Need advice - speedometer doesn't work

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Allan Peters, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Allan Peters

    Allan Peters Guest

    Anyone have any experience with a speedometer, odometer and trip meter
    not working on a Subaru Legacy (1990). Gas guage also doesn't work,
    but this has been a problem for a long time. The speedometer and
    mileage meters are new problems. I thought maybe a fuse was blown
    since all three are on the same location, but all fuses checked OK.
    The only recent change was a battery getting replaced. I thought
    maybe they shorted something since the problem started around the same
    time (I can't pinpoint the time as it's my daughters car, and she
    didn't notice it right away... so much for paying attention to those
    important things like how fast you're going.)

    Could the guage cluster need to be replaced?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Allan Peters, Sep 26, 2003
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  2. perhaps a bad ground to some part of the instrument cluster? Or bad
    ground from batt cable to chassis?

    1 Lucky Texan
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Sep 26, 2003
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  3. Allan Peters

    Bill Putney Guest

    If it's a digital gage, the solder joints can go bad - especially where
    the harness connector terminals are soldered to the p.c. board. This
    was a common problem on the 80's decade Soobs with digital gages.
    Removing old solder (using a solder sucker or wicking braid) and
    replacing with fresh will cure problem if that's the case.

    Bill Putney
    (to reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    address with "x")
    Bill Putney, Sep 26, 2003
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