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Why is the odometer on my GM Truck not working?

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Why is the odometer on my GM Truck not working?

A common fault on ’99 – ’02 GM trucks was the permanent or intermittent failing of the odometer/gear select LCD. This meant that you were unable to see what gear you were currently in, unable to determine the mileage of the vehicle, and unable to use the trip computer.

How to repair the odometer on a Chevy Avalanche?

In this Instructable, I will show you how to repair odometer/gear select (PRND321) LCD on your GM truck. In this case, mine is a ’02 Chevrolet Avalanche but this should apply to all GMT 800 series trucks within this age range. A common fault on ’99 – ’02 GM trucks was the permanent or intermittent failing of the odometer/gear select LCD.

How to repair the odometer on a GMC PRND321?

The instrument cluster is held in place by four (4) 7mm hex screws, one in each corner. Remove these. Tilt the instrument cluster forward carefully, and unlatch the large wire harness on the back. The instrument panel can now be removed. Remove the black panel on the back by loosening the clips.

How do you repair an odometer on a car?

Lining up the pins of the stepper motors with their corresponding sockets on the PCB, push the board back onto the instrument cluster. Put pressure on the back of where the stepper motors are (see photo). Replace the back plastic cover of the instrument cluster, ensuring all clips are secured.

A common fault on ’99 – ’02 GM trucks was the permanent or intermittent failing of the odometer/gear select LCD. This meant that you were unable to see what gear you were currently in, unable to determine the mileage of the vehicle, and unable to use the trip computer.

In this Instructable, I will show you how to repair odometer/gear select (PRND321) LCD on your GM truck. In this case, mine is a ’02 Chevrolet Avalanche but this should apply to all GMT 800 series trucks within this age range. A common fault on ’99 – ’02 GM trucks was the permanent or intermittent failing of the odometer/gear select LCD.

The instrument cluster is held in place by four (4) 7mm hex screws, one in each corner. Remove these. Tilt the instrument cluster forward carefully, and unlatch the large wire harness on the back. The instrument panel can now be removed. Remove the black panel on the back by loosening the clips.

Lining up the pins of the stepper motors with their corresponding sockets on the PCB, push the board back onto the instrument cluster. Put pressure on the back of where the stepper motors are (see photo). Replace the back plastic cover of the instrument cluster, ensuring all clips are secured.

What’s the odometer light on my Chevy Cavalier?

Odometer Light Hi, I own a 2001 Chevy Cavalier 2.2, 4 cyl. only 50,000 miles. Recently, my odometer light (a bright orange) ceased to function.

What would cause the odometer light to go out?

It sounds like the instrument cluster i.e the odometer display may be wearing out. If you are only talking about the illumination for the odometer at night, then that may just be bulb that is getting old. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

It sounds like the instrument cluster i.e the odometer display may be wearing out. If you are only talking about the illumination for the odometer at night, then that may just be bulb that is getting old. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Where is the odometer located on a Chevy?

The odometer is part of the instrument panel and connected to the speedometer. It is used to determine distance traveled and due to previous problems with individuals and dealerships disconnecting the odometer, it is a federal offense to tamper with it.

What does it mean when your speedometer is not working?

If the oil pressure, coolant, charge, or gas gauge doesn’t work or works erratically, the problem is in the gauge, wiring, or sender. Speedometers are unique in that some of them use physical cables instead of sensors, so a speedometer not working can also indicate a broken cable or stripped gear.

If the oil pressure, coolant, charge, or gas gauge doesn’t work or works erratically, the problem is in the gauge, wiring, or sender. Speedometers are unique in that some of them use physical cables instead of sensors, so a speedometer not working can also indicate a broken cable or stripped gear.

Are there any problems with the GM gauge clusters?

The next most common problem seen on GM instrument clusters are failing digital displays. This problem is unrelated to the stepper motor problem but is often seen in the same clusters. Most GM gauge clusters of this time frame have two digital displays – the odometer and the gear indicator (commonly called the PRNDL screen).

What kind of display does a GM speedometer have?

Most GM gauge clusters of this time frame have two digital displays – the odometer and the gear indicator (commonly called the PRNDL screen). Either one or both screen will typically be affected. This common issue is not actually a problem with the digital displays themselves as they seem to be quite reliable. 1. Dim, Dark or Dead Display

Is there transmission temperature gauge in GMC Denali?

My cluster has a Transmission Temperature Gauge. Please add a Transmission Temperature Gauge. (+$99.00) This is a complete rebuild of the instrument cluster on 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 GMC vehicles including Denali, Sierra gas and diesel, and Yukon.

The next most common problem seen on GM instrument clusters are failing digital displays. This problem is unrelated to the stepper motor problem but is often seen in the same clusters. Most GM gauge clusters of this time frame have two digital displays – the odometer and the gear indicator (commonly called the PRNDL screen).

Why is my odometer not working on my Chevy truck?

Common problem from 1999 – 2002 GMC/Chevy Trucks with the odometer/gear shift all in one display. check the solder connections on the pins for the display, these can crack causing an intermittent flicker and eventually nothing on the display. In my case, it was just a loose / dirty connection at the top of the cluster.

How to fix non working odometer and gear selector display?

Here is how you fix a non working odometer and gear selector display (PRND321). It is very simple, just remove the cluster and find a bad solder on the wire going to the odometer/gear selector display.

Most GM gauge clusters of this time frame have two digital displays – the odometer and the gear indicator (commonly called the PRNDL screen). Either one or both screen will typically be affected. This common issue is not actually a problem with the digital displays themselves as they seem to be quite reliable. 1. Dim, Dark or Dead Display

How do you remove the odometer from a Chevy Blazer?

It is very simple, just remove the cluster and find a bad solder on the wire going to the odometer/gear selector display. (Most likely going to be the top wire/solder that is broken as shown in the video) This applies to 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 Chevy s10, Blazer, and Silverado trucks (Sonoma, Jimmy, Sierra).

The odometer is part of the instrument panel and connected to the speedometer. It is used to determine distance traveled and due to previous problems with individuals and dealerships disconnecting the odometer, it is a federal offense to tamper with it.

What’s the problem with the odometer on my GMC Sierra 1500?

Thanks for those who helped. I just wanted to add the I have the same problem on my 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. Sometimes, it behaves normally but it usually goes back to scrolling through language settings. Also, it sometime lands on one view selection (odometer, trip mileage, hours, et cetera) in the incorrect language.

Why does my odometer stop working on my Chevy?

If your odometer stops working in your Chevrolet, it may be due to a couple reasons. Depending upon the year and model of your vehicle, the fix may be something you can do or something you may need to take to your dealership for repair. If neither of these indicators is working, then the problem may lie within the speed sensor on your vehicle.

Is there a problem with the odometer reset?

I’ve tried pressing the odometer reset stem but get no change. I thought maybe the odometer reset switch was stuck so I pulled the cluster and ohmed out the switch, no problems there. When I plugged the cluster back in the odometer briefly displayed the mileage and hours before permanently going back to the language mode.

Why does my odometer go back to language mode?

When I plugged the cluster back in the odometer briefly displayed the mileage and hours before permanently going back to the language mode. Has anyone heard of this? I’m guessing its time to get a rebuilt cluster but thought I should ask for advise first.

Is there a Chevy Blazer Xtreme for 2001?

After simplifying the Blazer lineup for 2000, Chevrolet has added a new Blazer variation for 2001. Called Xtreme, it is available only as a two-door, and only with two-wheel drive.

Here is how you fix a non working odometer and gear selector display (PRND321). It is very simple, just remove the cluster and find a bad solder on the wire going to the odometer/gear selector display.

It is very simple, just remove the cluster and find a bad solder on the wire going to the odometer/gear selector display. (Most likely going to be the top wire/solder that is broken as shown in the video) This applies to 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 Chevy s10, Blazer, and Silverado trucks (Sonoma, Jimmy, Sierra).

What to do if your dash light bulb is not working?

#* If the bulb is not bad, carefully reinsert it, applying a small dab of light bulb grease on the metal base of the bulb. #*If you find more than one bulb that is bad then, it is recommended to replace all the bulbs as a set. Once they start failing, then it is likely all will fail soon. #Acquire a professional opinion.

Why is my speedometer not working on my Chevy S10?

If your Chevy S10’s speedometer is not working, it’s usually going to be caused by an issue with the VSS (vehicle speed sensor), or a bad ECU. The VSS is usually not very expensive, and they are not that difficult to replace. Vehicles used to use a cable that would usually run from the tail shaft of the transmission to the speedometer.

What does it mean when your speedometer goes out?

Speedometer Itself – The odds of the speedometer going out all by itself, while the rest of the gauges continue to work are not great. Most of the time if the speedometer is out, it means that there is a bigger problem with the entire instrument cluster. Do all of the other gauges work?

What causes a bad gauge cluster in a Chevy Silverado?

Individual gauge problems are almost universally caused by failing gauge motors. Each gauge is controlled by one gauge motor called a stepper motor. For example, an instrument cluster with 6 analog gauges will have 6 stepper motors.

Where is the odometer located on a PRND321?

Carefully pry the board away from the instrument cluster – it is held in place only by the pins of the stepper motors (labelled on the image)… but BEWARE, there is another small wire harness on the right and side of the board. The last thing is to gain access to the back of the LCD panel.

Do you have to reset the odometer when you change an engine?

In case, you opt for manually resetting the odometer; you would have to face legal charges. This is because the engine change status needs to be documented and the mileage change should be calculated and presented. If none of that happens, you would have to bear the dire consequences that follow.

What does the odometer reading on a car mean?

It is a device that measures the overall distance travelled by your car so far, usually identified in the form of mileage. Your odometer reading matter when you need to keep track of the distance travelled owing to pending oil changes, regular maintenance, or for a tire change. What if the readings reset?

How to change odometer readout from km to mi?

The digital odometer readout is in kilometers and would like to change it to Miles when traveling in the US….dealer has no clue….please help. Change to show units in US in the EVIC? Although I don’t know if that affects the odometer too or not.

What to do if your odometer is not working?

If only your odometer is not working, then the dash cluster may be the culprit. Should you need to replace it, here are the instructions for replacing the dash cluster. Start by parking your vehicle on a level surface and setting the parking brake. * Turn the ignition to the ‘on’ position.

Where do I find the odometer reading on my car?

Once everything has been reported to the state vehicle agency, the odometer mileage reading will be on the new Certificate of Title and on the vehicle record.

Do you need an odometer disclosure statement for a 10 year old car?

NOTE: Some states don’t require odometer disclosure statements for vehicles 10 years old or older or vehicles that weigh fewer than 16,000 pounds. Sample Odometer Disclosure Statement. Depending on your state, you can: Use the state-provided odometer disclosure statement.

Why is it important to know the odometer reading?

Certify the exact odometer reading at the time of sale. Helps prove if the mileage is increasing over time and if the mileage exceeds its mechanical limits. Help prevent mileage tampering and preserve the actual retail value of the vehicle when it’s sold.

How can I tell if my speedometer is not working?

Whether you have a digital or manual speedometer, if it’s not displaying accurate information, it doesn’t really help you. One of the biggest signs your speedometer sensor is not working properly is the speedometer will display inaccurate readings or the needle or digital numbers will not move at all on the speedometer display.

Why is the speedometer on my Chevy truck not working?

Inaccurate readings after changes to your Chevy: This is common with truck and SUV owners who change their wheels and tires, but can also happen if the wheel/tire combo is changed on a car. Larger combos, or those with different dimensions, will cause an inaccurate reading and the speedometer must be re-calibrated to regain accuracy.

Why is the odometer and Speedo not working?

Neither the Speedo, odometer, nor cruise controls are working. I changed out the inst. cluster and the vss. It does not have a mechanical speed sensor, electric magnetic. I originally thought it was the cluster so I changed that, no good. A few weeks later the service engine light came on, checked for codes and got 24. I than changed the vss.

Is the odometer on my 91 Chevy working?

I have a 91 Chevy k1500, 350, 700r4. Neither the Speedo, odometer, nor cruise controls are working. I changed out the inst. cluster and the vss.

Why is there no speedo on my 88-91 truck?

But on the 88-91 trucks the speedo is controlled by the “BRAKE” fuse!! I noticed people riding my tail lately and found no brake lights. Fuse was blown. If you have a trailer wiring or the brake switch goes bad (my case) the blown brake fuse will kill the brake light, cruise, brake unit, AND the speedo servos.

Are there any problems with the speedometer on a vintage car?

Fortunately, problems with mechanically operated speedometers can often be resolved with a little effort. Here we’ll talk about how they work and common problems on vintage automobiles.

Why does the speedometer work but not the odometer?

Proton Iswara’s (aeroback) dashboard, speedometer works but not the ODOMETER. For analogue dashboards, these normally work hand-in-hand or they don’t altogether. Initial guess was that the gear was broken, luckily it was a wrong guess.

Why is my speedometer not working on my GMC Yukon?

It is probably your Vehicle speed sensor. It is mounted on the tailshaft of the transmission and is held it with one small 8 mm bolt. Your speedometer wont work right and it will probably shift wrong or wont shift at all because the transmission relies on the speed signal to know when to shift. The tahoe/yukon use the 4l60e transmission.

How to repair a stuck or dead GM tachometer?

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to repair a sticky, stuck, jumpy or dead GM speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, volt meter, water temperature gauge and transmission temperature gauge.

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to repair a sticky, stuck, jumpy or dead GM speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, volt meter, water temperature gauge and transmission temperature gauge.

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