Originally Posted by icecreamhemi
I have an 06 charger rt. The speedometer stopped working. Does anyone know what could cause this problem? The dealer says the instrument cluster is bad, but everything on the cluster is working except for the speed. I need a second opinion before I spend $300 on a new cluster.
The analog gauge might have gone bad. I don't think the car knows if that needle stops working so it wouldn't throw a code. If the speed sensor went out, you would know for sure with a code. Try this cluster test:
Press and hold the trip meter reset then turn the key to "ON", the gauges will step through the whole range. If your gauge is acting funny, this is an easy way to see if it's the sender or the gauge.
2006 Inferno Red SRT8 with groups I, II, Sunroof, K&N drop-in filter, Auto-dim mirror, Jet-180 T-stat, Predator, 300 SRT struts/springs, Chally SRT wheels.
Born 6-21-06, Home 4-26-10. 1/4 mile - 12.989 @ 108.78 in street trim. Traded 10-19-2012.
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