Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Speedometer, revolutions meter, and miles counter not working.

asked by on

The dashboard indicators: Speed, Revolutions, Miles counter do not work. started as a random problem but now is consistent. In addition now the door lock does not work from the control buttons at the drivers side door.

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. It seems that there could be a ground wire that is loose under the dashboard. If the ground wires are all good and tight, then the instrument cluster panel needs to be repaired or replaced. The instrument cluster panel has its circuits tied into the window and door switches. If you need assistance with troubleshooting the instrument cluster panel, then seek out a technician, such as one from Your Mechanic, that can assist you with your vehicle at your home.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Broken speedometer

The speedometer on these vehicles may have a bad electrical solder joint that may be loose on the back of the cluster. The radio codes would be needed to reset the radio, after removing the cluster, to inspect and repair...

Q: File pump driver module

The fuel pump is controlled by the fuel pump control module. If the fuel pump went bad it is possible that the module was damaged by the bad pump. I recommend getting a guarantee on the module if it does...

Q: RPMs erratic during idling, Check Engine Light on, P0174 code

Hello. The P0174 code deals with the truck running lean. That means that the PCM is restricting fuel to the injectors. This is usually caused by a vacuum leak in the engine. There could be a leaking intake gasket, or...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.