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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Body & Interior - 2/1/2014
    How do i replace dash cluster bulb ssockets
    i need to also know how to remove speedometer
     
    • Jimm
      2/1/2014 Jimm
      Gauge Cluster Disassembly Instructions

      The following are step-by-step instructions for disassembling the instrument gauge cluster:
      •If you have a tilt steering wheel.. tilt it fully downward.

      •Gauge Cluster Trim Plate Removal
      Remove the four phillips head screws on the bottom of the cluster trim plate.
      Remove the three phillips head screws on the top inner edge of the cluster trim plate.
      Remove the cluster trim plate. If you have either the rear defrost switch and/or the passenger side mirror control attached to the trim plate, do not remove them, just rotate the trim plate to the right out of the way.

      •Plastic See-Through Shield Removal
      Remove the trip odometer knob
      Remove two long 7/32" hex head screws holding the bottom of the plastic face shield.
      Remove two short 7/32" hex head screws holding the top of the plastic face shield.

      Remove the see through shield.

      •Cluster Gauge Face Plate Removal
      Remove the 7/32" hex head screw holding the upper right side of the cluster.
      Remove the short 9/32" hex head screw holding the lower right side of the cluster.
      Remove two short 9/32" hex head screws holding the transmission gear indicator on the lower left corner of the gauge cluster.

      Gently remove the gear indicator by slipping it down and away. It is attached with a string to the steering column. Do not stress this too much.

      Remove the gear indicator face plate by sliding it down and away.

      Remove the 1/4" hex head screw holding the left air-conditioning duct in place.

      Remove the left air-conditioning duct.

      Remove the 7/32" hex head screw holding the upper left side of the cluster.

      Remove the 7/32" hex head screw holding the lower left side the the cluster.

      Remove the cluster face plate.

      Remove the Green turn signal film and foam from the pegs

      •Gauge and Tachometer Removal
      Remove three 7/32" hex head screws holding the center pod of four gauges (fuel/volts/temp/oil)

      Remove the center pod of gauges by gently rocking it back and forth while pulling outward.

      This gauge pod has prongs on the back which plug into a set of electrical clips mounted on the gauge cluster. Take care not to damage the gauge needles.

      Remove two 1/4" hex head screws that hold the tachometer in place.

      Remove tachometer by again rocking it back and worth while pulling outward.

      At this point, you should be able to see the 8 lamps that illuminate the gauge cluster. 5 that are easily removed, and 3 behind the speedometer. You can turn your dash lights on at this point to see if any of them are burnt out.

      Once the guage cluster is exposed you can easily replace any of the bulb sockets.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe - Body & Interior - 1/30/2014
    Rear defrosters will not work.
    Rear (inside glass) defrosters will not come on. Fuse is good, they are plugged in on both sides but will not come on? The tabs have come off the window before but with a little super glue and placement back where they were they worked fine afterward.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/30/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Check the wiring at the connector where the wire leaves the body and goes into the hatch. I had a Suburban that had burnt wires there and it knocked out the defroster.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Impala - Body & Interior - 1/30/2014
    Driver side power seat adjustment is not working.
    It started out when the seat cushion would not tilt. Now the seat will not tilt or move back or forward.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/30/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Under the seat check for battery voltage at the RED / WHITE wire at all times. Then check and see if battery voltage is going to any of the seat motors when the seat switch is activated.
      HouseCallAuto
      1/30/2014 AutoMD Member
      Is there a fuse if no voltage is detected? I have not had time to confirm that scenario.
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/30/2014 HouseCallAuto
      There is a fuse but it is a circuit breaker. It is labeled PWR/SEAT and is a 25 amp. It is located in the instrument panel fuse box. I didn't mention it because I assumed that since the seat partially worked recently and then that became no seat movement at all I figured that this fix would be a wiring issue at the connector under the seat. It would seem odd to have 3 failed seat motors.
      HouseCallAuto
      1/31/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thank you!
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe - Body & Interior - 1/29/2014
    Interior indash / cd player not working.
    Cd player will not accept or discharge cd's. The light flashes or blinks when you push the load button but nothing happens? Radio, speakers, volume alll work fine, just can no longer play a cd?
     
    • Jimm
      1/29/2014 Jimm
      If a simple cleaning of the CD does not work, then the CD player / stereo will have to be removed for service or replacement. Keep in mind the CD player service cost may be more expensive than replacing the entire unit.
      Jimm
      1/30/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thank you, I was afraid of that. Probably try to find one at our local used parts yard. NEALS auto, Peoria Il.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 - Body & Interior - 1/29/2014
    How do you remove the center console?
    I'm trying to remove my center console without removing the mounting bracket. I removed the four screws from the inside of the console, I can feel it moving, but there is something else still holding it.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe - Body & Interior - 1/29/2014
    Driver's side power seat control.
    After starting vehicle the drivers side power seat automatically goes all the way forward unless you manually reach down and override the seat by engaging the switch. This function is for the forward and back of entire seat, not the backrest. Electric toggle ...
     
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  • MrsStanley
    MrsStanley - 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Body & Interior - 1/28/2014
    All gauges in the dash are out of whack... Why? & How?
    rpm gauge works sometimes but the rest don't work at all.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/27/2014 HouseCallAuto
      You need to replace the instrument cluster. There are several places online that you can send the cluter to be repaired and they send it back good as new.
      HouseCallAuto
      2/13/2014 MrsStanley
      Thank you
    • Jimm
      1/28/2014 Jimm
      The instrument cluster needs to be replaced or rebuilt. The parts are readily available; try these on-line sources; www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.

      There are instrument cluster rebuilders that can rebuild / exchange your old unit for a new or refurbished unit. Try these sources; www.gminstrumentcluster.com, www.gmguagerepair.com, www.instrumentcluster.com, www.kincerservice.com - to list only a few possibilities. The instrument cluster can often be rebuilt for a fraction of the cost of a new unit.
      Jimm
      2/13/2014 MrsStanley
      Thank you
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche - Body & Interior - 1/26/2014
    Do I have workmanship warranty
    my dashboard have a crack
     
    • Bill
      1/26/2014 Bill
      If under a factory warranty, otherwise you need to call Chevrolet customer service and discuss this with them and see if they will help you out. Also look at any vehicle recalls on this item.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche - Body & Interior - 1/26/2014
    Do I have workmanship warranty
    I have a cracked in my dashboard
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/26/2014 HouseCallAuto
      I doubt it but you should go to your local GM dealer and ask the service manager if he can "good will" the repair, as I understand according to my close friend who is a service manager at a Cadillac dealer that is the inrternal language used to cover a repair that is not a covered part or is out of warranty. Not a sure thing but try it. Maybe a discreet tip would help.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Chevrolet Blazer - Body & Interior - 1/24/2014
    HOW DO YOU REMOVE A BAD HEATER?
    i HAVE REMOVES PART OF THE DASHBOARD BUT CAN'T GET IT OUT TO GET TO THE HEATER.
     
    • AutoMD Member
      1/23/2014 AutoMD Member
      nO ONE ANSWERED MY QUESTION why!
      AutoMD Member
      1/23/2014 AutoMD Member
      i THOUGHT YOU WERE SUPPOSE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. i NEVER GOT AN ANSWER TO MY QUESTION. hOW DO YOU REMOVE THE DASHBOARD IN AN 1998 CHEV. BLAZER.
    • Jimm
      1/24/2014 Jimm
      The answers you might receive and information availability depends on the volunteers to answer the question. Since the AutoMD site is based on contributions and volunteers - there is obligation to provide answers.
      Pretty easy to do. Go to the passenger side of dash and remove glove box for working room. There is a lower panel below the dash that needs to be removed.
      Disconnect the heater hoses under hood.
      Once panel under dash is removed you will see the heater box.
      Remove the 6-8 bolts around the very base of it, it will able to be lowered down and you will see the heater core.

      The core has a couple of brackets that hold it in place - remove these. put new one in its place. The installation is the reverse of the removal.
      Jimm
      1/24/2014 HouseCallAuto
      There is ^no^ obligation to provide answers is what you meant Jimm?
    • John's Auto Repair
      1/24/2014 John's Auto Repair
      I'll assume your replacing the Heater Core. You can find that information for free at
      autozone. com.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Body & Interior - 1/16/2014
    Why doesn't my door close sensor work?
    My 91k mi Monte Carlo has the feature where the radio (and other accs.) stay on, after you remove the key, until you open the door or 20 minutes, whichever comes first. Lately, when I open the door, the radio will sometimes remain on until I shut the door just ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/16/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the Driver's Door Latch Assembly. Probability here is almost 100%.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 - Body & Interior - 1/13/2014
    Replacement mirror on passenger side has yellow,green, blue, black w-trace, orange w-trace, red w-trace. truck wiring
    truck wiring has 2 white, 2 black, purple white & red white. how do I integrate these connections?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/13/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Call the manufacturer of the mirror and ask them. I am surprised that it did not come with wiring connection chart.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Chevrolet Blazer - Body & Interior - 1/12/2014
    Rear Hatch button on dash and door locks stopped working. Also key hole on exterior of hatch does not work.
    Everything worked fine. Then without any warning the electric door locks do not work when pressed. However the auto locking and unlocking of doors when SUV is placed in gear and or park work fine. The hatch release button on the dash does not work. The key hole on ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/12/2014 HouseCallAuto

      1. Check for power on the Orange wire at the door lock switch.

      2. If no power, check the MIR/LKS fuse in the under hood electrical center.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Uplander - Body & Interior - 1/10/2014
    Door alarm is on even with all doors shut
    dosent show what door is open on driver information center and sound changes to a beeb sound when vehicle starts to move
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Chevrolet C1500 - Body & Interior - 1/8/2014
    Key wont turn in steering wheel
    110000 miles left me stranded i suspect key cylinder or some safety or anti theft device
     
    • bear.1216
      1/8/2014 bear.1216
      Make sure shifter is all the way in park or neutral. If the key wont turn it likely has worn out lock cylinder. Only antitheft or safety to prevent from turning is the gear selector. If you have GM Passlock with a chip in your key it may require special procedures for replacing lock cylinder.
      bear.1216
      1/8/2014 AutoMD Member
      thank you!
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/8/2014 HouseCallAuto
      There is no anti-theft involved in the ignition lock cylinder for a '95 Chevy truck. It is a plain old cheap lock cylinder but it requires following a procedure to replace it, and the procedure requires using a drill with a 1/8" bit and partial disassembly of the steering post. Typically NOT a DIY type repair, too much can go wrong for you while you remove stuff.
      HouseCallAuto
      1/8/2014 AutoMD Member
      thank you, allthough i will be attempting the repair myself, wish me luck ill keep you posted.