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#57 of 70 Re: 2005 Chevy TrailBlazer Instrument Panel [mlwpost]
Mar 28, 2013 (6:53 am)
After extensive research I've determined that the best course of action is to replace the instrument cluster altogether. There's a very good youtube.com video ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpCe_BkFYJo ) on how to remove the instrument cluster - involves the removal of about 7-10 7mm screws and unhooking the electric from the panel - and then removing the cluster panel. You can then send it off for repair (approx. $225 w/S&H) or get a new one from a parts place (O'Reilly's approx. $250-$300) and re-install yourself or have a mechanic do it. Fingers crossed.....MLP
#58 of 70 Re: 2005 Chevy TrailBlazer Instrument Panel [mlwpost]
Apr 01, 2013 (6:57 am)
You can also just replace the stepper motors on the back of the panel if you are experienced at soldering. That's the least costly way to repair.
#59 of 70 Gas gauge, check engine light, speedometer not working!!
May 20, 2013 (5:57 am)
I own a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer LS. It has 117000 miles. I received a letter from Chevy in 2010 saying that my fuel sensor gauge MAY go bad but I had until Oct 2010 to have a Chevy dealer fix it and that Chevy MAY pay 50% of the repair but not to take it in if it was not exibiting this problem. Of course nothing was wrong so no repair needed UNTIL about 6 months ago. My speedometer was off by 5 to 15 miles per hour, but like others, I used the GPS since I couldnt afford to take it in right away. Then the check engine light came on and the diagnostic wasnt giving any codes. Then my fuel gauge was reading a little off and after filling the car completely with gas one day, it showed empty with the light on. Now I am past the time for Chevy to pay anything!!!!*!! So I took just spent over $1200.00 on a fuel pump, fuel gauge sensor and thermostat since the code said it was feul related. Picked up from the mechanic, and now the check engine light is back on. I guess I will have to print these pages and take it in to the mechanic and tell him to replace the crappy instrument cluster. I have always owned Chevys, and my family and husband are Chevy folks. I cant wait to be able to afford to trade this thing in on a foriegn car.!!! I have been an advocate of buying American until this time! Nothing but trouble. The driver seat mechanisms have been rapaired three times, the heat blower doesnt work on 4 & 5! I dont know what to do, now since I am past the the date on the letter, I am sure Chevrolet wont pay for any of it. What a joke!
Thanks for listening to my rant!
#60 of 70 re:class action for instrument cluster on trailblazers [brettandjeni]
Jun 13, 2013 (5:09 pm)
ok so iv'e got every problem you guys are talking about on this thread on my 05 trailblazer. The speedometer, fuel gauge, power seat, cd player, blower motor, diming head lights, check engine light, oil pressure gauge. plus a new one, transmission. tranny blew about a year ago, took it to a reputable transmission mechanic who rebuilt it. Had it back two days and blew again! took it back to him and he traced it to a problem in the wiring harness. he replaced the harness and rebuilt the tranny again at no extra cost to me. All was good for about a year and last week I felt it hesitating again. took it back to him, he's had it for 3 days now and cant pinpoint the problem but is shure it is electricle. so what do we have to do get this class action suit going ? and has anybody else had this transmission problem ?
#61 of 70 re:class action for instrument cluster on trailblazers [brettandjeni]
Jun 20, 2013 (1:49 pm)
I have a 2004 chevy trailblazer Ext. Our rpm gauge stopped working, our speedometer works when it's in the mood. When it doesn't work, it is stuck on 40 mph, even when at a stop. The air conditioner blows hot air, hasn't been cold for about 2 years. We had to replace the blower because the heat would only blow on 1 and 2, but not 3,4, or 5. The back controls for the heat/ac doesn't work anymore. Our ABS is constantly sensing that it needs to be on, so stopping completely isn't an option any more. Our check engine lights has been on for a few years. And when we plug our camper, or utility wagon in, it only works some lights, and not even that all the time. We were told to replace the Engine control module, which we did today, and now the damn thing won't start!!! I am so in for a class action law suit. I'm sick of everything falling apart on this car. I actually loved it until everything started going haywire!!!
#62 of 70 Re: Trailblazer Instrument cluster classaction lawsuit [brettandjeni]
Jul 01, 2013 (8:32 pm)
Has there been any news of a class action lawsuit against Chevrolet? Would like to get in on a lawsuit for the gas gauge and the bad exhaust manifold. I just had to replace my exhaust manifold because of a large crack in it. The auto mechanic told me that they had to rebuild the top of my engine because they couldn't get a bolt out, cost me $2000. Sounds faulty to me. My gas gauge sensor is also flawed. When I bought the vehicle it was broken, I had no idea. Tried to contact chevrolet about the issue several times, same response every time. Take it to a dealership, have them look at it, then call us back. I do not feel it is proper for me to spend $100 just to get a diagnosis on a problem they caused. I am a 23yr old who owns 2 chevrolets, think that I might go to ford for the next purchase and see how they take care of their loyal customers because chevy sure doesn't care about us!!
#63 of 70 2004 Trailblazer passlock sensor
Jul 03, 2013 (12:23 pm)
I just spent $700 on a passcode sensor and
a new battery, because they told me mine
was dead after trying to start it. I notice that
after I leave the dealership the gear
light and odometer light now don't work.
They say instrument cluster & they need
$400 more to fix it as this are
in no way related although it appears
to have happened at the dealership. Any
way these are related? or not?
#64 of 70 Re: Trailblazer Instrument cluster classaction lawsuit [doughertyt]
Jul 03, 2013 (2:14 pm)
Not shure about the lawsuit. Havent heard anything else about it and I wouldn't even know how to begin starting one. But if anybody does count me in and I'll help in any way I can. As for the gas gauge, that's an easy one. I don't know of any trailblazers that have one that works. and yet chevy only gave out a partial recall. That means they know there is a problem but don't care. bring it to a dealer and you will only have to pay for half of it. Arent you feeling better about the bail out now. I am pretty shure that bail out is why these crappy vehicles have not been completely recalled. I am all about buying American but guess what GM your not the only American car manufacturer. If you only have $2000 dollars into your vehicle you are lucky and should get rid of it now. I've got about $6000 in mine and now have a misfire problem that no one can fix. I'm shure its a short in the miles of crappy faulty wireing that's in this car.
#65 of 70 Re: Fan speed 4 & 5 [rhagen66]
Jul 25, 2013 (5:55 am)
I too had this problem, then all speeds went out. I went all last summer here in the south with no fan. Then I found out it was a cheap easy fix. Stop at auto parts store and buy a fan resistor unit. You can find YouTube directions on how to replace it. It cost less than $30. It goes in behind the glove box. Some parts stores may even help you replace it.
#66 of 70 Chevy Trailblazer cluster issues
Sep 01, 2013 (9:31 am)
This problem is not only related to the trailblazer, it is Chevy vehicles all together.. I will NEVER purchase another Chevy product....