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Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Interior and Dashboard



  • grampy1grampy1 Posts: 140
    I just got a letter from GM informing me of a free instrument panel fix/replacement for my 04' Sierra. Seems there are many faults with the cluster. Check with your dealer,or vehicle recall lists.
  • Can you help me out with the part number or name to ask for at the parts store? Will I have to get it from a Dealer?
  • My 98 Sierra keeps getting water, not antifreeze in the heater fan box when it rains. now in the winter it freezes. any one have any ideas wear the leak is coming from?
  • my speed gage goes from 0 to like 30 from 30 to like 40 and just juming aroung has any one had this problem and what do i need to do thanks
  • did anyone ever figure out how to get the headrests off ? for chevy 2500 i tried to push the button and gave a hard yank with no luck. thanks
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    You need to replace the cluster as it is defective.
  • where is it and how hard is it to change thanks
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    In 1999 there was a transition from old to new body style. If you have the new body style with the 5.3 or 4.8L motor then this cluster will work for you.


    or you could try here:

    I also understand there there is a bulletin out and your Chevy dealer might replace it for free.
  • bigz04bigz04 Posts: 12
    04 Chevy. I'm on my 3rd Cluster this month! with no change. My Speedo still goes crazy at times or stays at zero. Plus the last repair on cluster the Truck's gear selector panel did not work, just have a blank screen. dealership keeps telling me that its the cluster and that they will keep ordering a new cluster until they get one that works! All fine and good but they keep my truck for half the day every time it goes in! Any one else have this same problem?????? My fear is that my local Chevy dealer don't know what they are doing on this repair.....
  • where can i find the bulletin at for this let me know thanks or you can email me at [email protected] with the info thanks
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    there was a post earlier that referred to it. How true it is I don't know.

    cluster recall
  • For some reason the my dashboard directly underneath the windshield on the passenger side began to bubble and peel. Anyone know where I can get a new dash piece or somethine to replace it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • when the motor is running at idle speed the rpm s go from like 800 to 300 or 400 and just jumps around only at idle speed and i have changed out both o2 sensors be for the converter so if you have any idea let me know i have not check the spark plugs yet and that is next for me to atleaset look at but the code off the service motor light says o2 sensors
  • to remove the headrests there is a little hole on the side without the button if you push a paper clip into the hole and lift the headrest will come out
  • Note that if you have a 2007 model GMC or Chevrolet with the leather wrapped steering wheel you may have a small cut at the one o'clock position with the wheel straight ahead. This would be on the top of the wheel, with the cut radial to the wheel. I have now had my second replacement wheel in my '07 GMC Sierra. The cut is at the point where the supplier starts the protective plastic wrapping prior to shipping. The dealer did not unwrap the first replacement wheel, I unwrapped it at the dealer and found the cut on it and showed them. It was the same as the factory wheel. I've asked to have a Regional Service Rep brought into this but the dealer says it isn't necessary as they will replace it again. I figure it to be a supplier problem. Phone calls to three other dealers in my area have turned up eight replacement steering wheel problems due to this cut.
  • bigz04bigz04 Posts: 12
    Okay I've had 5 yes 5 instrument panel clusters put in at my local "Parts changer" on my 2004 Z71 4x4 5.3L V8 with no luck in fixing my Speedo that only wants to work some times, half the time it will stay at zero or bounce from current speed to a lower speed. I plan on taking out my Speed Sensors in the Transfer case and cleaning them with some electric parts cleaner to see if that works, other wise its $80 for two new ones? Any one else do this repair before or have the same speedo issue? Am I going to have fluid from the transfer case come out when I un-blot these speed sensors?
  • For the last 3 days. my instrument panel has been flash. it will go from security, low fuel, and battery. does anyone know the cause of this.
  • Jerryk2
    there are 2 more O2 sensors there. If the read out keeps saying that then replace the othere two. there are 2 behind the cat and two above the cat. usualy on the the exhaust manifolds
  • I am having the same problem at about the same mileage... Does anyone know how to fix this. The passenger side works, but the driver side does not. It turns on, but then shuts off within seconds.
  • I have an 04 GMC Sierra Extended Cab, and every time I wash my truck the carpet on the passenger side in the front is soaked. The carpet is wet under the plastic trim and about 2 inches beyond. No wind noise when I drive the truck. Replaced the door seal, but no luck. I have had some one inside the truck when I spray the door with water and they say that they do not see any water running from the top of the door nor the sides of the door. Is there any way it could my getting in from the engine compartment? If not possibly were? Please help,
  • I just recently purchased a 1996 gmc sierra, and the front seats are all worn out. it is the basic SL model with the 60/40 bench. I want to install a newer seat which has the middle fold down console which can fold back up into a seat, along with the reclining feature. As mine is the striaght bench right across with out any of these features. I was wondering how newer of a seat can i install into the cab, as to i have a bad back and would like to get the most recently designed seat chevy makes as possible egronimically wise. I was told by a dealer 96 to 98 truck seats are compatible, and by a auto wrecking yard 88-98 all truck seats are compatiable. Is there any chance that a 03 or even a 02 seat would be able to fit in this truck because i have recently sat in one and those seats are very comfortable. anyones input on this matter would be greatly much appreciated because my truck is going to be out of the shop next week and the hunt for a better seat will begin thank you for your time.
  • 2lazyh2lazyh Posts: 2
    I own a 2004 duramax diesel GMC Seirra. While driving, my speedometer slowly declined to 0 while I was still keeping up with traffic at about 65mph. It does not work at all now. I am no mechanic, can anyone tell me what is wrong?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    I understand that GM has a whole bunch load of clusters that are failing. Looks like yours is one of them.
  • dmcgeedmcgee Posts: 1
    possibly the windshield leaking down through dash
  • chuck67chuck67 Posts: 1
    Has anyone else had a problem with with the digital reading on the dashboard cluster? I only have 1200 miles on mine and the digital reading for mileage will sometimes work and sometimes blank and the same for the screen that shows you what gear you are in. I noticed it in the mornings when it is cold and by the time I get to the dealership it starts working again. Also when this happens the gas gauge gives a false reading (always says1/4 when the tank is full) :confuse:

    I traded my 04 silverado for the same issue and they said that 08 had a new cluster design so there would be no problems.
  • Instrument panel gauges drop to zero on occasion. When this happens, the Security light comes on at the same time the gauges drop out. It could be my imagination, but it seems like it happens more often when I'm coming to a stop. Also, evry once in a while the door locks engage during the time the gauges drop out. They all come back within a few seconds... the truck runs fine during this time and nothing else seems to be malfunctioning. It acts like the computer thinks the truck is OFF for a few seconds
    Any ideas??
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    A little more information would help. Like what model year?
  • It's a 2005 5.3L V8 ...
    4 door LTS package
  • Just a follow up in case anyone else has this problem.
    The dealer replaced the instrument cluster unit that controls all of the gauges and holds all of the information such as mileage and settings. The instrument cluster unit is nothing more than a "printed circuit board" that went bad. They are fairly proud of it considering the cost (~$500 incl. parts and labor). Interesting note: The previous owners had a sony radio (touch screen - NAV) installed and the installers used power from the intrument cluster (printed circuit board) as power to the radio. I was told it's possible... that this could've been the source of the problem. Everything is working now.
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