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Odometer and trip meter not working

Speedometer is working . odometer is not working . trip meter is not working. changed instrument cluster to solve problem. the change did not fix problem.

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Loose wire somewhwere in your dash board

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At 170,000 the odometer got stuck &I reset the trip meter & after 9 miles it stopped completely. I tried resetting but NO luck. What can I do???


If the speedometer still works, you'll probably have to replace the cluster. Chances are a gear broke inside the odometer.

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Hi i have a 1995 ford mustang 3.8 v6 5 speed my trip meter doesnt work ive had the instrument cluster replaced and still dont work odometer and tach work just not the trip how to fix thanks


Fords in that era are notorious for broken plastic gears in the assembly. If the Speedometer works and the odometer works but the trip odometer does not work, you can still have a broken or stripped plastic gear. They are very small and cost about $25 but they are a pain to replace. You can send your cluster off to have it repaired by a reputable shop. Just Google instrument cluster repair.

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How do I check the instrument cluster on a 1996 dodge Dakota?


i believe it has a vehicle speed sensor in the rear diff that is probably your problem as the sensor you replaced in the transmission was probably the output shaft speed sensor

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2003 silverado odometer/trip/hr changing languages


Hi, this is a pretty common problem on these Silverado instrument clusters. We can repair that for you, click here to learn more about these silverado instrument cluster problems: Dr Speedometer Instrument Cluster Repair Speedometer Repair Guage...

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Speedometerworks, but odometer/tripmeter stopped


The odometer/trip meter work together via a IC and pulse motor. I just replaced the Instrument cluster in my 94 Corolla DX. I purchased a used cluster that had 230,000 miles showing( mine was 199,000). It' a "plug and play" system, electronic analog. The cluster I purchased the trip meter didn't function, I removed the speedometer from the cluster and applied some silicone spray to the plastic gears and now it's working, (the plastic gears are very fragile and after many miles and years they are prone to breakage). If you are lucky this might be a solution, If not buy a used instrument cluster and install it yourself and hope for the best (used). I didn't have a tachometer on my original cluster so I purchased a cluster with a Tach. The 94 DX and LE should be "plug and play",not sure about the CE. The change is quite simple tow screws remove the bezel, 4 screws remove the cluster, unpluy the connectors, 2 white 1 blue.The cluster was $55.00

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Cadillac catera 01' odometer and trip meter stopped working at exactly 73,200 miles - everything else in the gauge cluster still works.


this sounds like a bad speedometer cluster, you stated everything else works so i assume the speedometer is working and just the odometer and trip stopped working and so the speedometer will need replacing. good day.

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The odometer does not work. changed it out with other unit and still does not work. appears to be electrical or computer? speedo works fine


Speedometer, Odometer and Trip Odometer are driven by same circuit. Failure of Odometer and Trip Odometer suggests a circuit board fault on the instrument panel. A used instrument panel or repair of yours is probabaly best options.

The speedometer should malfunction too if speed sensor failed. If only the odometer and trip meter stopped working, it will most likely be the cluster itself. I had this problem, but since took the cluster out and give it a nice tap/knock, put it back in and it has worked since. Keep in mind that the VSS provides signal input to circuit that drives speedometer.

Instrument panel removal is not hard if you follow the shop manual instructions for trim removal. I've done it once on my 2.5TL to replace the D4 light bulb. PM your email address and I'll forward the pdf files for the procedure. The Vehicle Speed Sensor goes into the differential, and is what makes your speedometer and odometers work. If that fails, then your D4 light should start flashing, and either the speedometer will be bouncy or not work at all. Perhaps he forgot that 1Gs have a differential, so he said the tranny, but it's in the diff.

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How do I change out a non working odometer/trip meter?


This has been a problem with VOLVO especially the 850 models what happens is the plastic senssor inside the speedometer breaks off and it will tell you the road speed but ODOMETER AND TRIP METER will not work and the only way to fix it is to take the cluster out and sometimes it can be soldered back in place or get a used cluster and replace the unit sorry but it is not a simple fix

May 24, 2009 | 1995 Volvo 850

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1995 Cougar Odometer/trip-meter inop


Section 13-01: Instrument Cluster—Conventional 1995 Thunderbird, Cougar Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Instrument Cluster Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove screws holding instrument panel reinforcement (017A28) .
  1. Remove screws holding instrument panel lower shield (045G02) .
  1. Remove fasteners holding steering wheel column as outlined in Section 11-04 . Gently lower steering column.
  1. Remove fasteners holding the instrument panel finish panel (044D70) and gently pry off.



  1. Remove four instrument cluster retaining screws. (Do not remove screws from the instrument cluster main lens (10887) and instrument cluster mask (10890) ).
  1. Slide the instrument cluster (10849) to the right of the instrument panel opening and unhook the instrument panel harness from the back of the instrument cluster .
  1. Remove the instrument cluster from the instrument panel (04320) .
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Speedometer/Odometer Federal law requires that the odometer in any replacement speedometer (17255) must register the same mileage as that registered in the removed speedometer . Since the speedometer mileage cannot be reset on this unit, affix odometer sticker to driver's door pillar and record original vehicle mileage. Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove the instrument cluster (10849) as outlined.
  1. Remove seven screws retaining the instrument cluster mask (10890) and instrument cluster main lens (10887) .
  1. Remove speedometer assembly.
Installation
  1. Position the speedometer assembly to the instrument cluster back plate (10848) and install.
  1. Position the instrument cluster mask and instrument cluster main lens to the instrument cluster back plate and install the seven retaining screws.
  1. Install the instrument cluster as outlined.
  1. Connect battery ground cable and check the operation of the speedometer .
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Mar 24, 2009 | 1994 Mercury Cougar

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