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Scratcher09 07-31-2013 04:35 AM

Help with chirp from behind gauges
 
My '96 1500 occasionally makes a muffled high pitch chirp from what seems to be behind the gauges under the dash. It is random and only happens once in a while. Any ideas?

Mate2011RT 07-31-2013 07:40 AM

loose dash clip?

Graygoose 07-31-2013 10:31 AM

Speedometer cable.

Warlock III 07-31-2013 11:39 AM

Is it rhythmic (when it's happening), or just an occasional chirp without any pattern?

Scratcher09 08-01-2013 02:53 PM

It is just a single chirp--always the same. Does not sound mechanical. Sounds electrical--if that makes sense.

Warlock III 08-01-2013 04:58 PM

Try putting your head under the dash and take it for a ride down the street...

Just kidding. The reason I was asking if it was rhythmic is because that usually accompanies the speedometer.

Scratcher09 08-03-2013 01:44 AM

How can I check to see if it is indeed the speedometer and is there any way to fix it?

TEDD 08-03-2013 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warlock III (Post 1165284)
Try putting your head under the dash and take it for a ride down the street...

Just kidding. The reason I was asking if it was rhythmic is because that usually accompanies the speedometer.

Hahahahahahaha!

Warlock III 08-04-2013 07:14 PM

watch the needle and listen there'll be a slight fluctuation in the needle.

Maybe you could hire a chirp expert to double as a GPS?

http://www.hilarioustime.com/images/...-dashboard.jpg

Graygoose 08-05-2013 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scratcher09 (Post 1166513)
How can I check to see if it is indeed the speedometer and is there any way to fix it?

disconnect it from the cluster, if it quits you will know its the speedometer cable.


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