99 S-10 odometer problem, it went blank!

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    Hi I'm not new to truck forum, I've just been gone for a while, I used to be 2000silverado. Anyways, I've got a 99 Chevy S10 for my commute to work, about a 35 mile drive one way, the truck has around 150,xxx miles on it. And recently the digital odometer would not show or would blink off while driving. If I pushed the reset button/stem a few times it would eventually show back up. And then it would stay on for a few miles and go out again. Then it got to the point where it would never show up when I started up the truck, if I pounded on the steering wheel close to the cluster it would sometimes show back up/ sometime not... Now it's just blank. :mad: It is still keeping track of how many miles I'm driving, just not lighting up. What's going on?? Anyone ever have this problem, do you know what I can do to fix it?? I like keep track of my miles for, oh I don't know, thinks like when the next oil change is due, and what kind of fuel mileage I'm getting. Thanks for any suggestions, help. David-
     
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    Not sure bud but welcome back.
     
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    Anybody have any idea??!?!? Thank you for any info.:confused:
     
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    The same thing is now happening to my 99 gmc sierra 1500, i came here hoping to find help, i really don't want to have to buy a new cluster
     
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    This was a common problem with GM trucks. The only thing that can be done is disassemble the cluster and clean the inside with computer keyboard cleaner. If this doesnt help, the cluster is bad and a replacement will be required.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions, I was hoping it'd just be a loose wire but oh well....
    BTW nice user name there firedispatch1!
     
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    i think i would like the idea of a truck that could be driven without the hinderance of mileage later down the road. might be the bad coming out in me. tell the college kid with daddys wallet it has less miles than what you believe it to have.
     
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    Does anyone know If i replace the cluster will the milage be correct??
    Not a huge concern but just wondering
     
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    :D I was thinking that would be kinda nice for later on when I sell it, not being able to see the truck has close to 200,000 miles might make it sell for more!! Ah, but the unknown always scares buyers away......
     
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    So now my odometer comes on when I go over a bump, pound the steering, etc. It usually stays on after that till I shut the truck off again. :confused: I think I'll just settle with it working 50% of the time then messing around with it.
     

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