==new answer== I have a 1990 prelude and have recently experienced the same problem. It was the speed sensor. Honda's manuals said it was located in the speedo head assembly. But it was, in fact,located on the transmition! For the 1987 Prelude, a problem where speed and odometer readings are not appearing on the dash is likely caused by a problem with the speedometer cable. This assumes you have a mechanical system -- not electronic. If you have an electronic system, I am at a loss to help, aside from checking the fuse or OBD II. If you have a mechanical speedometer cable, the cable is connected to the back of the dashboard and pokes through the firewall in the engine compartment on the driver's side. The cable is probably black and about the size (diameter) of an ordinary pencil. From it's appearance in the engine compartment, it runs forward for about 16" and then goes across the engine to the passenger side and down to the top of the transmission. THIS IS PROBABLY WHERE THE PROBLEM IS. The cable connection has come loose. There's a (VERY) tiny clip that holds that connector onto the top of the tranny. If it is lost, buy a couple extras from the dealer. Push the cable down into the top of the transmission and while pulling the protective boot up, slip the clip around the cable connector notch. This clip will retain the cable in place. Lower the boot over the clip--you may need a hook-like device to pull the boot over the clip and connector. I found this somewhat difficult. However, when first inspecting the cable, MAYBE, just MAYBE, the clip is still attached to the end of the cable. So be careful when pulling the protective boot out of the way. Other possibilities, the cable is broken and a new one will have to be installed. I would guess a new cable costs $50 to $60. Another possibility is that the cable is disconnected at the dashboard. This probably would require accessing the back of the dashboard from underneath the driver's pedals, or worse, removing the dashboard itself. If the book says to do the latter, I'd seriously consider getting an estimate to have this done instead of doing it myself, but that's just me.
Broken speedometer cable.
Electrical failure. Perhaps power is not getting from the battery to those components.
Possibly a bad vehicle speed sensor (VSS). This sensor is usually located in the side of the transmission.
fuse to the dash gone ???
You could use a dip-stick or check the gages, there are gages for everything on those modern bikes.
force gages, torque gages
Gages Lake, IL is in Lake county.
Check for a blown fuse.
It is doing a guage check. Most big trucks and diesels do it. Not seen it in a gasoline engine though.
You more than likely have a loose ground wire, but it can also be a hot wire that is loose. Also check the fuse panel to see if the fuse is tight.
It could be the ignition switch or a fuse. Maybe a relay.
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Loose wiring behind the dash.. Pull the cluster and check the wiring or check with the dealer they know about this problem and they may have issued a recall. Hope this helps
check the plug to trans might of fallen off or broken
There could be a glitch on the computer in the vehicle. There could also be a ground in the wiring harness that goes to the gauge lights.
No The dash with gages will not work due to the engine sensors are different from gages to lights. I have changed 4 of my Chevrolet Celebrities from idiot lights to gages. The gage cluster is a direct fit, the voltage gage will work with no alteration. The temp sensor is readily changeable by purchasing the proper sensor for your car. The fuel gages are the same.
it could be because you have an antifreeze leak and its just steam not smoke
It could mean that the oil pressure is low or the temperature is high..It's telling you to look at the gauges on your dash.
The stepper motors behind the gauges. Cheaper to get the motors on Ebay than a whole new cluster
See if it is throwing a code. Gauge cluster might be bad as it was common in previous years. And check the output voltage and standing battery voltage. As with all these units, if you disconnect the battery for 30 min the problem sometimes goes away. (system reset) www.trailvoy.com
If the gages in a 2000 Mercury Cougar at not working, it is likely that a fuse is blown. While the chance is slim, there could also be a wiring harness malfunction.