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Old 12-05-2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Speedometer randomly stops working

I'm pretty sure there's a thread about this somewhere, but I want specifics.

I have a 92 Civic hatch, and all of a sudden my Odometer randomly stops working, and randomly turns back on when it wants to. Sometimes when i take bumps it goes off too. Any ideas?
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Does the speedometer stop working when the odometer does?
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Defected odo/speedometer or possible bad VSS(vehicle speed sensor)
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I'm not an idiot when it comes to this **** but I'm confused with the two ( odometer / speedometer )

And it was working just fine.. for a while, and it randomly stops working all of a sudden.
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http://techauto.awardspace.com/vss.html
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...but I'm confused with the two ( odometer / speedometer )
What you are saying here?
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So you're saying your speedo works correctly but the odometer is faulty?
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So you're saying your speedo works correctly but the odometer is faulty?
Sorry I mixed the two up. The speedometer randomly stops working, but the odometer works perfectly fine.
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Most likely your speedometer gauge is defected. This is a common problem. Find yourself another cluster and swap it.
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Alright. i'll try that. But also, my friend just bought himself a civic too, and the dude told him that the oxygen sensor is what's causing that to happen. idk if he's talking out of his ***, or it could be possible. And any suggestions on a nice cluster?
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Any cluster from a Civic 92-95 will be plug and play(including the automatic). If your Civic doesn't have the factory tachometer. This might be a good time to look for that cluster.

Sorry can't comment on the o2 sensor issue.
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Title corrected.

Are you absolutely sure the odometer and tripmeter continue to work fine when the speedometer does not?

And no, a bad O2 sensor would have no effect on the speedometer.
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To put this in dummy terms. Your MPH gauge randomly cuts out. I have exact same issue. I'm assuming it might be the speed sensor.
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It's not a speed sensor problem if the odometer or tripmeter actually works all the time.
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Odometer works perfectly fine, and so does tripmeter. only the speedometer doesn't work.. What could it be
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Replace the speedometer or cluster.
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Default Re: Speedometer randomly stops working

I had this problem, the circuit board went bad on the back my spedometer. I swapped one in from a used cluster, works fine didnt lose my milage or anything else. Kept the rest of my original gauges as well. I changed the VSS first being that it was 15$ and 20 minutes worth of time. Usually the culprit is a bad set of solder joints and being that I didnt want to spend time resoldering the entire circuit card, I just swapped it from another cluster that someone had botched a face covering install
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I'm getting a new cluster myself since I need the rpm gauge anyway.
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