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The speedometer and odometer on both will not work. Are both my speedo cable and cluster in need of replacing? or is there another problem

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It may be the cable but its hard to say because i dont know the year, make and model of this car, newwer cars use a speed sensor and not a cable so i would start by checking the speedo cable or the speed sensor on the trany, good luck.

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