2001 Kia Rio Q&A
2001 Kia Rio Question: Speedometer stopped working.
It attaches to the transmission, then is routed behind the dashboard to the speedometer. I've never replaced one on this vehicle, so I can't speak to how to replace it, but I would suggest you diagnose the problem first. It may be a problem with the speedometer too! - Bret Bodas
Had the same thing happen on my Rio theres no cable it electronic mine went out Cus of water build up in the plug it was around 20 bucks for a new one its on the trans 1 bolt holds it in I say put grease in the plug Cus it happen two times each time it was in winter after a good snow - Visitor
where are the cables located - Visitor
Check your sensor it is locatedby the transmission the tip of the wire has a blue plastic on it hope this helps out you dont need a mechanic at all - Visitor
i don't know where these other fellows are finding their speedo cable but my rio and others like it have a simple cable with a simple solution. jack your car up on the right front and remove the tire. behind therotor you will find a small cable leading from the front fender area to the front drive axle. the cable is attatched to theaxle with a single bolt..size 10 metric i believe. remove the bolt and pull the sensor out. take a rough scrub brush and wipe off the small brass sliver in the sensor and put everything back together. the sensor is a cheap unit that can get build up from mud, dirt, tack from fresh asphalt paving and so forth. - bulldogbil
After replacing the output sensor on my car the odometer and speedometer stopped working.
My Speedometer and Odometer do not work. My Check Engine Light and the OD Light are on. No other lights are on. I had a mechanic fix this problem a few years ago and now it is back. I am going ...