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Speedo/electrical the speedo recently stopped working and yesterday i noticed a cable hanging form the truck. a friend says that is what makes the speedo work. the truck will not start anymore. could it be an electrical problem draining the battery?

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  • erika598 May 28, 2009

    it is analog the cable is on the underside of the driver's side.

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Is the speedometer analog (with a needle) or digital?

    Where do you see this loose cable?



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Well, it sounds like the loose cable goes back into the transmission -- that would be your speedometer cable.

This cable would not cause electrical problems, but something pulled it from the transmission and may have, at the same time, pulled an electrical wire loose. I would check the transmission and surrounding area for loose wires.

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