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Old 10-01-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default 99 Civic DX - speedometer and odometer intermittently not working

i have a 99 civic DX with a 97 ex cluster i was wondering sometimes i drive and the MPH needle would drop to 0 and it wouldn't work everything else would like the rmps would work the only thing that wouldn't work is the MPH needle and the odometer would stop working too until the needle started to work again anyone know what this means?
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if the speed sensor has anything to do with the odometer im pretty sure thats what ur problem is, let me check around ill let u know
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in my experience when its the speed sensor it wont work at all, maybe u got a messed up gauge cluster?
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I have had the same problem many times before and it is always the odometer.... I think you should swap you DX odometer to your EX one. They fit...
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I have had the same problem many times before and it is always the odometer.... I think you should swap you DX odometer to your EX one. They fit...
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if the MPH is not working the VSS is bad not the cluster, change the speed sensor its on top of the tranny in the back near rear mount. and yes the odometer would not work if MPH doesn't, its not registering the car moving.
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if the MPH is not working the VSS is bad not the cluster, change the speed sensor its on top of the tranny in the back near rear mount. and yes the odometer would not work if MPH doesn't, its not registering the car moving.


but that didn't start happening until i swapped the clusters i had a 99 DX cluster and i swapped it for a 97 EX cluster but some times the MPH work and some times it doesn't
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Are you getting any cel's?
My friends integra had a bad vss, it would sometimes jump around, sometimes wouldnt go anywhere.

Mark11017-what you said is simply untrue. Just becasue the speedo doesnt work doesnt mean it isnt the cluster. They do go out sometimes.

Do you still have the dx cluster? If so, put back in and see if the problem goes away. If it does, you can simply swap the dx speedo into the ex cluster. But be careful with those needles, some times the break.
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Are you getting any cel's?
My friends integra had a bad vss, it would sometimes jump around, sometimes wouldnt go anywhere.

Mark11017-what you said is simply untrue. Just becasue the speedo doesnt work doesnt mean it isnt the cluster. They do go out sometimes.

Do you still have the dx cluster? If so, put back in and see if the problem goes away. If it does, you can simply swap the dx speedo into the ex cluster. But be careful with those needles, some times the break.

so how do i change the speedo also if the problem continues what would that mean?
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true with no cel probably not vss i stand corrected. put old cluster back in to see if that corrects problem
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so how do i change the speedo also if the problem continues what would that mean?
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Remember to be carefull with those damn needles.
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Default Re: 99 Civic DX - speedometer and odometer intermittently not working

the odometer will only work if the speedometer is working, they tie into each other.

So speedo dead, odometer dead.
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did you get your cluster work?



BUMP BUMP BUMP!!!!
need help also my 99 Si cluster mph speedometer is dead (at ZERO) RPM still works but jump around.


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Default Re: 99 Civic DX - speedometer and odometer intermittently not working

im having the same problem with my 98 civic ex its not the gauge because i swap it with one of my friend and it works fine in his car. i Need help asap!!! oh n i had change the vss still no result Rpm works but the speedometer isnt also the miles isn clocking either
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Default Re: 99 Civic DX - speedometer and odometer intermittently not working

so the problem with my odometer was solved all i did is use the dx odometer and swap it into my ex cluster that way i can still keep my RPMs
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Default Re: 99 Civic DX - speedometer and odometer intermittently not working

There was a TSB for this, I hope someone can post the link.


Basically the wires under the intake manifold were poorly wrapped and they tend to rub against it and cause a short. I was getting the exact same problem in my 1999 Dx. I tried many clusters with no avail. I purchased a used engine harness with new electrical tape and loom; the problem never came back.
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Have you check inside the speed sensor for moister or oil buildup? my auto was fully of tranny fluid after my swap and was causing the spedo to not work. buddy of mine had his fuild of some kinda gunk on his 5-spd but he found the sensor in a car with no hood in the junk yard. just my two cents.
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