Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

The odometer and trip meter does not work, but the speed…

Customer Question
The odometer and trip...

The odometer and trip meter does not work, but the speed ometer works. How may I remove and repair the unit?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

1994 Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton ext. cab.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Silverado yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have not tried anything for myself as of yet.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

What may it cost me if I am able to repair it myself?

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Chevy
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
1/5/2018
Chevy Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 6 months ago
Pete
Pete, Auto Service Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 32,878
Experience: 14 years GM dealer Technician.
Verified

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Since the speedometer works but the odometer and trip odometer is not working this indicates this is an internal fault with the instrument gauge cluster itself.The speedometer controls the odometer and trip odometer itself.

The fault is either with the circuit board in the instrument cluster shorted out or a faulty electronic on the circuit board causing this issue here.In order to correct this, the instrument gauge cluster would need to be removed and replaced or removed and repaired.In most cases, it is cheaper to locate a used cluster and install it at a salvage yard using on with mileage close to what you have.You can get a used one shipped to you from http://www.car-part.com.I have not repaired these myself as we usually sent them to a facility that could repair them.The circuit board usually had to be replaced in it or repaired using special electronic test equipment to see which component on it failed needing to be replaced.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service, your 5-star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.I work on delivering the best answer and help here but in some cases, it can be difficult to do without seeing the vehicle.

Thanks Pete

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a chevy mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Pete Your Own Question
Pete
Pete
Pete, Auto Service Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 32,878
32,878 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 14 years GM dealer Technician.

Pete is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

15,659 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,621 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,884 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,948 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,822 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
I just bought a 2016 Chevy Sonic LTZ the dealer that I
Hi! So I just bought a 2016 Chevy Sonic LTZ the dealer that I bought it from bought it at an auction for 1340 miles and the title certificate in Main says 1340 miles. However, I just noticed the car h… read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
96 satisfied customers
Trying to find my chevy silverado's 1500 ext cab 2010 ac doo
Trying to find my chevy silverado's 1500 ext cab 2010 ac doo actuator location … read more
kwiggins29059
kwiggins29059
Associate Degree
219 satisfied customers
I have a 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ext. Cab LT. The bedside
I have a 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ext. Cab LT. The bedside panel has multiple small dents that need repairing. A local body shop quoted me $3,100.00 to repair by replacing the panel. Could this fix b… read more
cloe0626
cloe0626
800 satisfied customers
Chevrolet K5 Blazer 4x4 (Full Size): I have a 1990 Chevrolet
I have a 1990 Chevrolet Blazer 5.7 ltr. 4x4 w/silverado package. When it rains or the vehicle gets wet my speedometer stops working. The odometer and trip odometer continue to roll correctly but the s… read more
Dave Nova
Dave Nova
Chevrolet Technician
Associate Degree
7,092 satisfied customers
limits: 2003 silverado 1/2 ton extended cab truck..real good..MPH.
I own a 2003 silverado 1/2 ton extended cab truck with 100,000 miles on it and in still real good shape. My question is can I increase the speed on this truck as it limits out at about 98 MPH. The pre… read more
rodcuda
rodcuda
Auto repair pro, 30 years experience
Associate Degree
74 satisfied customers
chevrolet: cab..ton 4wd I left truck..garage overnight and today
Type your question here.2004 chevrolet silverado ext cab 1/2. ton 4wd I left truck in garage overnight and today started truck and it was in 4 low I left truck in 2 hi when i shut it off… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,659 satisfied customers
1994 Silverado 3/4 ton, Ext cab?? Bought new resistors..blower motor
Where do I find the blower resistors on a 1994 Silverado 3/4 ton, Ext cab?? Bought new resistors but can't find where to replace them. Took glovebox apart but don't see anything from that angle. Do I … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
91 Chevy: Odometer and trip meter stopped working..2 bulbs..cluster
Odometer and trip meter stopped working on '91 Chevy C15; everything works fine except the trip and odometer....any ideas? I replaced 2 bulbs in the cluster a couple of weeks ago but everything still … read more
John
John
Master A.S.E Automotive technician
2 YEARS COLLEGE
4,071 satisfied customers
I have a 2001 chevy silverado ext cab with a 4.3 motor.
I have a 2001 chevy silverado ext cab with a 4.3 motor. the gas milage is great compared to what i am used to but it is missing the pickup of the v8 is there anything that can help my 0-60 without maj… read more
frank
frank
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,892 satisfied customers
Utility: 1997 chev ext cab 2500 4x4 e..3/4 ton long box..trucks
1997 Chev ext cab 2500 4x4 e/w fiberglass Utility Body I want to remove the utility body and install 3/4 ton long box. What years of trucks will be able to match and fit onto the 1997, 2500?… read more
Tim&#039;s Auto Repair
Tim's Auto Repair
mechanic
High School or GED
8,884 satisfied customers
1994 chevy: ext..cab..put another actuator in it and theXXXXX
i have a 1994 chevy silverado ext. cab short box and when i got it theXXXXXworked and after i used it 2 or 3 times it stopped so i put a differentXXXXXactuator in it and it worked for a few days and t… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,659 satisfied customers
2004 chevy: ton..gauges..i checked all of the fuses but no relays what
i have a 2004 chevy 1/2 ton truck i went out and started it this morning and no gauges speed ometer nothing works i think i checked all of the fuses but no relays what do you think it could be… read more
msarles1
msarles1
Service tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
82 satisfied customers
1995 chevy: theXXXXXis not working..ton..ext cab..linkage
theXXXXXis not working on my 1995 chevy 1/2 ton ext cab. the linkage is working fine and it feels like it is going in gear.. any ideas on what i could check.. thank you… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
1988 Chevy: odometer..cruise control..the speedometer..speed sensor
1988 Chevy K1500 5.7,,,, The speedometer seems to only work when first starting and then quits after 10 miles or so,,then won''t work again till maybe the next morning,,,The trip counter is not regise… read more
frank
frank
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,892 satisfied customers
2003 Chevy: driving and the trip odometer resets every time..cab..5.3L
the digital display that shows the odometer cycles through the different languages while driving and the trip odometer resets every time I start the truck. 2003 Chevy Silverado K1500, short bed, stand… read more
Mcgruder73
Mcgruder73
Auto Technician
Associate Degree
Radio stopped playing with a cd in, now the display is staying lit
Radio stopped playing with a cd in, now the display is staying lit up with with the VOL------- showing even when the truck is off, nothing happens, no sound and cd wont eject when you turn the truck o… read more
Don - Mo Lurch
Don - Mo Lurch
Auto Mech / Electronics
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,948 satisfied customers
2004 Chevy: cab has a loud squeaking noise coming..rear when backing
Thanks. My 2004 Chevy Silverado ext. cab has a loud squeaking noise coming from the rear when backing up over a hump or going forward. Most noticeable when turing. Its not in the cab suspension becaus… read more
Bob
Bob
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,784 satisfied customers
2004 silverado half ton 2 door ext cab 5.4 liter automatic..000 miles
I have a 2004 silverado half ton 2 door ext cab 5.4 liter automatic .My internal blower fan speed selector switch only works on 1 thru 4 but for some reason on setting 5 it will not work , I just noti… read more
GENE
GENE
service manager/lead technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
316 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x