Last post on Jul 17, 2009 at 5:09 AM
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#3 of 12 Re: Dash Panel and gauge issue [obyone]
Jul 10, 2009 (4:54 pm)
Thanks for the reply, so there's no chance it could just be a faulty ground wire or a shorted wire? geez..I'm sure I cannot replace that cluster panel myself it looks like a very difficult removal process..
#4 of 12 Re: Dash Panel and gauge issue [szymas]
Jul 11, 2009 (5:29 pm)
If you can change a video card in a computer you can change the cluster. You need to pull the dash trim around the cluster. Then two screws that hold the cluster and unplug from behind. Shouldn't take longer than 20 minutes to remove and replace, faster once you do it the first time.
#5 of 12 Re: Dash Panel and gauge issue [szymas]
Jul 15, 2009 (9:45 pm)
No....I got a recall card for this......I will try to find it. Does anyone know any good "recall" websites? Obyone? I swear I remember getting a notice for the gauge panel recall...
#6 of 12 Re: Dash Panel and gauge issue [szymas]
Jul 15, 2009 (9:53 pm)
i know this sounds dum...but try removing and replacing the fuse for the gauges..the same one...if it looks bad, put a new one in
#7 of 12 Re: Dash Panel and gauge issue [davethecarnut]
Jul 15, 2009 (10:09 pm)
I found it....it's not a recall notice but a class action lawsuit claim.
2003-2005 GMT800 platforms.
Extends warranty on dash panel
within 7 years when vehicle was placed in service or 70,000 miles,whicever first,
condition will be repaired at no charge.
If you paid to have fixed, you can get reimbursed for parts and labor.
Between 70k and 80k miles, reimbursement for parts only.
Over 80k, you're screwed.
Reimbursement number 1-800-204-0261 have your VIN
Multi District Litigation number 1896.....and I guess it's in a Detroit court.
Hope this helps
#8 of 12 Re: Dash Panel and gauge issue [davethecarnut]
Jul 15, 2009 (11:16 pm)
Class action lawsuit. Now it makes sense as I couldn't find it listed anywhere.
#9 of 12 Re: Dash Panel and gauge issue [obyone]
Jul 16, 2009 (7:03 am)
I have it at the dealer today miles are 130K.. They beleive it is the ignition switch.. i'll post when I know more..
#10 of 12 Re: Dash Panel and gauge issue [szymas]
Jul 16, 2009 (1:46 pm)
Well, that worked out well They wanted me to hand out 3 hours of labor to look into the issue at$91.00 a hour.. sorry, I told them to correct the recalls and pack it up I am not going to give away 300.00 and not even know if it could be fixed..
#11 of 12 Re: Dash Panel and gauge issue [szymas]
Jul 16, 2009 (7:05 pm)
$91.00 isn't that bad our local Chevy dealer charges $130.00 an hour for factory certified technicians. Course the labor comes way down if you do the diagnoses for them.
#12 of 12 Another update
Jul 17, 2009 (5:09 am)
The problem is that there is no guarantee that they find the problem ans you still pay the fees.. I just hesitate to hand out $$$ and then they replace something like the cluster (which I heard is about 300.00 itself). so I was looking at a $600.00 charge.. I'll wait until I hear a good solution or maybe find someone who could just replace it aftermarket so I get charged a lower fee.