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.
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
5. Solder bulb
6. Regular Kitchen Fork
1. Replacement Stepper Motors -
Available from Dr.Speedometer in any quantity, $6.00 per motor + $5.00 shipping. Use this link to order: http://drspeedometer.com/stepper-motors
If the link doesn't work, you can google gm replacement motors or Ebay it
Example speedometer is from a Silverado. Yours may vary in appearance, but the procedure is basically the same for all 03-06 GM instrument clusters.
I used the same procedures for my 2004 Impala
First, remove the clear plastic lens by gently prying outwards on the black tabs, use the right angle pick. Or screwdriver , or whatever it is you are using
Here is the unit with the cover removed, Remember that when you do this the button that you used to reset your tripmeter / look at you actual miles will "pop" out because it is spring loaded, remember after you put all of this back together to put the spring and button in BEFORE you put the plastic lens back on
Now tear off several short pieces of low tack masking tape, one for each gauge.