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Speedometer problem volvo 850 glt 1996 214K

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Speedometer problem volvo 850 glt 1996 214K

Postby sergoparia » Mon May 21, 2007 3:41 am

Hi guys,
My speedometer just stopped working.
I think it is a speedometer cable.
Could you please tell me , is it possible to change it by yourself ?
Thanks.

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Postby waynej » Mon May 21, 2007 5:48 am

You don't have a speedometer cable. Must be something else.

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Postby Ozark Lee » Mon May 21, 2007 1:28 pm

To find out what the problem is for sure you will need to get the system scanned. Unfortunately, I don't think an absent VSS signal will show up on standard Auto Zone scanner and you will need to go either to a dealer or a shop that has a Volvo Scan Tool. My guess is either the vehicle speed sensor or the instrument panel itself. The vehicle speed sensor is located more or less on the center point of the transmission, between the half shafts. I would start by checking the connector to it and giving it a spray with contact cleaner.

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Speedometr problem, volvo 850 glt 1996 214K

Postby sergoparia » Fri May 25, 2007 3:24 pm

Thanks Lee.

I also think it is gotta be that sensor, because two days ago the problem fixed by itself. I drove for couple days without any problem. But today it stopped working again.
I will try to find that speed sensor and clean it.


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