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Old 05-13-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Hello, I am a new member, and I thank you all in advance for any help you can provide. I have a 1999 Damon Intruder, Ford chassis (Triton V-10). My question is about the speedometer on the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster is electronic, and everything works except the speedo. It will read somewhere around 30 MPH when I am at highway speeds. Around town, the speedo will read 0 or maybe up to 20 MPH. Does anyone have any experience with fixing these? I have an electronics background and am not afraid of taking the dash apart and trying to fix this myself.
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Hello, I am a new member, and I thank you all in advance for any help you can provide. I have a 1999 Damon Intruder, Ford chassis (Triton V-10). My question is about the speedometer on the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster is electronic, and everything works except the speedo. It will read somewhere around 30 MPH when I am at highway speeds. Around town, the speedo will read 0 or maybe up to 20 MPH. Does anyone have any experience with fixing these? I have an electronics background and am not afraid of taking the dash apart and trying to fix this myself.
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:32 PM   #3
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Hello Brother--

I'm sure someone on this forum will be able to answer your question. I will come up to Maryland and help you if you need it. I know where you live!
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:24 PM   #4
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Hey Brother,
Looks like I didn't get any responses with help. I do have an idea though, I think it is probably more likely a speed sensor rather than the instrument cluster. I just wish I could find the speed sensor! I submitted another topic that might get some attention. Thanks! Later gator!
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:08 AM   #5
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Although mine is a Super Duty Van E350 Chassis, the speed sensor is most likely located in the same place for most chassis. It's located on the differential housing of the rear axle. Might be a good idea to check the plug and the wiring there first, and then if the problem still exists, replace the sensor. This sensor also has to do with the transmission gear shifting.

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Thanks Willis! I'll let you know how it comes out.
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So far, I have replaced the speed sensor and there was no change - the speedometer still does not register speed, or when it does, it doesn't register the correct speed. Now I am going to send the dash (aka instrument cluster) off to be repaired. I took it apart myself, but there are so many small, moving parts, I don't want to start disassembling the entire assembly without knowing I can put it back together. Any one have any suggestions about who to send it to in the MD/Wash DC area? Thanks!
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Here's some websites for speedometer repair:

http://www.speedometerrepairservices...FQv1YAod-RoA2g

http://www.instrumentclusters.com/

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Thanks Jim.

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Jim,
I changed the speed sensor ($21) the other day and took my coach out for a test drive. To my chagrin, the speedo still did not work. I finally gave in and took the dash apart and removed the instrument cluster. My wife then drove 2 and 1/2 hours to Richmond, VA to drop it off with Southern Electronics. As soon as she walked in and told them what the problem was, the technician new exactly what the problem was. Said he'd seen it lots of times, even with F350 and F450 Fords. Southern Electronics turned it around in one day ($215), my wife drove back to Richmond to pick it up, and I just got finished installing it again. I will test drive it tomorrow and hopefully it will be fixed. I will post another update after the test drive.
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Darrell,
Glad to hear you got it fixed, and that sure was a fast turn around and the price didn't seem too awfully bad. Sounds like Ford may have gotten a bad batch of clusters. I have 53,000miles on mine and so far no problem with speedo (knock on wood). Let us know how it works after your test drive.

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Well, I am happy to say that after a 200 mile round-trip to DC and back over the Memorial Day weekend that the speedo and all other instruments worked GREAT!! I can highly recommend a dash instrument repair shop if anyone needs this type of repair.
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That is great news . So everything is back to normal. How was your trip to DC ?
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DC was great. If you are ever in the area and want to do some DC sightseeing, the Cherry Hill RV Park is a great place to be based from. The park also has a pool, a small cafe, an RV parts store and a very helpful and friendly staff. Not the greatest sites, but they are adequate and provide full hook ups. We enjoyed our time with visits to Crystal City, Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, and the National Zoo. The Zoo admission is free, and it is a very nice Zoo.
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