How To Remove An Instrument Cluster In A 2007-2014 Chevy Tahoe
It can be annoying or even unsafe if you're having issues with a gauge cluster. There are a range of issues you can have with your instrument cluster. Some common problems include burnt-out pixels, or even incorrect lights or warnings. Issues with the instrument cluster can also prevent adequately documenting your vehicle when it comes time to sell. If you’re having problems with your 2007 -2014 Chevy Tahoe instrument cluster, read on as we go over how to replace the unit. If you’re having issues with your cluster and are looking for a replacement, check out our many cluster offerings.
Many times, in Chevrolet models of this era, the two small screens within the cluster can fade in the sun to the point where they are unreadable. Other common issues include gauge failure, or gauges only working intermittently. Replacing the cluster is an easy, economical way to solve these problems.
How To Remove Your Instrument Cluster
Before you begin, a good habit is disconnecting the battery whenever you are working with electrical elements in your vehicle. In this case, you should move the transmission shifter to low before disconnecting the battery, as it can get in the way later. Make sure to set your parking brake at the same time.
- Use an interior panel tool to pull the vent on the left-hand side of the steering wheel and undo the Phillips head screw behind the vent to begin releasing the cluster.
- Remove the vent and panel on the right side of the wheel by using the interior panel tool. Undo the Phillips head behind the vent.
- Use the interior trim tool to remove the gauge cluster facing from the cluster. It is best to use the tool just behind the transmission shifter. Remove the face panel.
- Undo the four 7mm screws around the gauge cluster panel. There will be two on top and two under the cluster face panel.
- Carefully pull the cluster from its housing a few inches
- The connector plug sits on the top side of the rear of the cluster. Squeeze the plug retainer clips together to release the plug.
To install a new cluster, simply reverse the steps.
If your cluster is having issues or has suddenly failed, it can be a safety and documentation concern for your vehicle. Replacing it is really a simple job. Don't wait! It would be best if you replaced the cluster as soon as possible to ensure both your safety and the health of your vehicle.
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