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Old June 21st, 2007, 16:00   #1
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Hello All,

I have a 2001 Beetle TDI, Speed,Tach & Fuel gauge quit working? Any ideas or Troubleshooting?

Thanks,Jim
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Old June 21st, 2007, 19:10   #2
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I double checked-Speedometer is staying at 110mph, Tachometer stays at 5000rpm's & fuel gauge stays full.

(odometer & tripometer both register mileage.)
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Old June 21st, 2007, 19:13   #3
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can you scan the cluster with a VAG-COM?
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 10:34   #4
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no, i dont have access to vag-com!
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Old June 27th, 2007, 16:49   #5
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i did hook up to a matco scanner and was able to read speed,rpm's and all engine info.

Btw- the CEL stays on and also the air bag light. i'm thinking cluster!

will one work out of a gas beetle or do i need a tdi?
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Old June 27th, 2007, 18:47   #6
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I just replaced the instrument cluster in my '96 Passat. I tried repairing it myself after reading about the voltage regulators buring out inside the units. After giving up on that I sent it away to a company that specializes in speedometer repair and they told me it was unrepairable. I've heard a lot of people say that weak batterys can kill the cluster. I would throw a new battery in asap if you haven't already.

Search for dead instrument clusters in the forums, you should find a lot.
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