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1996 Honda Accord Speedometer

How do you change a speedometer?

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You, of coarse, have to remove the Instrument panel. There are I bellieve 3 or 4 screws to remove it. All the meters in the Intrument panel are connected electrically by the screws to the PC board. Do you have a replacement one or do you still have to purchase one? I can tell you step by step how to get the dash apart if you want. I had to do this many time with my car. I have a 96 Honda Accord EX. When you have a car like I do with about 200,000 miles on it, I get a lot of practice replacing just about everything inside the vehicle.

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I was told that the Vehicle Speed Sensor was bad. I had that replaced yesterday and it apparently was NOT the problem. The only thing not working is the speedometer ( although I have not checked the cruise control yet).
The speedometer flutters between 18-20 mph a few times it actually worked but went back to not working again. From what I heard/read was it could simply be the Green Circuit Board (Instrument Cluster) that may be cracked -- I will have my mechanic look at this next before attempting to guess and spend more money which may not be needed.

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Can you tell me how involved it is to replace the speedometer cluster? I can's easily see how to remove the instrument panel to get to the cluster. My odometer stopped working and I purchased a new cluster. However, there are no wires coming out of the cluster. I suppose it is a PC board of some type. Have to figure out how it connects.
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Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Speedometer not working

Does it hang out at 18-20MPH, regardless of your speed?
Mine did the same thing. The problem was an open circuit inside the gauge itself, and there's no repair for the parts. You'll need to get a replacement speedometer gauge, or simply buy a replacement instrument cluster.


If it's not doing the "20mph" thing, then it's possible that you just need a new engine speed sensor. This is located on the rear of the engine block, and is hard but not impossible to reach and replace.

One way to test is to set the car on cruise control when the speedometer is working. If the speedometer cuts out ,but the cruise is still able to maintain your speed, then the sensor is OK and the problem is the gauge. If the cruise control also cuts out, then the sensor is bad.



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SOURCE: 1994 Honda Accord automatic; Speedometer/Odometer intermittent

I read that this is a common problem and that the speedometer head needs the connections re-soldered on the circuit board. I am going to do this on my Honda when I get the chance. The speed sensor is over $100 so it is worth a try. One way you can see if its the speed sensor or not is if the cruise control works if you have that option.

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SOURCE: my speedometer wont work anymore

thats it, speed sensor relay located on gearbox

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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SOURCE: speedometer works intermittently

hi, sounds like the vehicle speed sensor mounted on the transmission is going bad or loosing signal. generally, honda speedometers work for life, i've only ever replaced one. now, this is a split year so it may have just a cable going to the transmission instead of an electronic sensor. if the cable is loose, this may also cause this issue. you should probably have a professional shop take a look as the speedometer cable/sensor is very buried in the back of the engine compartment under the air intake hose and behind the starter. also, if there is a check engine light on when the speedo stops working, this should be an easy diagnostic for a technician to do, it would likely be the speed sensor causing this engine light.

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SOURCE: 1996 honda accord odometer not working

Hello,

Were you able to fix your problem? I'm having the same issue with my car, where the Odometer intermittently jumps from 0-48. At times when I start driving the engine stalls and the Odometer starts to act up. The Egine Light is always on. I would appreciate any help.

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Does it hang out at 18-20MPH, regardless of your speed?
Mine did the same thing. The problem was an open circuit inside the gauge itself, and there's no repair for the parts. You'll need to get a replacement speedometer gauge, or simply buy a replacement instrument cluster.


If it's not doing the "20mph" thing, then it's possible that you just need a new engine speed sensor. This is located on the rear of the engine block, and is hard but not impossible to reach and replace.

One way to test is to set the car on cruise control when the speedometer is working. If the speedometer cuts out ,but the cruise is still able to maintain your speed, then the sensor is OK and the problem is the gauge. If the cruise control also cuts out, then the sensor is bad.



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