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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Honda
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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The gauges are not working speedometer, gas, temp, gear

Customer Question

good morning, the gauges are not working speedometer, gas, temp, gear shift is stuck unless you put a key in the slot, clock doesn't work, and the windows either
JA: Have you checked the gauge's connections?
Customer: no I don't know how. Im having someone look at it on Saturday, Its my daughters car and she uses it to go back and forth to school, (college), she also needs a wheel bearing but its hard to find the correct part
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 97 Honda, v6 it does not say in the manual or on the back of the car if its se, lx, or dx, we got it used this past march.
JA: What year is your March?
Customer: its a 97 Honda accord, it only had 152,000 miles on it.
JA: Are you fixing your March yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: march is when we got it. we have put brakes it and fixed the muffler
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no I think that's it.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

hey how are you

sorry about the problem you having

1- the instrument cluster is an issue with them,I would let them inspect the rear electrical connector for any backed out pins making poor connection

2- the battery should have 12 volts and alternator charging 14 + volts .

3- Now the VSS ( Vehicle Speed Sensor ) that will cause no speedometer ,so this need checking , it is located on the transmission housing

4- I sent you the steps to test the VSS

Please let me know if that works for you

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

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