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i just recently bought a 95 accord ex 4 door and i realized that the speedometer isnt working.. was curious of the reasons why it may not be working have never had the issue with other cars i have had??? could it the VSS or something different??? if it is the VSS where is that located and whats the easiest way to replace this??? any insite would be greatly appreciated
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the cluster works fine except the mph, cruise is fine, no throwing any CEL, when car is turned off the mph jumps to between 40-50 than goes back down to 0... ill check the cluster this weekend to see if the wiring is loose and if nothing else ill take take it to honda to have it looked at????
Likely it is the speedometer itself. I would NOT take it to a dealership. they will just throw in a new cluster with 0 miles on it and charge you enough money that you will have to sell the fillings out of your teeth in order to pay for it. Then they will probably tell you that a bunch of other stuff is not working right and before you know it they will be trying to charge you more than the car is worth. I think they do this to try to convince you that you need to trade your car in to them and buy a new one from their dealership.
Here are a few options:
1) Find a speedometer repair shop locally and get a price quote.
2) Find a speedometer repair shop on the internet, pull the cluster, and ship it to them. I think you can get it done that way for around $100.
3) Find another cluster from a junkyard and hope it works.
4) Look on eBay and find one. Many sellers will even roll the mileage to whatever you want it to say - so you could swap out clusters and the mileage reading would still be fairly accurate. When I was searching eBay I was finding them in the $40-$50 range. I was going to swap mine out, but decided it was time for a new car and didn't feel like hassling with it.
2000 Accord LX Sedan F23A1 5spd
2009 Ford Edge SEL (wife's car)
If I had to guess that will be a pretty spendy repair since you will probably have to buy a whole new gauge cluster. The speedo is integrated into the cluster and is most likely not sold from Honda as a separate part. You would be a lot better off going to a junk yard or buying a used cluster off e-bay. The miles will not match but if you have some basic mechanical skills, replacing a gauge cluster is not that hard just requires a phillips head screw driver and some time. I replaced the cluster on my 89' in less then an hour, pretty much "plug and play".
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