My speedometer quits. Why? How do i fix it?

Asked by Apr 14, 2015 at 02:08 PM about the Subaru Outback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It's a1999 subaru outback
legacy. I'll be driving along and
the speedometer suddenly quits
working. Then it will suddenly
start working. When it works it's
accurate.

3 Answers

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I had a Honda Accord that did this. I had to get a new instrument cluster, not cheap, sorry. Take your car to your mechanic, this is not something that you're likely to solve by yourself. In my case they checked out a number of electronic issues, fuses and connections, but, in the end I had to just get the new cluster. They'll adjust the mileage for you, there's a way to deal with that. A lot of people never have to deal with this because they don't keep their cars past 15 years. Good for you, you're saving money by keeping your car longer. Look at it this way, any repairs you make no matter how expensive they appear to be is less than $400 per month for 60 months to purchase a new or CPO car.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNP-lnHB2RY maybe this will help

1,175

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8ftCO5cm8o

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