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The reason it only works occasionally is because it don't have a cable,it has a chip in the cluster the controls the speedometer, basically its eletronic. To fix the problem its best to buy a new or used cluster,or talk to a parts store and maybe u can get just the chip to fix yours.

You need to resolder the connections to the two large plugs of the instrument panel.You will neen to lift off the dash board,just lift or pry it up.There is four Phillips screws that need to be removed,now with a gentle pull the panel should come out.Now you`ll need a torx screw driver to remove the circiut board to get to the printed side. Resolder all the connections going to the two large plugs and that should fix your problem.See the article at the following page:http://www.neons.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=18

I've done the solder recomendation. Worked for a while then stopped. If that happens get one at a junk yard fo. I put a 1999 in my 1996. I noticed the 1999 we put in was all re-engineered.

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Q: Why would the speedometer cluster in a 1996 Dodge Neon only work occasionally and how do you change it if you need to?
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