Delphi introduces reman instrument clusters
Delphi Automotive has introduced 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.
“In many cases, critical dimension data is not available to properly remanufacture clusters, so while main functions may work, there is the potential for certain features to be compromised,” says Mark Shasteen, vice president, independent aftermarket, Delphi Product & Service Solutions. “However, as an OE supplier Delphi engineers have data and calibration expertise, which means technicians using our remanufactured instrument clusters can trust they will get fully functioning features and displays for each GM make and model.”
All Delphi cluster cores are remanufactured with the same OE parts, engineering and high quality standards used during original manufacturing.
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
For more information, see www.delphi.com/am.