To help others fix the same problems I've encountered.


Welcome to my website

I recently purchased a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 Ext Cab, I really like the truck but it had a few little issues I wanted to fix. The first issue was the stereo backlighting, just about all of the lights were burned out, so after removing that and resoldering all new bulbs (all ten) onto the circuit board, it now works perfect.

The next issue to tackle was the problem of the odometer/gear selector panel not lighting up, actually it lighted up intermittently but was very annoying. Now the avid interneter I am I figured that other people had the same problem and a resolve to the problem would be easy to find on the net. Well was I right, many people had the same issue however I was wrong about finding a fix for it, I've looked everywhere on the net to find out how to fix it, the only solution I found was to have the instrument cluster replaced, anywhere from 180 to 500 dollars. The way I looked at it was chances are it's a problem thats fixable, so I ripped mine apart and found the issue. I created this space on here for other people to see the step by step instructions so you can fix yours for the low cost of FREE, no parts required, just solder. I'm assuming that its the same issue with most since the symptoms are basically the same. I would say that the manufacturer of the circuit board didn't put enough solder on the joint and from movement the little bit of solder that was there easily breaks. I will say that I'm your average joe will some experience soldering but not much, even if you can't solder, you could still break it down and bring it to an electronics shop to solder it, it takes less than 1 minute to solder once you take it apart. I hope that this helps at least one person out there save money, all that I ask in return is you tell me that it helped you out and if you have questions let me know. Have a good day and good luck, Chris.


Topic: Questions, Comments, General

Date: 15/11/2016

By: Cody

Subject: 2007 Classic Chevy Silverado

I myself was searching and searching the Internet to find a solution for this and really didn't find anything.. got some hints towards fuses but those were all good then saw this post and looked at the solders and noticed I might have bent one as I tried taking off the back cover to the instrument cluster so I'm gonna take it into a shop to see if that is the problem and is why I can't get the odometer reading to turn on.

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Date: 04/11/2015

By: Gary

Subject: 2001 silverado odometer fix

Outstanding instructions. Problem fixed in about 30 minutes. Thank you very much and may God bless you.

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Date: 26/02/2016

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Subject: Re: 2001 silverado odometer fix

Where is the problem you sauder at located at behind the cluster

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