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Mazda Protege How do I change the vehical speed sensor(speedometer)

Customer Question

How do I change the vehical speed sensor(speedometer) on a 2003 mazda protege?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 6 years ago.
Hi . Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.

VEHICLE SPEEDOMETER SENSOR (VSS) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [AT]

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the VSS connector.

  1. Remove the VSS.
  2. Apply ATF to a new O-ring and install it on a new VSS.
  3. Install the VSS. Tightening torque 7.9 - 10.7 Nm (80 - 110 kgf.cm, 69.5 - 95.4 inch lbs.)
  4. Connect the VSS connector.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

 


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
This is a manual transmission. Where is the VSS located?
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 6 years ago.

it has a speedo gear no vss for manual shift

PartOEM PartPrice
Speedometer Gear, M/T
Speedo Gear
3 - Without ABSG56517400$68.47
3 - With ABSG57718400$0.00
3 - Speedo Gear, DifferentialG50117341A$13.20
LaborSkill
Level
Mfg.
Warranty
Standard
Speedometer Gear, M/T
ReplaceC0.40.7

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Why would the computer code refer to the vehical speed sensor. Original problem is the speedo quit working.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 6 years ago.
what the code number
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
P0500
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Don't know if you got the last message. The code is P0500. veh speed sen malunction
Expert:  Greg replied 6 years ago.
Hi welcome to JA.com.I will answer your question the best I can,

Change this part and you will be go to go.

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Regards Greg
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you, I know which part to replace. Can you tell me where it's located and are their special tools involved?
Expert:  Greg replied 6 years ago.
Hi .

As shown in the diagram of the transmission ,

at the back near the fire wall / bulk head .

also as below
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Waiting for part from Mazda dealer
Expert:  Greg replied 6 years ago.
Good .

Let me know what happens

Regards Greg