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2003 avalanche cant read odometer "cluster lite out" or

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2003 avalanche can't read odometer
"cluster lite out" or is it a module?
Common problem?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Ron replied 5 years ago.
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In most cases the problem you are discribing is caused by a failed Instrument panel cluster and replacement is usually resolves the problem. You need to take you test light and with the key on, see if you have power on pins B9 and Pin B11 at the cluster connector. If you do and also have a good ground on Pins B12 and A12 and the odometer still dosnt work then that means the cluster is bad.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

How much is cluster??
Expert:  Ron replied 5 years ago.
The last one I replaced was right at $385 but to know for sure I would call and find out current pricing. I have enclosed a link to a good place to have yours exchanged or rebuilt. Give them a call and they can give you the excate price.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
If I have cluster panel replaced what happens with miles odometer?
Expert:  Ron replied 5 years ago.
They reprogram it to your current milage when the send it back to you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
They get the miles off the damaged cluster?
Expert:  Ron replied 5 years ago.
Yes they usually have the ability to retrive the mileage from the failed cluster.
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