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97 nissan 2 4 speedometer cable

Speedometer works sometimes is it cable and ABS light as been on for sometime..will you please tell me how to fix it and not a arm and leg

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    Joyce Simmons Apr 16, 2014

    speedometer works sometimes 97 volvo 850 does it have cable ? AbS light stays on all the time, how can i fix these problem

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Sounds as if it is a cable or the speedo sensor. If there is ABS it could also be the ABS sensor playing up on one of the wheels.
Best advice is take it to a diagnostic place or find a local mobile diagnostic mechanic where they can tell you why the light is coming on the desk.. This may be a cheaper way as they may be able to tell you the exact part which is showing the fault.

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SOURCE: Intermittent Lights, Speedo, and Fan Problems

HI...
On your VOLVO 850.
The Head Lights are Relatinated Directtly with the Ignition switch.
The ignition switch send 12v. Power to the MAIN HEAD LIGHT RELAY and BULB FAILURE WARNIG SENSOR. Incorporated in the Same relay.
Very Important check the Battery terminals, And few ground Below the Battery Holder.
The turn signal switch , has the Funtion to Change the Head lights to LOW or HIGH Beam.
Check for proper funtion.
On left side of the Engine compartment In the Fuse block.
Check the FUSE # 13, 15amp. Replace if need.
The TURN signal work with the Same FUSE # 13. 15 amp.
Related with the Turn Signal switch.
Ok. The blower MOTOR.
Some times work And some times not.
Check the ground wire "BLACK" Below right side of Instrument Panel. If the ground is OK..
Turn the Ignition key to RUN position,
SET the A/C fan to MAX position or HIGH position.
When the Fan is set to High The system make a BY pass At the Blowert motor REsistor. and use a Blower motor Realy to give a High speed.
Using a TEST LIGHT,
Check if There a POWER 12v. at the Green/red Wire.
If you found Power . Check if there a Negative 12v. at the Black WIRE. If you found negative 12v.
Replace the BLOWER MOTOR..
For the Instrument Panel. I recomend Check the FUSE # 3
In the fuse box, Left Rear of the engine compartment.
If the fuse is ok. Check for Power 12v. if you found power
check all the grounds. But if NOT. I recomend Replace the Ignition switch. Because can be the Cause of the Electrical problem in your car.

OK.. I hope this help to try diagnostic your vehicle.
Thank you for use fixya.




Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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SOURCE: speedometer problems????

try checking the input & out put signals from your vehicle speed sensor

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: speedometer intermittently stops working

your ABS module (board) is crack and a good fixman could check that to fix or change it

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 96 volvo 850 speedometer somtimes works then it drops to 0

Two questions: Is your odometer working? If not then it's probably a broken gear by the stepper motor that Emissionwiz mentioned. Is your ABS and/or TRACS light on intermittently or constantly. If so that is a common sign your ABS control module has gone or is going bad. This usually happens before the speedometer starts acting up. Either one of these will start intermittently and finally end up with the speedometer not functioning at all, and both are pretty common failures with this model.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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SOURCE: While driving, my speedometer goes to Zero. then

You have a bad main ground connection. Unfortunately I cant tell you which one, or where it is located. There are many on your car.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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