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99 Oldsmobile Alero - Speedometer Problem - needle is stuck at 140mph

Please Help. 99 Alero speedometer needle is stuck at 140mph. Did just happened out of nowhere. Can anyone give me suggestions on what to do.

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  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    stuck at 140 as well. 2003 alero.

    also, 2 years ago, horn goes of out of no where. i barely tap center of steering wheel, it turns off. happens again later that night. mom wakes me up saying my alarm is going off. "i don't have alarm". again, i tap the steering wheel, turns off. hasn't worked since.



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Tap on it a little see if needle drop back to zero, if engine not running more likely gauge broken.

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I replaced the radio with an aftermarket one and now my dash lights, power windows and my headllights have dont come on automataclly like they did before. my alarm on my remote dont work either, I think i did something to the alarm system, that is why they are not working.

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  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    this is a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero.



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Please Help. 99 Alero speedometer needle is stuck at 140mph. Did just happened out of nowhere. Can anyone give me suggestions on what to do.

Hi, this problem is present in many Intrigue's and Alero's, happens when you turn on the ignition and the motor starts turning, if the car doesn't start right up, the neddles to the temp and gas gage and the speedometer go crazy, most of the time when you turn the key off, they go back to the normal positions, but some time they get stuck.

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I can explain to you step by step how to remove the Instrument Panel, but you'll be better off getting the Haynes Repair Manual for your Alero, you'll find clear and simple instruccions and pictures to help thru. Besides, I can almost guarantee that it will happen again.

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