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#260 of 412 Re: 2004 Chevy Spedo problem [hdgal3]
Jan 09, 2010 (10:05 pm)
Thanks for the heads up on Auto & Truck Electronics Rogersville, TN. I did some checking and they sound like they have a pretty good deal. I also found them on EBAY offering the service at even better price but you have to pay shipping one way. They ship back free via UPS ground. I guess you would have to pay for faster shipping. http://stores.ebay.com/ABS-ECU-ECM-EBCM-COMPUTER-REBUILD. Was your $149 quote including shipping BOTH ways and was it 1 or 2 day shipping?
Once I take my cluster out, my tahoe is dead until I get the cluster back.
#261 of 412 Re: 2004 Chevy Spedo problem [kingdvb]
Jan 10, 2010 (6:47 pm)
The $149 was for shipping back.I have not had mine taken out yet . Gonna call back and check for certain how many days.
#262 of 412 Re: 2004 Chevy Spedo problem [hdgal3]
Jan 15, 2010 (12:17 pm)
I have a 2004 SSR with 44k miles that has the same problem. On the SSR Fanatics site there are other owners that also have the problem.
I call GM customer Service and was told that yes there are other recalls but the SSR is not included and I will have to pay $1028 to have it repaired.
Is is possible for SSR to be included in the law suit? If so how can this be done.
#263 of 412 Re: 2004 Chevy Spedo problem [kingdvb]
Jan 18, 2010 (7:47 pm)
Beware sending your unit to Auto & Truck Electronics in Rogersville, TN. I sent them my unit and they damaged the information center under the speedometer. I sent the unit back and they could not fix it and refused a refund. Basically I got screwed out of $100 and 4 weeks of use of my vehicle and had to buy a new cluster in the end anyway.
#264 of 412 Re: 2004 Chevy Spedo problem [randj]
Jan 20, 2010 (12:32 pm)
I took my SSR to Lauderdale Speedometer in Ft. Lauderdale on Monday and they replaced all the stepper motors. Saved me $600 over the dealer price. So far everything works great. All they do is work with gauges. I found them in a post on the SSR Fanantic site.
#265 of 412 Re: 2004 Chevy Spedo problem [randj]
Jan 20, 2010 (5:23 pm)
Thank you , guess I won't be sending mine there !!!
#268 of 412 Re: GM Speedometer lawsuit filed [rockman59]
Feb 04, 2010 (4:59 pm)
I am currently trying to get my 2004 Chevy Suburban fixed. The speedometer sporadically acted up for about a year...worse in the winter and on long trips...But now is all over the place, but never where it belongs. Sometimes the speedometer says I am going 120+mph, sometimes under 10mph. It is fairly unnerving, not knowing your speed!!
So.... Now my gas gauge is apparently acting up, too. I ran out of gas last week, and the gauge was not even in the red area near empty!! (my low fuel light has never worked) When I filled the tank, the needle went way beyond full, to the far bottom of the gauge. The local Chevy dealer quoted us $658 for the repair. I remember receiving a recall notice regarding the dash gauges about 3 years ago, soon after we bought the car, but of course there were no problems with the gauges at the time. Now that I have the problem, the recall is apparently no longer effective. Any suggestions for a mom from Indiana?????
#269 of 412 Re: GM Speedometer lawsuit filed [rougraff]
Feb 04, 2010 (7:42 pm)
The GM recall is good for up to 7yr or 80,000 miles. So if you are less than these trigger points the dealer should fix your 2004. Mine was at 83000 and they would not fix it. I still have not fixed it and using my GPS for speed indicator.
If not under recall, some local repair shops can fix them. Just call around to some reputable shops. They typically will take the instrument panel cluster out and send it out for repair. Cost is typically about 60% of the dealer. Or you can take the cluster out yourself and send it to one of the shops that have ads on the internet and mentioned in several of the previous posts. Cost is about 40-50% of the dealer by the time you pay shipping back and forth. Do some research on the business first and only choose a site with a good BBB reputation. Always call them before you do business with them and look them up on Google Map Street view to get an idea of the type of operation they run.
No matter what process you take, have the repair center replace all of the cluster step motors on the cluster panel (speed, tachometer, gas, temperature, etc). Apparently this chronic GM Problem is on all of the indicator gauges on these cluster panels.
Now that Government Motors Corp belongs to all of us tax payers, aren't you proud?
Good Luck and God Bless