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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan Manual

2001 Volkswagen Jetta
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Front-Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan GL, Compact
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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September 23, 2012, 10:56 am

Christopher S
 

Question: 1996 Jetta GLS Speedometer does not work but tachometer and odometer does

I have a 1996 Jetta GLS and When I start the car the tachometer and speedometer go up just a little just like normal. Well once I get driving the speedometer does not move but the tachometer works fine. It is a manual transmission. I nothing is wrong with driving it and guessing how fast your going I would just like to know if it is a simple, low cost fix or a expensive fix.


September 30, 2012, 11:55 am

Elizabeth K
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The if the odometer works, then the inputs to the gauge are working, so the problem is in the speedo head itself. You can get an estimate on the repair using the 'repair cost calculator' link, but the cost will vary depending on the price of the part.

Here is some info on doing it yourself:
http://www.automotiveforums.com/t462184-discuss1997_jetta_speedometer_problem.html


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September 30, 2012, 9:36 pm

Christopher S
 

Thank you. I was just planning on buying a cluster for 100 but now looking up how much speedo heads are it is only around 60. Save me 40 bucks thanks to you. :) My hero.


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