GM Instrument Cluster Odometer Trip Reset Issues

What can I do if my trip odometer resets to 0 when I turn off the vehicle?

If the Instrument cluster loses battery power (dead battery), it may lose the ability to retain the trip mileage.
All you have to do is turn the key to the run position (do not start the vehicle) and push the reset stem five times. Make sure the trip odometer is displaying and hold the stem in for 30 seconds.

GM Fuel Gauge Mystery

If you have an older GM Vehicle with the and the fuel gauge in the instrument cluster seems to be all over the map, mystery solved.

Speed Sensors 101

How does a speed sensor work with an instrument cluster?

The vast majority of automotive instrument clusters and speedometers produced currently are electronic, meaning they use a speed sensor to determine the vehicles speed instead of a mechanical linkage(speedometer cable) from the instrument cluster to the transmission as in a mechanical speedometer cluster.  This is true in 2003,2004, 2005, 2006 Chevy, Buick, GM, Cadillac, Isuzu, GMC models and many others.

Typically the speed sensor mounts on the transmission and gets its signal from a toothed gear inside the transmission housing.  The sensor has an electric current running and a magnetic tip that sits very close to the teeth on the gear.  When the gear spins, the teeth pass by the magnetic tip of the sensor causing a spike in the electrical signal which the computer registers over time.  The more spikes in a given time period the higher speed it displays on your speedometer cluster. All signals from all sensors are first sent to the computer which in turn sends a signal to the instrument cluster, gauges or the DIC(driver information center).

Speed sensors rarely fail in the 1999 through 2006 GM Vehicles in which we do instrument cluster repair. It is usually in the instrument cluster or gauge panel.

Add A Transmission Temperature Gauge To Your GM Truck

We are now able to add a transmission temperature gauge to your existing instrument cluster for the following GM and GMC vehicles:  Silverado 1500, Sierra, Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, or Avalanche. The charge is $80.00 and includes programming, the additional stepper motor, needle and swapping out the instrument cluster gauge face.

Monitor the transmission temperature on your GM truck or GMC truck and save on costly transmission repairs!

Add Transmission Temperature Gauge to GM Truck

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Do-It-Yourself Errors ~ Don’t Let this be You!

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GM acknowledged this issue several years ago

GM acknowledged this issue several years ago and provided an extended warranty on the repairs(up to 80,00 miles or 7 years), BUT MOST FAIL WITH HIGHER MILEAGE. The instrument cluster repair requires removing the instrument cluster assembly, disassembling the cluster and replacing the old motors behind each gauge with new updated motors. A new redesigned version of the original OEM motor is now available that will provide a permanent fix for all replaced units.Including chevy instrument cluster,gmc instrument cluster,any GM speedometer and gauge repair.Speedometer repair is the most common request. Other gauge cluster failures include a dim odometer, dim back light and complete power loss the the instrument cluster. GM Gauge Repair can solve your gauge cluster issues.