How To Remove An Instrument Cluster In A 2007-2014 Chevy Silverado
Has your instrument cluster failed, or is it acting up? Either way, you would need to remove it from your vehicle. If you own a 2007-2014 Chevy Silverado, we'll show you how to remove the instrument cluster from it.
When Your Instrument Cluster Fails Or Acts Up, You Have Two Options
Like most other car parts, you have two different courses of action to choose from when your instrument cluster fails or acts up:
- Have it fixed
- Have it replaced
Either way, you need to remove the instrument cluster from your Silverado. You don't have to bring your truck to a shop to have this done. Removing the instrument cluster sounds pretty intimidating, but it's actually easier than you may think. Read on to find out how to do this.
Getting Your Silverado Ready For The Job
Before you get to the actual task of removing the instrument cluster from your truck, there are a few preparations to take care of. First and foremost, make sure that your Silverado is parked on a flat surface in a safe place. Set the parking brake too.
Last, but not least, disconnect the battery. Do this by disconnecting the negative cable from your battery. This will protect the truck's electrical system from shorting out.
Gathering Together The Necessary Tools
In order to remove the instrument cluster from your Silverado, you will need a few simple things. These include:
- Flat blade tool
- Phillips screwdriver
- 7mm wrench
How To Remove The Instrument Cluster From Your 2007-2014 Silverado
Now that you have gathered together all the necessary tools, it's time to get started on removing the instrument cluster. Here are detailed instructions on how to do this:
- Move the shift lever all the way down to the lowest gear.
- Tilt the steering wheel all the way down.
- To the left of the instrument cluster, you’ll find an A/C vent. With the flat blade tool, pop it out.
- Now you’ll see a Phillips head screw on the upper right area of the void left behind by the vent assembly. Remove it.
- To the right of the instrument cluster, there’s a long trim piece that consists of several vents and buttons. Pop it out with the flat blade tool. You don’t have to pop it all the way out or disconnect anything. You can just leave it out to leave enough room for you to remove the Phillips head screw.
- On the left side of the void left behind by the trim piece, there’s a Phillips head screw. Remove it.
- There are two more Phillips head screws in the trim piece above the instrument cluster. Remove them both.
- Remove the trim piece above the instrument cluster.
- With the flat blade tool, pop out the trim piece at the bottom of the instrument cluster.
- Now you have the instrument cluster in full view. There are four 7mm screws holding it in place. Remove them all.
- Remove the instrument cluster and then disconnect all the connectors on the back.
Note: the process for the 2007-2014 Silverado is a bit more complicated than the process for older Silverados, as outlined in this blog post. It's still completely doable, though.
ISS Automotive Can Repair Your Instrument Cluster Or Provide A Replacement Unit
Whether you've decided to replace or repair your instrument cluster, we can help with that. At ISS Automotive, we offer OEM replacement instrument clusters and repair services. Please contact us if you have any questions about our replacements and repair services.