Do you drive a GM car (200 and up) and have gone past 70-80 thousand miles only to have your gauges (speedo, temp, and fuel) go out on you? Don't want to pay the $500 (more/less) that the dealer or shop will charge you? then read on and save a few hundred bucks and have the piece of mind that you fixed something on your car yourself.
I had to pay for this info when this problem happened to me several years ago, but I feel that people should not have to be taken advantage of when it comes to the repair work of the car.
I have been contacted by the person who I bought this information from and I have removed his photos, ALL OF THE PHOTOS IN THIS INSTRUCTABLE ARE FROM MY CELLPHONE CAM.
But if you like PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THIS MAN AND HIS FAMILY BY BUYING THE REPLACEMENT PARTS FROM HIM HERE
Step 1: How to Repair a GM Speedometer
Here are the tools that you are going to need
1. Soldering Iron
3. Needle nose pliers
4. Multi tool ( or a small screwdriver/something with a small point to it for prying)
5. Solder bulb
6. Regular Kitchen Fork
7. Masking tape
8. New replacement motors( PLEASE HELP THIS MAN SUPPORT HIS FAMILY BY BUYING THESE AT HIS WEBSITE HERE) or you can GOOGLE NEW REPLACEMENT MOTORS , your choice.
1. Replacement Stepper Motors -
Available from Dr.Speedometer in any quantity plus upgrades for your gauges. PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THIS MANS FAMILY BY ORDERING THESE PARTS from this link here drspeedometer.com
If the link doesn't work, you can google gm replacement motors or Ebay it
Example speedometer is from a my 04 Impala. Yours may vary in appearance, and have more motors, but the procedure is basically the same for all 03-06 GM instrument clusters.
First, remove the clear plastic lens by gently prying outwards on the black tabs, use the Multitool. Or screwdriver , or whatever it is you are using.(disregard the two wires sticking out of the cluster, those are form my LED'S that I put in)