Speedometer stopped working!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by A Rangers Fan, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Hi guys,

    I was driving to work today doing about 30-50mph, when I noticed my
    speedometer was stuck at 0mph. It was about 2 minutes after ignition. I
    can't remember if I could see my revs or not. When I stopped at the next
    traffic light, I turned to the igntion off/on and it seemed to act
    normally again. Could this be a computer problem?

    It's a 2003 Civic LX with about 40k miles on it. I might have triggered
    something - in my rush for work (I was hella late), I pulled out into
    heavy traffic and probably got it up to speed in just a few seconds -
    revving the engine way more than I usually do (~5k) in 1st/2nd/3rd gear
    (I know, this isn't too good for the car, but it was a one-off).

    Is this something that I should ignore, or should I get it looked at?

    Thanks for any replies in advance.
    A Rangers Fan, Jun 1, 2005
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  2. Also, my "Maintenance required light" flashes at ignition. I think I
    remember the manual saying that this was telling me that an oil change
    was due. I get my oil changed regularly, but sometimes I have to turn
    this light off myself. Could it be something other than the oil/mileage
    A Rangers Fan, Jun 1, 2005
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    There's a VSS vehicle speed sensor that sends the speed signal to the ECU.
    I don't know exactly where it is on your model.You could have a bad wire or
    Jim Yanik, Jun 2, 2005
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    MAT Guest

    As long as it's not the MIL/Check engine light, that is the expected
    behavior. It is just a simple mileage count since the last reset, it
    flashes at ~7000 and will remain lit at ~7500.
    MAT, Jun 6, 2005
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