How to Repair the Chevy Blazer Instrument Clusterby Daniel Valladares
If the instrument cluster on your Chevrolet Blazer is malfunctioning, the most common issue is the instrument cluster fuse. Replacing the fuse will thus usually remedy the situation. If the fuse is not the problem, then the next best solution is to simply replace the entire instrument cluster. Replacement instrument clusters can be purchased online or from your local Chevy dealership. As the instrument cluster contains a lot of instruments and gauges essential for operating your Blazer, you should always make sure it is in working order.
Replacing the Instrument Cluster Fuse
Turn off the engine of the Blazer.
Remove the cover of the instrument panel fuse-block by rotating the plastic fastener on the cover to the left. Replacement fuses and the fuse extractor tool are located on the underside of the cover.
Use the fuse extractor to remove the fuse in slot 4. This is the instrument cluster fuse.
Install a replacement 15A fuse and reattach the cover to the instrument panel fuse-block.
Replacing the Instrument Cluster
Open the hood of the Blazer and, using a socket wrench, remove the negative battery cable.
Remove the two screws on the underside of the upper dash panel above the instrument cluster. Remove the upper dash panel.
Remove the two bolts securing the instrument cluster to the Blazer. Slide the cluster towards you and reach behind it to disconnect its electrical-connectors. Pull the cluster out of the vehicle.
Place the replacement cluster into the Blazer and reconnect the electrical-connectors. Reinstall the bolts and reattach the upper dash panel. Reconnect the battery.
- "General Motors Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Manual: Chevrolet/GMC Pick-Ups, Sierra, Blazer, Tahoe, Yukon and Suburban"; Chilton Automotive Books; 1998
Things You'll Need
- Replacement 15A fuse
- Socket wrench
- Phillips screwdriver
- Failure to disconnect the battery may result in the air bag going off.
Daniel Valladares began his career as a medical writer in 2008. He has written patient education brochures for several pharmaceutical companies and has worked as an auto mechanic at Kim's Speedy Auto Service since 2007. Valladares holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University and is currently studying to become a personal trainer.