Abarth 500, 595, 695 and Fiat 500 speedometer and rev counter repair
How to repair Fiat 500, Abarth 500, 595, 695 instrument clusters with not working RPM / speedometer needles
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This is a common issue on Abarth 500, 595, 695 and Fiat 500 instrument panels. If your Fiat 500 speedometer display is not working, flickering or gone blank, please check this guide instead.
If the speedometer and rpm gauges needles are stuck or not accurate on the dashboards of Fiat 500, Abarth 500, 595 and 695, what makes the speedometer stop working or the rev counter stop working is a malfunction of the stepper motor placed inside the instrument cluster.
So, how to fix Fiat 500, Abarth 500, 595 and 695 speedometer and rev counter?
Minitools provides a brand new, replacement stepper motor to repair Abarth 500, 595, 695 and Fiat 500 instrument clusters with issues to rev counter and speedometer: VID28-05 biaxial stepper motor (product code SEI-VID28-05).
Minitools technicians made a step-by-step guide and a DIY video tutorial explaining how to replace the faulty stepper motor, repairing Abarth 500, 595, 695 and Fiat 500 stuck speedometer / rev counter.
Fiat 500, Abarth 500, 595, 695 instrument cluster repair (speedometer sticking issue fixed) – step by step guide
- Remove the faulty instrument cluster from the car;
- Undo the screws from the rear cover of the cluster with a Phillips screwdriver (keep in mind that the shorter screw will be tightened in the middle hole above the connector, when reassembling);
- With the aid of a flathead screwdriver, undo and remove the side buttons
- With a spudger, pry on the plastic clips to remove the front and rear cover of the cluster;
- Undo the FPC of the display, which you then remove pressing on the clips on the rear side;
- Remove the small middle connector and the RPM needle;
- Acting on the clips on the circuit, remove then the RPM overlay and, lastly, the speedometer needle;
- With the aid of a pry tool and tweezers, undo and remove the faulty motor from its housing;
- Fit the new VID28-05 stepper motor correctly;
- Put back the speedometer needle, then the overlay and the RPM needle;
- Plug the small connector into the display, which you can then re-attach to the circuit;
- Re-insert the FPC into its connector, securing it;
- Re-attach the rear cover, then the front one;
- Tighten all rear screws, reminding that the shorter one has to be inserted into the hole above the connector;
- Put back the side buttons;
- Switch on the cluster (pin 2 and pin 3 positive, pin 1 negative) for a final check before putting it back in the car;
Perfetto! Problem solved!
Fiat 500 and Abarth 500, 595, 695 stuck / not working speedometer and rev counter repair – DIY tutorial
To purchase VID28-05 biaxial stepper motor for Abarth 500, 595, 695 and Fiat 500 rev counter speedometer repair,