Repeat for each of the 4 pins. Causes of Language Scrolling Problem Two problems have been identified as potential causes of this problem. Stepper motor description The Miniature Stepper Motor X27. I saw this thread and bought the stepper motors and soldered them in yesterday. This can require replacement of the whole instrument cluster costing more than a professional repair would have in the first place.
Use the kitchen fork to lift off the needle. As time went on i had to rap harder and longer till it quit working all togather. The use can reset to English but the cluster will change the language randomly or simply scroll through the options endlessly. Do not force needles past this point. I did replace all 6 motors. The first 2 times it was done was under warranty, now the warranty is up and it needs another packing done. Silverado tachometer problem — Silverado tachometer quit working If your Silverado tachometer quit working you can be certain that the cause is a bad gauge in the instrument cluster caused by a failing stepper motor.
The new generation steppers that never fail are the x27. When the truck is turned off it does not go to zero instead it goes to 20-40mph and then I guess it thinks that's where zero starts. The speed sensors in modern vehicles are actually very reliable and rarely go out, but it is possible. This problem is most commonly seen on Silverado, Sierra, Suburban, Yukon, Avalanche, Tahoe, Escalade and H2. There are plenty of cheaper alternatives out there but I just felt better using someone that came highly recommended from someone here.
Contact us: Primary 859 582-8235 606 392-2078 Fax: 888 349-6170 Check us out on Facebook: Ship To: Kincer's Service 655 Richmond St. I did have the cluster replaced due to the stepper motor issue several years back. Now its doing it again but now its also the gas gauge. Either one or both screen will typically be affected. This was done while the truck was idling. Heat the board pad and the wire; then let those parts melt the solder. You may need to go 360 degrees counter clockwise all the way around stopping at the point you need to get it just right.
Unplug your soldering iron and desoldering tool. You can do this with the back part of the cluster in the dash. This was done while the truck was idling. Cut a small piece of masking tape and place it on the gauge face at the end of the each needle, then use a pen or Sharpie marker and locate the position of each needle. In my case some were reading really whack.
I do have power for the blinkers and cruise control. To replace your faulty stepper motors, you will need to disassemble your instrument cluster. If you're having this intermittent power failure you'll need a shop to repair the cluster, info here: Q. Those problems are more advanced than my instructable covers, for options on having your screens re-done by a shop see here: Q. You do not need a PayPal account for online Credit Card transactions. While driving the speedometer was not registering the speed correctly. I was lucky I guess, and had everything work the first time.
Thanks again Mike, for the recommendation. I noticed that the needles move freely upward as if it isn't engaging the gears in the stepper motors. It doesn't matter what angle the needle is pointed at this step but, to make it easy slide them on pointing roughly at the 12:00 position. This section will outline all the most common problems that have been identified. Do not get it too hot for too long or you can damage the circuit board. After much frustration, I found that those stupid white gauge faces didn't let enough light in and made hot spots across the entire gauge face.
He told me they only replace the entire cluster at the dealer. The process is very easy and is basically this. We do provide limited lifetime warranty for the pointer motors. Finally about 3 weeks ago the volt meter broke and then 2 days later the tach and oil pressure gauge freaked out! Followed the directions and had no problems at all. Beware some rebuilders are using aftermarket stepper motors. This all started at about the 40,000 mile mark.