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>Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 16:55:10 -0600
>From: "Lamb, Bill" <Bill_Lamb@kne.com <mailto:Bill_Lamb@kne.com> >
>Subject: 200TQ speedo shakes, odo stops
>I have used the search engine but DID NOT find an
>succinct answer for this problem. My '89 200TQ has started doing
>the speedo dance with the odometer failing as well.
>Sometimes things work perfectly, other times it is hosed.
>What is the prognosis and fix? Is it a DIY'er?
As Bob Myers pointed out, the most likely place is cold
solder joints where the four prongs on the speedo unit
meet the main circuit board ( the green flex thing...)
If your speedo can be made to temporarily fix itself
with a (well practiced) whack on the side of the
gauge cluster, its probably a bad connection.
I disagree with Bob about replacing the connector though.
Just resolder, it will probably be good for another 100k miles.
- From: Robert Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org>