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#1 gary12345



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:11 PM

please help,


I have a galxay 1.9tdi 2001 with 118000 miles the car has devoloped a fault which i'm sure most have seen but i can't find anyone that has found the cure.


here goes: The speedo has stopped working and when you start driving the fuel gauage goes up and down.


things that i have done are: replaced the speedo with a 03 model which works fine but runs MPH to fast, so i bought another second hand one which came off another 2001 model and have the problem, so i'm gussesing that my clocks are fine. i have checked the wiring that goes in to the clocks and they are all free from corresion, also done a wiggle test on them.


As the 03 clocks work i know its not a fault with the speedo sensor or fuel sensor as work fine with those clocks it just reads wrong MPH e.g when i do 70 it shows 110mph


Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix, driving me up the wall now


Many thanks in advance

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#2 Rog mk3

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:23 PM

Hi Gary, I had a problem like that a few years back n if my memory serves me correct it can possibly be faulty brake light swith or maybe something as simple as a fuse/relay. Hope it helps ;-) I'm actually having fun with my electrics. Fuse box is sending me morse code and my interior lights are like a disco. Hoping it only a relay :-D

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:06 PM

I had a similar fault on my V6 but maybe the same system.
I had done work on my engine and I forgot to put the speedo sensor back onto the gearbox!
So it could be your speedo sensor that is at fault.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:06 PM

The plug that is, forgot to plug it in!

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#5 gregers


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:23 PM

im assuming you managed to get this sorted out?

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