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The speedometer, odometer, & mileage gauges are not working.
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Battery drained, solenoid doesn't engage - 2008 Mercedes-Benz B200
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No bus
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. First check all of the fuses on the fuse box in the cab for any of them that could be blown out. Sometimes fuses can pop when hooking up a fully charged battery...
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Speedometer and odometer off when starting the car
Hey there. Although we need a bit more information from you to accurately pinpoint the source of your issue, it sounds like this could be due to a damaged or faulty transmission speed sensor. Sometimes the speed sensor, which monitors...
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Need to know the real miliage on this car I just brought
Hello. Each time the car changed hands (was resold) after 2012, any title that was issued would have had the "then" current odometer reading documented. If you search these records (in Ohio, for example, such a search is free online...
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purchased isspro R8480M speedometer, and have to replace new one with old one in vehicle, must match mileage to the mile. but no p
Hello. I would contact the manufacturer of the gauge for specifics on whether or not the mileage on the unit can be advanced. It may be possible that mileage can be advanced electronically or mechanically by disassembling the unit. However,...
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Instrument cluster shuts down
Hi. A check of the wiring going from the instrument cluster to the BCM is needed. A lot times there is a broken wire, shorted circuit, short to ground, or a corroded wiring or connector. These are all usually the...
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Oil light on, coolant light on, buzzer, odometer quit working
Hello. I would have the engine oil pressure checked immediately. Having the correct oil level isn't enough if the engine is unable to maintain sufficient oil pressure. It's possible the coolant level and oil pressure sensors are faulty, hence the...
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Sounds as if the car is not going into gear. I have RPM reading odometer, not sure what it should be reading when driving on freeway.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Watch the tachometer (rpm gauge) as the vehicle is in motion. When driving, you should see the tachometer go up and then go down a little when the transmission shifts gears. For 4...
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My car is still acting up and the speedometer and odometer is not working.
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Error 100 reading on the odometer. Battery fuses and starter are all good. My car won't crank.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Check the engine control module (ECM) for an open short to ground. Check the battery's positive voltage input circuits, the battery positive voltage output circuits, the ignition voltage input circuits, the ignition voltage...
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Why is my trip meter not working?
The trip odometer display typically allows you to track an A or B trip on a 2015 Dodge Avenger. If you've referred to your owner manual and followed the instructions for resetting the trip odometer, and it's not working, it's...
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Low kilometers on the odometer
Hello. The best way to determine if the odometer on a vehicle has been rolled back is to compare the readings with the maintenance and service records. At 20000 kilometers there should be at least a few service records to...
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Odometer reading is about 550,000 miles off.
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Incorrect odometer mileage on dashboard
Hello. Yes, you can have your odometer reset. Keep in mind it will only be closer to accurate if you haven't been keeping record of what it should be. This is not something that can be done at home or...
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Changing odometers from displaying kilometers to miles
Hi there, thanks for writing in. All you need to do is just press the trip button on and hold it then you will see that the odometer will switch back and forth on the speedometer from metric to standard...
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My car won't start. The odometer reads: NO BUS.
The error code "no bus" means the PCMS are not communicating with each other. Likely one of them has gone bad, or there is a bad connection. You can do further testing on them using a multimeter. This will require...
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speed odometer isn't showing the speed and abs light is on
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How do I change trip odometer stats
Hi there. To change the trip status on the dash, press the DISP button on the steering wheel until the dash reads the trip messages. Then, you can cycle through the trip status on the dash and see what miles...
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I reset trip A by mistake! Can I undo that?
Hello there, unfortunately there is no way to undo deleting the Trip A reset on your 2016 Honda Civic. The vehicle's odometer keeps track of the total milage and cannot be deleted or changed. In most cases the dual trips...

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