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Speedometer/ Fuel Gauge & Tachometer not working

Speedometer/ Fuel Gauge & Tachometer quit working all at once. Odometer and parking indicator still functions. Checked all fuses, OK. Any suggestions?

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  • frank56econo Apr 05, 2009

    Fuel Gauge and tach not working. Scan tool shows RPM output from computer. Fuses to instrument panel check out ok. Took instrument panel out but too many complex chips for me to troubleshoot. Its a 1999 Beetle. Not sure if it happened after we took the car to shop for unrelated problem.

  • Atiramisu May 07, 2009

    I have had a temperamental electrical problem for a long time and today, my 2001 VW Beetle appeared as if the battery was dead, but then the electrical system clicked on and I noticed that the speedomer, fuel gauge and tachometer weren't working. I have not identified the source of the problem yet.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    speedometer , tachometer and transmission stopped working

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    car is running ok just no lights on the dash board

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    the engine is just running quite well

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Odometer quit working when I changed out my motor.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    gauges and lower instrument panel lights still work... checked all fuses good... still no odometer, tachometer, etc panel lights

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    speedometer and tach not working

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Check for loose connection at the instrument cluster.

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