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My Golf 2004 doesn't display the speed anymore; the odometer is stuck, and the gas gauge drops a bit when I turn and slow down. I got code P0501. Seems like it could be the speed sensor.

I checked the wiring to the speed sensor and it looks good, no fried wires.

Is there a way to test what is the source of the problem before I go and replace the speed sensor? Or test the sensor itself?

Please share any experience!

PS; An additional curiosity: I removed the sensor days ago to visually inspect it (looked fine), but didn't screw it in as tight as it used to be. Now sometimes the speedo will display high speed(50-60mph) when I go in retro only right after I start the car. As a result, the odometer increases a little bit, when I back out of my driveway everyday.
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