istrument gauges bouncing

Asked by May 11, 2014 at 09:01 AM about the 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have an 06 Z71, at random times the battery light comes on and as this happens all the gauge needles bounce to zero and back  and there's a clicking noise in the dash as it does this. It does it sometimes on start-up or driving down the road (it's random and just started this past week). The alternator is reading 14.2 with a multimeter. I know the stepper motors go bad in these vehicles but the battery light coming on seems to be something else, any ideas what to look towards?

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Check battery connections if they dirty or loose this can happen.

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Check the alternator under load eg.ac running all lights on I've heard those years have cluster problems or shorts going on inside the cluster

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