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Speedometer quit working

The speedometer has stopped working on our son's car. Could you please give us the necessary steps to repair this? Thank you.

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1991 VWs don't have speedo cables...they use electronic speedometer. It is likely a blown fuse that controls the verhicle speed sensor. Not an easy problem to diagnose unless you are familiar with electrical systems.

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You will have to remove the speedometer and whatever else most likely the insterment cluster.then attach the new speedo cable to the old one from inside the car then get under the vehicle disconnect the cable from the tranny and pull and wiggle the old one through the firewall and connect new one to the tranny.

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