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1996 accord something with the cluster im guessing

Yes i bought a 96 honda accord and a couple days of driving the speedometer stopped. It sits at 20 mph and jumps and then sometimes it works just fine then shuts off then comes on. Second, the temp guage sits at a little below the half way mark no matter if the car is on, off, cold, or hot?????? I need help.

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It sounds like to me that the cluster could be going bad or the spedo cable is sticking and the temp sensor on the block is bad

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