2000 Kia Spectra Speedometer

Tiny
CHICKENBOB2002
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  • 2000 KIA SPECTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 110,000 MILES
I recently tried to locate the electrical problem causing my blower motor to not work. To do so I had to take out the dashboard, and remove the connections to the speedometer, odometer, etc. I drove the car from my driveway into my garage with these wires disconnected. After reconecting these, the speedometer/odometer, gas gauge, and temp gauge no longer work. I'm guessing that there could be some sort of computer control which disables these gauges if driven disconnected (to avoid people cheating others by falsifying mileage). Could this be the case, or is something else wrong?
Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 11:11 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Do you have a digital odometer? What I would recommend is rechecking the connections you made. My concern is if you reconnected the parts with the battery still connected, it may have caused an issue with one of the computers.

Let me know.
Joe
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 12:04 PM

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