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The truck is 10 days old. I've only put gas in it once. Yesterday, I'm starting on the alarm/remote start install when I hear a faint buzzing sound coming from inside the truck (I'm sitting on a stool between the open driver's door and the seat). It only lasted about 1-2 seconds. I had no idea what it was. Sometime later, maybe 30 minutes, I hear it again. Still clueless.

So I remove the lower dash, kick panel/step plate, short piece on side of dash, A pillar, radio panel, and shroud surrounding the instrument panel. Then replaced the radio panel so the passenger airbag indicator is plugged in. At this time, I'm looking for a place to mount the LEDs that are a part of the K40 radar detector. We (where I work) usually put them in the sides or top of the instrument cluster so they shine on the gauges.

It was then that I noticed that my fuel gauge was BELOW the E, almost straight down. I started the truck and the needle only went to about 1/4. I turned it off and sat there for a little bit. I just happened to be looking at the cluster when I heard the noise again. At the same time as the noise, all the needles (speedo, RPM, temp, volt, oil pressure and fuel) freaked out. They were twitching (for a lack of a better word). When the noise stopped, all needles returned to the off position except the fuel. It dropped again, to about 5 o'clock.

I called the dealership this morning and mentioned that I had read about the recall for past years. He said he was not aware of an issue on a 2010. I have an appt. in the morning. They better not even blame the alarm install. It did it before I started, but dealerships like to blame anything aftermarket. I'll keep everyone updated.
 

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Wierd My truck did that twice and corrected itself. Nice deck by the way I have a 5160 It repalced the 5120 and it is worlds apart. I wish I knew how to make the dvd work wile driving. It would keep the fience quiet:)
 

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sorry, forgot to say that the low fuel light has not come on and no codes have been stored.
 

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After turning the key to on or run, then off, after about 2 minutes, the gauges do twitch and you can hear them "clicking" for about 2 seconds. Also, you can "reset" their position by using the built in diagnostics in the cluster.

Withthe key off, press and hold the trip reset button. While holding it, turn the key to "on" and continue holding the button. After about 5 seconds you'll se the odometer display change, you can let go of the button at that time. Pushing it once more, will show "gage" on the odometer. Press and hold the button at that point. All the gauges will do a full sweep fowards, then back, then come to rest at the appropriate value they are supposed to display
 

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Dealer just called. Blamed it on the stereo install. Tech said it got a voltage spike, most likely due to using the wrong tester while looking for wires, "probably poked through a hot wire and touched ground". Give me a break. I didn't test any wires for the stereo. I used a Metra harness. I've done this type of thing as a profession for over twenty years. Anyways, he said they would warranty the shorted-out instrument cluster, but it's on backorder.
 
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