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What do you do if your speedometer and odometer are working only intermittently on a 1997 Honda Civic EX coupe?

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2004-07-13 11:48:09
2004-07-13 11:48:09

Check out the wiring for the speed sensor located on the trans,. GoodluckJoe

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Does your odometer work? If the speed sensor goes faulty both speedometer and odometer stop working.

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pull entire cluster out..its behind the circuit board of odometer

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the fuse is in the fuse box on the drivers side and it should be the fuse that is labeled speedometer..... only prob wit takin out the odometer fuse is then u have no speedometer......

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The speedometer is on the dash like any other car....

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you probably need to change the oil.

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There is no cable.... Its electronic.

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It is a violation of Federal law to do so.

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Because its a piece of crap car and u need to grow a pair and get a v8 if u think ur fast.

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Hey Seth==It can be the speed sensor or wiring. It needs ot be checked out. GoodluckJoe You replace it, that's how. Happened to mine, works just fine now. Make sure you get it done at the dealer. They will put a special sticker in your door jam to show that you have additional mileage on the car.

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