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    Speedo problem on VW Polo

    Just bought a VW Polo 1995'N' as a run-around - only problem with it is the speedo doesnt work. does anyone have any experience of these? or know of a VW Forum as good as Mig??

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    The plug for the speedo will have come off/been disconnected at the back of the dash..
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    hopefully will be as simple as that - revs, temp and fuel all work fine tho, so dunno!

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    You'll also notice that the mileage isn't working either (usually why people disconnect the lead/plug )
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    indeed its not - however the speedo does sometimes flick on, so probably a loose connection somewhere rather than a deliberate removal

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    Speedo's are electronic on them so if everything else is working on the dash pod it won't be a problem on that. Try the gearbox connector sometimes the clip can break and they come loose, would also explain the flickering...

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    so will it be a wire as opposed to a mechanical cable??

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    more than likely. remove at gearbox, & clean up. make sure its tight too.

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    It should be a 2-pin connector on the top of the gearbox. don't think there are anymore unless its an auto. Give the plug a clean, check terminals etc, should be ok then.

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    great - i'll have a prod tomorrow.

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    quick shoogle of the offending connector on the g'box and problem solved - going to pull it off and give it a squirt with some WD40 over the weekend tho. think i might become an auto electritian! piece of pi55!

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    Re: Speedo problem on VW Polo

    I have this problem with my VW Polo 2001. Where's exactly this connector located and looks like?

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    Re: Speedo problem on VW Polo

    Have you looked at the gearbox?

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    Re: Speedo problem on VW Polo

    I can't remember what withthis being 6 years ago but it must have been pretty obvious if I managed to find it!!

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    Re: Speedo problem on VW Polo

    Thanks for the replies! I'll take a look and see whant happens.

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