Mechanics

DODGE DAKOTA SPEEDOMETER PROBLEM

2004 Dodge Dakota • 76,284 miles

The speedometer is stuck at 120 and the radio won't work this happened when I jump started it one day
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Fordman97
January 23, 2013.



You blew a fuse for the radio. That's common from the surge of connecting jumper cables or battery chargers.

The speedometer jumped at the same time. They are not spring-loaded like the extremely reliable speedometers of years ago. The pointer is looking for the shortest way back to "0" and right now that is clockwise. Drive fast enough for the shortest way back to the actual speed to be counter-clockwise and it will go there, then follow the truck speed back down like normal.

Caradiodoc
Jan 23, 2013.