Mechanics

SPEEDOMETER GAUGE NEEDLE IS PEGGED

1999 Mercury Mountaineer • 160,000 miles

After pulling the instrument cluster to change some burned bulbs, my speedometer gauge needle is laying at a pegged out position. All other gauges and lights work. The speedometer appears to be electronically controlled. Did I miss connecting something when I reassembled it?
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KDsPapa
July 29, 2012.




If no cable for speedo it will be electric, proberbly you need to ensure all plugs are clipped in securely into the cluster.

Mhpautos
Jul 30, 2012.
I found that by carefully reaching into the cluster face with a long skinny tool, I was able to physically move the speedometer dial over to zero. It worked fine when I reinstalled it. I must have forced the dial over to the pegged out position when I was changing cluster bulbs.
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KDsPapa
Sep 6, 2012.

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