2000 Volkswagen Beetle

The speedometer on my beetle doesn’t work and my mechanic caan’t pinpoint the problem. It seems to be the sensor but replaceing it doesn’t fix the problem, neither does a new instrument cluster.

Did the mechanic charge you for a new instrument cluster and/or sensor that did not fix the speedometer? Does your mechanic have a VW specific code reader?

The VW reader (VAGCOM) can check to see if the sensor is providing a signal to the car’s computer. I am not sure exactly what computer the year 2000 models had, but I believe it includes the speedometer signal.

He did not charge me for the cluster (put original one back in). There is a signal from the sensor. The speedometer works occasionally, just not all the time.