Mechanics

WHY IS MY INSTRAMENT PANEL NOT WORKING RIGHT?

1997 Chevrolet Truck • 220,000 miles

The tach doesn't work the speedometer is slow. The temp gauges stays at 270.
The oil pressure needle jumps around. The head light control panel gets hot with the lights on. The air nag light stays on. Can't turn the brights on with the head lights on. I just bought the truck off craigslist and it looks like they messed with the wiring some. ITS A MESS! And the fronyt end squeaks when turningI and hittingI bumbs. Please help.
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Jeremiah_Glies
April 11, 2012.



Cluster itself might be bad. Still goes down the road alright?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Apr 11, 2012.
Yes it runs and drives great.

Tiny
Jeremiah_Glies
Apr 11, 2012.
They have a ton of problems with those clusters. The dealer has reman exchange units pretty reasonable.

Wrenchtech
Apr 11, 2012.
Ok thanks! What about the head light control panel getting so hot you can hardly touch it?

Tiny
Jeremiah_Glies
Apr 11, 2012.
Resolve the cluster problem first to see if they are related or not.

Wrenchtech
Apr 11, 2012.
Ok I will thanks again! I don't know a lot abt the newer vehicles but I had a feeling the cluster was bad.

Tiny
Jeremiah_Glies
Apr 11, 2012.
I can't confirm that from here. It needs to be tested with a scan tool to verify the failure.

Wrenchtech
Apr 11, 2012.
Ok thanks

Tiny
Jeremiah_Glies
Apr 11, 2012.