I will start my car, and drive around normal one day. The next day, I'll drive for 10 minutes normal, then start going on a 55 mph street, and my speedometer will say I'm going anywhere between 5-30 mph. It is completely off sometimes. This happens about 1 in 10 times I start my car (but I can't really hold it to that since it's random.). And it won't stop doing that until I restart my car, sometimes more than once.
In short: The speedometer says I'm going some completely wrong speed, and when I'm stopped it will tell me I'm going -5.
Help me out! What could be going wrong? What should I ask a mechanic to check for?
And... my parents are kind of done letting me do mods to my car... Are there any that would make sense to do when replacing whatever's going wrong? Perhaps an aftermarket cluster or something that would make sense?
Same thing happened to mine. Stepper motor failure. Costs $1 for the part and the install is easy. It's the motor that moves the needle on the back of the gauge clusters board
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