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I have a 2004 honda accord and just recently when driving the radio will cut out and the speedometer will go to 0 for a few seconds then come right back on happend over 15 times when driving about 10 miles. Seems to only happen when in traffic? Any ideas what this could be? Battery and cables have been replaced seems to be something electrical?

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Sounds a bit like a worn ignition key barrel. if the barrel wiggles by applying pressure to the key then its probably time to replace it. most barrels last about 90K miles, or about 10 - 15 years of use as a rough guide. but obviously some cars travel that distance in 2 years or less and will still be very good as far as a key barrel goes. you may need to dismantle it and have a look. you could always tap in a 12v supply from something else to the radio temporarily and see if the speedo stays good. may be fog lamp switch?

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the oxygen sensor maybe unplugged, it should be in the manifold, sounds like itss running rich, once fault fixed lean sparkplugs and reset ecu

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SOURCE: 91 speedometer and miles

It has an electrical speed sensor on the transmission. It should have three wires and be on the top of the tranny. There are two different ones. One for a manual trans and one for a automatic. They usually go bad.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009


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SOURCE: 1995 honda accord speedometer and odometer not working

Sounds like either your speedometer cable, your nylon gear on the side of the tranny where the cable ties in, or the odometer itself is shot. One of those three will set you straight. If you are able, remove the cluster, take the cable off the back, and pull it out of the sheath. You will see if its broken or not from there. If not, slide it back into the sheath, then you have to find out where the sheath meets the tranny, and pull it off of there. Then, you can get someone else to watch the speedo as you turn the cable from the bottom. If it works, great, if not, then its your cluster/odometer/speedo. If it does work, the small gear in the transmission is shot.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009


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SOURCE: My speedometer stopped working on my 97 Honda Accord EX

HI, the speed sensor is damaged. replacing the sensor will fix this issue.

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SOURCE: replace starter in 2004 honda accord

Try 'jiggling' the key while you hold it in the start position' this could be a failed ignition switch.
It could also be that the + terminal on the starter or starter solenoid may be corroded. Since the battery was just replaced, those terminals are probably clean enough but check the negative cable where it attaches to the chassis or block. If the connection is flaky here, enough current can often pass to allow lower current devices to operate but drop too much voltage if the starter is trying to operate. Starters require 100-200 amperes, many times higher than anything else in our vehicles and show up cruddy connections pretty quick.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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