26th Jan 2007, 19:40

I've got a 1991 Olds Toronado Trofeo. Burgandy with burgandy interior. Its got the touchscreen dash and steering wheel climate and stereo controls. It runs great, but its got major electrical problems. I haven't checked on the price of fixing this problem, but I'm fearing the worst. It is in excellent exterior condition except for a dent in the front bumper. The interior isn't in the greatest shape, but can be dealt with. I'm considering selling it. If anyone is interested contact Brandon at arlissnd@yahoo.com. I can get pictures if needed.

16th Mar 2007, 00:19

To all Toronado owners; fixing the dead gages is no longer a bank breaking proposition. There are companies on ebay (and probably other places as well) that sell rebuilt gauge clusters. You can buy these rebuilt/refurbished clusters for around $110 and then return your old gauge cluster as a "core" to be rebuilt and resold. I did this with my 1990 and everything works perfectly and it was not difficult to install. Also, nearly all these clusters come with a warranty of some kind.

Do what it takes to keep these cars on the road, the parts and technology are out there. Preserve the Toronado!

21st Apr 2007, 01:13

As the folks above have mentioned, the Toro is an awesome automobile. Here's a link for you if you want to fix your IPC yourself. It takes roughly two hours, including remove and replace: http://www.csciltd.com/gen_iv/ipc_fix.htm

24th Jul 2007, 12:30

Hello I just purchased a 1992 trofeo from ebay. It does not have the touchscreen VIC. What I would like to know is, can you buy one, say off ebay, and install it?


6th Aug 2007, 18:12

My Husband has a 1990 Trofeo with 40K miles on it. Very well maintained. He is a certified GM tech for over 30 years. We purchased the vehicle new and have stored it for about 12 years now. We are debating whether to put the car on the road and use it or leave it as a future classic. Any insight would be appreciated.

14th Aug 2007, 17:02

I have a black w/burgundy interior 1992. I am having the typical problems. My friends and family say I should junk the car. I need an Instrument Panel Cluster. I really love the car and don't want to ditch it, but I don't want to throw a bag of money at it either. Anyone who has access to an IPC please let me know.



30th Sep 2009, 10:58

I have 2 Trofeos.. 1990 White.. I was driving the other day and the brakes just got rock hard like they lost power. The fluid is all good, no leaks. Any help would be great!!

The 1991, will start... run for about 2 minutes and quit. Then it doesn't start again.. I would like to drive at least one of these beauties!! Again, any help would be appreciated!!

cadillacblaine@hotmail.com Don't let the address fool you I only own Trofeos now! LOL Thanks Blaine.

19th Oct 2009, 10:39


Does anyone know where the production numbers exist for the 4th generation Trofeo trim line, especially numbers for Canada as they will be low and add more value to the cars up here which are Canadian Spec.

Thanks... Kevin.

28th Jun 2010, 20:57


My 16 year old son just picked up a 91 Trofeo from a friend of mine. The car has been well taken care of, but it does have some typical things that could be addressed.

It is a touch screen car that is working well, except the stereo speakers crackle periodically. I am not sure if this would be the speakers, or in the stereo itself. Any ideas would help, I don't see how we could replace it with anything aftermarket.

The only other things are that the headliner is sagging, and the seats are cracking. Other than that he loves the car.

Ideas appreciated.

26th Jul 2012, 19:17

I had this problem. It is the speaker causing the problem. Certain frequencies will make the crackle sound.

22nd Dec 2012, 15:46

I have a 1990 Toronado, it has 91000 miles on it and is in mint condition! I wouldn't trade this car in for none of the new stuff out there, because none of it comes close to the good way they made them in the 1990's. And yes the touch screen works well.

I get 29 miles to the gallon on the freeway and 18 street. I use mid range fuel and I'm very satisfied with this car.

Did I mention that it has the original paint, has never been in an accident, and no one has ever rode in the back seat. EXCELLENT CAR.

14th Mar 2015, 21:15

I just purchased a 1991 Trofeo from a friend of my mom's. It has ONLY 82,610 miles on it, which is pretty darn good for a car 24 years old. The VIC is in perfect working order. The A/C is recharged and works perfectly! Very happy with this vehicle. Back in 2001 my then husband and I had one which was very w/grey interior. This one is black on black and just needs a paint job.

18th Nov 2015, 08:53

I have a 1991 Toronado Trofeo (my third one), which works fine except the IPC does not light up at night. All the gauges work fine. I replaced the IPC, light switch assembly to the left of the IPC, and also the daylight sensor in the top of the dash. All fuses are good. Any advice?