I took my wifes 1996 Golf GL into the dealership because the instrument cluster was acting up and the gauges would work and then not work. They had it for 15 days and say they repaired the cluster but it is still not working correctly the speedometer is not working now. If I bang on the top of the dash the needles start working again. Help...Im getting very tired of this Golf and now I dont want to ever buy another VW product.
light FIXED IT and six trouble free months later its still working If you have experienced intermittent function of speedo andor tach andor odometer.. there is a very good chance you can fix it yourself.. for less than 25.00.. or free if you have already or can get your hands on a soldering pen and solder I believe this to be a problem from the factory. whatever robot or computer that sets these up
I have an update. Hope this might help some of you draw more conclusions. I ordered the speed sensor but Im waiting for it. I think I know why my speedometer is 20mph off. Like I said I havent driven it very much. When Im driving it the speedometer works fine but is off on the correct numbers. HOWEVER when sitting idle at a light my tachometer is at ZERO and my speedometer is well below the 0 mark.