- Mechanic to the forum – Speedo has mind of it's own
So Mrs Scandal is having a car related problem, speedo has gone a bit doolally and shows far faster speeds than are actually being achieved (doing 30ish and showing 80)
This is now constant and is amongst other things probably illegal.
Any ideas what this could be, it’s not like it’s died entirely but is just constantly incorrect, rev counter has been that way for quite a while but never bothered her.
The car is an old 206, is it fairly common or easy to diagnose?
Any help much appreciatedPosted 2 years agoTaffMember
I had the same problem on my old 306 until it completely died. Just got a second hand cluster and put it in. If it was flickering I would have said it may have been an earthing problem but with the rev counter going I would say the cluster is on it’s way out. Could be worth trying the earths first. You will need to softboot the car when you reconnect the battery.Posted 2 years ago
when you say old…. do you mean nearing end of life old…..
if so – cheap fix – bung an old GPS in the window.
I did that with my frontera when the speedo started playing funny buggers after 2 years – no way i was spending money on it ….
Interesting idea, I’ll have a chat with her to see what she thinks, could be a pain in the arse having to remove every time she gets out the car though.Posted 2 years ago
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