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Dashboard gauge question for Suburban ???

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by Hairscrambler, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Hairscrambler

    Hairscrambler New Member

    Hey guys, the oil pressure gauge is finicky on my 2005 Suburban as it is occasionally pinned and works erradictly either pinned or over 80 psi . Also the tach is sluggish at times and shows no rpms or low rpms. Someone told me the cluster is bad. What is this and is it something I can replace myself ? What might the parts and labor cost ? Thanks in advance for your replies.
  2. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    The stepper motors on the 2000s GM clusters are notorious for going bad. They can be replaced by you if you're very good with a soldering iron. Otherwise, leave it to one of the hundreds of companies that specialize in rebuilding these clusters.
  3. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator Staff Member ROTM Winner Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    x2....on what Crawdaddy has mentioned with the Issue being the Stepper Motor's....below is the Back-side of a Dash Cluster, and the Stepper Motor's are the Items Circled in Red.





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  4. Hairscrambler

    Hairscrambler New Member

    Thanks guys. Sounds above and beyond for my mechanical skills. Any suggestions on where to get this part, how much, and labor costs to replace ?
  5. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator Staff Member ROTM Winner Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts


    The Stepper Motor's can be bought from E-Bay, and as far as Cost goes, it vary's depending on what work/repairs that are being done to the Dash Cluster......once again as
    Crawdaddy mention, there companies that specialize in rebuilding these clusters.

    E-Bay
    has some Company's that do the Repairs on the Stepper Motor, below is digital-dash-solutions.....they are one that is often Mentioned, for doing Dash Cluster Repairs,


    Link to Stepper Motor's,
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-X27168-OE...Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a866bcefd&vxp=mtr

    Link to
    digital-dash-solutions
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-SALE-RE...Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f0a3fc20c&vxp=mtr



    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014

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