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1996 silverado 2500 charging system failure

I was checking fuses to make sure all where good. When I started engine and turned on lights there was a warning sound, noticed later that battery gauge was flat lined. Now the battery is not charging when engine is on.

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  • William Porth Jan 11, 2013

    checked my altenator it is good. Only one wire from altenator to guage that has not been checked.

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SOURCE: won't start, good battery,

For as long as I've had my 2001 silverado I have ran into this same problem.. And of all things it may be that the battery lines and or post may be corroded and or the posts not fully tightend... Once I took care of those 2 simple things... All has been good

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SOURCE: checked all fuses-good, swapped bulbs-good, hazard

Does the turn signals or hazards work in the rear?? Yes... it may be the brake switch or the turn signal switch (power goes from battery, to the brake switch then to the turn signal switch, then to the lights. No? .. again.. possibly turn signal switch or the wiring between cab and bed.

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SOURCE: Drain Engine Coolant in 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

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SOURCE: 2003 Chevy 2500 Amp gauge not working

GM has had a issue with the clusters in the 2003-2005 trucks. The cluster will be replaced for free for your truck if it has less then 70k miles. I would take it to your local dealer and tell them that the voltage gauge sticks at times. They should order one for you, takes 1-2 days and replace it for you at no charge. If this does not fix the problem, you will have a new cluster at no charge.Unless the battery light comes on, the alternator should be good. This is a copy of the GM bulletin.

#07187C: Special Coverage Adjustment - Instrument Panel Cluster Gauge Needle Function - (Mar 20, 2009)

This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 7 years or 70,000 miles (110,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership.

Dealers are to replace the instrument panel cluster after the condition has been verified. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.

For verified failures between 70,001 miles (110,001 km) and 80,000 miles (130,000 km) on U.S. vehicles, dealers are to provide the customer with an instrument panel cluster (IPC) only. Any additional costs, including labor to replace the instrument panel cluster, will be the responsibility of the customer. Dealers are responsible for the return of the customer's IPC back to the Electronic Service Center.

For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after September 28, 2007 for 2003-2004 model year vehicles, and March 23, 2009 for 2005 model year vehicles, are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to September 28, 2007 for 2003-2004 model year vehicles, or March 23, 2009 for 2005 model year vehicles, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

Involved are all 2003 and 2004 model year and certain U.S. 2005 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe; and GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles built within the following VIN breakpoints: 51100014-51247028 / 5E100002-5E223209 / 5F800001-5F882297 / 5Z100003-5Z224691

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SOURCE: 1994 Chevy Silverado AC clutch

check your low pressure switch , and do you have gas in a/c unit if low it will not cycle on because a/c system don't have enough pressure to pressure switch to send signal to pcm were it will send signal to relay to cut on a/c compressor. If i can help further just re post.

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