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Instrument gauges quit working

I own a `05 cavalier in `07 is when the gauges started to act up 1st was the temp gauge would peg out , then over time each of the other gauges would act up as well . have pulled fuse many times ( no good) have to turn ignition key on several times now to reset gauges(gets old). would the battery cause this ? live in fla extreme daytime heat as well and battery is close to the hood and ive noticed my clock has been loosing timeas well. any ideas ? Thanks.

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  • racin_rowdy Oct 01, 2009

    I went to local parts store the ran a trouble code scanner on it and found no active fault codes .

  • racin_rowdy Oct 01, 2009

    I went to local parts store the ran a trouble code scanner on it and found no active fault codes .

  • racin_rowdy Oct 01, 2009

    I went to local parts store the ran a trouble code scanner on it and found no active fault codes .

  • racin_rowdy Oct 09, 2009

    ok i cleaned off the ground end that they bolt to the battery box bottom , installed a ground strap from that to the body , one gauge acting up yet is the tach and ill watch to see if my clock is still losing mins. thanks for your help.

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Run scanner for trouble codes, some auto parts stores will do this for free

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Testimonial: "Thanks for the help i have yet to run it by to a parts store to check codes , just frustrating having a low milage car and the gauges go wacky. "

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My 05 did the same thing. come to find out it was my ground from my motor to my chasis. so i ran a new ground from the battery to the body and fixed the problem.

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The cavalier has a fully computerized gauge system. Your computer may be overheating or is simply faulty. Its a dealer fix unfortunately.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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If all voltages checked ok, then most probably its faulty instrument cluster board on which gauges are connected. Yes if cluster circuit board looks ok, then also it can be faulty. Somewhere there is minute short or burn on board then such problem arises.


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