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Speedometer, cruise control and temp gage quit working. The fuel gage works sporadically sometimes

Also replaced the vehicle speed sensor. What causing the possible cluster issue?

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The instrument guage cluster is bad

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

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SOURCE: cruise control

the cruise control won't work on my 98 vw golf

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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SOURCE: multiple electrical problems

Chase grounds first (start at the battery), sounds like you have a case of the missing ground which will force other semi related circuits to activate or cease to function as they are being used as a ground for the powered circuit.

I use one side of a jumper cable when searching these out. This allows me to reestablish the ground where ground might be missing. When you find it, step back and re cause the fault again to make sure you have it right rather than just a coincidence.

Secondly I would look for loose connection at the firewall where the two harnesses come together or any other place where the harnesses are plugged one into another as well as the main fuse box and relay box.

Inspect these connectors carefully and make sure the tiny tabs in the individual connectors are all intact in the female end as well as the male end.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1996 VW Jetta, odomoter and speedometer

Either you have a broken wire some where from the speed sensor to the cluster or you have connector at fault, the one which hookup the dash cluster to the main wire bundel. Check the connector, maybe a pushed back pin !!

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: '99 Beetle cruise control surge and speedometer

I would take a blind guess and sat the speedo sensor has an issue. 99' beetle should have an 01M auto, and the speed sensor is also the dipstick for the final differental drive. search around this area of the trans for the cable and snoop around. loose at the trans ? bad connection somewhere??

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

aaboy
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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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Which fuse controls the speed control and the 4WD engage? I assume they are on the same fuse since they quit working at the same time. This is a 2006 RAM 1500.


Year make and model helps. Older vehicles have a fuse for cruise/speed control, but not for 4X4. Newer ones have a fuse for 4X4, but not cruise. If are talking speedometer/speed sensor, The PCM/ECM is what controls them.

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My mph, gas, and temp gauges are not working


That's why you don't let you husband work on your car ! Unless he does it for a living .. For MPH there is a VSS - vehicle speed sensor , for the gas there is a sending unit in the fuel tank, for the temp. gauge there is a temp. sensor located in coolant stream on the engine .You more then likely need to have you instrument cluster repaired . GM had a problem with step motors inside the instrument cluster . A step motor is what controls the individual gauge. The sensors are all inputs to the PCM - powertrain control module (engine computer ) .
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
The IPC displays the engine coolant temperature as determined by the PCM. The IPC receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the engine coolant temperature. The engine coolant temperature gage defaults to C or below if:
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The PCM detects a malfunction in the engine coolant temperature sensor circuit.


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The IPC detects a loss of class 2 communications with the PCM.

Fuel Gage
The IPC displays the fuel level as determined by the PCM. The IPC receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the fuel level percent. The fuel gage defaults to empty if:
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The PCM detects a malfunction in the fuel level sensor circuit.


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The IPC detects a loss of class 2 communications with the PCM.

When the fuel level is less than 14% (84ohms), the low fuel indicator illuminates.
Odometer
The IPC contains a season odometer and a trip odometer. Momentarily press the trip select/reset switch in order to toggle between the season odometer and the trip odometer. Press the trip select/reset switch for greater than 1.5 seconds, while the trip odometer is displayed, in order to reset the trip odometer. The IPC displays the vehicle mileage and trip mileage as determined by the IPC. The IPC calculates the mileage based on the vehicle speed information from the PCM. The odometer will display 'error' if an internal IPC memory failure is detected.
PRNDL Display
The IPC displays the selected gear position as determined by the PCM. The IPC receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the gear position. The PRNDL display shall flash all gear positions if:
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The PCM detects a malfunction in the transmission range switch circuit.


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The IPC detects a loss of class 2 communications with the PCM.

Speedometer
The IPC displays the vehicle speed based on the information from the PCM. The PCM converts the data from the vehicle speed sensor to a 4000 pulses per mile signal. The IPC uses the vehicle speed signal circuit from the PCM in order to calculate the vehicle speed. The speedometer defaults to 0 mph (0 kph) if a malfunction in the vehicle speed sensor circuit exists.
Tachometer
The IPC displays the engine speed as determined by the PCM. The IPC receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the engine speed. The tachometer will default to 0 rpm if:
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The PCM detects a malfunction in the engine speed sensor circuit.


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The IPC detects a loss of class 2 communications with the PCM.

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My speedometer gage stopped working...the odometer still works,,how can i fix this


Is your Cruise Control Inoperative as well? If so, then replace the VSS....Vehicle Speed Sensor

Mar 07, 2010 | 2002 Chrysler Town & Country

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2004 GMC Yukon. Speedometer is reading much faster than my actual speed. Then sticks sometimes. Checked with GM dealer here and they said that if my vehicle had less than 70K they would check the speed...


If you have cruise control in the vehicle you can test to see if it's the speed sensor or the cluster. If cruise control works, the problem is in the cluster not with the sensor. And it's most likely the stepper motor issue.

There was not a recall, but there was a class action settlement where GM agreed to extend the warranty on certain vehicles for this problem. Check www.gmspeedometerrecall.com to see if you qualify.

Feb 19, 2010 | 2004 GMC Yukon

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Speedometer Quits Working on Cruise Control


Pretty common problem with these. Here's a guide to learn how to fix GM instrument clusters yourself, I used it to fix mine and it worked great.How to guide for Impala instrument cluster repair

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Cruise control and speedometer qiut working at


possible speed sensor at rear of transmission,does engine rpm sound higher then narmal,and is your trans shifting as it should,if these problems are also present replace the speedometer sensor at rear of trans,$50 to 60 bucks

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Broken speedometer on 1997 ford explorer


does your cruise control work? If not, check the wiring from the VSS to the speedo cluster. Check VSS connector closely for pin pudhout or corrosion

Sometimes, the VSS siganl is converted by the instrument cluster and sent to the PCM and speedo.

Check engine light on?


Speedometer
The electronic speedometer (17255) receives a speed signal from the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) (9E731). This sensor is also used to sense vehicle speed for the engine management system and to regulate the cruise control when equipped.
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Vehicle Speed Sensor The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) (Figure 53) is a variable reluctance or Hall-effect type sensor that generates a waveform with a frequency that is proportional to the speed of the vehicle. If the vehicle is moving at a relatively low velocity, the sensor produces a signal with a low frequency. As the vehicle velocity increases, the sensor generates a signal with a higher frequency. The PCM uses the frequency signal generated by the VSS (and other inputs) to control such parameters as fuel injection, ignition control, transmission/transaxle shift scheduling and torque converter clutch scheduling.

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Speedometer not working on my 2005 kia sorento


Probably bad vss (vehicle speed sensor). No Cruise operation without speed sensor input to engine control module.

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My speedometer and cruise control both quit working


try replacing vehicle speed sensors. you need a good vehicle speed signal inorder for cruise and tha speedometer to operate properly

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