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waf8607 01-30-2010 01:59 PM

2003 duramax instrument panel
 
I just bought a 2003 2500HD Duramax Diesel and the gauges in my instrument panel quit working for no obvious reason. They will work sometimes and then just quit. Sometimes it will be all the gauges and other times it will be just the speedometer and tac gauge.

Any ideas.......

Thanks,

audioworks04 01-30-2010 04:11 PM

Id pull the cluster out and check the plug in connection. Just pop of the surround and then 4 7mm screws hold in the cluster. When I got mine the gear selector and odometer display did not work most of the time, it ended up being a few loose solders on the board. Easy fix once I found them.

waf8607 01-31-2010 07:33 AM

Thank you! If anyone else has any comments on any experiences you have had about this type of problem, then please add to this.

sneekee1 01-31-2010 08:06 AM

I have had that problem too. I checked the batteries to make sure they are good. the gauges wont turn on if they are not getting the proper voltage. My batteries were good so i just sent mine in to get rebuilt. $125 to rebuild the whole thing all step motors, backlights and re-calibrate. I have not got it back yet. If it works i will let you know. that is the cheapest price i have heard of.

waf8607 02-02-2010 08:55 AM

Thank you! Please let me know where you sent yours to as well please.


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Originally Posted by sneekee1 (Post 564967)
I have had that problem too. I checked the batteries to make sure they are good. the gauges wont turn on if they are not getting the proper voltage. My batteries were good so i just sent mine in to get rebuilt. $125 to rebuild the whole thing all step motors, backlights and re-calibrate. I have not got it back yet. If it works i will let you know. that is the cheapest price i have heard of.


95taylor331 02-02-2010 09:18 AM

I would pull the cluster out and check the printed circuit on the back. its the green and gold thing on the back then get a voltage meter and test all your points to see if there is somewhere your power is not connecting. Yours is a chevy or GMC so I could be wrong but I had this problem on my dodge. I havent had to touch anything on my GMC yet

vaughninms 02-02-2010 09:21 AM

Search Stepper motors. If you don't mind soldering, this is easy and relatively cheap! I've seen several threads regarding this.

seth999 02-02-2010 09:22 AM

these fail often...it's the stepper motors, the motors that turn the needle...you can buy them off ebay or somewhere very cheap and remove the old ones and solder in new ones or get a new gauge cluste...the notors are like $5 a piece and a cluster is like $150 since the problem is soo common you would most likely have to buy a brand new cluster

sneekee1 02-04-2010 09:55 PM

I sent mine to David Ruberg, I just got it back today and got it in... everything is working great! His website is Speedometer Repair Rebuilt Gauges Electronic ABS Control Module Digital Instrument Clusters Automotive Car Computer Engine Modules ECU's TCMs Units Used Remanufactured Online it doesnt have pricing. I found him on ebay just put this item number in the search box 390150028591. it only cost 120 bucks and he really did everything he said he would.


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Originally Posted by waf8607 (Post 568841)
Thank you! Please let me know where you sent yours to as well please.


sneekee1 02-04-2010 09:57 PM

I sent mine to David Ruberg, I just got it back today and got it in... everything is working great! His website is speedometerrepairguy. com, but it doesnt have pricing. I found him on ebay just put this item number in the search box 390150028591. it only cost 120 bucks and he really did everything he said he would.


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Originally Posted by waf8607 (Post 568841)
Thank you! Please let me know where you sent yours to as well please.



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