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My speedometer quit working. What would make that happen?

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Sometimes if your needle is just stuck you can use a magnet to bring it (very slowly) back to zero. It could be your cluster has gone bad. The speedometer on your car does not have a cable. They are obsolete theses days. There is a speed sensor on your transmission and the PCM converts it then your cluster reads it. Your speed sensor or your PCM (Power Control Module) could be malfunctioning as well.

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