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I was jumping my 95 ford mustang when I accidentally put the negative cable on the positive post and vice versa. The cables starting smoking so I immediately turned the car off that I was jumping my mustang with and pulled the cables off. My speedometer is not working now, it does not show MPH or miles used. Is it a fuse or something more difficult. I do not have a owners manual for my mustang to check which fuse is which. What should I do.

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There is not a fuse for just the speedo. Only possible fix is to remove the positive battery post for 30 minutes to reset the ecm/pcm. You probably fired the circuit though. Good luck.

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