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Malfunctioning speedometer hi to all... can anyone knew what are the main cause of the malfunctioning of my cars speedometer? some of its parts are always blinking during the time im using my car... what would i will do?

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The odometer circuit drive and the speedometer are controlled by the CPU built-in the gauge assembly. The CPU receives pulses from the PCM. The pulse rate increases as the car accelerates. The frequency and duration of these input pulses are measured by the CPU.

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