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2006 harley 883 is having speedo and odomiter problems. It has a new speed sensor. After installing the speed sensor the speedo and odom still doesn't work. Also there is no backlite to lite the speedo. All the fuses are good. Any help would be well come. I can live with the back lite out but the speedo and odom is a needed.

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I have a 1999 suzuki grand vitara 2.0 5 speed what speed sensor do I need and what colour


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Car speed?
or ABS speed sensors. we cant guess, whats wrong, can we.?
USA car,? we are USA, cars not here are vastly different.
so........????????
why ask not telling problem? scans told you sensor is bad
post the DTC error. speedo dead.Odom, dead? what?
J20 engine ,
5 speed stick shift box. manual trans,,m/t
4wd or 2wd?
toss coin NOT ABS sensors.
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why ask ,tell why. so we can be on the same page and
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colour (non usa spelling) is my only real useful HINT.
never said speedometer fails. or odometer fails
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scan it yet.?
THAT BE FIRST.

i looked at our 1999 usa GV . serv. man
best i can tell speedo has new electronic head.
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so when VSS goes dead (say)
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