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Can a blown abs relay fuse(40A) cause the speedometer/odometer to quit working on my 1997 Honda Accord?

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Jody DeVere, CEO at AskPatty.com, Inc.

Yes a blown ABS relay fuse could be the culprit. Your ABS controller or module may be the culprit. The controller is the easiest to test first. Sometimes water or condensation gets inside the controller and stops it from working. Disconnect the negative battery cable, and check the unit for water. It is located behind the battery, and also check the plug behind the battery. These two places seem to collect the condensation that will put all the warning lights on and stop the speedometer. Blow the water out with an air hose and allow it to dry before reassembling.


Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive

Its possible, but extremely unlikely that the abs fuse will cause the speedometer to stop working as the speedometer is on a completely different electrical circuit from the ABS system.


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