Mechanics

CHEVY ALL DASH GAUGES ARE NOT WORKING

2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Interior problem
2004 Chevy Monte Carlo 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 139000 miles

The gauges on my 2004 Monte Carlo SS are not working. They began to fail @ approx 85,000 miles starting with the engine oil light. One by one, they all began to fail with the speedo being the last to go. Is this caused by a broken multifunction switch in the steering column? The dummy lights (check engine, low tire, change oil) are still okay. The dash is not digital.
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Kateedid34
May 25, 2010.



The multifunction switch would have no effect on gauges. The best way to isolate if you have a gauge cluster issue would be to perform a gauge sweep test that requires a scan tool that can access the IPC. This will be a straight forward test, if the gauges don't move when commanded, it is internal IPC fault. I know a dealer scan tool can achieve this, not sure in the aftermarket world.

Factoryjack
May 27, 2010.