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I'm thinking of buying a GMC envoy 2005 and the dealer said

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I'm thinking of buying a GMC envoy 2005 for 3500 and the dealer said the speedometer needs repair and oil gauge ,is this expensive to repair? Or is it too good to be true ,the car outside looks great but I'm more concerned about the inside ?!! Help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

generally that's a faulty instrument cluster...its relatively inexpensive I use a place called united radio They charge around 200 to rebuild it if you ship it to them.. Or you can buy a used instrument cluster for around 100 dollars..The problem with the instrument cluster is the miles will show the miles from the donor vehicle.. So if you can find a used one with similar mileage or live with what you get.. I would ask the dealer to put a used cluster in ... you can locate one on personally I would want it repaired prior to purchase

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What's a cluster? I'm confused is that about the speedometer or the gauge
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Lol I'm not car savy
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

the cluster is the gauge assembly as a unit

Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

hope you can rate me 5 star