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Sticky Speedo Needle

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by timmo666, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. timmo666

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    Hey guys,

    much to my regret, i've just become a dash tapper.

    the speedo does work, but only if i accelerate quickly.
    accelerate slowly and the speedo doesn't move until i either rev the engine a bit harder, or tap the dash.

    just wanna know if anyone else with a vr\vs has had this problem or similar.

    and more to the point how you fixed it :p


    sounds like a sticky needle shaft? or possibly electrics loose?



    i've looked through all the how to's and couldn't find anything, but if there is another thread that already answers this problem, then could someone possibly point me in that direction?

    Cheers!
     
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    Could be 1 of 2 things (most often). The regulator in the cluster has a dodgy solder joint or the speed sensor on the gearbox is on the way out.

    The regulator is the cheapes thing to fix first
     
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    will pull of the dash cluster this weekend when i have time and see what i can find.

    hope its the regulator, guess i'll find out.

    thanks for the advice 88GreenVN
     
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    Here is a Level 3 regulator
     

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    cheers gives me a better idea what i'm lookin for.
     
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    in the meantime i'd suggest turning on ur digital speedo so u dont get any unnecessary attention from mr plod

    if ya dont know how... here you go:


    have car turned completely off
    hold down all 3 buttons on ur speed alert (the 2 arrows and set)
    keep holding and turn ur car to "on"
    keep holding down for a while until "100" appears
    let go of all three buttons
    press "set" once

    u should now have a constant digital speedo

    to reverse this just repeat the above steps

    good luck with the needle :)
     
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    thanks mx kid,

    know that trick but hadn't thought to use it in this situation, good idea!

    thanks for the tip :D
     

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