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1997 buick lesabre

The speedometer works intermitently. It will work as normal, it will work partially showing 20+/- miles an hour when you are doing 60+, and then it won't register at all. When it doesn't register at all the odometer doesn't register either.

Also the gas gauge always shows full, and does not register at all.

I have pulled the instrument panel and repluged it back in, no correction as yet.

Thanks for any ideas.


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  • tenomoto79 Dec 04, 2008

    I have the same exact problem with my speedometer. It either works, doesn't register at all or is stuck at a random number.

  • indy08 Dec 20, 2008

    My speedometer also works occasionally. I've found that if I tap on the instrument panel over the speedometer it will sometimes fall back into place. The problem has spread to the tachometer as well. 

  • David Silverman Aug 17, 2012

    Same Exact issue. Is a replacement needed?

  • David Silverman Aug 17, 2012

    Same exact issue. Any fixes? Is a replacement in order for the instrument cluster? It's not likely to be all seperate problems, is it?



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Get the speedometer head fixed,repaired or replaced at you local gm dealer. Model electronics in NY repairs them.

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