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Speedometer and odometer

These guages not working what could it be

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  • showard34 Mar 05, 2009

    My '98 has the same issues. At first, the speedometer/odometer would work during one trip but not the next, then the frequency continued until they just stopped working all together. This went along with the ABS/TC lights, when lit, nothing worked, they stay on all the time now.
    I have read that this is all related to the ABS/TC module. While trouble with the cable is possible, it is more than likely the module causing the problem.
    Since our cars are no longer made the availibility of new parts is slim, you can find people on ebay that can rebuild the module, for somewhere between $100-150. But as mentioned above, you have to remove the unit and have it shipped away for rebuiliding.



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It is the EBTCM. (eletronic brake traction control module ) You can still get them from Cadillac for the small fee of $1300.00. I know I fell out of my chair too... But the good news is, yes the company on ebay can fix it for about $200.00, but you need to pull it, and send it to them. Looking under the hood, it is on the driver side, under every-thing. it is at the point where the radiator hose enters the engine block. It has a lage plug of wires, and some brake lines hooked to it. only pull just the plastic part off and send.. Good luck and i hope this helps everyone...

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The 98 Cadi Catera Speedometer/Odometer malfunction is the ABS/TC module control going bad. Do a search on Ebay, you find a guy whom can fix it for $159.00, but you have it off and send it in, just the electronic portion, not the pump.

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I had 91 crx with the rpm needle would jump around sometimes. Then my distributor went out and I replace it and the problem did not come back.

The speedometer cable probably needs to be lubricated with graphite powder. Don't know how to access the cable though. I have the same problem on my 94 si, but strangely, the odometer does seem to be working fine.

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