Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Yakima, WA
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1999 Legacy Outback: Speedometer/odometer work sporatically
1999 Legacy Outback:
My odometer/speedometer does not work all the time, actually, only about half the time.
The speedometer/odometer either doesn't work when I start driving, or it will just cut-out during driving.
The cruise control works fine and the check engine light does not come on when it shouldn't.
I have read somewhere about a Speedometer head unit, is that what is wrong?
I have had other electrical problems when I first bought this car (a total that I didn't know about)
About 2 years ago when I first bought the car, I would lose some of the lighting on occasion. That hasn't happened for over a year now though...but, my cigarette lighter does not have power now, and hasn't for over a year.
I noticed that the trim surrouinding the instrument cluster is lose, so I assume this has been worked on before...
My first lemon in over 30 of buying used cars for myself.
Also, the engine is starting to use coolant, so I'm assuming the heads/headgasket need work..will this care swap engines with a 2000 or newer?
1999 Legacy outback Limited 2.5
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