WHY IS MY INSTRAMENT PANEL NOT WORKING RIGHT?

1997 Chevrolet Truck

Tiny

Jeremiah_Glies

April, 11, 2012 AT 5:48 AM

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.

8 Answers

Tiny

fixitmr

April, 11, 2012 AT 8:11 AM

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

Tiny

Jeremiah_Glies

April, 11, 2012 AT 11:54 AM

Yes it runs and drives great.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

April, 11, 2012 AT 12:20 PM

They have a ton of problems with those clusters. The dealer has reman exchange units pretty reasonable.

Tiny

Jeremiah_Glies

April, 11, 2012 AT 12:22 PM

Ok thanks! What about the head light control panel getting so hot you can hardly touch it?

Tiny

Wrenchtech

April, 11, 2012 AT 12:25 PM

Resolve the cluster problem first to see if they are related or not.

Tiny

Jeremiah_Glies

April, 11, 2012 AT 12:27 PM

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

Wrenchtech

April, 11, 2012 AT 12:31 PM

I can't confirm that from here. It needs to be tested with a scan tool to verify the failure.

Tiny

Jeremiah_Glies

April, 11, 2012 AT 12:32 PM

Ok thanks

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