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1997 Lincoln Continental - Speedometer Not Working

The speedometer on the 1997 Lincoln Continental I recently bought hasn't worked since I got it. Everything else on the dashboard seems to be working. Just not the speedometer. It always sits as 0 no matter what speed I go. I checked the fuses. There's one I need to replace to fix the cooling fan, but other than that, none are blown out. The 5 amp fuses are missing though. I don't think that has anything to do with the speedometer though, does it? I'm at a loss for what to do. If I can fix it myself I'd like to do that. Sadly I don't know much about cars. But if someone could tell me what the problem may be, maybe I can figure out what's wrong with it or get someone's help who knows more about cars.

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Does the odometer work? If so,you'll have to pull the gauge cluster out to send for repair.If the odometer doesn't work either,you may have a bad or disconnected VSS(vehicle speed sensor-located on the tailshaft housing of the transmission)

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

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    alexftaylor Oct 27, 2012

    Yea, the odometer works. How do I pull out the gauge cluster? Where do I send it?


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SOURCE: 1997 Lincoln Continental Fuses... Need to know

go to, pro center, tech info, owner manual, fuses in index.

I may have an owner manual if interested. It would be $5 plus $1.50 postage.

Please rate highly if this helps.

PS What is the issue?



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