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2005 Tahoe Interior Electrical Problem

Discussion in 'Chevy Tahoe Forum (GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade)' started by curtisbutton, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. curtisbutton

    curtisbutton New Member

    Hi, I have a 2005 Tahoe LS and am having some electrical problems. My instrument cluster is totally dead, power windows/locks and radio isn't working either. It runs fine, no problems starting or driving. It started as an intermittent problem of the the above dying while driving and all the warning lights on the cluster would come on with a repeating chime. . Shortly after the cluster would come back to life and power would be restored to all. The security light would remain on after it restarted. Any suggestions???? I'm kind of on a tight budget right now and would like to try to fix it myself. I have a decent mechanical knowledge base and have done many repairs on my own before but this electrical problem has me stumped!


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  2. geo1

    geo1 Member 100 Posts

    try myairbags.com,you should confer with them,seems to me to be cluster malfunction,post back
  3. curtisbutton

    curtisbutton New Member

    Would that also cause my radio and power doors/locks to go out too?
  4. geo1

    geo1 Member 100 Posts

    im not sure but they will tell you,ive done a couple thru them,last one,the radio didnt work,before they rebuilt the cluster,it was about 180$ including changing the color for customer,give em a call,plus 3 day turnaround!
  5. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I think you lost power to the interior fuse panel. The "mega-fuse" (usually around 125 amp) may be loose. Not sure about your truck, but on mine (and my prev truck) it is mounted on the front of the underhood fuse panel.
  6. curtisbutton

    curtisbutton New Member

    After all day of picking a poking at things, I found a loose wire connection on the ground cable next to the battery. The plug had worked loose and when I wiggled it the radio came back on. I tightened the connection and taped it so it wouldn't work loose again and haven't had any issues after. I hope this helps other people. Tahoe's are plagued with problems!
  7. geo1

    geo1 Member 100 Posts

    glad to hear that!
  8. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Thanks for updating!

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