Subaru Speedometer Not Working

Jan’s Question: The speedometer on my 1999 Subaru doesn’t work. My husband tried replacing the sensor on the transmission for the speedometer, but it made absolutely no difference. He thinks the problem is in the dash, but that costs a lot of money. Is there something else he can try?

Answer: Yes, the problem should be in the dash, unless the wiring has been broken somewhere between the dash and the sending unit (so have him check the wiring at both ends, because it’s generally the ends that have problems unless the car has been wrecked.) Now he doesn’t need to replace the whole expensive dash. Subaru does offer the speedometer circuit board. And if he doesn’t feel comfortable replacing that, he could just take the dash to a speedometer repair shop and they can do it for him. It’ll save a lot of money not buying that whole dash.