Speedometer not working after doing brakes???

Asked by Feb 26, 2017 at 05:01 PM about the 2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I decided to take on my first brake job recently by myself. I had never
done it before, but I thought " Hey, how bad could changing some pads be".
Well, long story short, changing pads turned into changing pads, replacing
rotors, replacing the caliper, and bleeding the brakes before it was all said
and done.  I had problem after problem so I was thrilled when I started my
car(2002 lexus is300) and the brakes work great. Unfortunately, my
speedometer is all of a sudden not working. Any idea what caused this or if
it is an easy fix? Would love to hear some suggestions.

Thanks!

3 Answers

79,085

Is the ABS light on? There are wires down there for the wheel speed sensor on each wheel. Possible broken wire, or did you disconnect some wiring?

The ABS light isn't on if that tells you anything. I didn't disconnect any wiring that I know of but if there's something that's easily messed with when I do the brakes I could have accidentally done something?

79,085

Usually when your working on something and then something else happens it is due to the work you were doing. There are wheel speed sensors down by the brakes. Just wondering if something happen there.

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