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BobD

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Nov 4, 2006 11:41 AM   in response to: daglas in response to: daglas
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Send you an email Daglas.
simanster

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Nov 6, 2006 3:23 PM   in response to: BobD in response to: BobD
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i sent my cluster to BobD and so far its working perfectly, thanks BobD
daglas

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 3:11 AM   in response to: BobD in response to: BobD
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Got my repaired cluster already. It works all the time now! Thanks a lot, Bob!
Jettadad

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 7:20 PM   in response to: daglas in response to: daglas
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Bob D

I know your an electrical genius and this is completely off topic and doesn't even have to do with cars
My oven has a digital display for temp and such and recently started pulsing the LCD, sounds like and internal voltage reg. going bad? and would you like to fool with it after i replace it. (wife cant be without a stove/oven for too long)
or should I just chuck it.

Bob L.

BobD

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 7:48 PM   in response to: Jettadad in response to: Jettadad
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And my wife will kill me if she sees me tinking around with one more thing!

Thanks anyway.
95GL

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 9:11 PM   in response to: BobD in response to: BobD
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Hi Bob,
I have the same problem with an 95 Golf GL manual. Could you email me with shipping address and approx cost to repair?

Thanks,

Lance

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Jettadad

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 9:22 PM   in response to: BobD in response to: BobD
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no prob. I know how you feel
thanks

bob L.
BobD

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 9:34 PM   in response to: 95GL in response to: 95GL
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Lance,
Just sent you an email.
h2ojunke

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 23, 2006 10:18 AM   in response to: BobD in response to: BobD
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Bob,
How much do you charge for you instr. cluster repair? What is your turn around time?
BobD

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 23, 2006 12:33 PM   in response to: h2ojunke in response to: h2ojunke
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Hello h2ojunke
You can email me at a3clusters(a)hotmail.com
Cost of repair depends on what's wrong.
Email me what's wrong, and indicate if you notice any patterns.

Complete turn around time is 10 Calendar days on standard UPS service.

BobD
Dan Reed

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 27, 2006 11:13 PM   in response to: BobD in response to: BobD
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Dear BobD.

I just sent you mail.

Dumb clusters.

:(

After reading this thread, I'll check a few things... but I suspect my cluster has CFed itself.

Is there any danger in taking off needles and putting them back on (if your careful?). I did a crazy cluster mod (see pic) and I was happy with it up until yesterday. where out of the blue after a cam install my cluster took a dumparoo when I went out for a test drive...

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7771/night2wn4.jpg

White LEDs, and painted needles (removed them and painted them to match my other VDO gauges.)

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/2278/needles1bf2.jpg

I was happy until it got all busticated!!
mucasin

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 28, 2006 6:42 PM   in response to: BobD in response to: BobD
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Hi BobD,

I have this problem, and I have an EEPROM programer wich dat can I change?
mucasin

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 28, 2006 7:07 PM   in response to: mucasin in response to: mucasin
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Hi BobD

I have this problem, you wrote that EEPROM programmer will be needed, I have one, witch data can be changed?
mucasin

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 28, 2006 11:40 PM   in response to: mucasin in response to: mucasin
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Thanks BobD for all tips, I have solved the problem.
Thanks a lot.
BobD

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 29, 2006 12:18 AM   in response to: mucasin in response to: mucasin
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Hi
Sorry I missed these posts....glad to have helped???
dmo

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 29, 2006 2:34 AM   in response to: BobD in response to: BobD
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Dear Bob,

Thank you for sharing your expertise. I am a 1997 VW Jetta "Automatic" owner in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have taken my 1997 VW Jetta "Automatic" to my mechanic on four occasions over the last five weeks. He has attempted to resolve the issue, but has not yet been able to do so.

The problem with my 1997 Jetta is the very same one described by other VW owners. The speedometer and tachometer work intermittently. When the speedometer and tachometer do operate, the needle on the tachometer vibrates at zero.

Furthermore, apparently associated with this problem, I have noticed that the "Check Engine" light has come on, and the vehicle occasionally makes a "wheezing"-like sound upon starting the ignition. I am guessing these two issues are related to the speedometer & tachometer problem. At least, the problems manifested themselves at the same time. Regrettably, the vehicle does not appear to make the "wheezing"-like sound upon starting the ignition when it is in the shop with my mechanic. Thus, he has not addressed this issue. I am not even sure if the one problem is related to the other. If it is, however, could you please shed some light on this issue?

Any additional or particular information that you are able to relate in regard to those issues related herein is most appreciated. -Again, Many Thanks, dmo from CA
mucasin

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 29, 2006 11:54 AM   in response to: dmo in response to: dmo
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Hi BobD

Yes, you helped to me with your explanation about the functionality of the step motors in the cluster.
Thanks.
BobD

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 29, 2006 2:00 PM   in response to: dmo in response to: dmo
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Good morning DMO San-Fran...
I sent you an email
BobD

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 29, 2006 2:01 PM   in response to: mucasin in response to: mucasin
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That's what the forum is all about!

Hi BobD

Yes, you helped to me with your explanation about the
functionality of the step motors in the cluster.
Thanks.

bguser

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Re: vr6 golf gen3 speedometer and tachometer not working
Posted: Dec 29, 2006 2:12 PM   in response to: flex in response to: flex
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Hi guys,

I have Golf III 96. Recently my speedometer stopped working (it isn't adding up either). It was working intermittently for a couple of months but recently it doesn't work at all. I have the feeling it is more of wiring problem than sensor problem.
Can anybody help me prove myself and/or fix it?
I was thinking about checking the three wires with a multi-meter. Can anyone telm me what each of the wires is for? Black is ground i guess.

I would appreciate any advise.
Thanks

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