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Mixed up gages

My thermostat went over into my speedometer and is laying on top of the speed. needle, now they both don't work!

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  • dennis802 Feb 08, 2009

    My daugther's Cavalier experienced the same problem with the temp gauge needle getting stuck on the speedometer needle. Then it broke loose, then got stuck again. Do I have to rremove the dash to reach it? Is it just a matter of reattaching the needle, or will need replacing? Is a used part from junk yard a good idea?



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These are a pain if you never done them before. you have to take out the whole dash a behind that is the guages, which come out all together.,2388202/initialAction,repairGuide/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c1528003d24c

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