So apparently GM really has an issue with some of their instrumental clusters going bad and require a cluster repair to fix gauges. What happens is the speedometer, fuel gauge, temperature or gauge or the tachometer stops working. Reason being? Well the motor that controls the needle, known as the stepper motor, goes bad due to a faulty mechanical design. This is affected by almost every instrument display or speedometer manufactured from 2003 to 2012. Some of the vehicles affected include Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche, Suburban, Trailblazer, Tahoe, Impala & SSR. Also GMC models such as the GMC Sierra, Envoy & Yukon. Hummer H2 & H3. As well as a few Pontiac, Cadillac, Buick & Ford models. Specifically Ford Mustang year 2005, 2006 and 2007. The instrument display looks like this:
Of course a new replacement will run hundreds and even thousands of dollars at the dealer and if you add labor & programming, well beyond that. Luckily there is a company offering this instrument cluster repair for only $118.99. The service will require you to remove your instrumental cluster out of the vehicle and mail it in for a 24 hour turnaround. The speedometer comes back working like new and ready to be installed in your car! The best thing about this gauges fix is that the removal process is not even hard! There are plenty if YouTube videos showing how to remove a GM cluster! So if your instrument display has been giving you problems such as the speedometer shoring a wrong reading, girl gauge not working, needles gone haywire or gauges simply showing the wrong readings, don’t put this away! Your your car or truck back on the road again! The company, SafetyRestore.com is well reviewed online and is BBB accredited with an A+ rating. It’s open Monday – Friday 9am to 8pm and is located at SAFETY RESTORE 40 Main St. Westfield, MA 01085.