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1996 HONDA THE SPEEDOMETER CUTS ON/OFF IT DOSE NOT HAVE A REGULAR

THE SPEEDOMETER WELL CUT ON/OFF IREGULARY IT MOSTLY STAYS OFF BUT IT WELL OCATIONALLY KICK ON I THINK IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING LOOSE

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  • fendertwange Feb 25, 2009

    I have not looked into the matter yet, but I think it is a connection in the cluster itself and it is electronic, not cable driven, but I just noticed that when I snap the odometer button a couple of times it starts working for a while, so I am thinking it must be inside the cluster. I will check that this weekend and let you know.

  • wandahonda Mar 15, 2009

    Same thing with my '94 Honda Civic: speedometer/odometer occasionally does not work, but pushing (and sometimes holding) the trip mileage reset button gets it to usually kick back on. Would like to know where to find the cluster and check that.

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The 1996 Honda Civic does not have a traditional manual Speedometer cable that would require tightening. The speedometer is electronically controlled by a speed sensor located on the transmission. There is a wire that goes from that sensor to the speedometer in the instrument cluster. Either you have a short in the wire or you may have a bad connector either on the back of the cluster or at the transmission. Scanning your car woudl let you know what is happening, especially if you get a P0501 - which is for the speed sensor.

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  • Cee Roy Oct 02, 2012

    what if u put a new sensor in and the same problem persists only now ithas engine light on as it didnt before? this happened w/my 96 civic.

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I believe those have a speedometer cable, just have that tightened up and it should work fine. Good luck!

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