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Q: Gauges not working

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The odometer and speedometer in my car are not working.

A: Hi. The system uses a speed sensor mounted ...

Hi. The system uses a speed sensor mounted on the transmission that sends a signal to the speedometer and odometer to make them function correctly. If no signal is sent, then the gauge will not work. However, if the signal is ok, then the gauge is bad. The system would need to be inspected since both problems mentioned have been encountered by other owners. I would recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the speedometer/odometer for functionality and replace the failing parts.

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