Sometimes the needle on my speedo works, but when i stop @ a light or for a short period it stops completely. The digital avg mph still works perfect. Any idea? Oh the tac will stick or die every once in a while.
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Don't think so. Sounds like the battery shorted out, which may have also shorted out your dash/speedo. At this point you can either look into a replacement speedo, or drill a small hole where you may be able to flip your needle back around to proper location, but this will only work if the needle is binding. If will not fix a burned out circuit board
sounds like a ground wire short or some kind of short going to the dash panel. Check all fuses first, then check to make sure all connections are good going to the dash. Sometimes the plugs come out or get corroded.
the Speedo in your car is electronic, the problem is the tiny motor that moves the needle is most likely defective, there are no parts for the Speedoavailable to the consumer from Ford, you must remove the Speedo and have it repaired by a authorized Speedo repair shop. here is a link to a good one I know about. http://dnaspeedometers.com/
I had this exact problem on my old focus. Its nothing to worry about and its not expensive. Your car has a speed senser underneath the gearbox and a common fault on these cars is for the gearbox to slightly drip oil. When the oil drips it drips right on top of the senser and blocks the speed readings.
The good thing about this is your milage on your car wont go up when the speedo stops working, so when you come to sell it!!!!!!! you get my point.
to fix this problem it cost about £20 if you do it yourself.
the gauges panel gets plugged into a plug when they are put in and then it is screwed down to hold the plugs together , sometimes the screws come loose and all the gauges start acting up , or the bouncing around wears the connections out and one or more will not work right
when your driving and it acts up push on the clear plastic cover and see if it starts working correctly or gets worse, if it does thats where the problem is , ( there is a bad connection )