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Why would a 94 Jetta speedometer stop working when the tachometer still works?


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2005-11-14 19:19:06
2005-11-14 19:19:06

The wires on the back of the gauge pod could have possibly come loose. Two of the screws that hold the gauge assembly in are hidden behind the air vents, they just pull out at a slight downward angle.

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