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.
It is the center gauge in the instrument cluster.
Yes. The rear axle sensor feeds the ABS computer which feeds the cluster and the speedometer.
A 1996 Dodge Ram does not have a speedometer cable. The system is all electric.
Usually, 'cluster', refers to the instrument/gauge cluster or instrument/gauge panel that the driver looks at, containing the speedometer, fuel gauge, etc.
A 2001 Dodge truck does not have a speedometer cable. The speed signal comes from the rear axle speed sensor. (the sensor on top of the center of the rear axle)
Behind the instrument Cluster. Or remove it and replace the Cluster.
buy a new instrument cluster or check the wires in back my car had that problem and it was a loose connection to the back of the panel
You have to replace the cluster with a metric cluster.
A 1999 Ram does not have a speedometer cable. The speed signal comes from the abs system.
There is no speedometer cable on a 1995 caravan. it is done by a speed sensor on the transmission and digtal data is sent to the computer and the computer then sends the signal to the speedometer. This is the case even when the speedometer looks analog. Likely a bad speedometer is the cause if it does not move as the speed sensor is used for other functions and would trip the "check engine" light if it was bad. the speedometer is part of the instrument cluster and likely you would need to change the whole thing.
the speed sensor.
If you are trying to replace a faulty speedometer, there should be a couple of clips on the back of the instrument cluster. All you need to do is push the lever and pull the connector out. It is illegal to disconnect the speedometer in the United States for any reason other than to repair or replace it.
The cable runs from behind the instrument cluster, through the firewall, to the transmission. I have a manual transmission and it mounts on the driver's side of the transmission.
If the abs light is on, then you might have a rear axle speed sensor issue. If not, then you have a cluster problem.
I doubt if it has a cable. I have a 1990 350 and it's electronic.a pulse modulator on trans & nothing but wires on instrument cluster. .
You don't need to change anything. Both speed ranges are on speedometer face.
No cable, speedometer is electric
you can go to speedometer and out of speedometer
The speedometer signal comes from the rear axle abs sensor. The PCM has nothing to do with it. You need to check the wiring from the rear axle to the abs computer.
1998 Dodge Caravan Speedometer Has a second connector attached with a white pigtail. What is that used for and will it operate without it?
It does not have a cable. The speed signal comes from the trasnmission output speed sensor.
it's in the dash, the speedometer cable runs the speedometer and it connects to the back of the speedometer and it runs down to the back of the transmission case.
I would say you have a problem with the dash cluster. If both speedometer and odometer were not working I would say the problem may be the speed sensor but being only the odometer is out I would blame the cluster. I believe you will have to replace the cluster as a whole with a reconditioned unit. This will probably be a dealer item only.
The speedometer is electronic on a 1999 Ram, and does not have a cable.
There is only one speedometer, in the middle of the dash.