04 Silverado instrument clusterso

gonefishing7903

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So mt new to me truck, 04 Silverado, has a bad instrument cluster. The speedometer, odometer, and gear seletion all work, but no other guages do. Apparently GM had a rash of problems for several yeata with this. There was a recall but the window of opportunity on that closesd.

The cluster disconnects by removing four screws and unplugging the wireing harness. I planned on just buying a factory rebuilt cluster to swap in and be good to go, however a mechanic my wife knows said that the new cluster would have to be programmed. I dont trust this guy already and would never take any of my vehicles to him anyaway. Anybody been through this or know who us correct?