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Hour meter

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Plowfast9957, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I have a 2005 Silverado and noticed today that the hour meter reset itself. Is it something that I did because i didnt know that it was resetable. It is currently showing 9.5 hours and has almost 70k miles on it. Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen?
    Thanks, Bill
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    No it's not resetable, I wonder if your computer still knows the right hours.
  3. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I didnt think the meter was resetable. The odometer still seems to be working properly. Maybe the dealer can reset it to the proper hours? I have not killed or unhooked the battery.
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    It has an internal battery.
  5. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Sounds like you may have some electrical issues in the dash or something...They are not supposed to be resettable.
  6. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    the dealer can reset it because mine has been. Luckily I remembered the exact hours that was on it. My truck is a 04 duramax
  7. PlanetHigh

    PlanetHigh Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    hourmeter reset

    I have a 04 Duramax and noticed this past weekend that the hourmeter said 24 hours. I have 87k miles on it and know that number should be higher. I called the dealer and they never heard of this happening. I'm supposed to drive it by and let them take a look. I've come across another forum where someone said they need to update the computer or exchange cluster or something like that.

    It's nice to see more people having this issue.
  8. kakygp

    kakygp Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 19

    I have a tahoe the dealer reset the hour meter on after getting a new battery I don't know why.
  9. PlanetHigh

    PlanetHigh Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    The hourmeter is not supposed to reset. It is supposed to be a cumulative number just like the odometer.
  10. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Ok well at least i am not the only one who has seen this. I guess i will call the dealer and see what they say. Thanks
  11. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I know mine has been reset in my 02 Tahoe. It says I have 448 hours on it, but the odometer says 110,648.3 miles. Doing the math on that I can personally promise that my Tahoe will not do 246+ mph. If it did I would put a plow on that and be done with my route in like 20 minutes, instead of taking 6 or so hours.