I have a problem with the speedometer

Tiny
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  • 1995 HONDA ACCORD
  • 173,000 MILES
I have a problem with the speedometer. It does not work. Driving today and all of the sudden it kicked in for about a mile and then went dead again. I have changed the speed sensor and the cluster. I tested for power at the speed sensor clip and it is fine. I dont know how to trace the problem or how to test for the faulty connection. It has not triggered a CEL. I need help to fix
Monday, November 5th, 2012 AT 5:56 PM

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Tiny
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The VSS is faulty. This is a common failure.
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Monday, November 5th, 2012 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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It cant be the speed sensor I have replaced it twice, just to insure that it was not the problem. I have NO check engine light
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Monday, November 5th, 2012 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
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The VSS sometimes do not throw trouble codes and it is a two trip detection and I have seldom seen the MIL coming on for VSS problems for earlier Honda models.

Is VSS new or used? Was the pin installed correctly? Why didn't you mentioned replacing the VSS earlier? Which engine do you have?

You need to test the circuit and if no fault found, it would be the meter that is faulty.
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Monday, November 5th, 2012 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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I did mention it. VSS stands for Vehicle speed sensor. In my question I stated that I changed the speed sensor twice just to make sure that it was not the problem, I also replaced the cluster, I have a faulty wire somewhere and dont know how to find it. I was told that the orange wire is the output wire, since it has power I am assuming that it is the problem. I need to know where to check the wire at and where I can access that wire, it goes into the wiring harness but from there were does it go?
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Monday, November 5th, 2012 AT 6:46 PM
Tiny
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Sorry my bad. Must be my eyes playing tricks on me or my mind is.

Which engine do you have?
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Monday, November 5th, 2012 AT 7:01 PM
Tiny
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4 cyl 2.2l manual transmission, stock with no alterations
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Monday, November 5th, 2012 AT 7:02 PM
Tiny
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If the cruise control is working, no trouble codes and ransmission shifts correctly, the problem would most likely be between the connector at left side of instrument panel to the meter cluster. Check the splice connector and test for continuity to the meter.
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Monday, November 5th, 2012 AT 7:20 PM

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