I have a 1997 Mazda 626 V6 sedan. The other day all the gauges on the dashboard stopped working (the speedometer, odometer and gas gauge). All the lights on the dashboard work however. In addition to this, exactly when this occurred, the car would start up as normal, however I could not shift into DRIVE. It would remain in park and not allow me to shift out of it. A friend of mine suggested to switch off the car, use the key to unlock the gear and shift to NEUTRAL and then try to start the car and then DRIVE. This worked well and I was able to drive. I've been doing this for a couple weeks now but I need my gauges back. I'm not quite sure what it wrong or how to fix this. Please help?
Friday, September 14th, 2012 AT 3:20 PM