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bcampbe7
01-05-2010, 04:55 PM
Anyone know what would cause my temp gauge to do this?

No DIC (driver information center) warnings saying high coolant temp or nothing.

Heater works fine as does everything else.

Could a faulty coolant temp sensor cause this?

Thrall
01-05-2010, 04:58 PM
Looks like your guage neds some Tiagra!:D
Looks to me like the guage is messed up in the cluster, not the temp sensor.

Sodar
01-05-2010, 05:05 PM
Gauge cluster has failed.

My '04 Tahoe had 2 replaced in the time I owned it. One of the failures was in the temp gauge, just as yours shows.

PM MIMC and he can probably shoot you a service bulletin.

bcampbe7
01-05-2010, 05:09 PM
Gauge cluster has failed.

My '04 Tahoe had 2 replaced in the time I owned it. One of the failures was in the temp gauge, just as yours shows.

PM MIMC and he can probably shoot you a service bulletin.

Just found the service bulletin...

Bummer, mine has just over 80k miles so looks like it will not be covered.




Document ID# 2037454


Subject: Special Coverage Adjustment-Instrument Panel Cluster Gauge Needle Functions #07187A - (11/08/2007)



Models: 2003-2004 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT

2003-2004 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE

2003-2004 GMC SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL


THE SERVICE PROCEDURE IN THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN REVISED. IN A SMALL NUMBER OF VEHICLES, THE GAUGE SWEEP TEST MAY NOT ALWAYS CONFIRM THE CONDITION. PLEASE REVIEW THE SERVICE PROCEDURE IMMEDIATELY.


DUE TO PART AVAILABILITY, THIS SPECIAL COVERAGE IS BEING ADMINISTERED IN PHASES. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED AS EACH ADDITIONAL PHASE IS RELEASED.

CUSTOMERS ARE BEING INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT THE DEALERSHIP TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT IF THEY BELIEVE THEIR VEHICLE HAS THIS CONDITION. THE CUSTOMER IS BEING ASKED TO PROVIDE THE VIN SO THE IPC CAN BE ORDERED IN ADVANCE OF THE SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. THIS WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED TO KEEP THE VEHICLE OVERNIGHT. DEALERS ARE TO OBTAIN THE VEHICLE MILEAGE WHEN SCHEDULING A SERVICE APPOINTMENT. THE VEHICLE MILEAGE WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN PLACING AN ORDER FOR THE IPC.

Condition
Some customers of 2003-2004 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe; and GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles have reported that one or more of the instrument panel (IP) cluster gauges stick, flutter, or become inoperative. This may cause inaccurate readings, including the speedometer and fuel gauge.

Special Coverage Adjustment
This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 7 years or 70,000 miles (110,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership.

Dealers are to replace the instrument panel cluster after the condition has been verified. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.

For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after September 28, 2007 are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to September 28, 2007, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

Sodar
01-05-2010, 05:14 PM
Just found the service bulletin...

Bummer, mine has just over 80k miles so looks like it will not be covered.


You could see if they will do it for labor only, or something like that. Anything is worth a try!

This guy rebuilds them for $65.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/03-06-SUBURBAN-YUKON-DENALI-INSTRUMENT-CLUSTER-REPAIR_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem33584bd987QQitem Z220524697991QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fA ccessories#ht_1279wt_939

bcampbe7
01-05-2010, 05:16 PM
You could see if they will do it for labor only, or something like that. Anything is worth a try!

This guy rebuilds them for $65.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/03-06-SUBURBAN-YUKON-DENALI-INSTRUMENT-CLUSTER-REPAIR_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem33584bd987QQitem Z220524697991QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fA ccessories#ht_1279wt_939

I need to look for some instructions of getting the cluster out. I don't think the whole dash has to be removed.

Sodar
01-05-2010, 05:19 PM
I need to look for some instructions of getting the cluster out. I don't think the whole dash has to be removed.

Super simple. Just remove the bezel (pictured below), by pulling it away from the dash. You will need to put your steering wheel down to its lowest setting and put the shifter into gear 1.

The gauge cluster is right there with some bolts around it. Remove those and pull the whole unit out.

bcampbe7
01-05-2010, 05:26 PM
Super simple. Just remove the bezel (pictured below), by pulling it away from the dash. You will need to put your steering wheel down to its lowest setting and put the shifter into gear 1.

The gauge cluster is right there with some bolts around it. Remove those and pull the whole unit out.

Cool! I have had that bezel out many times while installing my stereo/NAV.