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How do I unpeg (unstick) my speedometer?

After removing the dead battery and putting in new one, my speedometer pegged out--it got stuck on far right side, past the last number. [NOTE: the new battery had to be charged up (after installed in car), as it had sat in my trunk for 3 yrs. It had never been used. We slow-charged it for about 20 hrs.] I tried the tip of holding trip mileage meter (odometer?) in for 10 seconds before turning ignition, and this did not "unstick" my speedometer. Also tried banging on dash, to no avail. Is there anything else I can try, before taking car in to repairman? Many thanks!

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i had that problem before i turned the key to on and pressed the odomiter button twice and held it down it started to run through the codes and havent had a problem with it since.

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there is a steel braided cable located at the back of your speedo panel that connects it to the tranny, this cable rotates from the point it connects to the tranny and transmits it to your panel. this cable may have snapped. pull out the panel, take out the cable and replace.

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