Tips on Speedometer Repair

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An essential part of driving your car safely is an operational speedometer, which allows you to know how fast you are driving. If you start to notice that your speedometer is not working properly, then you need to get it to a professional repair man quickly. The longer you wait to get the problem fixed, the more risk you have of getting speeding tickets or even being involved in an accident. If you are mechanically inclined, you may be able to fix it on your own. The following are a few tips on performing Gm Speedometer Repair.

The Diagnosis Phase

In order to successfully fix your speedometer problem, you will first need to find the source of your problem. The odometer and the speedometer are connected by a part called the speedometer gauge, which is under the dash in your vehicle. If you are trying to remove it to have a look at it, then the first thing you need to do is disconnect your negative battery terminal. If you fail to disconnect the battery you will run the risk of short circuiting your electrical system. The next thing you will have to do is remove the dashboard and remove the covering on the speedometer gauge.

Removing the Gauge

The next step is to remove the speedometer gauge and then remove the section that links the odometer and speedometer together. You should be able to reach behind the odometer and feel the wiring harness that connects to the back of it. After you find this harness, you need to unsnap is slowly to make sure that you don’t break it. After you remove the speedometer, you need to check in the back to make sure there are not broken gears, if there are then you have found your problem.

Replace or Rebuild

If your speedometer is broken, then you need to make the decision whether to rebuild or replace your existing gauge. In order to rebuild your speedometer, you will need to take it to a professional who specializes in the rebuilding process. An ordinary auto repair shop will not be able to rebuild your speedometer; it will take a specialized shop to remedy your problem. If you want to avoid the hassle of finding a shop to rebuild your existing speedometer, then an aftermarket replacement will be the better choice for you. There are many different types of aftermarket speedometers to choose from, which mean you should be able to find something you like.

If you find yourself in need of Gm Speedometer Repair, be sure to contact the professionals at D&D Instruments.