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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Speedometer Not Working


Thanks, all, for reading through this long post. SeƱor Google tells me that this can be caused by a fault in the odometer circuit board, the speed sensor in the transmission, or the wiring in between. but before I found this out I made the same mistake as many techs. I also decided to combine your jumper-wire fix with the "(something)411" guys youtube vid presenting a 'jam-screw' solution to the speedo problem (I think his link is somewhere around here). Source

hangman View Public Profile Find More Posts by hangman 01-20-2010, 01:48 PM #8 hangman Scooby Newbie Member#: 173493 Join Date: Mar 2008 Chapter/Region: NESIC Location: New England Vehicle:1999 Legacy Next I had to remove the switches behind the instrument cover. webbob108-14-2008, 04:58 PMThanks to the tip from tednjqb and the other numerous posts I figured out the solution to the problem. So I went on to checking the vehicle speed sensor.

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This seemed to help temporarily but the problem came back quickly. It was running great at the moment I saw the odometer was completely dead. Written in Notepad2! I had to hold it using tweezers and a third hand was handy here.

Take the cluster apart by removing the plastic shield in front and unscrewing the 5 screws right behind the speedo head in the back of the board by where the speedo even guys in the business have to make mistakes to find out the solution. I pulled all apart on the dash like the thread say's and got to my speedo circuit board. Subaru Forester Speedometer Not Working Uploaded on Feb 20, 2010http://www.vehix411.complease SUBSCRIBE-~-~~-~~~-~~-~-Please watch: "How to reset oil life on 2014, 2015,2016, and 2017 Dodge Ram ecodiesel" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5trBe...-~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Category Autos & Vehicles License Standard YouTube License Show more

On the old one the little metal tab thing in there is loose, like it broke or came out of its socket or something. Also, why are there two different speed sensors lophius09-12-2006, 09:07 PMI've had the same problem for about 2 years now. What's another $207 for a new head?

On the speed sensors - I've heard one is reasonable to by and install and the other one can, depending one which 99 you have, could be a real bugger.

The light was red, so I stopped. Subaru Impreza Speedometer Not Working A couple of minutes after I got home, I started it back up to park it in a different spot. I've ordered a replacement speedo from the U.S. I'm going to try and get Subaru Canada to confess that they have a defect, but I'm not that hopeful.

2000 Subaru Outback Speedometer Not Working

Log in My Account | Sign up Logout CarComplaints.com on Facebook CarComplaints.com on Twitter CarComplaints.com on Mobile Home Resources News Investigations Recalls Search Complaints Update Carcomplaints Add Complaints Show the: Recent http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/speedometer-not-working-143760.html I will have to check those grounds this Friday when I get the next chance to get under the car. Subaru Speedometer And Odometer Not Working Add to Want to watch this again later? 1996 Subaru Legacy Speedometer Not Working Can you give me a couple of pointers at removing the meter assembly?

These were the symptoms I had. this contact form If I do, I'll report back. Cool. AC voltage measured was over 4.5 Volts when driving, but speedo didn't work. Subaru Speedometer Calibration

Maybe I just need to keep trying heads until I find a good one. (And I'm not even sure that if I bought a new one for $200 it would be Best way to check it is to hook up a scanner and see if the scanner is seeing a speed when the speedometer quits ... This leads me to believe it's possibly a shaft style sensor? 3.) RPM's work fine at all times, so it isn't a total dash failure. have a peek here it may make it easier to connect a volt meter.what did i forget?

Take the cluster apart by removing the plastic shield in front and unscrewing the 5 screws right behind the speedo head in the back of the board by where the speedo 1999 Subaru Legacy Odometer Not Working fyi - I disconnect the battery because you should when working on electrical things, however MOST importantly so you do not trip the air bag by accident. There is a little tab/latch near the middle of each one that has to be lifted out and then you can pry them up and out.

I went through everything in this forum changing the head worked for about 3 months (it was the longest fix I found).

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! About Press Copyright Creators Advertise Developers +YouTube Terms Privacy Policy & Safety Send feedback Try something new! The technician thought he was close to finding the answer. Subaru Speedometer Cable I'm wondering too about the ground screw, it was fully oxidized.

Having replaced the cluster 3 times (which includes the speedometer head) I told him thanks but no thanks and payed him his money for doing very little. This would leave the exterior lights on even when the key is out. Now there are two more screws on the top and two more on the bottom holding your speedometer cluster in place. Check This Out My Fiance has a 98 Legacy L, Automatic with 60k miles on.

The complaints are organized into groups with data published by vehicle, vehicle component, and specific problem. I read this post and decided to try the fix. Thanks. Looking down on the passenger side behind the engine, down to the transmission, the VSS is circled.

Watch QueueQueueWatch QueueQueue Remove allDisconnect Loading... Other people were honking at me to get out of the way. you can access it form the engine compartment.