i am just a tourist on this ng but i was hoping someone might help me out...
i have a 2004 Buick LaSabre, which i bought new, whose gauges do not
work properly and some not at all.
at first it was just the speedo needle would not return to zero but it
would move relative to where it had stopped. now it always just sticks
at 180 mph. the tach is similar but will usually settle back to zero,
the gas gauge does not move at all, (good this it has a trip odo). all
these are annoying but there are work arounds. however, most important
is the temp gauge, at times it reads very hot and it is disturbing to
keep driving wondering if it is the gauge or something is really bad,
(would the idiot lite show if it were really bad?). this started just
past warrenty and the dealer would replace the cluster for a large amout
of money, (they would not even give me a couresty diag for good faith
that was very disappointing). it has been a while but i seem t
oremembering every thing settling back to normal when the battery was
so i wonder if i am the only person to experience this? is there a fix
at a reasonable cost in time/money? it seems like it might be a ground
issue but i hesitate to fiddle with the electronic cluster. is the
cluster easy to extract?
i appreciate your time,