My speedometer is acting strange

Tiny
JOHNGYGER
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  • 2004 CADILLAC ESCALADE
  • 66,000 MILES
Have a 2004 escalade that the speedometer is at 20mph when you start it up and goes up from there it is now stuck at 40mph I need help with this asap
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 3:04 PM

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Tiny
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You have a faulty in the cluster, with this being a 2004 with under 100k, there may ba a special policy adjustment from the manufacturer. This will cover a replacement under warranty. I will get back after I have had a chance to research.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 6:05 PM
Tiny
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Yes, that is correct. I have included the bulletin which explains the details.

#07187C: Special Coverage Adjustment - Instrument Panel Cluster Gauge Needle Function - (Mar 20, 2009)

Subject:

07187C SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER GAUGE NEEDLE FUNCTION

Models:

2003-2004 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT

2005 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT (U.S. ONLY)

2003-2004 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE

2005 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE (U.S. ONLY)

2003-2004 GMC SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL

2005 GMC SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL (U.S. ONLY)

THIS BULLETIN IS BEING REVISED TO INCLUDE CERTAIN 2005 MODEL YEAR VEHICLES IN THE U.S. ADDITIONALLY, FOR U.S. 2003-2005 MODEL YEAR VEHICLES, GM WILL PROVIDE THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER (IPC) ONLY, AT NO CHARGE TO THE CUSTOMER FOR VERIFIED FAILURES BETWEEN 70,001 MILES (110,001 KM) AND 80,000 MILES (130,000 KM). ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS, INCLUDING LABOR TO REPLACE THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER, WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CUSTOMER. DEALERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RETURN OF THE CUSTOMER'S IPC BACK TO THE ELECTRONIC SERVICE CENTER. PLEASE DISCARD ALL COPIES OF BULLETIN 07187B, ISSUED SEPTEMBER 2008.

CUSTOMERS ARE BEING INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT THE DEALERSHIP TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT IF THEY BELIEVE THEIR VEHICLE HAS THIS CONDITION. THE CUSTOMER IS BEING ASKED TO PROVIDE THE VIN SO THE IPC CAN BE ORDERED IN ADVANCE OF THE SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. THIS WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED TO KEEP THE VEHICLE OVERNIGHT. DEALERS ARE TO OBTAIN THE VEHICLE MILEAGE WHEN SCHEDULING A SERVICE APPOINTMENT. THE VEHICLE MILEAGE WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN PLACING AN ORDER FOR THE IPC.

Condition

Some customers of all 2003-2004 model year and certain U.S. 2005 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe; and GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles have reported that one or more of the instrument panel (IP) cluster gauges stick, flutter, or become inoperative. This may cause inaccurate readings, including the speedometer and fuel gauge.

Special Coverage Adjustment

This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 7 years or 70,000 miles (110,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership.

Dealers are to replace the instrument panel cluster after the condition has been verified. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.

For verified failures between 70,001 miles (110,001 km) and 80,000 miles (130,000 km) on U.S. Vehicles, dealers are to provide the customer with an instrument panel cluster (IPC) only. Any additional costs, including labor to replace the instrument panel cluster, will be the responsibility of the customer. Dealers are responsible for the return of the customer's IPC back to the Electronic Service Center.

For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after September 28, 2007 for 2003-2004 model year vehicles, and March 23, 2009 for 2005 model year vehicles, are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to September 28, 2007 for 2003-2004 model year vehicles, or March 23, 2009 for 2005 model year vehicles, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

Vehicles Involved

Involved are all 2003 and 2004 model year and certain U.S. 2005 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe; and GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles built within the following VIN breakpoints:

YEAR

DIVISION

MODEL

FROM

THROUGH

2003

Cadillac

Escalade

3R100001

3R320163

2004

Cadillac

Escalade

4R100006

4R323240

2005

Cadillac

Escalade

5R100001

5R199235

2003

Cadillac

Escalade ESV

3G117982

3G348029

2004

Cadillac

Escalade ESV

4G100001

4G343605

2005

Cadillac

Escalade ESV

5G100006

5G199627

2003

Cadillac

Escalade EXT

3G100002

3G343890

2004

Cadillac

Escalade EXT

4G100005

4G343604

2005

Cadillac

Escalade EXT

5G100009

5G199571

2003

Chevrolet

Avalanche

3G100001

3G347428

2004

Chevrolet

Avalanche

4G100011

4G344788

2005

Chevrolet

Avalanche

5G100003

5G199674

2003

Chevrolet

Silverado

31100001

31412794

2003

Chevrolet

Silverado

3E100001

3E381150

2003

Chevrolet

Silverado

3F100001

3F259060

2003

Chevrolet

Silverado

3M100001

3M112290

2003

Chevrolet

Silverado

3Z100001

3Z361857

2004

Chevrolet

Silverado

41100005

41435572

2004

Chevrolet

Silverado

4E100001

4E403760

2004

Chevrolet

Silverado

4F100001

4F269046

2004

Chevrolet

Silverado

4M100006

4M112271

2004

Chevrolet

Silverado

4Z100002

4Z353683

2005

Chevrolet

Silverado

51100014

51247028

2005

Chevrolet

Silverado

5E100002

5E223209

2005

Chevrolet

Silverado

5F800001

5F882297

2005

Chevrolet

Silverado

5Z100003

5Z224691

2003

Chevrolet

Suburban

3G100007

3G348254

2003

Chevrolet

Suburban

3J100007

3J346322

2003

Chevrolet

Suburban

3R100004

3R319989

2004

Chevrolet

Suburban

4G100010

4G344801

2004

Chevrolet

Suburban

4J100031

4J333376

2004

Chevrolet

Suburban

4R100001

4R323241

2005

Chevrolet

Suburvban

5G100001

5G199663

2005

Chevrolet

Suburban

5J100003

5J192999

2005

Chevrolet

Suburban

5R100015

5R199187

2003

Chevrolet

Tahoe

3J100001

3J346326

2003

Chevrolet

Tahoe

3R100014

3R320162

2004

Chevrolet

Tahoe

4J100005

4J333379

2004

Chevrolet

Tahoe

4R100003

4R323252

2005

Chevrolet

Tahoe

5J100002

5J193163

2005

Chevrolet

Tahoe

5R100002

5R199238

2003

GMC

Sierra

31100003

31412793

2003

GMC

Sierra

3E100003

3E381153

2003

GMC

Sierra

3F100008

3F259040

2003

GMC

Sierra

3Z100004

3Z900320

2004

GMC

Sierra

41100001

41435571

2004

GMC

Sierra

4E100002

4E403758

2004

GMC

Sierra

4F100005

4F269047

2004

GMC

Sierra

4Z100001

4Z900747

2005

GMC

Sierra

51100001

51247001

2005

GMC

Sierra

5E100001

5E223208

2005

GMC

Sierra

5F800011

5F882292

2005

GMC

Sierra

5Z100001

5Z900686

2003

GMC

Yukon

3J100003

3J346327

2003

GMC

Yukon

3R100006

3R320129

2004

GMC

Yukon

4J100002

4J333371

2004

GMC

Yukon

4R100002

4R323250

2005

GMC

Yukon

5J100012

5J193294

2005

GMC

Yukon

5R100004

5R199229

2003

GMC

Yukon XL

3G100020

3G348252

2003

GMC

Yukon XL

3J100006

3J346324

2003

GMC

Yukon XL

3R100002

3R320042

2004

GMC

Yukon XL

4G100023

4G340744

2004

GMC

Yukon XL

4J100001

4J333378

2004

GMC

Yukon XL

4R100004

4R323210

2005

GMC

Yukon XL

5G100029

5G199661

2005

GMC

Yukon XL

5J100001

5J191982

2005

GMC

Yukon XL

5R100003

5R199219

Parts Information U.S. And Canadian Dealers Only

Instrument panel clusters (IPC) required to complete this special coverage are to be obtained from the Electronic Service Centers. The vehicle mileage will be required when placing an order. Refer to GM Service Policies and Procedures Manual, section 1.5.9, for specific procedures. To eliminate keeping the customer's vehicle overnight, customers are being told to contact the dealership to arrange a service appointment and to supply their VIN. Dealers are to pre-order the IPC identifying the part from the Electronic Parts Catalog using the VIN filter so it will be at the dealership on the day of the scheduled appointment.

1. The customer will contact the dealership to arrange an appointment and provide their VIN.

2. Contact a GM Authorized Electronic Service Center to order an exchange and arrange for delivery of the pre-exchange product.

3. All units will be shipped FedEx Ground (US) or Purolator (Canada).

4. After removal of the defective unit, return the defective core to the Electronic Service Center using the supplied pre-paid Automatic Return shipping (ARS) label.

5. Failure to return the product within 30 days to the Electronic Service Center will result in a charge to the Dealer's Open Parts Account.

Parts Information Export Dealers Only

For Export Dealers Only: Order appropriate instrument panel cluster from General Motors Service and Parts Operation (GMSPO).

Customer Notification

General Motors has notified customers of 2003-2004 vehicles of this special coverage on their vehicles (see copy of typical customer letter included with this bulletin - actual divisional letter may vary slightly). Customers with 2006 vehicles have been provided with a court-approved notice of the settlement.

Service Procedure

Important: There are pre-programming instructions for 2003 model year instrument panel clusters (IPC). In order for the engine hours to set to their current value when the IPC is replaced, carefully read and follow the instructions below. This information is applicable for 2003 model year IPCs only. An add time of 0.1 for the pre-programming requirement is published in the Claim section of the bulletin.

2003 Model Year Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) Pre-Programming Instructions

1.

Install the IPC. Ensure everything is connected properly. The replacement IPC requires SPS Programming and IPC Setup procedures to be performed. It does not matter which procedure is performed first.

2.

Start the engine and then select IPC Setup. You must have the engine running before performing the IPC Setup.

3.

Select IPC Setup. With the engine running, enter the appropriate mileage and engine hours.

4.

Select "OK". Review the pop up asking you to verify the mileage and engine hours. Move the pop up out of the way if necessary to view the verification screen. This may require a click and drag of the dialog box.

5.

Verify that the mileage and engine hours are correct and select "OK". DO NOT turn the ignition OFF until the engine has "run" for approximately seven (7) minutes. Allowing the engine to idle for this period of time allows the IPC to accumulate 1/10th of an hour and write the correct engine hour value to the permanent memory.

The engine must be running before set up is performed and run for approximately seven minutes after the user selects "OK" confirming their mileage/engine hour inputs. After approximately seven minutes, shut the engine OFF and complete the event. The seven minute clock starts after you select "OK", confirming the entries.

Note: Based on feedback from technicians, we are currently making changes to the "IPC Setup" application which will include several enhancements to the set up screens. These are scheduled to be released and available in TIS2WEB very soon.

Important: Only IPC conditions listed in the Condition section of the bulletin are covered under this special coverage program. In a small number of vehicles, the condition may be intermittent and the gauge sweep test may not always verify the condition.

IPC Performance
IPC performance may be affected by the following conditions:

Cold temperatures

Temperature fluctuations

High humidity

Driving over rough surfaces such as dirt roads or potholes

Customer Comments and Observations
Customers who describe gauge performance as jumpy, sticky, slow or erratic. Gauge performance may also be described as being inoperative or inaccurate. For example, for a period of time the speedometer may appear to move normally but be inaccurate and not return to zero (0) after the vehicle comes to a stop. This inaccurate condition may be more or less pronounced during the drive cycle and may, for a time, return to normal operation. A Tech 2 sweep test may not reveal the condition.

1.

Perform a gauge sweep test to determine/verify that an IPC gauge is sticking, stuck, or inoperative. Using the Tech 2, navigate to the following screens to perform the gauge sweep test: Body -> Instrument Panel Cluster -> Special Functions -> IPC Gauges -> Display(s) Test.

If one or more of the gauges are sticking, stuck, or inoperative. Replace the IPC. Refer to Step 2.

If the Tech 2 gauge sweep test does NOT verify the condition but a customer's comments and observations include information that it outlined in the IPC Performance and/or Customer Comments and Observations section of the bulletin, replace the IPC. Refer to Step 2.

If the Tech 2 gauge sweep test does NOT verify the condition and a customer's comments and observationis do NOT include information that is outlined in the IPC Performance or Customer Comments and Observations section of the bulletin, do NOT replace the IPC. Submit a claim for Perform Tech 2 Gauge Sweep Test.

Important: If the IPC is to be replaced, record the vehicle odometer and engine hour (where applicable) value from the original IPC.

2.

Remove the instrument panel cluster. Refer to the appropriate vehicle IPC removal and installation procedure in SI.

3.

Install the new instrument panel cluster. Refer to the appropriate vehicle IPC removal and installation procedure in SI.

J2534 Pass-Thru or Tech 2 Legacy Pass-Thru Programming Method for the IPC
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Important: If Pass-Thru programming fails, call Techline Customer Support Center (TCSC) at 1-800-828-6860 (English) or 1-800-503-3222 (French). A Candi module is necessary.

CALIBRATION INFORMATION
Do not attempt to order the calibration number from GMSPO. The calibration numbers required for this service procedure are programmed into control modules via a Techline Tech 2 scan tool and TIS 2 Web with the calibration update. Use TIS2Web version 8.5 for 2007 (available on 08/20/07). If you cannot access the calibration, call the Techline Customer Support Center at 1 800-828-6860 (English) or 1-800-503-3222 (French) and it will be provided.

Notice: Before reprogramming, please check the battery condition to prevent a reprogramming error of any of the modules due to battery discharge. Battery voltage must be between 12 and 16 volts during reprogramming. If the vehicle battery is not fully charged, use approved Midtronics PCS charger, a fully charged 12V jumper, or booster pack disconnected from the AC voltage supply. Be sure to turn off or disable any system that may put a load on the battery, such as automatic headlamps, daytime running lights, interior lights, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, radio, engine cooling fan, etc. A programming failure or control module damage may occur if battery voltage guidelines are not observed.

The ignition switch must be in the proper position. The Service Programming System (SPS) application prompts you to turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF. DO NOT change the position of the ignition switch during the programming procedure, unless instructed to do so.

Make certain all tool connections are secure, including the following components and circuits:

The RS-232 communication cable port

The connection at the data link connector (DLC)

The voltage supply circuits

DO NOT disturb the tool harnesses while programming. If an interruption occurs during the programming procedure, programming failure or control module damage may occur.

DO NOT turn OFF the ignition if the programming procedure is interrupted or unsuccessful. Ensure that all control module and DLC connections are secure and the TIS terminal operating software is up to date.

1.

Verify that there is a battery charge of 12 to 16 volts. The battery must be able to maintain a charge during programming. Only use approved Midtronics PCS charger, a fully charged 12V jumper, or booster pack disconnected from the AC voltage supply to maintain proper battery voltage during programming.

Important: IPC Programming and IPC Setup are required after installing the IPC. First select IPC Instrument Panel Cluster from the Supported Controllers screen to perform the first calibration. After completing the first programming event, complete the IPC Setup. Select IPC/IPC Setup from the Supported Controllers screen. The odometer mileage and engine hour information (where applicable) is required to perform the IPC Setup. Follow the TIS2WEB instructions.

Important: For information about odometer mileage and engine hour setup, please refer to Technical Service Bulletin 07-08-49-015.

2.

Reprogram the instrument panel cluster (IPC). Refer to SI and Service Programming System (SPS) documentation for IPC programming instructions, if required.
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