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How to fix speedometer ... is there a cable that is the likely cause, or do i need to look further?

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It's a common problem in most GM models from 03 thru 06. The stepper motors behind the gauges fail because they were made with plastic gears. GM covers them to 7 years or 70,000 miles.After that they charge $300-$600. There are other repair services available for less.I sent my cluster to gmgaugerepair.webs.com They have it done in less than 24 hours and back in the mail to you for $125.And the parts and labor come with a lifetime guarantee!

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