Tim I had the same problem with my 1999 2 Wheel Drive Silverado, lost the gear selector and odometer display light. I took the Instrument Cluster out of the dash and unplugged the wiring bundle. I used White Lithium Grease, and with my finger, smeared a thin layer of grease, forcing it down in the holes on the end of connector. Then wiped the surface of the connector clean, plugged it back into the cluster, put the cluster back in the dash, turned the key on and the odometer and gear selector lights came up. It's been working for the last 3 day's now with out a hitch. Keeping my fingers crossed. The fuel gauge even works better than before. It's not erratic now but a little slow to show how much fuel is in the tank.
I used to have a 1976 International Scout that would just quit running and wouldn't restart. The fix was the White Lithium Grease in a connection point on the wiring bundle going to the electronic ignition. The voltage passing thru that connection was so low that the connection had to be perfect. Let us know if it works for you too.
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 AT 6:03 PM