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Is A 2004 Silverado Instrument Cluster Any Different From Others?

Definitions

* An instrument cluster for any type of automobile centers around the speedometer and is invariably placed in front of the driver’s eyes behind the steering wheel but unobscured by the spokes of the wheel. Maybe, in the not too distant future, it will be replaced by a full digital display projected or otherwise displayed on the windshield. A Chevy 2004 Silverado Instrument Cluster would not include instruments relating to other in-car appliances and gadgets. The main cluster enables the driver to know his speed and the basic condition of vital parts (is the oil pressure OK; how much fuel is in the tank; etc?).
* A Silverado is a pickup truck manufactured for the Chevrolet division of General Motors (GM also market the same pickup under the Sierra name). The first Silverado models officially date from 1999 although production commenced in 1998. The first Silverados were basically light duty models; heavier duty versions came in during 2001 and the high performance SS was introduced in 2003. This used the 6 litre Vortec High Output engine (later renamed as the “VortecMAX”). The same engine is used in some Cadillac cars, where it is called the “HO 6000”. A Silverado hybrid version was introduced in 2004.

Let’s Say That You Own A Silverado

If you purchased it brand new; your servicing and repair needs will first be met under various warranty programmes; but, if the purchase date was in 2004; your Silverado will now be around 10 years old and out of warranty. There is no reason why a 10 year old vehicle that has been well maintained; carefully driven and not involved in any major accidents should not be a perfectly fine car to drive around in and provide you with the same service as it did when it was brand new. You could even say that an advantage of a pickup is that the basic styling does not change anything like as much as a sedan does over a decade; so you need not be secretly ashamed of your older variant.

After 10 Years; Expect Some Parts To Fail

Things do wear out over time and manufacturers do make adjustments to part design over the years; this could mean that; if your 2004 Silverado Instrument Cluster should start to malfunction; it could be difficult, time consuming, or, expensive to obtain a replacement from Chevrolet. Fortunately, it is possible to either obtain remanufactured clusters or to have your old 2004 Silverado Instrument Cluster repaired. As well as its year, you should also inform the cluster specialist of the engine size and type, transmission details and particular model reference for your Silverado; this is to ensure that you do get the correct one.

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