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I have a 1998 Cadillac Catera and the speedometer and the odometer will not move.i tried replacing the speed sensor. Also the lights on the radio won't illumnate but it still plays and sometimes the sunroof opens by itself. please help.

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Ok your cable for the speedometer,odometer may be broken is the radio stock or aftermarket

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I have a 1998 Cadillac Catera and the speedometer,odometer,& oil pressure gauge doesn't work.All of the icons on the dash are lit up.Also the radio appears to be playing and no sound.Can someone...

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