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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You have to remove the dash but it is VERY simple to do.
Remove the fuseblock cover on the end of the dash on the passenger's side.
Once removed, remove the screw holding on the end of the dash.
Now, next to the glove box, to the right, remove the one screw on the bottom. Then remove this panel by pulling it out (it will now be held on by two clips at the top.)
Now, looking at the temperature control cover, remove the two screws from the bottom of this. Pull it off. It also is held on by two clips.
Now, below the steering wheel, remove the one screw from this panel (on the right). On the left there is a "plug" holding it in place, Pop out this plug. I think there are a couple of clips now holding this on at the top.
Now that you have all of that pulled out, pop the dash out. At worse, it is held in with clips.
Now that you have this out, there are four screws holding in the instrument panel. Take out these four screws. You will find one electrical cable connected to the cluster. Pop that off of the cluster and you now have the entire instrument cluster in your hands.
I've had to take mine out to figure out why my gear indicator/odomiter would not illuminate (Buick told me it was a light). I can see where this encased LED has a short (black mark). It is soldered onto the board. Looks like I have to purchase a repaired board.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
how is your shifting, usually a bad speed sensor will set a check engine light and may cause shift errors, this trans has a internal and external speed sensor, the pcm uses the external for shift and for cruise and for also cruise control. A quick no scanner way to tell is if your cruise is working, if it is then your most likey looking at a bad cluster, take it from me i'm a master gm tech. if i don't have a scanner to do a guage sweep it's like having a broken arm while fixing these. but this should help you out.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
hello,good day,maybe your cluster nearly damage,send to your dealer,they have a testing procedure(simulation all the gauges), to determine if your cluster is defective,ty
Posted on May 14, 2009
It may not be a bulb, as the instrument cluster usually has a number of bulbs and they probably didn't all blow at once. Pulling instrument clusters can be touchy and may not be for the average "shadetree mechanic" however, typically there are a few screws above the cluster going into the dash pad and a few hidden behind the trim panels below the cluster.
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
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