Tachometer stopped working on 1988 Honda Accord DX 5sp standard

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Asked by Feb 07, 2017 at 06:02 PM about the 1988 Honda Accord DX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Tachometer stopped working

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Check to make sure speedometer cables are connected and not damaged, there should be 2 cables when you open the hood, one coming from transmission to cruise control unit and one from cruise control to speedometer

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Thanks for your response. However, the speedometer works fine. It's the tachometer----while idling after startup, it just stopped working. I checked for a blown fuse, but all were good. I may have to check the sensor on the transmission ?

7,825

Sorry, misread it. The tach sensror in on the engine not on the transmission

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It's facing the throttle body intake by filter hose

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Thanks again---as it turns out, after rechecking the fuses, I did find a blown 10A. Replaced it, and voila !!

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Update---turns out the short was in the backup light switch. I had put in a new fuse and it blew the first time I put the car in reverse (standard tranny). Since fuses are cheap, I did it twice more. both times blowing the new fuses. Disconnected the switch, put in a 3rd fuse, tranny in reverse again, and again, and again, etc. I'm a happy camper :)

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