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High pitched noise behind instraments panel drivers side

No noise at lower speeds, only at 60 mph and above/

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    Clarence Ulrich Jan 02, 2014

    someone said there's a small motor behind the speedometer that make a high pitched noise at 60+ MPH

  • Clarence Ulrich
    Clarence Ulrich Jan 02, 2014




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