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Speedometer in kia rio stopped working! help !

Hi ,
just wondering is the 2000 model kia rio and electrical speedo or is there a cable?
my speedo stopped working rather suddenly but all the other dash indicators still work.
is it a sensor which has stopped working?
could you please advise me on what to do an possible cost . im in australia!
thanks dianne
i have similar problem in my Kia Rio Rs (Hatchback) model 2001. The speedometer works sometimes and is non functional sometimes. Please suggest what can be done to rectify this.

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  • Annie Eddie Mar 27, 2009

    2004 Kia Rio - speedometer having problems - sometimes it stops working. I can't be driving down the highway and speedometer doesn't move. I hasn't been lasting for very long, but has been happening more frequently.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I have the same probleme, 2004 Kia Rio RS 5 Speed Manual..was driving down the highway, when the Speedometer went haye wire... kept bouncing back between 60KM/h to 110KM/h...then finally to nothing.....its pretty irregular....other times, I'm driving and it works fine....Only thing I can think of is loose wire, connection, or bad sensor...or maybe the sensor itself is loose....god only knows... my luck I take it into the shop and they'll just tell me.....what are you talking about works fine!.......Got a GPS with at least I have that as a backup if it goes crazy again.....sometimes its just for a few minutes.....other times its for long periods of time!



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Check your sensor it is locatedby the transmission the tip of the wire has a blue plastic on it hope this helps out you dont need a mechanic at all,

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