Complaint Number: 10281315 Incident Date: June 21, 2009 Date Added to File: August 21, 2009 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2004 chevrolet cavalier. This is an ongoing problem. It finally made sense that it seemed to happen more when reversing or turning. The mileage is stored inside each clusters memory not in the vehicles computer. Complaint Number: 10419675 Incident Date: May 16, 2009 Date Added to File: August 16, 2011 Description of the Complaint: Well I have a 2004 chevy cavalier and the speedometer doesn't work. Complaint Number: 10459199 Incident Date: May 25, 2011 Date Added to File: May 21, 2012 Description of the Complaint: I was driving down the street and my entire cluster went out.
The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. This is not safe for me as a driver, to not know how fast I am going, and could pose a danger for my passengers and others I drive near. Oh well, what do I know, I'm just a stupid n00b. And would you admit to ignoring the all the complaints about the same things and doing nothing about it? Disconnect the radiator hose from the metal outlet pipe. Once the soldering is done, you can put the Cluster back together. In my experience, fuses can go bad, and when you pull them out to look at them, they look perfectly fine, but when you replace them with brand new, things work properly.
If they know this is a problem they should offer some kind of assistance to rectify the issue. They are connected to the board with four posts, no solder. I once started it after it had been sitting in a hot parking lot for 8 hours and the needle was maxed out again, before it was even shifted out of park. The gas guage goes out now and then but for the most part, it's the only guage I have that works. I once started it after it had been sitting in a hot parking lot for 8 hours and the needle was maxed out again, before it was even shifted out of park. The needle goes into the gauge that tells you if your car is running hot - preventing that needle from operating properly. Consequences is getting pulled over for speeding because I can not tell how fast nor slow I am going.
In some cases the needle will move smoothly but will be reading noticeably higher or lower than normal at all points. Above a certain speed the gauge will freeze and be unusable. The current and failure mileages were 45294. So as a test to know if your speed sensor may be the cause of your speedometer problems you simply need to pay attention to how your automatic transmission is behaving. Could be driving on the highway, or in town, doesn't matter, just all of a sudden the dash will cut out and restart, looks just like when you restart your car.
Causes of Language Scrolling Problem Two problems have been identified as potential causes of this problem. One will be located by the driver side door. The gas gauge doesn't give me an accurate gas amount in the car and the mph works sometime, but often than not, it isn't accurate. The only gauge working was the Tachometer. This can be done during other repair work to the cluster or as a stand alone upgrade. Complaint Number: 10346199 Incident Date: May 10, 2005 Date Added to File: July 29, 2010 Description of the Complaint: 2004 chevy cavalier speedometer does not state the correct mph you are going will stick anywhere, the temperature gauge also has stopped working.
Drain coolant about 1 gallon from the radiator until its below the thermostat housing. This is done by continually turning the key in the ignition slightly, until the dials return the normal position, I have to do this at least once a week. About a year after purchase the gauges that measures car temperature quit moving. Not to mention I could get a ticket. .
Sometimes it doesn't work at all. It is a safety issue since I cannot tell how fast I am going. Considering I was using my iphone as my speedometer for about 6 months, I still see this as a success. Is the plug for the instrument cluster in upside down? In addition to the speedometer, the tachometer and the fuel gauge are also completely inoperable. Like I stated in my profile, I am not a professional mechanic. I am not sure how much this is going to cost, but it obviously is a continuous problem for most 2005 chevy Cavalier owners, and chevy should take responsibility!.
Recently I had a person make a comment on one of my posts. I'm a fix-it kinda guy. There may be a number of situations where this is normal, check your owners manual for details. The gas gauge needle then started blocking the temperature gauge, which caused that needle not to work properly. It's so annoying not knowing my speed, temperature, gas level etc. Complaint Number: 10319698 Incident Date: February 2, 2010 Date Added to File: March 15, 2010 Description of the Complaint: Gauge cluster not reading correctly on and off on 2004 chevrolet cavalier. Complaint Number: 10249621 Incident Date: January 1, 2006 Date Added to File: November 24, 2008 Description of the Complaint: My speedometer on my 2004 chevy cavalier has stopped working I have noticed alot if 2000 models with this issue.
Gauges going way past limits fuel and temp very easy to destroy a very expensive engine to replace operating it this way. I was about to have a mechanic fix my car and I did some online research. Almost Gone I am a mechanic and still really appreciated all the info in your blog. I was about to have a mechanic fix my car and I did some online research. This has been happening for probably 3 years.
Take care and once again, I apologize. This means the electronics in the cluster don't have a high enough voltage to operate correctly. Silverado speedometer problems — Silverado speedometer repair -Silverado speedometer repair kit — Silverado speedometer recall Silverado speedometer problems are some of the most common ones reported as speedometer problems are pretty difficult to ignore or work around. Thanks much for the help! The problem occurred at the same time the engine temperature guage wouldn't work properly. Most instances can be repaired and this is included as part of the regular rebuild service. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the instrument panel would need to be replaced. I looked at all the fuses but I know its the computer that is causing everything to go haywire but I don't know the cheapest way to fix it.