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Problems with instrument panel. speedometer keeps cutting in and out

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    2004 Sierra 1500. The volt meter some times reads any where from 9 volts to 25 volts at times. the temp gage reads from below the scale to above the scale at times and now the speedometer is starting to read crazy numbers! It all appears random and the needles seem to freeze at odd readings. Even cycling the igntion switch off and on dosn't seem to help. After the truck sets over night, it ususally corrects itself for a while.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    This is a design flaw in the gmcs instrument panel.  We have the same problem with our truck.  GMC did a recall on them if they were below 70,000 miles and after being threatened with a law suit extended it to eighty, neither of these were helpful to us as our truck was over this by the time the letters reached us and after talking to GMC headquarters despite them admitting that the problem was their design flaw they would not fix it for us.  We also had aproblem with the u joint on this truck, that they had aservice bulliten out on if the truck was under warrenty, another design flaw, and the stearing cloumn, which they just kept replacing with the same part while it was under warrenty so the same problem resurfaced.  You need to replace the whole instrument cluster. WE WILL NEVER BY GMC AGAIN!

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I bought my 2500 and it had the same issue. The tach went first followed closely by the speedometer and then the rest of the gauges started to go. I spoke with the dealer and they told me that the GMC's are known for this problem but yet there has been no type of recall or assistance from GM. The only solution was to send the gauge cluster and replace it with a new one. The vehicle miles were estimated from my driving and the cluster was sent with the estimated miles on it. Apparently with the original units there is a defect of some sort in the structure of it which causes the gauges to short out.

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