Troubleshooting Instrument Cluster Issues

Is Your Cluster Bad?

When your vehicle’s instrument panel starts acting up, it can open the door for a lot of nuisance and confusion. Your instrument cluster is intended to provide you with crucial information on your car’s performance and needs, and when those gauges become inaccurate or hard to read, it becomes more difficult to drive safely.

When your instrument panel is giving you strange or inaccurate readings, it can be difficult to know if there is a problem with the cluster itself, your vehicle’s sensors, or an associated system in your car. Below are several common indication that your instrument cluster is the root of the problem:

  • Backlighting that is not working, or dim
  • Gauges that work only occasionally
  • Gauges that do not work at all
  • Dim “PRDNDL” display
  • Loss of power
  • Sticky gauges


What to do with a Bad Cluster

When your cluster is broken in any of these ways, it’s best to get it fixed right away by a certified technician. Often, when one gauge stops working, that is a sign that the other gauges in the cluster are on their way out as well. While it can be tempting to just continue driving as normal with the broken gauge, you may be opening the door to a lot of problems down the road (literally), such as not knowing when you’re low on gas, or if your engine is overheating, or if you’re speeding.

Get your GM instrument cluster fixed fast, and with upfront pricing with the help of If you want to discuss your GM instrument cluster’s specific symptoms, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 801-607-5352.

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