speedometer, odometer, cruise ctrl, and engine light
I have a 99 chrysler sebring with 37k miles and tonight i turned it on and
the odometer and speedometer stopped working. also the check engine light
came on. i have let the car sit for over a year but changed the oil and
air filter and have been driving it fine for 2 months now but the cruise
control has not worked since i have been back and like i said the other
things are not working. i would imagine it would be electrical but im
scared to take it to a dealer or mech because i dont know much about cars
and am scared of getting ripped off. any ideas?
On most cars, the odometer and speedomoter are both hooked up to the tranny. First thing to do is check the cable or wire there for rodent chewing, or corrosion of any kind. But then again, it may be something in the computer since it is a newer car. First thing I'd check though would be that cable/wire ;)
Yup, sounds like a speed sensor thing. Since the sensor is hooked up to the ECM it would throw a code. I agree, check the wiring first, and then think about having to change the sensor.
chrysler has a fix for this which means you have to replace the instrament
cluster its a common problem