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Old 13 Apr 2010, 03:16 pm
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Default Why wont any of my guages work in a 1992 honda civic LX?

The only guage that works is the gas guage. It is an electronic guage cluster. At random times, the speedometer will jump all over the place and the Odometer will work for a second and then drop back down to 0 and stop working. I have checked all of the fuses, including the masters in the engine compartment and there are no ground issues because my lights work fine. Does the electronic cluster still have a mechanical cable? Does this sound like I need to replace the entire cluster?
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Old 13 Apr 2010, 03:31 pm
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check out the relay sensors at the back of your cluster

make sure everything is working properly
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Old 13 Apr 2010, 03:46 pm
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hi there!

your speedometer is run using an electronic signal from a speed sensor located on the transmission. it sounds like the sensor is failing!

That is a very common problem to Honda Civics and Accords!.

I have seen what you are describing many , many times.

The speedometer will not work or be erratic or get stuck!

More than likely the Speedometer has gone bad.

Here is how it works.

The speedometer is run electrically.(i do not mean digital!)

So there is nothing to grease in the Speedometer System as everything is electronic components.That means there is No Cable Running the Speedometer To Break!!

First you need to check for a proper signal from the Speed Sensor.To measure the signal you need to hook and auto meter to the wire and check for AC VOLTAGE. It will be small and goes up and down with the speed of the vehicle. A good square wave on a scope.

If there is no signal then you must replace speed sensor.If not then move on to the Speedometer.

The main Integrated Chip on the speedometers circuit board has probably gone bad.This causes erratic or no operation of the speedometer/odometer.

There is no way to repair the problem.You must get a new or used speedometer ! !

My local pick n pull junkyard will sell me a speedometer for $20.00 for that vehicle in San Jose California.(the dealership wants $280.00 brand new.)

i could repair yours for about $100 out of the vehicle.

i hope that helps. Good Luck!
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