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Speedometer Not Working

Postby DJ OSKA » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:35 am

Driving home from work last night, my speedo decided to drop for no apparent reason.
Since then, it hasn't become intermittent or started working again- just dropped out and hasn't worked since.

All of the other gauges on the dash appear to work correctly.

When I turn on the ignition, the speedometer needle does raise up a little bit, like it should do normally, so can't be the gauge.

I also hear the speedometer reading is taken via wires coming from a sensor on the gearbox, but I'm not sure where the sensor is and if its easy to get to so I can make sure the connection is ok, or whether I need a new speedo cable/wire

Can anyone help me solve this problem?

Hopefully I wont need a new gearbox (I read somewhere else on here that theres a possibility the sensor gear has sheared off inside) or a complete new wiring loom :-(

As most of you may know,
my van is a 2005 SWB T200 1.8 TDDI with MTX-75 5-speed gearbox
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Re: Speedometer Not Working

Postby davoal2 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:42 pm

Hi I have the same problem with my speedo not working, i changed the sensor(no luck) I brought a replacement dash clocks and still no luck. I also put the spindle of the sensor in to a drill just to see if that made a reading on the speedometer and still no luck :? .I have now run out of ideas,did you have any luck getting your speedo to work,if so could you let me know what was the problem...Sorry i cant be any help to you on this subject. I have tried loads of internet search sites and cant seem to find the right solution
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Re: Speedometer Not Working

Postby SCANIAMAN » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:04 pm

Get a road angel,save you gettin nicked until you fix it :D :wink:
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Re: Speedometer Not Working

Postby DJ OSKA » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:56 pm

Well thats a bugger then.

I aint done nothing yet, but i guess I'll ring my dealer up and see if they can look at it for me...

ALSO- this may be unrelated, but this is the first time this has happened to me:
I came to a junction last night, shifting down the gears, then tried to pull off in second gear as there was nothing coming, but as I put my foot on the accelerator, nothing happened, so I idled out of the junction on bite-point, and pulled up...

No revs as I put my foot down in neutreal- it just sat ticking over...

So i stopped the engine, restarted, and it's been good as gold today.

WTF?!?!

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Re: Speedometer Not Working

Postby SCANIAMAN » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:47 pm

What a coincidence !! that happened to me about 2000miles ago on the m6 10 pm at night no fking credit on my phone at lancaster,on my way home to Newcastle Upon Tyne,belive me even though I have breakdown I was gutted as this van has never ever let me down,anyways turned the key and away we went ,never had any more bother so will be interesting to find out what it was,good luck :wink:
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Re: Speedometer Not Working

Postby DJ OSKA » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:08 pm

I suppose that's what you get when your engine is controlled by a stupid poxy computer and not a solid, rigid, failsafe cable!

It's not very reassuring though!

No doubt it's some stupid bug in the ECU or damp getting to it...

Still, its not helping with the speedo situation!
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Re: Speedometer Not Working

Postby DJ OSKA » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:12 pm

Speedo sorted!

New sensor fitted by my local stealer and all is working again!
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Re: Speedometer Not Working

Postby Tdci_boy » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:31 am

My 2008 connect did the same thing last night, all other gauges and warning lamps were fine to start with, then the abs light flickered, here we go I thought ! Then the charge light flickered, alternator me thought, I turned off the blower & the speedo started working correct but I noted the headlamps were getting dimmer :-( 1 charging fault comming up :-( tested the short section of loom by the cooling fan, that appeared ok, tested the alternator output and it was at battery volts only :-( what an easy job to replace the alternator :-) remove the battery terminals, remove the alternator drive belt, remove the loom and the link wire to the starter, remove the 2 mount bolts (10mm spanner) and it's out with a bit of a lever to start to move it :-£
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