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We have a 99 VW Bug. The Speedometer works fine for a while, then it starts to jump around and dies out. When we restart the car it works fine and does the same thing. It takes between 20 minutes-1 hour into a drive usually before it acts up. We've had it in the shop and they said they can't fix it if it's not acting up then, which it never is of course. Any ideas???

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The speed sensor is on the transmission, on top of the differential area. It would have silver insulation that resembles a tea bag protecting it from exhaust heat. Check the connection of the wire harness, it's probably dirty although I'd say just to replace it with a OEM replacement.

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    Bring it to a local VW only shop because they have a scan tool specific to your car. Shop that works on water cooled VW's only, not VW aircooled shop. Don't bring it to Autozone, PEP Boy because they will use a generic scan tool and give you conflicting fault codes. Good Luck and thank you.

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