The instrument cluster is what houses the speedometer, and the gauges.
Analog gauges do not use digital numbers or digital displays. Analog gauges use dials or a pointer. Think hands moving around a dial as in an analog speedometer. If it has digital numbers then it is not an analog gauge it is a digital gauge.
There is no speedometer cable anymore, it's all electronic.
you need a new instrument cluster about $350 same happened to mine.
The power or ground connections to the instrument cluster could be bad. Check the fuses, then the wiring to the dash to find a common problem for the heat, gauges and speedometer.
Cluster means all the gauges and warning lights on a vehicle i.e. fuel gauge,temp gauge speedometer, odometer, oil pressure warning lights etc.
it coulld have a blown fuse wich operates the instrument cluster
Fuel, Temp, and Speedometer
There is no fuse just for the speedometer. If the speedometer is not working, you may have a problem in the dash gauges cluster, or a vehicle speed sensor problem.
rpm and speedometer gauges not working 1995 Chevy silverado 2wd
Answer 85 Toyota PU gaugesSince the speedometer is a mechanical connection and the rest electical, about the only thing that is going to affect them all is water. Does the windshield leak. Could be just bad luck the speedometer went at the same time as the gauges, but doubtful.
It's totally fixable. This is pretty common on the 2005 Mustangs, it's caused by failing stepper motors in the instrument cluster, they control the movement of the gauges. There's a guide on how to fix them here - www.2005-mustang-speedometer-problem.com
If striking the dashboard encourages or clears the fault then either a bad earth or bad solder joints on the membrane sheet behind the dials.
The gauges on the dash is the instrument cluster.
Speedometer, Fuel Gauge, and Tachometer.
I'm guessing that your seeing those letters in the instrument cluster? VDO is a gauge company, thatsupplies Mercedes Benz with some of there gauges, ie. tach, speedometer.
I believe the fuse that protects the speedometer also protects all the gauges in the dash cluster, so if that fuse was burned out all the gauges would be dead. If only the speedometer is not working I would suspect the speed sensor in the transmission to at fault, if the wiring checks okay.
There should be a small button on the instrument panel (where the gauges and speedometer are) that you press with a small screwdriver and the ignition key. That will make the green indicator return.
Do you have check engine light? If not you have an electrical problem within the speedometer assembly.
Wire strain gauges are an example for a zero order instrument.
There are certain car gauges which are mandatory to have in a dashboard. These gauges are the speedometer, the temperature gauge, the fuel gauge, the tachometer, oil pressure gauge, charging system gauge, and odometer.
It gauges the revs of the crankshaft (thats the rpm you see on your speedometer)