Question about 1995 Volkswagen Golf
95 vw golf 1.8 manual tranny
almost every morning i start the car and the speedo/tach works... they will continue to work as long as the car is running. once i turn the car off and start it again my speedo/tach will not work (sometimes they may, but most of the time they wont) If the car sits for an hour or more, they usually work again. I never loose the speedo/tach while driving and the two always work or dont, together. Is the problem with the "sending unit" or somewhere in the dash? why do they never quit working while the car is running?
More then likely the tiny electric motor called the "stepper motor" is defective, a common failure.
Posted on May 01, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1995 VW GTI VR6 tach and speedo
this could be a ground wire issue ...look carefully for loose or corroded wire to frame under dash black usually near harness under instrument cluster
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
if you replaced the speedo sensor and gear, the problem is the gear that drives the speedo gear. it is on the differential and is only replaceable by removing and disassembling transmission. this is somewhat common on vw's. the only other possibility is the wiring but i'd say its about a 95% chance you have a bad drive gear on the differential.
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
SOURCE: tach & speedo not working
Had same problem with my 2000 dodge stratus 2.4 liter and transmission would not shift out of 1st gear. Solution was ignition fuse under the hood was blown, one side of fuse working, replaced 10 am fuse everything works, tach, speedometer, gas gauge and transmission started back to shifting.
Posted on May 28, 2010
SOURCE: 94 VW golf 1.8 auto
Start by checking the wiring to the VSS (sensor) . Plug has 3 wires. One of the outside wires should have 12 volts when ignition on. Other outside wire should have an earth of no more than 5 ohms impedance. Centre wire should give an earth pulse when gearbox is turning. If live and earth are good, but no pulse, then sensor or its drive gear is broken. Problem is usually sensor suffering ppor earth connection. Ok to cut earth wire before sensor and atach to sutable earth point.
Posted on Mar 23, 2011
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