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Instrument Cluster Issues? Odometer and Trip Meter Stopped Working. Speedometer is o.k. Also; Temp Guage seems to show only midrange, when the Engine is COLD. Driving the Car with a warm or Hot Engine and the Guage goes off scale below last reading point, LEFT. Also; Oil Temp shows only a Minimal reading when the Engine is COLD. Driving it with Hot Motor and Oil Temp nearly falls off scale...... below 60 C....Checked Collant Temp @ Hot Engine and is o.k. Thermostat seems to be working and Engine Makes Heater....Heat. Are there any suggestions or things I can try? Thank you!!

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  • jii3 Nov 09, 2010

    Dear Sir:

    The Speedometer IS working fine. The Odometer and the Trip Meter are NOT would, then seem, that since the Speedometer IS working, there could be something else, causing the Odomter and Trip Meter not to work. Do you have any specific Ideas on this?

    It would seem, that I am getting a Good Signal from the VSS, in the Speedomter IS working.

    Please advise further, your thoughts on the matter?

    Thank you.

  • jii3 Nov 09, 2010

    I Continue to experience Problems with my 1989 Audi 200 Quattro Instuments. Odometer and Trip Meter quit working. Speedometer works fine.

    Temp Coollant Guage and Oil Temp Guage, both are, basically, giving readings in error. Oil Temp. is always unusually Low, warming up only slightly at prolonged engine Idle. Collant Temp. seems to show Mid-Range with engine Cold and Ideling. Temp. drops off to nothing, when you run engine and it is Hot! (in other words, it works in reverse of what one would expect). Checked Collant Temp. Hot, adn it ids fine. Did so with Thermometer. Any Ideas or Suggestions out there? Thank you!

  • jii3 Nov 12, 2010

    Where, Exactly; is the Engine Temp. Sensor, that you are referring too, and how do I positively Identify it?

    I have No Book, Manual, Etc., for the Car? No Diagrams.............

    Thanks. Will give your Ideas a try and let you know.


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Re-check your thermostat, it may have gone bad and stuck patially closed, keeping the coolant from flowing through the radiator. Check engine temp sensor, it possible go to bad and out of range.

That sensor is the underhood high heat sensor. Disconnect the sensor wire and ground the wire, but be sure that nothing is in the way of the electric fans. The fans will come on when the wire is grounded. When the sensor sense a high heat condition under the hood, it will run the fans even if the engine is not running.

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Dear Sir,
As you said speed meter and trip meter stop working, it can because of speed sensor which is fitted on gear box,. only speed sensor (VSS) send signal to control unit (cluster) then cluster show you the reading which receive from sensor. Due to wrong signal it is showing wrong reading, replace that sensor it will solve your problem of speed meter.if any case problem not solve you have to check vehicle through diagnosis system then you will be able to know what is exact reason for temperature Gage and speed meter can be minor memory store problem it will solve by erasing fault codes with help of diagnosis kit( a unit which communicate with vehicle computer). last and costly cause can be cluster assy also but you can go for this step 1st.if any issue please let me know. thanks


Posted on Nov 09, 2010

  • Hi,

    Location for temperature sensor three are there , but in your vehicle case it seem ECU sensor faulty. sorry for delay i was out of town ,If problem not solved please let me know, thanks.



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