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Old 03 Sep 2008, 09:31 am
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Default Did I mess my 2001 Honda Accord Ex up even more?

My Honda would not start and when I popped the hood I saw that the positive terminal had all that acid gunk built up so I knocked it all off and I saw that the positive terminal was busted( the circle part) so I grabbed some pliers and clamped it together so my car would start. It started but as I drove home from work I realized my tachometer and speedometer were not registering anything higher than 0. What is causing that and can I just get the terminal connection and replace it myself? Will that fix the speedometer and tachometer reading as well?Thank you! I replaced the connector and it started AND my tachometer and speedometer are in working order again as well!
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Old 03 Sep 2008, 09:46 am
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It may fix it. Make sure there are no other wires that should be attached to the positive terminal. Then remove the negative terminal and clean that, too. Preferably with a wire brush, though, not by knocking it against the battery .If that doesn't fix it, you may have a blown fuse or a bad ground wire to the instrument panel.
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