Instrument cluster replacement instructions please?

Tiny
CBLOOMENSTEIN
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 87,888 MILES
Several of my gauges (fuel, oil and tachometer) are not working and now my electrical mileage range is off. Will this cost a lot to repair?
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 AT 2:15 AM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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The cluster appears to need to be replaced.

This is not a large repair so it is not that bad. I included a video on how to replace the cluster so that it will make the repair easier for you.

https://youtu.be/_HEC44xENxw

Run through this and let us know if you have questions.

Also, I attached the info from the manual that will help get this replaced. Thanks
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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 AT 11:12 AM
Tiny
CHVZKORA
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
My instrument cluster isn't working right, most of the gauges don't work and the charge light is on
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 AT 11:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MICXIE
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A bare wire somewhere shorted out and blew a fuse. In the engine compartment there is a large fuse box. Remove the cover and check the 50 amp fuses on the top row, one of them has blown. Find and fix the bare wire or this will happen again.
The reason this happens is when there is a short, the fuse will blow giving an indication that the battery is not charging. Then the system will shut down all unessessary electracal components in order to conserve battery power. Hope this solves your problem. Let me know if it does
Mike
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 AT 11:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have check my fuses and they are good. My battery even though the dash on the truck has the battery light has not run down it seems like the alternator is charging. The battery light has not turn off and my car runs fine the only problem is that my gauges(fuel and temp), 4*4, high beams, air conditioner, mileage and my wipers dont work
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 AT 11:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MICXIE
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Hi
Are we talking about the chevy suburban 2002 or the pickup truck. Refuring to the 02 suburban, you have blown a fuse somewhere. Did you check all of the 50 amp fuses? By taking them out and looking to see if the contact was burnt? In the engine compartment on the drivers side there is a large black box like component with writing on the top that says Electrical center. Remove that cover and you will see about 45 or 50 fuses. On the top row there is 8 fuses1-60 amp 3-50 amp 2-40 amp and 2-30 amp, One of those fuses has blown most likely the 50 amp one. You have to check these fuses by removing them one at a time and looking at them. If these fuses are good then the short is still active and keeping one of the relays open. Look for the short at the wires below the emergancy brake, going up thru the dashboard Do you know when this problem started did you step on the emergancy brake real hard and it started the problem Try to remember how it started did you install any new components, look for the short there. Let me know how you make out
Mike
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 AT 11:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MICXIE
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Hi
I forgot to mention that if you check the fuses and they are all good. Then all indications point to the alternator not charging. Make absolutely sure the alternating is charging. If it isnt then that is your problem Replace the alternator.
Mike
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 AT 11:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I double check the fuses in the engine compartment and I found that a 50 amp fuse was blown. And I found the wire that blew the fuse under the dash thanks alot
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 AT 11:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MICXIE
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I'm very glad that you found your problem and fixed it. Thanks for letting me know, it also makes me feel good that I helped you.
Mike
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 AT 11:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Please see the info below of the fuse block. This will help others with which fuse was the possible cause.

Please let us know if there is anything we can help with in the future. Thanks
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