my husband was in a front end accident where he hit a tree with a 2005 silverado it was 8 grand to fix now the tachometer does not work. the insurance company says it will not cover it as they go out

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Asked by Dec 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have never had a chevy or heard of anyone where the tach goes out we have to prove to the ins co that it was related
to the accident to get it paid for

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286,005

I would talk to the Auto body repair shop who did the repair and tell them you want it fixed as it was working before the accident. Sounds like something wasn't hooked up properly.

the wiring may have been severed in the collision and not caught by a body shop.

106,505

Sounds like hidden damage to be.

78,015

Sounds like a bad connection in the wiring. See if your Chevy dealer can give you a wiring diagram for the truck. Then see what wire(s) control the tach. I'm assuming the rest of the instruments are still working correctly. The instruments are most likely computer controlled. I believe the computer is located in the engine compartment under the air filter box. Check the wiring in that area first. HTH. -Jim

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You don't state how long its been between the time the accident damage was repaired and the tach going out. If its been a considerable time, the insurance company will consider it non-accident related and, therefor, not covered. As others stated above, first go back to the repair shop and have a diagnostic done. it could be as simple as reconnecting a wire. So, start there. If its a more elaborate repair, get an estimate. If the tach defect is related to the accident, have the repair shop write a brief note explaining that this is an after-discovered accident-related defect. Sch a statement can often help, especially if the repair shop is an insurance company preferred shop. If all else fails and the tach problem is accident related and the insurance company stil refuses to pay, go to small claims court. Its fast, easy and the normal rules of evidence and procedure are suspended. In other words, the insurance company loses most of its advantage in court. Good luck.

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