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Richard Buck

Speedometer stopped working

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Hi all,

I’ve had a bit of an issue with the speedometer of my Rav 4 (2003, petrol). The speedometer stopped working completely but the Rev counter is okay and there’s no warning lights. The car drives as normal.

Recently, there’s been quite a bit of rain, not sure if that might’ve had anything to do with it. 

Anyone might have any idea what the issue might be?

All help will be appreciated.

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There have been reports of moisture getting into the large white connector (it's the connector at the bottom) behind the door pillar kick panel - drivers side. The solution is to disconnect the connector, clean the pins and sockets with switch cleaner and refit. With this fault - the engine light will often illuminate after a while since the ECU might not get a speed signal. If the car has been driven through deep water - the connector to the speed sensor on top of the gearbox can be affected by moisture. Again, remove the connector and clean the pins and sockets with switch cleaner.

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