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My speedometer works sometimes & i change the speed sensor & the cluster & it still do the same thing

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I don't know if this will help or not , but one time my kids were playing in the trunk and locked themselves in , fortunaly they found the release but not before pulling a ground wire lose in the trunk . when honda is missing proper grounding it freaked out the turn signals , brake lights , third break light ect ect... My honest mechnic found it needed a new ground from the battery to chassies and one in trunk area. don't know if this will help. but took him forever to figure it out and if it had been honda dealer would have cost a fourtune. good luck ... terry

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