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1989 Honda Accord speedometer not working. What is a speedo head?

I have a 1989 Honda Accord Lx with 337,000 miles on it. It is a 5 speed manual transmission. Before the speedometer stopped working it would be working fine and then it would suddenly jump up and read about 120 and then go back down to normal. This did not happen all the time. Then one day it just quit working. I was told by a mechanic that it was the speedo head. I was also told that there are none to be had in my area. What is a speedo head and could I get one from a junk yard. Also could my problem be something else causing the problem. Also the cruize control stopped working a while before the speedometer stopped working

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  • azvalbro May 29, 2009

    Thank you for answering my question. I know it is not the cable because when the mechanic said it was the speedo head he was supposed to replace the cable and said he did not because the cable was still good. So now I know I need to go to the you pull it yard and see if I can get the stuff I need. Once again I thank you

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The speedo head or cluster is the part that houses the speedometer and tach, etc. now it may be the speedo cable that comes from the transmission to the speedo head that has broken. If so replace the cable and your back in business. If it is the head you can get them from your local recycle yard.

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