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2003 Chevy 2500HD Dash Gauges not working

I have a 2003 Chevrolet 2500HD and my dash gauges have quit working but, my digital read out is still working (Fuel mileage, Odometer, etc...). What could this be?

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  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    I have a 2003 Silverado 1500HD 4x4 and The temp, fuel,oil pressure gages stopped working at the same time the stereo quit working the dome lights will not go off and the air bag light, ABS, security lights will not go off. The electronic mirrors wont retract. andthi is just a view things that is going wrong. It all started at once. probably a computer problem.

  • blazeblue Oct 24, 2008

    i have a 2003 2500hd my gauges dont work

  • daberkbigler Nov 08, 2008

    My truck just started with the gauges not working.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    2003 Duramax, 198,000 miles on it. This morning, first time ever, all gauges inop. Everything else normal. Doubt it's the computer; seems an illogical conclusion at this point. Will check fuses/relays later today.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    04 2500 HD DURAMAX DASH PROBLEMS. Tach works for awhile then stops altogether, will work when I drive the next time.
    Know my oil gauge is acting up. Checked with GM dealer, they informed me that the warranty on the dash ran out at 70,000mi. (85000) when my problems started. Whole panel has to be replaced.


  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    2003 silverado duramax all guages and digital display quit working, approx 90000 miles.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    i have an 2003 chevrolet silverado 2500 HD and my cluster isnt working correctly since ive bought the truck and the gauges only work when its the first time ive started my truck that day.. whats the problem with my gauges???

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Would like to learn or understand why and how to fix a fuel gauge that reads empty even when full.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Gauges don't work but light up.

  • Will McElroy
    Will McElroy Aug 22, 2017

    My da- was not working the drive park and all that was off as well as the rpm gates pedometer heat gauge it turned out to be the 15 at radio fuse under the hood put I know and in and - came back on

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2019

    my 2004 gauges don't work and i can't see can'T millage

  • Brian Melton
    Brian Melton Jun 07, 2019

    I replaced the fuse and it is still doing the same thing but not as often my gauges still read incorrectly any suggestions

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In my case, simply removing and reseating the IPC/DIC fuse restored the gauges to full functionality.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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I had my instrument cluster repaired by Mr Whizard this summer as several of the guages were intermittently failing,  The recent failure of the entire cluster (as above) was fixed by pulling and replacing the IPC/DIC Fuse.

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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2005 silverado - guages not working , no odometer diplay

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Pull out and re-set the DIC fuse. It's i the fuse box under the hood. This solution worked for me.Kind of funny the DIC was still working but all the guages weren't.

Posted on Jan 07, 2012

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    Brian Melton Jun 07, 2019

    I pulled my fuse out and it worked for a little while but then it went back to doing the same thing did I not do something right

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Chevrolet recalled the instrument cluster about a year ago.
Had mine replaced ~3 years ago out-of-pocket (2004 2500HD Duramax) and Chevy reimbursed me after sending them my receipts.
take it to dealer and ask about recall. they should replace at no cost...if the problem is actually the cluster.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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There are known issues with the gauges on the 03 silverado. Even though the cages appear analog, they are stepper motor controlled by the computer. This is a fancy way of saying digital. Check with the dealer about a recall! Since all gauges appear to have quit at one time I would agree with a previous post that the computer program is flawed. It may need to be reset - again check with the dealer.

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I have a 2002 chevy 2500hd 4x4 my fuel,trans temp,and engine temp,gear select and message center flashes what is the problem it happens and stops and starts up again went almost a year and started again

Posted on Sep 04, 2011

  • Mark Callahan Jan 09, 2013

    I have the same truck with the same problem please post if you find the problem.

  • Toby Clements Sep 01, 2014

    one or more of the stepper motors are bad or have developed bad solder joints this is what is causing your problem the reason the message center is flashing is your cluster is bad enough to actually have caused a short problem to the bcm or body control module it is flashing because this module is detecting a high voltage input if your cluster is not repaired or replaced soon it will take out the bcm and your repair cost will skyrocket

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Check your fuses.

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Dorman has a rebuilt unit for @ $190.00 plus core. You need your Vin and miliage when you order Part # 599-300 is just one of the available part numbers

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I have a 2003 silverado 2500hd and sometimes when I start the truck the message center won't come on but if drive it about five miles and shut the truck off and start it again it will come on

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