Xantia Speedo woes

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Xantia Speedo woes

Post by vmaxvmax »

Hi,

I have I think two unrelated issues with my speedometer...

Meantime I am relying on my iPhone with GPS for speed indication!

Firstly the issue where it 'sticks' at a certain speed I think around 70kph, sometimes it 'under reads' the speed by a few kph. The odometer continues to work. I know this is likely a dry solder joint problem in the speedo dash and have not yet got around to re-soldering the joints. A 'thump' on the dashboard helps to get it back in order until the next time...

Secondly, the speed has just stopped working along with the odometer. I'm not yet sure if I have an electrical speedo or cable version though I suspect electrical. From what I can glean from the web and this forum it seems possible a simple check of the pulse unit connector might sort it.

Before I dive under the car, does anyone have any advise as to possible problems and troubleshooting?

My car - Xantia,
vin: VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]
engine code: DHX (XUD9TF/BTF) / D ः (XUD9SE / O),
ORGA/RP Number: 0 6972 CJ = 11 December 1985 was date of assembly in Factory
Homologation
Version 18A, BE: 93/A095, ES: B-2076
Model type: x18a, TDX

Any light on this would be most welcome!
Thank you in advance...
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Re: Xantia Speedo woes

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

If you were to post up the VIN (which will be automatically obscured so that only Moderators can read it) a Moderator can look up exactly what she had when she rolled out of the factory.
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Re: Xantia Speedo woes

Post by vmaxvmax »

Thank you for the quick advice! Wasn't sure about the privacy aspect.
Here is the vin: VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]

Thank you again,