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Hi,

I have a 1997 Nissan Maxima showing a P0500 error. I believe that the P0500 speed sensor error is a pretty common one. My speedometer and instrument cluster works fine. However the check engine light keeps coming on showing the P0500 error. The wires were checked a couple of months ago to make sure that the error wasn't just a result of a faulty connection. Today I brought it to a mechanic to get the speed sensor changed. This afternoon the mechanic changed the estimate from 190 to 550. He claims that often the speed sensor error requires a change of the whole cluster not just the speed sensor. Is this the case? Should I leap to getting the whole cluster replaced?

thanks,
Michael
 

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if your whole cluster worked fine with the code showing when it drove in, then do NOT replace the cluster.
 

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You can replace JUST the speedo head. We replace these at our dealership often. We never replace the speed sensor though!
 
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