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DIESEL/VETTE 10-04-2018 09:30 PM

Goofy display
 
My 2003 2500 hd has a display problem where it shows the odometer mileage. all of the sudden it will change to another language, like when you go to start the engine the display will all ways show driver 1, well now it shows conductor 1 or some other language. everything changes to a different language or it will show each language available. I have tried to follow the manual but it will not reset to English once in a while it will but again it changes to what ever. does anyone have an idea? thank you

DieselDavy 10-05-2018 04:39 AM

I've seen several threads here about dash repair. I'm guessing you might have to yank it and inspect for bad solder joints/connections. Concentrate on grounds. Might want to look up these repair places and ask some questions also.
(I'm also guessing someone else here will have better ideas! The Diesel Page, what a great place!)
d

rapidoxidationman 10-05-2018 05:28 AM

Removing the instrument cluster is ridiculously easy and Ebay has several places that you can mail it to for inexpensive repair.

DmaxMaverick 10-05-2018 05:50 AM

Check the battery health and connections. If this is incidental to an engine start, after key on and glow cycle, low voltage can, and often does, cause issues with stored electronic data, including stored personal settings. Also check for DTC's, as the condition can also throw erroneous codes, often without the SES lamp or DIC message.

jbplock 10-05-2018 06:18 PM

The Transmission Display on my 03 2500HD instrument cluster recently has been too dim to see in daylight and the fuel gauge needle is occasionally slow to move after a full up so I was researching a fix via google and found several sites that offer a complete rebuild of the the cluster for a reasonable price. The quote from the following site seems to describe the problem you are experiencing.

"MPORTANT: If your display reads "odometer error" or is scrolling through the languages, please call before sending in for repair. These issues are repairable but are not part of our standard rebuild. '"

https://circuitboardmedics.com/2003-...luster-repair/

I'm planning to send mine in to them for a rebuild and LED back-light upgrade.

DIESEL/VETTE 10-07-2018 09:30 PM

Repair
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jbplock (Post 323925)
The Transmission Display on my 03 2500HD instrument cluster recently has been too dim to see in daylight and the fuel gauge needle is occasionally slow to move after a full up so I was researching a fix via google and found several sites that offer a complete rebuild of the the cluster for a reasonable price. The quote from the following site seems to describe the problem you are experiencing.

"MPORTANT: If your display reads "odometer error" or is scrolling through the languages, please call before sending in for repair. These issues are repairable but are not part of our standard rebuild. '"

https://circuitboardmedics.com/2003-...luster-repair/

I'm planning to send mine in to them for a rebuild and LED back-light upgrade.

Sent mine to, the gauge pro. on eBay Scrolling language, As they call it is a included in the rebuild.

jbplock 10-08-2018 03:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DIESEL/VETTE (Post 323954)
Sent mine to, the gauge pro. on eBay Scrolling language, As they call it is a included in the rebuild.


Thanks for the reference to Gauge Pro on eBay .. I found the eBay listing and it looks very good.. Also found their website - https://thegaugepro.com/. Let us know how you make out with the repair. I'm thinking I'll use them as well.

:)

Kennedy 10-08-2018 07:19 AM

Never had to do this, but the long running name in the biz I believe is Florida speedometer.

I have ZERO experience with them, but know that guys with the early clusters that gave grief were sending there and getting fixed.

jbplock 10-08-2018 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kennedy (Post 323958)
Never had to do this, but the long running name in the biz I believe is Florida speedometer.

I have ZERO experience with them, but know that guys with the early clusters that gave grief were sending there and getting fixed.


Thanks John .. I'll check them out too ..

DIESEL/VETTE 10-15-2018 12:27 PM

Goofy display
 
Sent my display to THE GAUGE PRO, Tuesday oct. 9th and got it back Monday oct. 15th., every thing works excellent, Can't say enough about the service. Great job, while they had it I had them upgrade to the blue LED display lights. Both ways USPS.

DieselDavy 10-16-2018 04:43 AM

Thanks for letting us know how it worked out.
We all have a better/updated idea about what to do about our instrument panels now!
The Diesel Page is a great place isn't it?!

Dave

DIESEL/VETTE 10-16-2018 03:49 PM

Goofy display
 
One thing i forgot to mention, the truck is drivable while the display is out for repair, just make sure you have plenty of fuel on board, don't speed.

DmaxMaverick 10-16-2018 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DIESEL/VETTE (Post 324023)
One thing i forgot to mention, the truck is drivable while the display is out for repair, just make sure you have plenty of fuel on board, don't speed.

Good advice. If you have an OBD adapter (ELM327, etc.) and a mobile app (Torque), you can monitor all that stuff that went missing while the IPC is tango uniform or out for repair.

jbplock 01-15-2019 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DIESEL/VETTE (Post 324017)
Sent my display to THE GAUGE PRO, Tuesday oct. 9th and got it back Monday oct. 15th., every thing works excellent, Can't say enough about the service. Great job, while they had it I had them upgrade to the blue LED display lights. Both ways USPS.


Diesel/Vette,

I had the same positive experience with The Gauge Pro - thanks again for the reference. They received my Instrument Cluster Last Friday, completed the repair/upgrade, shipped it back the next day, and I had it back installed in my truck on Monday. I also had them do the LED upgrade. I second your comments about the great job they did. I would highly recommend The Gauge Pro to anyone who needs their Instrument cluster repaired. For those of us with 03-06 Trucks it might be a good preventative maintenance action and the LED back light upgrade is also a nice feature.

Here's a snip from the Gauge Pro Website that describes their service.

"HERE'S WHAT YOU GET:
Replace all stepper motors in the gauge cluster with high quality JUKEN X27.168 (NOT CHINESE JUNK)...your gauges will work again! (6 or 7 stepper motors, same price!)
Replace all backlighting. (Please choose from our Lighting Options list)
Repair of the PRND321 and odometer display if it is dim or dark.
Repair of dead or intermittent power to cluster in MOST cases...occasionally this condition requires replacement of the cluster, but usually it can be fixed.
Free return shipping of your cluster to you is also included!
Mileage is not affected! If your cluster has the "Odometer Error" message, please contact us before purchase.
Same or next day turn around in most cases...YOU WILL GET YOUR PART BACK FAST!!


:)

More Power 02-28-2019 02:49 PM

Super good advice, all!

Britracer 03-27-2019 08:57 PM

Ok, I have the exact same problem with my 03 GMC 2500hd.
The driver information and odometer all change language on me, from French to English to Spanish, over and over. It will then stop scrolling and be normal, except being in a different language. Sometimes I can change it back to English on my steering wheel buttons, not always.
This has been going on for about 6 or 7 years now. The dealer said I had a bad clock spring as the horn also did not work, so I had my usual diesel shop replace the clock spring for $400, it made no difference at all.
I went back to my dealer with the results and they said then I needed to replace my cluster for $1000...!
I drove the truck for several years putting up with the oddball info center, then decided to check with a truck recycling shop, they had a cluster from a same year duramax for $150, so I jumped on it.
It took me 15 minutes to swop out the cluster and presto, everything was good. Great, first time in years.
That lasted 2 weeks until I started it one morning and there it went again, changing language non stop...!
I am getting very frustrated with this, it's the only problem with the truck, which with 230000 miles on it runs like a champ.
My diesel shop are also frustrated, now they are saying that maybe it's the Body Control Module.
Anyone have any ideas on that? And can you even change that out?:mad::mad:

jbplock 03-28-2019 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Britracer (Post 325593)
Ok, I have the exact same problem with my 03 GMC 2500hd.
My diesel shop are also frustrated, now they are saying that maybe it's the Body Control Module.
Anyone have any ideas on that? And can you even change that out?:mad::mad:

I would suggest you contact The Gauge Pro (CALL/TEXT 865 328 0080). Describe your problem and ask for his advice on how to proceed.


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