TROY, Mich. Delphi Automotive has announced the launch of remanufactured instrument clusters for a variety of GM applications from 1996 to present. Part of an integrated engine management system, Delphi instrument clusters provide critical vehicle data including odometer reading and speed, engine temperature and RPMs, battery voltage and oil pressure.
As the OE supplier, Delphi holds intellectual property knowledge for the applications and vehicle systems engineering, which means all clusters are remanufactured to OE standards to ensure they operate properly and reliably, the company says.
All Delphi cluster cores are remanufactured with the same OE parts, engineering and high-quality standards used during original manufacturing, the company says. In addition, Delphi says, offering a reliable remanufactured aftermarket product helps support the environment by effectively reusing existing product instead of throwing it away.
Technicians replacing instrument clusters on GM vehicles can send the defective part to Delphi’s U.S.-based remanufacturing center. Delphi’s data system conducts an initial analysis, which captures the odometer reading, serial and VIN numbers, customer complaint, the technician’s diagnosis and other pertinent information. After initial testing, a Delphi technician replaces defective components at a reassembly station using OE parts.
Parametric testing at the electronic component level as well as cold testing if needed validates operation under all vehicle conditions.
Each cluster arrives into the shop fully programmed and calibrated with critical information, such as steering wheel control functionality and the customer’s odometer reading critical because clusters cannot be stocked due to legally mandated odometer-setting requirements. Engineered intelligently and with dimensions designed to fit the right model, the clusters install easily with no additional time-consuming steps.
Delphi instrument clusters fit a wide variety of popular GM applications for technicians' next customer order, including:
· Cadillac Escalade Chevrolet Silverado
· GMC Sierra Denali GMC Yukon
· Chevrolet Avalanche Chevrolet Suburban
· HUMMER H2 Chevrolet Tahoe
· Pontiac Bonneville Chevrolet Cavalier
· Chevrolet Blazer GMC Jimmy
· GMC Sonoma Buick Regal