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Speedometer I have had the speedo sensor change twice and the speedometer will work for about 60km and then start bouncing as if the cable is going. Any help would be apprecited

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  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    Speedometer is OK till the engine reaches normal operating temperature. After that it keeps bouncing around. Speed sensor has been changed once but made no difference. If any one has a solution, please post!

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    I have about the same problem. I had my speed sensor replaced 2 yrs ago on my 2002 jetta and now my speedometer has started to not work again. It will work for a little while then start to bounce down to zero and sometimes stay there for up to 30 seconds at a time. It has increasing gotten to be longer stretches of time not working over just the last week. Any help???

  • mail712 Nov 16, 2008

    I have same problem.  Speedometer works till about 60 then begins to waver around.  can't use cruise control obviously.  i'm wondering if its somethign with the transmission or if whole speedometer needs replacing, not just sensor..

  • amaroom Apr 30, 2009

    My used to bounce around till the engine got warm. Now it's always bouncing. Dealer said it's the sensors gearing inside the differential (tranny) and $1100 !

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    Same here.. got a 2001 and the sensor has been changed TWICE.. I dont the cash to drop on it being "repaired" at the tran side..

    seems VW has issues they arnt fessing up to!



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The plastic speedo gear on the differential breaks, differential has to be removed, and new bearing and drive gear pressed on.. can be repaired with trans in the vehicle

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