My daughter owns a 1996 Dodge Neon. The speedometer has failed after working intermittently. This is not a new problem -- it actually started in 2004. She used to be abled to hit the dash and the speedometer would work for awhile. She contacted a repair shop regarding this problem and was told the entire speedometer would need to be replaced at a cost of $250. Being a graduate student, funds are limited for her, this was not an option. Therefore, for the past few years, she has been using the rpms as a guide to how fast/slow she is traveling. She feels uncomfortable taking the car on the road, thus borrows mine from time to time. I have read on the web that the problem might be as simple as "popping the dash" and resoldering the wires. My questions is -- how does one "pop the dash"? How does one find the correct wires to resolder? If I chose not to try this myself but rather had someone skilled complete this task (rather than replace the speedometer) what might the cost be? This is my first attempt to find a simple answer to the dilemma of the non-working speedometer. Does anyone have an answer to any of my questions? I know I could just take it to a garage and get it "fixed", but it would mean so much more to ME if I could do this myself and it would really WOW her! On second thought, I could pass the information on to her and she could complete the repair. I am sure this is something she will not learn in graduate school!