Tachometer stopped working on 1988 Honda Accord DX 5sp standard

30

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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Tachometer stopped working

6 Answers

9,645

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

30

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 ?

9,645

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

1 people found this helpful.
9,645

It's facing the throttle body intake by filter hose

30

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

30

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 :)

Your Answer:

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 1,625 nationwide Accord listings starting at $1,800.

Postal Code:

Honda Accord Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,660
  • #2
    JP1956
    Reputation
    2,260
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
26 Great Deals out of 2,105 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Civic
117 Great Deals out of 4,891 listings starting at $100
Used Honda Accord Coupe
13 Great Deals out of 257 listings starting at $5,000
Used Toyota Corolla
115 Great Deals out of 4,251 listings starting at $2,300
Used Nissan Maxima
6 Great Deals out of 361 listings starting at $4,490
Used Hyundai Sonata
27 Great Deals out of 1,404 listings starting at $3,450
Used Dodge Charger
39 Great Deals out of 916 listings starting at $4,490
Used BMW 3 Series
85 Great Deals out of 2,024 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Honda Accord For Sale
749 listings starting at $26,590
2017 Honda Accord For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 67 listings starting at $20,995
2016 Honda Accord For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 66 listings starting at $16,995
2015 Honda Accord For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 110 listings starting at $15,985
2014 Honda Accord For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 188 listings starting at $10,985

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.