2003 Silverado Extended Cab

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by ab2650, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. ab2650

    ab2650 New Member

    Hello everyone. Glad to be a new member here. I bought a used '03 Silverado (5.3L Z71, LS, Extended Cab) with 105K miles on it. There are a number of things I have either fixed or still need to fix, so I'm sure I'll get some good information on the forums here. The "best" fix so far turned out to be a busted speedometer that the dealer quoted me $600 for a rebuilt cluster; Doing a little research I found that soldering in new stepper motors was cheap and I found a guy (on ebay) to do it for less than $50 (since I can't solder worth anything). I also replaced a leaky axle shaft seal, A/C belt, and parking brake switch and cable. Installed an aftermarket headunit with handsfree and harness that retains the door chime. Not bad for a truck that I've only had 2 weeks!

    The two things vexing me now are a possible leaky door (the floor mats were soaked after a big rain), and troubles programming a second keyless entry remote. I'll head over to the right forums and see what I can find out.

    So thanks for having me, forums!

  2. Curky

    Curky Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club. Glad to have you :great:
  3. donyms

    donyms Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club, it's good to have you here.:glasses:
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome! :great:
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to GMTC! As far as you leak goes, I would take a look under the cowl where the windshield wipers mount. Pull the wipers and take out the screws holding the plastic grill down. Look for cracks in the "putty" that is used between the cab and front end.
  6. AMac

    AMac Rockstar 3 Years GMTC Chick 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    Welcome to the club and good luck with your leak issue and nice job on saving money on fixing the speedometer.
  7. silverhobey

    silverhobey Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    welcome aboard, you busy little beaver---i'm sure you will enjoy it here...Brian
  8. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site!!!

    Once upon a time I bought a spare gauge cluster for my 05' Silverado, and I bought all the parts to do it but chickened out when I saw all the tiny little parts inside.......

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