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Guages don't work - 2004 Sunfire

2004 Sunfire, 4 cylinder, automatic. Was driving down the road one day and ALL of my guages quit. My speedometer is stuck at 20mph, gas gauge is all the way over (not empty, the other side), same as the temp guage. Tach moves sometimes, but mostly stays at 2000 RPM.

I need to get my inspection done, so technically I have two questions. I live in Dallas, TX, can I pass inspection with the guages out? And: What might be the problem and what kind of ballpark estimate am I looking at?

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  • Sunfire Mel Jan 16, 2009

    I never know how fast I am going because my speedometer does not work on my 2004 Pontic Sunfire. The odometer, temperature and gas gauges are fine. I looked this problem up and the only solution I could find is that it must be bad wiring. Does anyone know how much it would cost to get this fixed?

  • amrod2002 Jan 25, 2009

    i have the same problem with mine i took my cluster out but dont see any problem

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From 2003 to 2006 GM - chevy , pontiac , buick , cadillac , had bad step motors inside the instrument clusters , causing gauges to no work or sporadically . Happened to my 2005 chevy cavalier , went to automotive salvage yard ,got a used one for $20.00 buck's . That was two year's ago , now problems !
How to repair GM Instrument Cluster Speedometer Gauge Stepper
Or you can buy the up graded stepper motors on eBay an fix it .

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Sounds like the instrument panel is missing a ground. Check it out before you purchase a new one. Hope this helps. Keep us posted. Good luck

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SOURCE: all the guages on a 97 grand am are stuck-speedo

check gauges fuses

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SOURCE: Guages Quit

Check fuses first.

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SOURCE: Pontiac Sunfire Dashboard Guages don't Work

Dashboard gauges have a wiring problem. Most Sunfires have these especially late models. It's a common defect. While the gauges will run fine most of the time, the primary instigator is heat. The more the car heats up inside the cabin, the more the gauges will stick. So keep the inside cool, and you'll be fine. Trying to replace with Chevrolet Cobalt gauges. I'll tell you if they work.

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SOURCE: my 2005 sunfire temperature, speedo and gas guage

could be but more like the engine computer plug is lose or corroded

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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