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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimdog's Avatar
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    Help with a corolla

    The speedometer odometer and temp guage in my 1993 corolla don't work anymore. It has been this way for at least a year and its starting to get annoying. Is this a problem with the computer or a sensor in the transmission? The temp guage isn't a nit deal but I need to know how fast I'm going.

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    I'd say most likely a sensor gone bad.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimdog's Avatar
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    I have also heard it could be in the speedometer Guage itself too.

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    I can't even picture a 93 Corolla these days. Does it have a cable for the speedo? That might explain the speedo/odometer, but the temp guage makes me think maybe the cluster or fuse? Hard to think because I barely remember 1993 vehicles anymore.

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    The speedometer is electronic. I have checked all the fuses so I know that isn't the issue.

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    Do you have an Android phone?
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...edometer&hl=en

    Might be the easiest way to "fix" it. Electrical gremlins can be a pain.
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    Yeah. I'm using a speedometer appear right now. I would rather not have to velcro my phone to the dash though.

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    Did you try a pull a part or junkyard? That might help if you can find one, and not worried about the miles being off.

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    seized throttle cable!
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    It isn't stuck at full throttle. I'm going to take it apart again and resolder all the connections. Maybe its a bad solder joint. Ill try the same with the temp guage. Then I need to figure out how to reset the airbag cpu.

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    Try the sending unitin the transmission and probably the temp sensor is gone bad or the wire is bad. A u pull it shiukd have both those parts or you can probably find them relatively cheap on line. Certainly cheap enough to save yourself the hassle of trying to tear your dash apart to fix a phantom bad solder connection. Myguess is with a car that old you will end up breaking more than you fix.
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    I got the speedometer fixed by soldering it. Now I need to find the temp sensor and turn the airbag light off. Also need to find why the check engine light comes on at 60 and goes off at 55. And fix the headlight dimmer switch. I could add to this list all day but typing on my phone isn't a whole lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdog View Post
    I got the speedometer fixed by soldering it. Now I need to find the temp sensor and turn the airbag light off. Also need to find why the check engine light comes on at 60 and goes off at 55. And fix the headlight dimmer switch. I could add to this list all day but typing on my phone isn't a whole lot of fun.

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    Pretty much any generic scan tool can reset the airbag light. Problem is, it will probably come right back on if there are any codes.

    I know this isn't really any help, but with the list of issues you're having, it might be easiest to get a large piece of cardboard, cut it to the dimensions of your existing cluster, and draw your own lights an gauges on with some colored magic markers. I just hate electrical problems!!!

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    I actually did write 55 mph in the dust at one time. luckily I'm interested in mechanics and electronics. (Kind of explains how I got in the hobby) I'm fixing it as I get the cash, motivation, and cash. I'm hoping to rebuild the engine and tranny next summer. At 200000 miles its getting close to time for the 50000 mile maintenance. It will eventually become a pretty decent car.

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    you should join a corolla forum there are probably dozens of threads on the issues you are having, corollas have a huge following and there are millions of them out there. Better than us here shooting in the dark with our eyes closed.
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    My next project on this car is to fix the seatbelt that my brother broke. Then fix the high beam switch. And get around to fixing the starter. It will start but you have to turn the key a few times before it starts.

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