replacement with a new part was estimated at about $500. With a used part it would be $350 but would increase the mileage on my vehicle. I decided not to have the issue repaired right away, as it does not interfere with the driveability of my car. Hope this helps, actionhil!
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
Can you tell if the temperature is actually rising? Perhaps it is just a sensor or loose connection?
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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