Kia Spectra Speed/Odometer not working

Asked by Aug 01, 2019 at 11:19 AM about the 2008 Kia Spectra SX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Kia Spectra w/automatic transmission and without ABS. After a few minutes of driving, the speedometer will quit working. So far I have tried replacing the two speed sensors on the transmission, the instrument cluster, and the wheel sensor. I have also placed a diagnostic tool on the vehicle and when the speedometer goes to zero, there is still a speed reading to the OBDII port.

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If the speedometer works initially and then stops, you probably have a loose connection in the electrical line to the speedometer. You might have to remove the cluster to find it.

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Would you know which wires I should check?


Most often it's the connection at the speedometer/cluster. You have to remove connections then plug them back. Or it's a bad wire between connections. Rarely, it's a defective speedometer itself.

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