Landcruiser speedo stopped working

Submitted: Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 22:26
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Hi all,
I thought this might be handy for Cruiser owners to make a note of.
I have a HZJ105 and the speedo/odometer simply stopped working. Having owned several (older) Cruisers I went underneath to the back of the transfer case to check the cable - there isn't one any more the instrument is electronic. I checked all the fuses under the bonnet and all worked. The owners handbook shows a fuse panel in each of the front. These need some agility to access and check - difficult at my age. Never mind bend the body into unusual shapes and get into it. The multimeter showed one 10A fuse in the driver's side had blown. I replaced it and the speedo works again. It would be easy for an unscrupulous owner to disable the odometer and keep the kms low!!!
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Reply By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 23:14

Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 23:14
Even more easy now you have told everyone how to do it. LOL

No different to disconnecting the speedo cable prior to electronics, use to happen on a regular basis.

However these days the speeding fines are not worth the trouble. :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 23:22

Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 23:22
Also the signal from the speedo transducer can be read by one of the many ECU's that control gearshift (auto) & other electronic bits & pieces.... best tpo have it working
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:24

Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:24
hi wayne
if you have a gps it is easy to drive using the gps as the speed on the gps is acurate
i have been through countless speed traps without problems
i drive by my gps speed always as both my vw golf and mazda speedo's read fast by 6k's d 4k's p/hr rspectively
cheers barry
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Reply By: Member - Krakka - Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 09:55

Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 09:55
Would be interesting to put a blown fuse in and take the vehicle to the dealer to get fixed, wonder what they would do.
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