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Chevy cavalier 2005 speedometer stuck not working

My speedometer is stuck or not working on my chevy cav 2005 a mechanic says it is a sensor where can i find it and fix it my self or is it possibly a fuse? help anyone? please.. 1998 cavalier speedo jumps from 0 to100 when driving down the road and the nexted time its ok
I've just noticed my '05 cavalier speedometer not working with the cold weather.Sometimes it works, seems like when I've driven a considerable distance (50 miles). Tachometer also works off and on - this was the first thing I noticed when I bought the car last march - speedometer was fine then.

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  • glassgow1 Dec 30, 2008

    Speedometer worked on and off for months then went to 120 and stayed there. Two speeding tickets later they want $500-600 to replace the instrument panel cluster. Now I have problems with the vehicle over heating even after having the thermostat replaced. Now they say it is the sensor. Does that relate to my IPC by chance?

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    Fuel gauge going over to the tempature gauge. Fuel gauge is not working.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    I have a 2005 cavalier with the same problem. Its a low mile car but last winter the speedometer became eradict,then when the weather warmed up it was fine. Now this winter the tacometer and fuel gauges are both messed up.

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    I have a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier and the speedometer only works part-time. Right now it is sitting on 90 mph and only goes up from there! What could the problem be, and is it expensive?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009


  • jeremyashton May 13, 2009

    2005 chevy cavalier- after driving some distance, the speedometer reading gradually drops. After a stop, it resets to correct levels. The problem seems to arise after an acceleration or after some distance.


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This is most likely not a speed sensor problem, I see this a lot on 03-05 Cavalier instrument clusters and it's always the same. It's caused by failing stepper motors on the cluster's circuit board and it can be fixed. Check out this page for more about how to get it fixed - cavalier speedometer fix

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