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Old 24 Aug 2009, 08:16 am
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Default Elec Problem???

The last few days when I turned the Cruizer on I noticed the speedometer shoot up the whole way to the right and then plop back to zero. The engine didn't race - it sounded like it always does when you turn it on. Now, this morning it did it again but I noticed that the trip odometer reset. Everything else seems to be working, but I'm wondering if my battery is going or if this is some kind of electrical problem. Any insight into this would be helpful. Thanks.
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Old 24 Aug 2009, 11:35 am
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Default Re: Elec Problem???

Most likely your battery is on it's way out. The gauge swinging all the way around is a self test. It does this when it loses memory. The trip meter resets when it loses power also. I would take it to auto zone. I think they test for free and replace batteries for free or very low cost.
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